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The Gurdjieff Journal™ - Issue #20

Gurdjieff's Wartime
Meetings in
Nazi-Occupied Paris
Part II

Transcripts of meetings held from 1940–1945 and including a detailed look at Vichy France of Pétain and Laval, the French Resistance and Nazi reprisals.

Ahl-i-Haqq:
The People of Truth

Gurdjieff's writings reveal possible links to the Ahl-i-Haqq, The People of Truth, a Shiite sect living in southern Kurdistan. J.G. Bennett believed that this brotherhood was "in possession of technical knowledge of a very special kind."

Working in the World:

Son of Man:
The Spiritual Machine

Computers will achieve the capacity of the human brain by about 2020. Computers, what computer pioneer Ray Kurzweil calls "non-biological entities," will not only exceed human intelligence but become conscious.

Columbine & The Guys

Why the massacre? Is it the parent's fault? Or the peers? Or, as Freud suggests, has our society become neurotic? Do Ouspensky's and Gurdjieff's insights apply?

Film Review:

The Matrix
The Esoteric Flick

Energy-dependent, nonbiological entities, aka computers, "farm and harvest" humans for their energy in this sci-fi action flick whose use of esoteric ideas has made it into a cult film. Reviews also of Hideous Kinky, The Winslow Boy and The King of Masks.

Book Review:

The Occult in Russian
& Soviet Culture

Edited by Bernice Glatzer Rosentha

Fifteen far-ranging essays show the effect of the occult on the Russia of the Tsars, Lenin, Stalin and even into today. Aspects of the satanic and demonic from those days seem very much in accord with our own "Goth culture."

Critas

Tidbits gleaned from the world and the Work.



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