Beyond Good and Evil

The Contest Between Good and Evil In Chapter XLIV of The Tales, which glories in the title In the Opinion of Beelzebub, Man’s Understanding of Justice Is for Him in the Objective Sense an Accursed Mirage, Gurdjieff asserts that Man is hypnotized by an incorrect belief...

The Fate of The Hasnamusses

An Eternal Hasnamuss? Beelzebub explains the different types or gradations of the Hasnamuss with the following words. “In the common presence of every kind of three-brained being, there can arise during the process of his planetary existence, four kinds of...

The Hasnamuss

Holocaust Memorial Beelzebub explains the nature of a Hasnamuss with the following words. “In general, those independent individuals are called and defined by the word Hasnamuss in whom, among what are called ‘Individual-impulses,’ a certain ‘some- thing’ arises,...

Kundalini—Kundabuffer

Ancient Sanskrit Texts In The Tales, Gurdjieff writes about Kundalini as follows: “Saint Buddha among other things explained to the beings of Pearl-land how and to what part of the body of their ancestors the said famous organ Kundabuffer had been attached. “He told...

The Tales Study Resource

In recent months, we have found ourselves running multiple reading groups for The Tales. Naturally, 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...

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...