Issue #7

Subscribe Issue #7 — September 2021 “Sincerity is the key to self-knowledge and to be sincere with oneself brings great suffering.  ~ Gurdjieff Hi This edition of The Lost Herald has emerged later than planned, primarily because of time devoted to other activities....

What is Knowledge?

In 1880, undergraduates of Balliol College, Oxford wrote a number of quatrains lampooning various members of the college. About Benjamin Jowett, Master of Balliol, they wrote as follows: First come I. My name is Jowett.There’s no knowledge but I know it.I am...

The Tales and Background Research

Where our knowledge is lacking, in respect of the real world activity Beelzebub mentions, we need to educate ourselves. Beelzebub speaks of ancient civilizations, including Babylon and Egypt, where there is a partial historical record. He covers Greece and Rome, where...

Buddha’s 4 Noble Truths

Lee Lozowick, a teacher of Red Hawk’s said the following about Work on oneself. “Transformation is not a masculine process. The ‘Work’ is not a masculine process. Practice, Sadhana, Surrender to the Will of God are not masculine processes.” In his...

Issue #6

Subscribe Issue #6 — July 2021 “ Sincerity is the key which will open the door through which you will see your separate parts, and you will see something quite new. You must go on trying to be sincere. Each day you put on a mask, and you must take it off little by...

The Tales and Philology

“Philology provides a better path to the truth than philosophy.” ~ George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff At the beginning of The Tales, not on the first page, but actually before the first page on the “copyright page”  we find the following paragraph: Original...

Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

Betimes in the morning say to thyself: “This day I shalt have to do with an idle curious man, with an unthankful man, a railer, a crafty, false, or an envious man; an unsociable uncharitable man. “All these ill qualities have happened unto them, through ignorance of...

Issue #5

Subscribe Issue #5 — June 2021 “A man can only attain knowledge with the help of those who possess it. This must be understood from the very beginning. One must learn from him who knows.” Control and Influence (Part 1) A number of years ago I had surgery...

The Revision of The Tales (Part 3)

As we noted in the first posting in this series, this discussion of the revision of The Tales is not intended to be a critical take-down of the Gurdjieff Foundation’s publication of it. Mme de Salzmann ordered the revision, and it was not published until after her...