Issue #7 — September 2021
“Sincerity is the key to self-knowledge and to be sincere with oneself brings great suffering.
This edition of The Lost Herald has emerged later than planned, primarily because of time devoted to other activities.
The Gurdjieff’s Hydrogens seminar series continues. The videos of those seminars are currently available to watch on Youtube, although they will be removed from public display soon. The links to the Youtube videos are provided below, for those who have not been able to attend the seminars.
We have recently published a book entitled Readings Prosaic and Poetic. The book is a collection of 108 readings, many of which were read out at group meetings in recent years—some are included in past edition of this newsletter.
On 29th of September, we commence a Tales Reading Group. It will take place on Wednesdays. There will be both a European and an American group which will run in parallel. Click here for the details. Each of the first five meetings include presentations to explain the nature of The Tales and how to approach it productively.
Aside from that the newsletter contains the usual set of four articles
Control and Influence
The Role of Fear
Take a moment now and recall the experience of feeling out of control … realizing you have no influence … recognizing that what will happen depends mostly on luck, that you have no personal control over what will occur … that you will just have to wait and see what fate brings to your doorstep. … Read more
What is Knowledge?
Perhaps the most prevalent area of inexactitude in science is in its use of mathematical modeling. Mathematics is not a science per se. It is a very useful related discipline that provides scientists and engineers with extremely useful tools—statistics being just one of them. Nevertheless, it needs to be understood at the outset that mathematics does not and cannot prove anything in relation to reality. …
The Tales and Background Research
Where our knowledge is lacking, in respect of the real world activity Beelzebub mentions, we need to educate ourselves. Beelzebub speaks of ancient civilizations, including Babylon and Egypt, where there is a partial historical record. He covers Greece and Rome, where the historical record is fairly rich. He covers 20th century Russia, France, Germany, Britain and America …
Buddha’s 4 Noble Truths
Lee Lozowick, a teacher of Red Hawk’s said the following about Work on oneself.
“Transformation is not a masculine process.
The ‘Work’ is not a masculine process.
Practice, Sadhana, Surrender to the Will of God are not masculine processes.” …