Issue #14

Subscribe Issue #14 July/August 2022 Never will he understand the sufferings of another, who has not experienced them himself, though he have divine Reason and the nature of a genuine devil! ~Gurdjieff The Trogoautoegocrat When I first encountered the concept...

The Trogoautoegocrat

A Detail of the Trogoautoegocrat, on Earth When I first encountered the concept Trogoautoegocrat I thought of it simplistically. Sure, reciprocal feeding. Sure everything feeds on something. And that’s (maybe) how the whole universe works. Bear and Salmon The...

Pogossian: The Captain

A Steamship Captain — as Pogossian supposedly became In Meetings With Remarkable Men, the chapter on Pogossian begins with the paragraph: Sarkis Pogossian, or as he is now called, Mr. X, is at the present time the owner of several ocean steamers, one of which,...

Hopi Sun-Christening

Mural of a Hopi Vision Child,High aloft you are held to the dawn,Naked,To feel the sun’s first rays.The welcoming god will come,LeapingOut of the under-world,To greet you, to bathe, to engulf youChild,Straining the brown arms                  of your...

Exploring the Mystery of Attention

The Attention of the Eagle Beyond Conditioning: The Mystery of Interior Sight There is a deep level of mystery that is discernible even in ordinary life. We can occasionally realize “what we are thinking,” occasionally recognize we are “lying to ourselves,” see our...

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...

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....