Issue #19

Subscribe Issue #19 January 2023 “The way of the real man is that of the warrior, the one who undertakes war on all levels, and, firstly, the war against himself.” ~Gurdjieff The False Version of The Tales For the sake of discouraging those who might actually try to...

The Two Spirits

A Contest of Two Spirits The following is a record of a lecture, entitled Two Spirits, given by Gurdjieff It is said in some ancient teachings that on the day God created man he also created for each man two spirits — the spirit of good and the spirit of evil,...

The False Version of The Tales

A Masquerade of a Kind The book, To Fathom The Gist, Vol 2 – The Arch Absurd devotes about 20 pages to analysis of and discussion of the awful revised version of The Tales, pointing out the many ways in which it damages Gurdjieff’s masterpiece. I was recently...

The Secrets of The Self – Asking

The Self in Hiding The Self is weakened by asking. O thou who hast gathered taxes from lions,Thy need hath caused thee to become a fox in disposition.Thy maladies are the result of indigence:This disease is the source of thy pain.It is robbing thine high thoughts of...

The Blood of the Universe

Electricity/Plasma Flow as the Blood of The Universe The fact that many people in The Work give credence to the theories of modern science, particularly the ridiculous theories of astrophysics, is sad. Did they not read Beelzebub? Anyway, it has caused me to provide a...

Gurdjieff’s Birthday

Gurdjieff’s International Passport Issued by The German Consulate in New York The passport above gives his Gurdjieff’s birth date as the 28th December 1877 — the year 1877 is one of the three birth years about which Gurdjieff’s biographers debate....

What Exactly Is Gravity?

The Defiance of Gravity Einstein theorized that gravity was not a force, but a property of space. This sounds bizarre, and, in my view, it is both bizarre and incorrect. Nevertheless Einstein’s theory of gravitation can be intellectually supported using the...

Gurdjieff on Hypnosis

Hypnotic Trance The following is a record of a lecture on hypnosis given by Gurdjieff in Tiflis “In Europe, hypnotism is much spoken about and much used in medical treatment. However the knowledge of it is very superficial which explains the frequently...

Like This

Like This, Like This. Like This If anyone asks you how the perfect satisfactionof all our sexual wanting will look,lift your face and say,“Like this.” When someone mentions the gracefulness of the night sky,climb up on the roofand dance and say,“Like this.” If anyone...

Issue #18

Subscribe Issue #18 December 2022 “People’s whole lives often consist in paying off the promissory notes of small accidental I’s.” ~Gurdjieff Gurdjieff’s Birthday? The passport above gives his Gurdjieff’s birth date as the 28th December 1877...