Kundabuffer

Some believe that kundabuffer was implanted by an operation carried out on mankind at the very beginning—when three-brained beings first peopled the planet Earth. It’s an opinion you could acquire if you take The Tales literally. I suspect otherwise. What is...

What is Objective Science?

It is important to understand from the getgo that the basic tenets of objective science do not align with those of contemporary science. It needs to be accepted without compromise by those who wish to study and apply objective science. We are suggestible. It is a...

From The Brothers Karamazov [An excerpt]

“How can you presume to do such deeds?” the monk asked suddenly, pointing solemnly and significantly at Lise. He was referring to her “healing.” “It’s too early, of course, to speak of that. Relief is not complete cure, and may...

Reading Skills and The Tales

“I have buried in this book certain bones, so that certain dogs with great curiosity and strong scent may dig down to them and, strange thing, when they have done so, are men.” ~ George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff That’s the beguiling promise Gurdjieff made. Quite...

Suffering

In the Work, we speak of suffering and intentional suffering. There is an important distinction. Unnecessary Suffering and Inescapable Suffering Unnecessary suffering is the suffering we inflict on ourselves because of our mechanicality—suffering we incur because of...

Effort and Super Effort

In normal life, we use the word “effort” to describe anything that demands energy from us to complete. This is mechanical effort.  We have the habit of making some efforts and the habit of avoiding others. But effort in The Work is different, or at least it should be...

Issue 1

Click here to subscribe “Emotions are the windows of the soul, colored glass through whichthe soul regards the world.” ~ Gurdjieff Dear Recipient In this first issue of The Lost Herald, we begin three series of articles. One focuses on how to read...

The Camel Seeker

If you have lost a camel and sought it busily, how could you not know, when you find it, that it is yours? What is that straying camel? You have lost a she-camel: she has fled from your herd into a veil of concealment. The caravaneers have begun to load, but your...

The Gurdjieff Legacy

Gurdjieff has no precedent. This becomes crystal clear when we step back and take a comprehensive view of his legacy—the sum total of what he left behind for the world to ponder and explore. By any reasonable measure, it is extraordinary, in both its depth and its...