Issue 1

“Emotions are the windows of the soul, colored glass through which the 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 Gurdjieff’s writings,...

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...

How To Read The Tales

The aim of this series of articles is to provide the reader with information that may assist their efforts to profit from reading Gurdjieff’s collective writings. It is no secret that many people find Gurdjieff’s writings difficult. Significant effort is required even...

Objective Science 101

Before we discuss any aspect of objective science we need to acknowledge two features of our behavior. The first of these is that we are suggestible. If someone who we deem an authority in any given area of knowledge passes us information, we are in the habit of...

Belcultassi

Read this slowly, several times, for full impact… “First of all he decided to attain without delay such a ‘potency’ as would give him the strength and possibility to be quite sincere with himself, that is to say, to be able to conquer those impulses which had...

Objective Self-Observation

Self-observation is very difficult. The more you try, the more clearly you will see this. At present you should practice it not for results but to understand that you cannot observe yourselves. In the past you imagined that you saw and knew yourselves. I am speaking...

Gurdjieff’s Advice on Reading The Tales

[Written impromptu by the author on delivering this book, already prepared for publication, to the printer.] ACCORDING TO the numerous deductions and conclusions made by me during experimental elucidations concerning the productivity of the perception by contemporary...

We Do Not Know How To Read

From In Search of the Miraculous “A great deal can be found by reading. For instance, take yourself: you might already know a great deal if you knew how to read. I mean that, if you understood everything you have read in your life, you would already know what you...

To Hassein

“Your present age does not yet oblige you to pay for your existence. “The time of your present age is not given you in which to pay for your existence, but for preparing yourself for the future, for the obligations becoming to a responsible three-brained being....