Department of Sufic Studies
G. I. Gurdjieff
Fourth Way : An Arrangement by Subject of Verbatim Extracts from the Records of Ouspensky's Meetings in London and New York, 1921-46 by P. D. Uspenskii, Georges Ivanovitch Gurdjieff, P. D. Ouspensk, Peter Demianovich Ouspensky
With Remarkable Men (Paperback)
- An autobiographical account of Gurdjieff's search for spitirtual enlightenment,
describing many of the people and events that shaped his search and ultimately
provided him with the answers he sought.
Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson : An Objectively Impartial Criticism of the Life of Man (All and Everything Series 1) by Georges Ivanovitch Gurdjieff (Hardcover) - Gurdjieff's "Beelzebub Tales to His Grandson" is not your everyday type book. Its intentions are not to entertain, but to shock the reader into conscious awareness of the many mechanisms that control his/her own life. Ions after his fall from heaven we find Beelzebub completely transformed through experience into the wisest of beings. In a interplanetary mission to keep our galaxy in order, Beelzebub makes use of a delay to teach his grandson about many things of importance, and especially about those strange beings on the planet earth. The funny thing is that the reader becomes the grandson, and it is Gurdjieff whom teaches us about the reality of our unconscious "living". It is a book not intended to be an easy read, the book demands us to make great conscious efforts to understand the content and to keep alert. However, any effort put into the book is petty in comparison to the gain. "Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson" gives us a choice to remain the automatons we are, or to take a step into realizing our potential as conscious beings. It is one of the most important books...ever.