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Seven primary obstacles to self-awarenes…

  Seven primary obstacles to self-awareness   Identification – One of the characteristics of our psychology is that we lose ourselves by becoming absorbed into events, thoughts, and emotions. Negative Emotions – One of the chief obstacles to awakening is losing energy through the expression of negative and unpleasant emotions. Imagination – Our imagining that we already possess qualities and abilities that we do not have, and that can only be developed through long efforts. Lying – Our tendency to talk about things we do not know, or can not know, as though we do know. ...

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Unusual Assemblage of Syllables

Unusual Assemblage of Syllables A deliberate and rigorous obscurity …   of confusing terms and tangential    associations in interminable sentences Jargon-ridden and intentionally obtuse For several reasons, including the unique difficulties presented by Gurdjieff’s writing style, little commentary has been written on Beelzebub’s Tales. Without a determined decision on the part of the reader to make great efforts to understand these writings, without the reader’s constant and conscious participation in the act of reading, little if any sense can be gotten from the T...

15-05-2018 Something Different? Hits:3437

Implications for counseling

  The psychology of George Gurdjieff: Implications for counseling   Abstract  From: Counselling, Psychotherapy and Health This paper examines aspects of the teaching of G. I. Gurdjieff in the light of the current knowledge base of contemporary applied psychology, and in particular, that of current counselling theory and practice. It focusses on enunciating relevant aspects of Gurdjieff’s teaching in the idiom of modern day psychology and counselling theory so as to draw out the paralle...

17-05-2018 Introduction Hits:3312

Lying: Detailed Definition

  Lying: Detailed Definition   If a man could be described as a zoological type, he would be described as a lying animal. People pretend that they know all sorts of things: about God, about the future life, about the universe, about the origin of man, about evolution, about everything; but in reality they do not know anything, even about themselves. And every time they speak about something they do not know as though they knew it, they lie. ...

16-03-2019 The Basics Hits:3280

Gurdjieff and the Fourth Way: A Critical…

  Gurdjieff and the Fourth Way: A Critical Appraisal      SOURCE George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff, who brought an ancient esoteric teaching to the West, was one of the most important spiritual teachers of the 20th century. The impact of his ideas, teaching methods and powerful personality continue to challenge and fascinate seekers of wisdom more than 65 years after his death. His teaching, known as ‘the Work’ - which has come to be called the ‘Fourth Way’ - has greatly influenced spiritual seekers throughout the world. Assessments of Gurdjieff by students, followers, journalists, critics, scholars and fellow spiritual teachers are bewilderin...

15-10-2017 Critical Appraisal Hits:3009

Entropy and the Laws of World-creation a…

 Entropy & the Laws of World-creation & World-maintenance  Source “In the beginning, when nothing yet existed and when the whole of our Universe was empty endless space ... our Most Great and Most Most Holy Sun Absolute existed alone in all this empty space. . . It was just during this period of the flow of time that there appeared to our Creator All-Maintainer the imperative need to create our now-existing Megalocosmos, that is, our World. . . The Sun Absolute, on which He dwelt with His cherubim and seraphim, was almost imperceptibly, yet steadily, diminishing ...

05-12-2018 Introduction Hits:2881

I am the gate

I am the gate Q. Theosophists have talked about different groups of masters existing physically or even non-physically. How many of these groups exist today? What are these esoteric groups, and how do they influence seekers and the world's activity? Please tell us about your relationship with these esoteric groups of masters. Spiritual knowledge has many difficulties in order to exist. The first difficulty is that it cannot be expressed adequately. So even when someone comes to know, he is not able to express it exactly. What has been known cannot be transferred easily. Someone knows something, there are seekers who want to know, but the knowledge cannot be comm...

27-07-2018 Esoterica Hits:2779

Who was Gurdjieff?

  Who was Gurdjieff?   Introduction Contents Introduction Below are (12) reports on and about G.I. Gurdjieff, ranging from 'hero worship' by various indoctrinated students of the Fourth Way to 'myth-busting' accounts by people not within the Gurdjieff-followers community. Gurdjieff's personal story about his father (c...

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Structure and Function of the Human Mach…

  Structure and Function of the Human Machine   The human machine has seven different functions.Five ordinarily and two potential. Four lower functions• Instinctive  • Moving  • Emotional  • Intellectual (also known as: centers = brains = minds) Sex centre Potential connection with two higher centers (soul & spirit) ...

07-07-2018 The Basics Hits:2095

GI Gurdjieff: The Last Hour of Life

  The Last Hour of Life   Imagine, that you have only a few minutes, maybe an hour left to live; somehow you have discovered exactly when you will die. What would you do with this precious hour of your stay on Earth? Would you be able to complete all your things in this last hour, do you have a conscious idea about how to do it? And letting go your last breath would you feel satisfaction from knowing that you have done everything possible in this life to fulfill that you are constantly present, always vibrating, always waiting, like the son is waiting for th...

24-09-2017 Gurdjieff Hits:2075

A Figure Who Drops Into History

  A Figure Who Drops Into History   Over the course of the many years that we have studied ‘the fourth way,’ Chris and I have had ample reason and opportunity to ponder why Gurdjieff’s thought has had such an insignificant impact on Western academic psychology. Stated most simply, the answer is that almost no one in Psychology has ever heard of Gurdjieff. That raises, in turn, the question of accounting for his virtual anonymity. The answer, as we have come to understand it, is complicated, and often exceedingly subtle–perhaps more so than we are capable of supposing...

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The Future of the Work

The Future of the Work After a six-week Intensive in the Gurdieff/JG Bennett Work and a period of reflection, I see that this Work has a further and necessary step to take in order to remain valuable and to fulfill its purpose in the world. The Work, as with every teaching where the initial teacher has died, must keep evolving (as did Gurdjieff himself) in order to remain responsive to the changing needs of the world. This utility is the key to the parable of the ‘Sower and the Seed’. Man has a necessary role to play, that both of sower and ground, stony or otherwise. The ability and necessity to read ...

24-09-2017 The Work Hits:1779

Nine Unknown Men

Nine Unknown Men From: New Dawn Magazine "Looking down from the watchtower of their hidden glory, the Nine Unknowns watched civilisation being born, destroyed and born again, tolerant rather than indifferent – and ready to come to the rescue – but always observing that rule of silence which is the mark of human greatness." – Louis Pauwels and Jacques Bergier[1] The legend of the Nine Unknown Men, the keepers of sacred and celestial knowledge, sharing out as much in whimsy, as they are with wil...

27-07-2018 Esoterica Hits:1729

Gurdjieff, Beelzebub, and Zecharia Sitch…

Gurdjieff, Beelzebub, and Zecharia Sitchin     [Source] By P.T. Mistlberger | An Abridged Essay from Appendix III of The Three Dangerous Magi For a couple of years between 1999 and 2001 I was part of a private and informal online group of researchers from around the world engaged in study of the so-called “secret history” of the human race. This involved looking into ancient scriptures and texts from Sanskrit, Sumerian, and Hebrew sources amongst other things. ...

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Food for the Moon

Food for the Moon     [Source] “For instance, the evolution of humanity beyond a certain point, or, to speak more correctly, above a certain percentage, would be fatal FOR THE MOON. The moon at present FEEDS on organic life, on humanity. “Humanity is a part of organic life; this means that humanity is FOOD for the moon. If all men were to become too intelligent they would not want to be eaten by the moon. “But, at the same time, possibilities of evolution exist, and they may be developed in SEPARATE individuals with the help of appropriate knowledge and methods.”– Gurdjieff chapter 3, In Search of the Miraculous ...

26-08-2020 Unclassified Hits:1342

Who Wrote the Reptilian Agenda?

  Who Wrote the Reptilian Agenda?     John Lash A Collector’s Edition entitled “Secrets of the Da Vinci Code,” published by US News and World Report, features a brief interview with James Robinson, general editor of the Nag Hammadi Library in English. Correcting Dan Brown’s reference to the Nag Hammadi texts as scrolls, Robinson points out: “They are codices – books with individual pages. They are actually the oldest example we have of leather bound books.” Amazingly, whatever the significance of their content—and we have yet to comprehend what that might be — the Nag Hammadi Codices (NHC) are the earliest surviving examples of bound books. Close ...

10-08-2021 Gnosticism Hits:971

How We Are Deviated - Motives and Method…

  How We Are Deviated – Motives and Methods of the Archons     Source Just imagine the headline: E.T. RIDDLE SOLVED IN ANCIENT TEXTS This is how the codexes found at Nag Hammadi might have been announced in a tabloid newspaper — if scholars on the ground had realized that these obscure documents contained a lucid explanation of alien intervention. The find in Egypt in December 1945 was truly sensational, but perhaps the real thrill is yet to come. What if it were to become known to the world at large that Gnostic teachings contain a clear and comprehensive description of the ET/UFO enigma? If this is indeed so, then the Gaia My...

26-09-2017 Gnosticism Hits:901

Capitalism: An alien ideology

  Capitalism: An alien ideology from who were as human beings     Source Let me ask you a couple of questions. What kind of milieu do you think would be more productive, and work better for all people involved: A room of ten people fighting with one another, or A room of ten people working cooperatively and consensualy with each other? Herein's my other question for you. Similarly, which milieu do you think would be more productive, and work better for all people involved: A community comprised of people who are fighting each other, in a state of broad-based conflict; or A community whose members work together in an empathetic and...

17-08-2021 Gnosticism Hits:890

The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl

  The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl   Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine January 1953 "The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl" is a short story by Ray Bradbury. It was first published in Detective Book Magazine in November 1948 as "Touch and Go". The story was re-titled and published as "The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl" in EQMM in January 1953. The plot exemplifies Identification. Mr. Acton begins the story standing over the body of Mr. Huxley, whom he has just killed. While attempting to cover up his tracks, he has flashbacks of his encounters with Mr. Huxley, with whom he is having an altercation over a woman. His frenzy to remove all of t...

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