All of Gurdjieff's fundamental principles and methods of transforming the intellect, emotions, and body, in the system known as the Fourth Way, are presented in this book in his own clear, precise words preserved by his closest pupils.
Author: G. I. Gurdjieff
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Are we able to say that life is governed by a group of conscious people? Where are they? Who are they? We see exactly the opposite: that life is governed by those who are the least conscious, by those who are most asleep. Provocative ideas such as these have attracted generations of thoughtful people to the methods of self-study and inner work devised by Gurdjieff, one of the most radical spiritual teachers of modern times. According to Gurdjieff, the wars raging at this very moment are nothing more than millions of sleeping people trying to annihilate millions of other sleeping people. Contrary to popular belief, there is no such as thing as progress and evolution as long as humanity remains asleep. Two hundred conscious people could change the whole of life on the earth, Gurdjieff says. If we want to become those conscious people, we must learn how to change ourselves. With the help of self-knowledge and an understanding of our relation to the universe, we can awaken to a higher level of being—if we wish to change ourselves. All of Gurdjieff's fundamental principles and methods of transforming the intellect, emotions, and body, in the system known as the Fourth Way, are presented in this book in his own clear, precise words preserved by his closest pupils. Arranged in an orderly sequence of passages drawn from two primary source books—P. D. Ouspensky's In Search of the Miraculous, and Views from the Real World, edited by Mme. Jeanne de Salzmann—this material is an indispensable introduction for those determined to undertake the efforts and practices necessary for awakening consciousness. All the basic concepts and methods are covered, including: • man is "asleep" • we have no unified "I" • the need for self-knowledge • functions of the human "machine" • states of consciousness • levels of being • three centers: moving, emotional, and thinking • personality and essence • the possibility of self-development • self-observation • remembering oneself • conscious evolution • the law of three forces • the ray of creation • the law of octaves • the Enneagram, a universal symbol • the variety of spiritual ways • esoteric Christianity • working in groups • the necessity of schools
Their divine nature was forgotten and they found themselves being regarded as
no more than objects for sex and propagating mankind, which continues even
today. It is time to remember and recollect that This book was written as a guide
If you're intrigued by the fact that Jack the Ripper was left-handed, or that Heinz ketchup flows at 0.7 miles per day - and, more importantly, intrigued by why you're intrigued - then this book is required reading.
Author: Mark Mason
Publisher: Random House
Category: Games & Activities
If you're intrigued by the fact that Jack the Ripper was left-handed, or that Heinz ketchup flows at 0.7 miles per day - and, more importantly, intrigued by why you're intrigued - then this book is required reading. Convinced that our love of trivia must reveal something truly important about us, Mark Mason sets out to discover what that something is. And, in the process, he asks the fundamental questions that keep all trivialists awake at night: Why is it so difficult to forget that Keith Richards was a choirboy at the Queen's coronation when it's so hard to remember what we did last Thursday? Are men more obsessed with trivia than women? Can it be proved that house flies hum in the key of F? Can anything ever really be proved? And the biggest question of them all: is there a perfect fact, and if so what is it?
Therefore, if someone is being good it means they are being god. A good
meditation to practice is to, as always, find a comfortable place and relax. Begin
by seeing a white liquid light move over and into your being. Feel as each part of
you is ...
Author: Carol DeCuffa
In 1990 the author was visited by Jesus and was given a message for the world. This experience began her search for Home a place we are all from and will eventually return to. This book is a compilation of her revelations, inspirational stories, personal pearls of wisdom and step by step exercises to remember who you are and from whence you came. Ancient wisdom in modern day form. This book is bursting with knowledge to light your way home. Carol believes that as each person learns about themselves their contribution is essential for the evolution of all of humanity. Her goal is to tell you what she has learned thus far to help you as she has been guided by those before her. A must have for the soul seeker.
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Author: Arnold Bennett
Publisher: Sagwan Press
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The celebrated biographer of Calvin is thus characterised by the Lutheran
Hesbusius “ Who can help being astonished at the incredible impudence of that
monster , whose filthy and infamous life is known throughout France by his more
"In order to understand this and, in general, the nature of knowledge and the
nature of being, as well as their interrelation, it is necessary to understand the
relation of knowledge and being to 'understanding.' "Knowledge is one thing, ...
Author: Peter D. Ouspensky
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
Category: Fourth Way (Occultism)
Return from India. The war and the search for the miraculous. Old thoughts The question of schools. Plans for further travels. The East and Europe. A notice in a Moscow newspaper. Lectures on India. The meeting with G. A distinguished man. The first talk, G's opinion on schools. G's group. Glimpses of Truth. Further meetings and talks. The organization of G's Moscow group The question of payment and of means for the work. The question of secrecy and of the obligations accepted by the pupils. A talk about the East. Philosophy, theory, and practice. How was the system found G's ideas. Man is a machine governed by external influences Everything happens. Nobody does anything In order to do it is necessary to be. A man is responsible for his actions, a machine is not responsible. Is psychology necessary for the study of machines The promise of facts. Can wars be stopped A talk about the planets and the moon as living beings. The intelligence of the sun and the earth. Subjective and objective art.
Being discloses itself, Heidegger said, through language. It was especially the
poet and the thinker, Heidegger said, who live in the house of being, who let being shine through. It is through words and language, Heidegger thought, that
Author: Bonnie Lee Calcagno
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
I graduated third in my college class. I was named both a Ralph Scholar and an Aquinas Scholar. But after graduation from college, I was lost. I would go to the library and wander the shelves looking for something I could not name. When I hit the psychology section of the library and started reading widely, everything fell into place. I wrote the book, The Search for Being, as separate articles over this period in my life. Each chapter represents the ideas of authors I consider to be my spiritual mentors who helped me to understand life, myself, what being is.
He was not a yogi ; he was not really in search of his being , he was in search of
a theory . But you can use that as an opening . An opening means you have to
transcend it , you have to go beyond , you have to pass over it , you have to go ...
The bookis being written to defeat the forces of darkness, whichseek to crush
thespirit of being alive and happy by resisting changein theexisting monotonous
structures. The war betweenthe dark forces oflight, is all about energies and
Author: Swati R. Shiv
Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
There are some questions that plague all of us. Who am I? Where do I come from? Where do the feelings and desires that torment my consciousness come from? In her first book, In Search of Happiness, author Swati Shiv uses her years of experience as a soul healer and self-empowerment therapist to investigate these questions. The book is an enthralling story of her patient Dev and his severe and confounding mental and emotional conflicts. Using hypnotherapy, Swati delves deep into Dev’s soul and witnesses his journey over nine lives of crime, violence, illness, fear and harmful attachments. Each session unfolds elements of life between lives, offers time for rest and introspection, and allows his spirit guide to heal the soul and change the belief systems carried over several lifetimes. The resonating tale of a storm-tossed soul and its journey to a safe harbor, In Search of Happiness is a must-read for anyone who seeks their true self and true expression of that self. SWATI R SHIV, a long-time practitioner of hypnotherapy and past-life therapy, specializes in healing emotional trauma caused by unknown factors. Her work focuses on understanding the soul and discovering happiness through treatment of physical diseases, relationship conflicts, confidence issues, phobias, negative spirit attachments and much else. Swati is based in Delhi, India.
According to the Buddha , none of the five skandhascorporeality ( form ) ,
sensation , perception , volition , and consciousness – can be considered as self
of being or as being possessed by the self of being or as being within the self or
Author: O. N. Krishnan
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
Category: Buddhist philosophy
"Comparative analysis of the philosphical systems of the Upanisads, Advaita Vedanta and various schools of Buddhism."
Such a problem signals the transition from the idea of being-with the other to that
of being in relationship to the other, that is, the jump from interrelation to
intersubjectivity. It seems that this question reveals what is at stake in philosophy
and its ...
We would like our lives from moment to moment to be known and authorized by
that part of our being which is forever. In the core of our being, we are eternal
spirit. Inevitably, we strive to live from this spirit. Inevitably, the goal of the
Author: John Fentress Gardner
Real education will always seek to strengthen what is best in the human soul: its longing for the experience of spiritual truth that brings into the self an objective appreciation of the noble aspects of its own nature, together with a subjective sense of real affinity with the rest of humanity, the earth planet as a whole, and the great cosmos above and beyond. The premise of this book is that a human being is a being of body, soul, and spirit, whose core is "eternal spirit," from which center one should strive to live. From this perspective, the aim of true education is to help our children activate this deepest center in themselves. For this, living, intuitive thinking must be brought to life in a new way. The organ for such thinking is the heart, where will and feeling join in uniting self and world, morality and truth, love and action. This book is in three parts. The first poses the problem; the second describes the Waldorf approach as a solution; and the third deals with questions of special interest to parents and educators alike, such as authority, discipline, and freedom; the nature of "genius"; and the question of cultural pluralism. The first edition of this book was titled "The Experience of Knowledge" in response to a clear call for experience in education. Certainly, if the sole purpose of education is to acquire information, learning becomes dry, abstract, and deadening. To have meaningful consequence in a person's life, "coming to know" must become an experience. Too often, however, such experience is understood simply as doing -- field trips, class projects, and so on. But "doing," if unconnected to the whole person, is just activity. To become true experience, it must speak out of, and toward, a student's secret center: the spirit. Hence, the author affirms that authentic education is always in search of the spirit.
He asserted that the truly relevant question for most families is whether an
obvious good will come from having a child with a major handicap. From this
perspective, Watson said, “seeing the bright side of being handicapped is like
praising the ...
Author: J. David Smith
Publisher: Corwin Press
This resource is a testament to the value of people with disabilities and the enrichment that we can find with them.
2 - Sustainability , health and well - being Tony McMichael - - - - We organise
societies , run economies and build infrastructure to make life better , healthier
and longer for humans . What is widely missing from some of our mainstream ...
Author: Bob Douglas
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Leading Australians present their thoughts on what the main issues are for moving towards a sustainable future.