The Searchable Index to Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson
This ebook provides a productive means for searching through, reading, and pondering Beelzebub’s Tales To His Grandson by G. I. Gurdjieff. It has been written and compiled by Robin Bloor, the author of To Fathom The Gist, Volumes I, II, and III to help readers apply some of the approaches to fathoming the gist of Beelzebub’s Tales described in those books.
It is likely to prove useful to anyone who studies The Tales in depth, since the indexes and lists, it includes will, on their own, be thought-provoking to the reader. Words (including neologisms) that the compiler considered important or significant are organized into a comprehensive set of categories and arranged within those categories.
There are about a hundred such categories covering everything from names of people and places to psychic states. It is a simple matter to search on any one of them and thus find all references in The Tales to one of these words.
This ebook could be thought of as a “digital concordance” as it includes the full text of The Tales and an index of every word used in The Tales, along with the frequency of its occurrence. However, note that it includes no references to the physical pages of any printed version of the book, so it is not a concordance in that sense.
The book is currently available from two sources, either as an ebook that can be read on Amazon’s Kindle or as a pdf. The majority of readers who have used this ebook prefer the PDF version. That version can be bought directly from the publisher by request. (Fill in the contact form if you are interested.)
This is the first in a series of ebooks that will be published in an effort to assist those who wish to ascertain the meaning of Gurdjieff’s writings.