Introduction to Gurdjieff's Fourth Way Vol. 2:
The Movement From Sex To Love
By William Patrick Patterson
William Patrick Patterson probes and explores: instinctual, emotional, formatory-mental love, conscious love, divine love, real relationship. Falling in and out love, bio-plasmic machines, false unity, sex as physical, emotional; conscious intimacy, passing beyond gender, exchange of vibration-substance, reciprocal maintenance. Eating and being eaten, futurizing, historizing, past living the present. Embodiment. Self-observation, self-listening, inner space. Origin of the Universe, its harmony and needed disharmony, being-Partkdolg-duty, conscience, esoteric religion.
Mr. Gurdjieff's Father's Grave
By William Patrick Patterson
Owing to the circumstances of my life not dependent on me, I have not personally seen the grave where the body of my dear father lies. . . . I therefore, bid any of my sons, whether by blood or in spirit, to seek out, when he has the possibility, this solitary grave.
—G. I. Gurdjieff Meetings with Remarkable Men
William Patrick Patterson undertook a 21-day pilgrimage to visit Mr. Gurdjieff's father's grave in Gyumri, Armenia. Travelling backward in time, he revisited Gurdjieff's life:
Gurdjieff's grave and the Prieuré in Avon, France
Kumbaraci and Yemenici streets in Istanbul, where Gurdjieff and his students lived
Prinkipo Island on the Sea of Marmara, where Gurdjieff often visited P. D. Uspenskii
Tiflis, where Gurdjieff opened his Institute at 22 Nikolas Street and first named it the Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man
Kars, Gurdjieff's home in the medieval quarter and the Kars Military Cathedral where he sang in the choir
Ani, the ancient city where the Sarmoung manuscript was discovered
Sanahin Monastery, Armenia, where Gurdjieff served as an acolyte
Gyumri, Armenia, where Gurdjieff was born in the Greek Quarter at 222 Matnishyan Street
Gyumri's Old Cemetery and Mr. Gurdjieff's father's grave
Introduction to Gurdjieff's Fourth Way: From Selves to Individual Self to The Self
William Patrick Patterson, a leading exponent and teacher of The Fourth Way, the ancient, sacred, seminal teaching of self-development, explores: Images of God. Bioplasmic machines. Science of Being. Egyptian Mysteries. Nature's trick. Many selves. Self-love's duality. Owning. Futurizing. Historicizing. Ray of Creation. States of Consciousness. Key practices. Embodiment. Direct impressions. Inner space. Self-knowledge and Being. Levels of Understanding. Using ordinary life to come to real life.
The Life & Significance of George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff, Part III — Gurdjieff's Legacy: Establishing The Teaching in the West, 1924–1949
Shot on site in Paris, Avon, Mont. St. Michel, Lascaux, London, New York, and New Haven, the documentary traces Gurdjieff's life from his near-fatal car crash through to his giving meetings during the Nazi-occupation of Paris to his death in 1949. Examined in depth are the writing of his Legominism All and Everything and his relationships with Orage, Ouspensky and Bennett. Also included is the Rope and his final trip to the Caves of Lascaux.
The Life & Significance of George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff, Part II — Gurdjieff's Mission: Introducing The Teaching to the West, 1912–1924
Shot on site in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Constantinople, London, Fontainebleau-en-Avon, New York and Lascaux, this documentary film—narrated by William Patrick Patterson and based on his book Struggle of the Magicians—retraces Gurdjieff's mission to introduce the teaching to the West. P.D. Ouspensky's and J.G. Bennett's enigmatic relationship with Gurdjieff are explored. Particularly stressed are the "St. Petersburg Conditions" and Gurdjieff's technique of "divine acting." The film vividly demonstrates Gurdjieff's warning to America of the rise and challenge of the East with footage recalling the 9/11 attack and its aftermath. Only available at this site.
The Life & Significance of George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff, Part I — Gurdjieff in Egypt: The Origin of Esoteric Knowledge
Follows Gurdjieff's search for pre-sand Egypt beginning with the Sphinx and Great Pyramid, to Thebes and the Temple in Man and Karnak, to the Valley of the Kings, the Temples of Edfu and Abu Simbel, and into Ethiopia where he unexpectedly discovers the origin of the ancient teaching of The Fourth Way.