The Origin of the Site

This site was created by and is maintained by The Austin Gurdjieff Society. It was born of the need to support virtual group meetings both for readings of Gurdjieff’s written works and for the study of Objective Science.

To Fathom The Gist

In The Tales, Gurdjieff exhorts his readers to read his writings in three different ways, with the following words:

“Read each of my written expositions thrice:
Firstly—at least as you have already become mechanized 
to read all your contemporary books and newspapers. Secondly—as if you were reading aloud to another person. And only thirdly—try and fathom the gist of my writings.”

This site is devoted to assisting its visitors to read his written works in the third way …

The Third Striving

The Third Obligolnian Striving is:

…the conscious striving to know ever more and more concerning the laws of World-creation and World-maintenance

In support of this, the site is also dedicated to assisting its visitors to understand Objective Science.