Introductory Readings

IN GENERAL, expect little from reading these in a vacuum.

  1. G. I. Gurdjieff, Beelzebub's Tales to his Grandson, All and Everything
  2. G. I. Gurdjieff, Meetings With Remarkable Men
  3. G. I. Gurdjieff, Views from the Real World
  4. C. S. Nott, Teachings of Gurdjieff
  5. Jean Vaysse, Toward Awakening
  6. Christopher Fremantle, ON ATTENTION
  7. John Shirley, GURDJIEFF, An Introduction to His Life and Ideas
  8. P.D. Ouspensky, The Psychology of Man's Possible Evolution
  9. magazine: Gurdjieff International Review
  10. magazine: Parabola

Note: The Fremantle and Shirley books are quite modern and easy on the eyes.

The Mountain Top

When one has been to a mountain top

One has only to come down again

So why bother in the first place?

Just this....

One climbs...One sees

One descends...One sees no longer

But one has seen

There is an art of conducting oneself

in the lower regions

By the memory of what one saw higher up

- René Dumal

Advanced Readings, not to be attempted without group work


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