Issue #8 — January 2022

He who knows what his moon is and does can understand the cosmos.
~ Gurdjieff

Hi

A New Year begets a new Newsletter. To bring you up-to-date, we began The Tales Study Group back in November, meeting every Wednesdays. There are in fact two groups, one for the European time zone and one for the US time zone. It is still possible to sign up, click here for the details. We have created a special information resource for these groups, which is discussed in one of the articles below.
The videos of the Gurdjieff’s Hydrogens seminar series, which we completed in November, are still available for viewing on YouTube (click here). However, they will only remain there for a few more weeks. In the coming weeks, we will build an objective science resource on ToFathomTheGist.com, and those videos will soon become integrated into that, and removed from YouTube.
We are about also to embark on a study of health from the perspective of The Work. This was suggested by one of the attendees of the Gurdjieff’s Hydrogens seminars, and we have already done some preliminary work. You will hear more about it in the next edition of this newsletter.

Happy New Year to you all…

Ed.

Every Memory is a Lantern

Every memory is a lantern, a light, which if remembered and strung together in awareness with all the others connected by association, will reveal the outline of my life at a higher level.

They are remembered because I was present in the moment of imprinting. What did I see, what did I experience at that moment in the “time body” of life? Read more…

A Non-Atheistic Cosmology

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. Read more…

 

The Tales Research Resource

In recent months, we found ourselves running multiple reading groups for The Tales. In every meeting one of our number took notes of the discussions that followed the reading. We also posted the video record of the meeting to this website. Several participants began to suggest ways in which we could enrich the information resource that was clearly growing.   Read more…

The Straying Camel

The Rebirth of The Grand Lama

A Grand Lama had passed his whole life in idleness. Although he was surrounded by men of learning, had had excellent tutors in his youth, and had inherited an excellent library from his predecessors, he scarcely knew how to read. One day, this lama died. Now, in those times there lived a man called Dugpa Kunlegs, a miracle-worker and rough-speaking philosopher, who travelled the land under the guise of a vagabond.  Read more…