A Little More About Kundabuffer

Aside from the last post on this topic, the only times we are aware of where Gurdjieff mentions Kundabuffer are as follows: Talk in Chicago 1924 Kundabuffer at the base of the spine prevents our seeing things as they are. If we saw ourselves as we really are, we would...

Diapsalmata

What is a poet? An unhappy man who conceals profound anguish in his heart but whose lips are so fashioned that when sighs and groans pass across them, they sound like beautiful music. His fate resembles that of the unhappy men who were slowly roasted over a gentle...

Kundabuffer

Some believe that kundabuffer was implanted by an operation carried out on mankind at the very beginning—when three-brained beings first peopled the planet Earth. It’s an opinion you could acquire if you take The Tales literally.I suspect otherwise. What is...

What is Objective Science?

It is important to understand from the getgo that the basic tenets of objective science do not align with those of contemporary science. It needs to be accepted without compromise by those who wish to study and apply objective science. We are suggestible. It is a...

From The Brothers Karamazov [An excerpt]

“How can you presume to do such deeds?” the monk asked suddenly, pointing solemnly and significantly at Lise. He was referring to her “healing.” “It’s too early, of course, to speak of that. Relief is not complete cure, and may...

Reading Skills and The Tales

“I have buried in this book certain bones, so that certain dogs with great curiosity and strong scent may dig down to them and, strange thing, when they have done so, are men.” ~ George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff That’s the beguiling promise Gurdjieff made. Quite...

The Camel Seeker

If you have lost a camel and sought it busily, how could you not know, when you find it, that it is yours? What is that straying camel? You have lost a she-camel: she has fled from your herd into a veil of concealment. The caravaneers have begun to load, but your...

The Gurdjieff Legacy

Gurdjieff has no precedent. This becomes crystal clear when we step back and take a comprehensive view of his legacy—the sum total of what he left behind for the world to ponder and explore. By any reasonable measure, it is extraordinary, in both its depth and its...

How To Read The Tales

The aim of this series of articles is to provide the reader with information that may assist their efforts to profit from reading Gurdjieff’s collective writings. It is no secret that many people find Gurdjieff’s writings difficult. Significant effort is required even...

Objective Science 101

Before we discuss any aspect of objective science we need to acknowledge two features of our behavior. The first of these is that we are suggestible. If someone who we deem an authority in any given area of knowledge passes us information, we are in the habit of...