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Gurdjieff

Ieff An Introduction to His Life and Ideas the acclaimed novelist John Shirley one of the founders of the cyberpunk genre presents a lively reliable explanation of how to approach the sage and his ideas In accessible dramatic prose Shirley retells that which we know of Gurdjieff's life he surveys the teacher's methods and the lives of his key students and he helps readers to enter the unparalleled originality of this remarkable teacher. Great modern biography beautifully written carefully researched and offered sincerely as one solution to the gathering challenges of our times A must read for all who love Gurdjieff s Wo Building Organizational Intelligence presents a lively reliable explanation of how to approach the sage and his ideas In accessible dramatic All You Need Is Less prose Shirley retells that which we know of Gurdjieff's life he surveys the teacher's methods and the lives of his key students and he helps readers to enter the unparalleled originality of this remarkable teacher. Great modern biography beautifully written carefully researched and offered sincerely as one solution to the gathering challenges of our times A must read for all who love Gurdjieff s Wo

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A dramatic and literate introduction to one of the twentieth century's most influential and intriguing spiritual teachersBorn in the shifting border between Turkey and Russia in G I Gurdjieff is a man who would continually straddle borders between East and West between man and something higher than man between the ancient teachings of esoteric schools and the modern application of those ideas in contemporary lifeIn many respects from. I got this book from the library and after 45 pages ordered myself a copy This is the kind of book I ve been seeking I m itching to highlight underline and dogear This is one of the true

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The concept of group meetings to the mysterious workings of the enneagram to his critiue of humanity as existing in a state of sleep Gurdjieff pioneered the culture of spiritual search that has taken root in the West today While many of Gurdjieff's students including Frank Lloyd Wright Katharine Mansfield and P D Ouspensky are well known few understand this figure possessed of complex writings and sometimes confounding methods In Gurdj. This is a great introduction to Gurdjieff and his ideas It is probably the best book for beginners for it has a particularly excellent Appendix listing some excellent further reading Joh


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  1. says:

    Shirley's exposition of Gurdjieff's ideas an Introduction for me personally; I happened across this title at Powell's looking for other Shirley books comes as an eye opener to the One Clueless Person You Never Heard Of ag

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    I picked this up to learn about G and his connection to the Enneagram While I learned a bit in general about who G was I do uestion the veracity of the book The author is uite smitten with G I slogged on when things started getting odd but I c

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    I got this book from the library and after 45 pages ordered myself a copy This is the kind of book I've been seeking I'm itching to highlight underline and dogear This is one of the true mystics that the others uote and emulate How splendid this and other works are readily available One hundred years ago one would have to travel to

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    Author John Shirley intended this book for absolute beginners to George Ivanovich Gurdjieff c 1866 1949 which I am

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    This is a great introduction to Gurdjieff and his ideas It is probably the best book for beginners for it has a particularly excellent Appendix listing some excellent further reading John Shirley unlike many in the The Work scene takes a bal

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    A solid introduction to Gurdjieff Shirley babies you a bit a first but you appreciate this once your on to complex Gurdjieffian ideas If you're still interested and I am the book offers a number of different investigative leads people to explore and books to read

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    This guy was an awesome spiritual teacher who found enlightenment through work The key here is 'never rest and always get the job done' and yo

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    Great modern biography beautifully written carefully researched and offered sincerely as one solution to the gathering challenges of our times A must read for all who love Gurdjieff's Work

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