The Gurdjieff Journal

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The Gurdjieff Journal™ - Issue #29

Rosie, Sharon, Alex, Robert & The Work

TV talk show host Rosie O'Donnell's tirade against The Fourth Way is examined in terms of the authentic Fourth Way groups and faux groups, such as those led by Robert Burton, Alex Horn and Sharon Gans, which are 'Fourth Way' in name only.

The 'Cosmic War'
& Gurdjieff
Part II

What do Muslim, Christian and Jewish religious extremists all have in common? Each prays and works to bring about the End of the World. And the red heifer of the Book of Numbers has just been bred in Israel.

Ecstasy in a Pill

Known as XTC, or simply "X," or MDMA, the pleasure drug of choice among the young can lead to a long-lasting, even permanent, drop in serotonin levels associated with brain damage. It is not the 'pill' of which Gurdjieff spoke.

Probe:

Present at the Creation

To self-remember, to be present at the creation—and in so doing to deny automatic creation. It is to act and not act simultaneously. A new perspective, non-derivative, of what it means to be/Be.

Book Review:

Out of the Sky She Came
by Valerie Lawson

Author of ten Mary Poppins books, Pamela Travers was introduced to the Work by A.R. Orage in 1933. She was among those invited to sit at Gurdjieff's bedside after he died.

Gurdjieff Comes
to America

January 13, 1924, Gurdjieff and 46 of his students disembarked from the S.S. Paris and so brought the teaching to the New World. Here is the actual Manifest of Alien Passengers containing their names.

Book Review:

Hurricane
by James S. Hirsch

Middleweight prizefighter Ruben "Hurricane" Carter did nearly 20 years of time in Trenton State Prison. What saw him through it and helped to get him released was P.D. Ouspensky's In Search of the Miraculous.

Snares & Snarls
of Identification

What is the experience of being identified? What words convey what you observed? Here is a sample lexicon of terms from last March's weekend seminar devoted to exploring identification.



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