Our Life with Mr Gurdjieff

Our Life with Mr Gurdjieff
Author: Thomas de Hartmann,Olga De Hartmann
Publsiher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Total Pages: 338
Release: 1992
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Gurdjieff and Music

Gurdjieff and Music
Author: Johanna Petsche
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2015-02-04
ISBN: 9004284443
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gurdjieff and Music Book Excerpt:

In Gurdjieff and Music Johanna Petsche examines the large and diverse body of piano music produced by Armenian-Greek spiritual teacher G. I. Gurdjieff (c.1866-1949) in collaboration with his devoted pupil Thomas de Hartmann (1885-1956). Petsche draws on a range of unpublished materials and data from original field research to critically situate and assess this music within its socio-cultural and unique religio-spiritual

Gurdjieff Was Wrong But His Teaching Works

Gurdjieff Was Wrong But His Teaching Works
Author: Orest Stocco
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2016-03-02
ISBN: 1926442121
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gurdjieff Was Wrong But His Teaching Works Book Excerpt:

Gurdjieff was wrong but his teaching works...is the story of one man's remarkable journey of self-discovery which dispels the Gurdjieffian premise that man is not born with an immortal soul. With his own quest, Orest Stocco illustrates that we are all born with a spark of divine consciousness; but not until we take evolution into our own hands, which Gurdjieff's teaching helped him to do, will we realize our true self.

Western Sufism

Western Sufism
Author: Mark Sedgwick
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2016
ISBN: 019997764X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Western Sufism Book Excerpt:

Western Sufism' is sometimes dismissed as a relatively recent "new age" phenomenon, but in this book, Mark Sedgwick argues that it actually has very deep roots, both in the Muslim world and in the West. In fact, although the first significant Western Sufi organization was not established until 1915, the first Western discussion of Sufism was printed in 1480, and Western interest in some of the ideas that are central to Sufi thought goes back to the thirteenth century. Sedgwick starts with the earliest origins of Western Sufism in late antique Neoplatonism and early Arab philosophy, and traces later origins in repeated intercultural transfers from the Muslim world to the West, in the thought of the European Renaissance and Enlightenment, and in the intellectual and religious ferment of the nineteenth century. He then follows the development of organized Sufism in the West from 1915 until 1968, the year in which the first Western Sufi order based not on the heritage of the European Middle Ages, Renaissance and Enlightenment, but rather on purely Islamic models, was founded. Later developments in this and other orders are also covered. Western Sufism shows the influence of these origins, of thought both familiar and less familiar: Neoplatonic emanationism, perennialism, pantheism, universalism, and esotericism. Western Sufism, then, is the product not of the new age but of Islam, the ancient world, and centuries of Western religious and intellectual history.

Lives in Spirit

Lives in Spirit
Author: Harry T. Hunt
Publsiher: State University of New York Press
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2012-02-01
ISBN: 0791486443
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lives in Spirit Book Excerpt:

Explores the roots of modern transpersonal psychology and spirituality through psychobiography.

Gurdjieff

Gurdjieff
Author: John Shirley
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2004-03-30
ISBN: 1440621217
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gurdjieff Book Excerpt:

A dramatic and literate introduction to one of the twentieth century's most influential and intriguing spiritual teachers. Born in the shifting border between Turkey and Russia in 1866, G. I. Gurdjieff is a man who would continually straddle borders-between East and West, between man and something higher than man, between the ancient teachings of esoteric schools and the modern application of those ideas in contemporary life. In many respects-from the concept of group meetings to the mysterious workings of the enneagram to his critique of humanity as existing in a state of sleep-Gurdjieff pioneered the culture of spiritual search that has taken root in the West today. While many of Gurdjieff's students-including Frank Lloyd Wright, Katharine Mansfield, and P. D. Ouspensky-are well known, few understand this figure possessed of complex writings and sometimes confounding methods. In Gurdjieff: An Introduction to His Life and Ideas, the acclaimed novelist John Shirley-one of the founders of the cyberpunk genre-presents a lively, reliable explanation of how to approach the sage and his ideas. In accessible, dramatic prose Shirley retells that which we know of Gurdjieff's life; he surveys the teacher's methods and the lives of his key students; and he helps readers to enter the unparalleled originality of this remarkable teacher.

Philosophy and Art in Gurdjieff s Beelzebub

Philosophy and Art in Gurdjieff   s Beelzebub
Author: Anna T. Challenger
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2021-07-26
ISBN: 9004496068
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy and Art in Gurdjieff s Beelzebub Book Excerpt:

This book demonstrates that the most forceful contribution to George Gurdjieff's world-view is Sufism, understood as the tradition of seeking truth wherever it can be found, especially at the meeting place of the world religions. Gurdjieff's masterpiece, Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson, is philosophically analyzed in its use of literary devices to jolt the reader into radical transformation.

Religious and Spiritual Groups in Modern America

Religious and Spiritual Groups in Modern America
Author: Robert Ellwood,Harry Partin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-11-03
ISBN: 1315507234
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religious and Spiritual Groups in Modern America Book Excerpt:

This text explores the major new or unconventional religions and spiritual movements in America that exist outside the Judeo-Christian tradition.

Deconstructing Gurdjieff

Deconstructing Gurdjieff
Author: Tobias Churton
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-05-25
ISBN: 1620556391
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deconstructing Gurdjieff Book Excerpt:

Beyond Meetings with Remarkable Men into the truth behind the self-crafted mythology of Gurdjieff’s life • Reveals evidence that Gurdjieff was a secret Freemason, relying on hypnotism, psychic research and spiritualism • Explores the profound influence of the Yezidis, esoteric Christianity, and the “gnostics” of Islam, the Sufis, on Gurdjieff’s Fourth Way teachings and the “Work” • Uncovers the truth behind Gurdjieff’s relations with Aleister Crowley • Accurately dates Gurdjieff’s real activities, particularly his enigmatic early life In November 1949, architect Frank Lloyd Wright announced the death of “the greatest man in the world,” yet few knew who he was talking about. Enigmatic, misunderstood, declared a charlatan, and recently dubbed “the Rasputin who inspired Mary Poppins,” Gurdjieff’s life has become a legend. But who really was George Ivanovich Gurdjieff? Employing the latest research and discoveries, including previously unpublished reminiscences of the real man, Tobias Churton investigates the truth beneath the self-crafted mythology of Gurdjieff’s life recounted in Meetings with Remarkable Men. He examines his controversial birthdate, his father’s background, and his relationship with his private tutor Dean Borshch, revealing a perilous childhood in a Pontic Greek family, persecuted by Turks, forced to migrate to Georgia and Armenia, only to grow up amid more war, persecution, genocide, and revolt. Placing Gurdjieff in the true context of his times, Churton explores Gurdjieff’s roles in esoteric movements taking root in the Russian Empire and in epic imperial construction projects in the Kars Oblast, Transcaucasia, and central Asia. He reveals Gurdjieff’s sources for his transformative philosophy, his early interest in hypnosis, magic, Theosophy, and spiritualism, and the profound influence of the Yezidis and the Sufis, the “gnostics” of Islam, on Gurdjieff’s Fourth Way teachings and the “Work.” Churton also explores Gurdjieff’s ties to Freemasonry and his relationships with other spiritual teachers and philosophers of the age, such as Madame Blavatsky, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Aleister Crowley, dispelling the myth that Gurdjieff forcibly expelled the “Great Beast” from his Institute. Showing how Gurdjieff deliberately re-shaped elements of his life as parables of his system, Churton explains how he didn’t want people to follow his footsteps but to find their own, to wake up from the hypnosis that drives us blindly through life. Offering a vital understanding of the man who asked “How many of you are really alive?” the author reveals the continuing importance of Gurdjieff’s philosophy for the awakening of man.

Handbook of New Religions and Cultural Production

Handbook of New Religions and Cultural Production
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 820
Release: 2012-03-28
ISBN: 9004226486
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of New Religions and Cultural Production Book Excerpt:

This volume fills a lacuna in the academic assessment of new religions by investigating their cultural products (such as music, architecture, food et cetera). Contributions explore the manifold ways in which new religions have contributed to humanity’s creative output.

Gurdjieff s America

Gurdjieff s America
Author: Paul Beekman Taylor
Publsiher: Lighthouse Editions Limited
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9781904998006
Category: Philosophers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gurdjieff s America Book Excerpt:

Offers information and stories about Gurdjieff, setting him within the cultural and social contexts of America between 1924 and 1935.

In Search of P D Ouspensky

In Search of P  D  Ouspensky
Author: Gary Lachman
Publsiher: Quest Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-03-17
ISBN: 0835631052
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Search of P D Ouspensky Book Excerpt:

P. D. Ouspensky's classic work In Search of the Miraculous was the first to disseminate the ideas of G. I. Gurdjieff, the mysterious master of esoteric thought in the early twentieth century who still commands a following today. Gurdjieff's mystique has long eclipsed Ouspensky, once described by Gurdjieff as "nice to drink vodka with, but a weak man." Yet Ouspensky was a brilliant, accomplished philosopher in his own right, and some consider his meeting with the charismatic "Mr. G." the catastrophe of his life. Indeed, in subsequent years Ouspensky tried hard, with limited success, to break away. This book moves Ouspensky's own story center stage, against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution, the dervishes of Constantinople, and a cosmopolitan Europe entre deux guerres. The archetypal encounter it describes echoes that of Don Juan and Castaneda, or perhaps Mephistopheles and Faust. One of the great mystical adventures of our time, it will fascinate everyone interested in the farthest reaches of what it means to be human. The paperback edition includes a new chapter on Gary Lachman's own former work in Gurdjieff's psychology.

The Lion that Swallowed Hemingway

The Lion that Swallowed Hemingway
Author: Orest Stocco
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 197
Release: 2014-07-06
ISBN: 0992011280
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lion that Swallowed Hemingway Book Excerpt:

The saddest people in the world are those that have been brought as far as life can take them in the evolution of their individuality, because the longing in their soul for wholeness and singleness of self cannot be satisfied by life and one does not know what to do to fill the hollow in their soul and be the person they are destined to be, like my high school hero Ernest Hemingway. No matter how much life he experienced, he never seemed to get enough of it; like marlin fishing in the Gulf Stream, which so tested his manhood that he had to prove himself over, and over, and over again, and in the process winning trophies and adulation that fed his massive ego which in turn demanded more attention, a never-ending cycle that drove the great author to despair and suicide.

On a Spaceship with Beelzebub

On a Spaceship with Beelzebub
Author: David Kherdian
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1998-03-01
ISBN: 1620550407
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On a Spaceship with Beelzebub Book Excerpt:

An award-winning author's uncompromising and brutally honest inside story of the powerful Gurdjieff Work of self-transformation. Offers a stirring account of spiritual transformation, as well as a warning of the real dangers inherent in being a member of any spiritual group Acclaimed author David Kherdian tells us the inside story of the powerful Gurdjieff Work of self-transformation. He describes his interaction with the hierarchy of various groups involved in the Work and tells the inspiring story of his own awakening that will resonate deeply with anyone involved in disciplined spiritual practice. Drawing on his own decades of intense study and application of Gurdjieff's philosophy, Kherdian offers us a stirring account of spiritual transformation, as well as a warning of the real dangers inherent in being a member of any spiritual group.

Gurdjieff and Hypnosis

Gurdjieff and Hypnosis
Author: Mohammad Tamdgidi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2009-11-23
ISBN: 0230102026
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gurdjieff and Hypnosis Book Excerpt:

This book explores the life and ideas of the enigmatic twentieth century philosopher, mystic, and teacher of esoteric dances George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff, performing a hermeneutic textual analysis of all his writings to illuminate the place of hypnosis in his teaching. Foreword by J. Walter Driscoll.

Gurdjieff The Key Concepts

Gurdjieff  The Key Concepts
Author: Sophia Wellbeloved
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-04-15
ISBN: 1135132496
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gurdjieff The Key Concepts Book Excerpt:

This unique book offers clear definitions of Gurdjieff's teaching terms, placing him within the political, geographic and cultural context of his time. Entries look at diverse aspects of his Work, including: * possible sources in religious, Theosophical, occult, esoteric and literary traditions * the integral relationships between different aspects of the teaching * its internal contradictions and subversive aspects * the derivation of Gurdjieff's cosmological laws and Ennegram * the passive form of "New Work" teaching introduced by Jeanne de Salzmann.

Katherine Mansfield s French Lives

Katherine Mansfield   s French Lives
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2016-02-02
ISBN: 9004284133
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Katherine Mansfield s French Lives Book Excerpt:

The volume traces the literary, cultural and biographical influence of both French arts and philosophy, and émigré life in France, on Mansfield’s evolution as a key modernist writer, setting her within the geographies and cultural dynamics of Anglo-French modernism.

The Strange Life of P D Ouspensky

The Strange Life of P D Ouspensky
Author: Colin Wilson
Publsiher: Aeon Books
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2019-02-21
ISBN: 1912807580
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Strange Life of P D Ouspensky Book Excerpt:

One of the most original thinkers of the twentieth century, Pyotr Demianovich Ouspensky was a complex and romantic soul. A promising young intellectual in Tsarist Russia, he won recognition as a novelist and philosopher, yet descended into self-chosen obscurity as a teacher of 'the Work', the system of his great contemporary Gurdjieff. Today, it is as Gurdjieff's chief disciple that he is remembered, yet Colin Wilson argues convincingly that he is to be considered a major writer and man of genius in his own right. A nostalgic melancholy Russian, on of Ouspensky's deepest instincts was that man can find his own salvation, yet towards the end of his turbulent life he lost faith in the System and drank himself to death. With sympathy and admiration, Colin Wilson throws new light on this gentle man and deep thinker.

Three Dangerous Magi Osho Gurdjieff Cr

Three Dangerous Magi  Osho Gurdjieff Cr
Author: P. T. Mistlberger
Publsiher: John Hunt Publishing
Total Pages: 714
Release: 2010-10-12
ISBN: 184694693X
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Dangerous Magi Osho Gurdjieff Cr Book Excerpt:

The Three Dangerous Magi reveals scandal, mayhem, death, sex, drugs, ecstasy, enlightenment, in the lives of the three most notorious sages of the 20th century. Use their story for personal transformation.

Gurdjieff

Gurdjieff
Author: Joseph Azize
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 349
Release: 2020-01-13
ISBN: 0190064072
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gurdjieff Book Excerpt:

"This is the first analysis of all of Gurdjieff's published internal exercises, together with those taught by his students, George and Helen Adie. It includes a fresh biographical study of Gurdjieff, with ground-breaking observations on his relationships with P.D. Ouspensky and A.R. Orage (especially, why he wanted to collaborate with them, and why that broke down). It shows that Gurdjieff was, fundamentally, a mystic, and that his contemplation-like methods were probably drawn from Mt Athos and its hesychast tradition. It shows the continuity in Gurdjieff's teaching, but also development and change. His original contribution to Western Esotericism lay in his use of tasks, disciplines, and contemplation-like exercises to bring his pupils to a sense of their own presence which could, to some extent, be maintained in daily life in the social domain, and not only in the secluded conditions typical of meditation. It contends that he had initially intended not to use contemplation-like exercises, as he perceived dangers to be associated with these monastic methods, and the religious tradition to be in tension with the secular guise in which he first couched his teaching. As Gurdjieff adapted the teaching he had found in Eastern monasteries to Western urban and post-religious culture, he found it necessary to introduce contemplation. His development of the methods is demonstrated, and the importance of the three exercises in the Third Series, Life Is Real only then, when 'I Am', is shown, together with their almost certain borrowing from the exercises of the Philokalia. G.I. Gurdjieff P.D. Ouspensky A.R. Orage George Adie Mysticism Meditation Contemplation Fourth Way Hesychasm Western Esotericism"--