Issue #17

Subscribe Issue #17 November 2022 “All creation, all forms of art, were originally instruments of knowledge.” ~Gurdjieff Accident, Karma, Fate, Will False personality, the false idea of oneself that we gradually assemble as we grow, falls under the law of accident....

SuperEfforts

The Effort of Effort In In Search of the Miraculous Gurdjieff is quoted as saying “Ordinary efforts do not count. Only super- efforts count.” He then explains … “A very important role in the human machine is played by a certain kind of...

Self-Calming

The Self-calmer in Action Beelzebub refers to self-calming as our inner ‘Evil-God.’ As with many things in The Tales self-calming is mentioned several times—being introduced on page 104 in the following way, when Beelzebub is discussing suggestibility. He...

Pomegranate Laughter

The Laughing Pomegranate When you go to buy a pomegranateChoose the one that’s laughing, the one with the split rind,For its laughter reveals the seeds within. Blessed is the pomegranate’s laughter.lt gives voice to the heart inside, just asThe cracked shell of the...

Issue #16

Subscribe Issue #16 October 2022 “Awakening begins when a man realizes that he is going nowhere and does not know where to go.” ~Gurdjieff The Germans “Now, my boy, wishing to give you a certain understanding of the peculiar psyche of the three-brained beings of this...

The Perils of Perfectionism

The Perils of Perfectionism Writ Large The Problem What is wrong with striving for perfection? Aren’t we encouraged to strive to do our best, to always improve, to learn from our mistakes, to try not to commit the same errors a second time? As a psychotherapist, I...

The Secrets of The Self (An Excerpt)

The Self In Hiding Showing That The Life Of The Self Comes From Forming Desires And Bringing Them To Birth Life is preserved by purpose:Because of the goal its caravan-bell tinkles.Life is latent in seeking, Its origin is hidden in desire.Keep desire alive in thy...

The Wrong Work of Centers

The Wrong Work of Architects Excerpt from In Search of the Miraculous by Peter Ouspensky, p108 Self-observation will very quickly show us that our mental life is much richer than we think, or in any case that it contains more possibilities than we think. At the same...