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
Four in-depth lectures on the essence of the Fourth Way ideas, their practical application for psychological and spiritual development, and their relationship to Christianity. An extensive glossary is also included. The Fourth Way was developed by G.I. Gurdjieff, P.D. Ouspensky, and Maurice Nicoll.
Release on 2009-08-11 | by Andy P. Hargreaves,Dennis L. Shirley
The Inspiring Future for Educational Change
Author: Andy P. Hargreaves,Dennis L. Shirley
Pubpsher: Corwin Press
This book analyzes three previous major change efforts, outlines their strengths and limitations, and offers a successful and sustainable fourth way to integrate teacher professionalism, community engagement, government policy, and accountability.
The Conservative Playbook for a Lasting GOP Majority
Author: Hugh Hewitt
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Political Science
From “the nearly professorial power-baron of conservative media” (Bloomberg), a handbook for how a united GOP government can solve problems and guarantee political success. Hugh Hewitt interviewed candidate Trump fifteen times on his nationally syndicated show during the 2016 campaign and participated as a panelist in four primary debates. What he learned from those news-making moments, along with his service for two Republican Presidents and his intimate knowledge of Washington, puts him in a perfect position to spell out how Trump and a unified GOP can transform the country and earn a lasting place in history. From defense to immigration, from entitlements to health care, Hewitt outlines how the new President, with the top leaders in Congress and with allies in fifty statehouses, can use November’s stunning result to find a Fourth Way out of the gridlock and the destructive showdowns that have marked the past quarter century of American politics.
A Comprehensive Humanitarian Economic System to Save the World
Author: Dr. A. Joseph Keryo
Pubpsher: Page Publishing Inc
The Fourth Way: A Comprehensive Humanitarian Economic System to Save the World is the result of a long effort and time, spanning more than seven years, from 2010 till 2017. Overloaded with research and studies, tracking events all around the world, monitoring the wars, crises, and international problems, and pursuing the details of their intensification and development. The book includes an accurate, detailed, comprehensive, and deep description of all the international movements that have covered the world since the outbreak of the First World War until the middle of 2017, the date of completion of this book, and documents the history of all revolutions, calls, and economic ideas. One of the main objectives of this book is to rely on the successes and failures of these experiences, seeking a human, economic, political, and social system, a system that is fair, clean, moral, honorable, and rational. Also to restore economic value to the economic factor in managing the affairs of states and people. To restore the individual value in life and create a healthy individual actor and producer. To tame the technological landscape, restore balance to environment, repair the United Nations, and activate its institutions and its role in solving the international dilemmas. This book is a documented historical reference and a full description of all the mechanisms of applying this system, which can be a clear guide for economists, historians, politics, sociologist, and individuals.
Insights in to the teachings of G.I. Gurdjieff known as the Fourth Way, including their application for personal change and their roots in early Christianity. From the Preface: The discovery of esoteric truth is our birthright as children of the universe. No teacher, no book, no system has the final word. Spirituality is meant to awaken the Higher Self who guides us onto a road of purpose, fulfillment and service. However it is packaged and marketed, the only true value of the product is the extent to which it leads us into the intimate depths of our own being where we can each verify, assimilate, and become the truths underlying all authentic wisdom teachings. A special Appendix features exceptional insight from author Reijo Oksanen and his studies connecting the Gurdjieff Work to the spirituality of Eastern Orthodox Christianity. Also included is a rare translation of the observations of Boris Mouravieff and his relationship to Gurdjieff and Ouspensky.
Jiddu Krishnamurti Was One Of The Few Philosophers Who Deeply Influenced Human Consciousness. Enlightened By A New Vision Of Life, He Broke Away From Religions And Ideologies And Traversed A Lonely Path Talking To People More Like A Friend Than A Guru. This Book Contains Extracts From Krishna Murti S Talks Juxtaposed With Extracts From P.P. Ouspensky And Gurudjieff; And A Commentary On The Subject. The Latter Two Are Considered Sources Of Krishnamurti'S Teachings.
As the closest pupil of the charismatic spiritual master G. I. Gurdjieff (1866–1949), Jeanne de Salzmann was charged with carrying on his teachings of spiritual transformation. Known as the Fourth Way or "the Work", Gurdjieff's system was based on teachings of the East that he adapted for modern life in the West. Now, some twenty years after De Salzmann's death, the notebooks that she filled with her insights over a forty-year period (and intended to publish) have been translated and edited by a small group of her family and followers. The result is this long-awaited guide to Gurdjieff's teaching, describing the routes to be travelled and the landmarks encountered along the way. Organized according to themes, the chapters touch on all the important concepts and practices of the Work, including:? awakening from the sleep of identification with the ordinary level of being ? self-observation and self-remembering ? conscious effort and voluntary suffering ? understanding symbolic concepts like the Enneagram ? the Gurdjieff Movements, bodily exercises that provide training in Presence and the awareness of subtle energies ? the necessity of a "school," meaning the collective practice of the teaching in a group. Madame de Salzmann brings to the Work her own strong, direct language and personal journey in learning to live that knowledge of a higher level of being, which, she insists, "you have to see for yourself" on a level beyond theory and concept. De Salzmann consistently refused to discuss the teaching in terms of ideas, for this Fourth Way is to be experienced, not simply thought or believed.
The man is asleep, his consciousness is hypnotized, confused; he does not know who he is, he does not know why he acts, he is a kind of machine, an automaton, to which everything "happens"; he has no control over his thoughts, his emotions, his imagination, his attention; he believes he loves, desires, hates, wants, but never knows the true motivations of these impulses that appear and disappear like meteors; he says "I am," I do "," I want ", believing that I really have a unitary ego, while it is fragmented in a multitude of centers that dominate it from time to time; he deludes himself that he is aware of himself, but he cannot wake up from himself, he can only dream of waking up; he thinks she can govern her own life, but he is a puppet directed by forces that he ignores; he spends his entire existence in sleep and dies in sleep; he spends all his time in a subjective world he cannot escape; it is unable to distinguish the real from the imaginary; he wastes his energies to chase unnecessary things; and only sometimes does he realize that he is not satisfied, that life eludes him, that he is wasting the opportunity that has been offered to him.
Release on 2012-09-14 | by Andy Hargreaves,Dennis L. Shirley
The Quest for Educational Excellence
Author: Andy Hargreaves,Dennis L. Shirley
Pubpsher: Corwin Press
Learn from global lessons of successful educational change! Deep and lasting educational reform doesn’t happen overnight. This example-packed sequel to The Fourth Way draws upon inspiring examples unearthed by brand new research to challenge educational leaders, teachers, and policy makers to put proven strategies to work promoting student achievement and the high quality teaching that drives it. With striking success stories from diverse systems around the world, Hargreaves and Shirley discuss: The real-life, nitty-gritty challenges facing change leaders Stumbling blocks to enacting best principles and practices Developing and implementing a plan of action to overcome challenges to lasting change