Issue #13

Subscribe Isssue #13 — June 2022 We always use more energy than is necessary, by using unnecessary muscles, by allowing thoughts to revolve and by reacting too much with feelings. ~ Gurdjieff The Circles of the Yezidis We are all Yezidis.According to Gurdjieff in...

Wild Geese

Geese Ascending From A Lake Far in the northwest stands a house,High is its tower in the clouds.Embroidered curtains are at the windows.The tower rises in three steps,and from the tower floats a song… A sad songwith a sad lute playing beside it.Who can the singer...

Hypnosis Explored

Artist’s Impression of the Hypnotized Mind Even in our modern age, the actual mechanics of the phenomenon of hypnosis remain in the realm of theory and speculation, even while the phenomenon itself is extensively used for both good and ill in arenas as diverse...

The Circles of the Yezidis

Melek Taûs, the Peacock Angel of the Yezidis We are all Yezidis. According to Gurdjieff in Meetings With Remarkable Men, if you draw a circle around us, we cannot escape from it. The world we were born into began to draw such a circle around us from our first moment....

Artificial Intelligence is Formatory

I Robot, I Formatory Recently the news broke that a senior software engineer at Google had concluded that Google AI chatbot, LaMDA, was “sentient.” LaMDA is an acronym for Language Model for Dialogue Applications—it is software designed to...

Issue #12

Subscribe Isssue #12 — May 2022 We cannot remember ourselves because it is only with the mind that we try. ~ Gurdjieff Kiss The Ground I do not often encounter documentaries that are both enlightening and informative. Kiss The Ground, which you can find on Netflix, is...

Meditation on Movement

The Passion of Dance My body is walking down a hall.  Who is walking? How is there walking?  How does this body move itself? Why does the time schedule of the event at this moment determine this motion?  What else would be more determinative?  The schedule has been...

Kiss The Ground

A Butterfly Kissing The Ground I do not often encounter documentaries that are both enlightening and informative. Kiss The Ground, which you can find on Netflix, is an exception. Should you watch it, there is even a website, KissTheGround.com, that you may want to...

Beyond Good and Evil

The Contest Between Good and Evil In Chapter XLIV of The Tales, which glories in the title In the Opinion of Beelzebub, Man’s Understanding of Justice Is for Him in the Objective Sense an Accursed Mirage, Gurdjieff asserts that Man is hypnotized by an incorrect belief...

There is a Season

A Tree Through All Seasons There is a Season To  every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die;A time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;A time to kill, and a time to heal;A time...