Issue #16

Subscribe Issue #16 October 2022 “Awakening begins when a man realizes that he is going nowhere and does not know where to go.” ~Gurdjieff The Germans “Now, my boy, wishing to give you a certain understanding of the peculiar psyche of the three-brained beings of this...

The Perils of Perfectionism

The Perils of Perfectionism Writ Large The Problem What is wrong with striving for perfection? Aren’t we encouraged to strive to do our best, to always improve, to learn from our mistakes, to try not to commit the same errors a second time? As a psychotherapist, I...

The Secrets of The Self (An Excerpt)

The Self In Hiding Showing That The Life Of The Self Comes From Forming Desires And Bringing Them To Birth Life is preserved by purpose:Because of the goal its caravan-bell tinkles.Life is latent in seeking, Its origin is hidden in desire.Keep desire alive in thy...

The Wrong Work of Centers

The Wrong Work of Architects Excerpt from In Search of the Miraculous by Peter Ouspensky, p108 Self-observation will very quickly show us that our mental life is much richer than we think, or in any case that it contains more possibilities than we think. At the same...

Time, The Unique Subjective

The Vagaries of Time The Current Doctrine Modern physics treats time as a mathematical dimension — equivalent in most ways to length, breadth and height; it is viewed as something that can be measured in respect of an event or series of events. Albert Einstein’s...

Consciousness in Motion

The Harmony of Nature I realize it is morning.  I am lying in bed. My body is relaxed, warm, comfortable. I am aware of the feeling of, “I don’t want to get up”.  I don’t necessarily hear the words in my head, but I know I don’t want to get out of bed.  I don’t need...

Lentrohamsanin

The Man in the Shadows According to Gurdjieff in The Tales, the following seven impulses are the impulses that drive the Hasnamuss: Every kind of depravity, conscious as well as unconscious The feeling of self-satisfaction from leading others astray The irresistible...

The Golden Age

The Fading of the Golden Age Jupiter and his Olympians did not always dwell amid the clouds in their mountain kingdom. In times long gone a glorious family of Titans lived there and ruled our world. There were twelve; six brothers and six sisters. They believed that...

Issue #15

Subscribe Issue #15 September 2022 “ To speak the truth one must know what the truth is and what a lie is, and first of all in oneself. And this nobody wants to know.” ~Gurdjieff The Trogoautoegocrat When I first encountered the concept Trogoautoegocrat I thought of...