The Gurdjieff Journal

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The Gurdjieff Journal™ - Issue #16

Gurdjieff & Money

No single aspect of Gurdjieff and The Fourth Way teaching is more misunderstood than the relationship to money. Charged by some with venality, he understood the deep and unconscious significance money has for people, particularly Americans, and used it to put students "in galoshes." Included is Jean Toomer's telling description of his own "shearing" and suffering.

The Mouravieff 'Phenomenon'
Part II

The second installment of how Boris Mouravieff plagiarized the teaching in his attempt to discredit Gurdjieff and place its true origin with the Eastern Orthodox Church. Examined in particular are Gurdjieff's and Mouravieff's versions of the Diagram of Every Living Thing.

Working in the World:

Opposing the Devil

Most Americans say they believe in God but the more explosive question is how many believe in the Devil? And deeper, how many oppose their "Devil"? These questions and more are explored using The Devil's Advocate as a model.

Teacher/Student Experience III

Some pitfalls of self-observation and Gurdjieff's recommendation on how to struggle with personal egoism.

The Kanari Papers
Part IV

Solita Solano's and Kathryn Hulme's depiction of Gurdjieff's work with The Rope, his special women's group, in the late 1930s in Paris.

Film Review:

Up Against the Edge

Playwright David Mamet's screenplay of The Edge, starring Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin, focuses on a developed man facing himself and his adversary in the Alaskan wilderness.

Book Review:

First Series: Facts, Fictions & Speculations About 'Beelzebub'

J. Walter Driscoll, editor of Gurdjieff: An Annotated Bibliography, examines the accretions that have adhered to Gurdjieff's magnum opus.


Tidbits gleaned from the world and the Work.

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