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Back Issue - #10 Volume 3 Issue 2

The Gurdjieff JournalLLC - Issue #10

Gurdjieff in Egypt

In the early days in St. Petersburg Ouspensky asks Gurdjieff about the origin of the teaching he brings. Gurdjieff tells him the teaching is complete in itself and wholly independent of the other major teachings. Its origin, Gurdjieff says, is "pre-historic Egypt."


Struggle of the Magicians

An interview with the author of Struggle of the Magicians, which explores the teacher-student relationship as seen through the lives of G.I. Gurdjieff and P.D. Ouspensky.

Russian Roots in
All and Everything
Part II

Gurdjieff's Legominism is deeply rooted in Russian history, language and sayings of popular wisdom.

Beloved Icarus
Part II

Joyce Collin-Smith remembers the last years of Rodney Collin, Ouspensky's close student and her mentor as well as brother-in-law. Collin wrote The Theory of Celestial Influence and she notes the role the planets played at the end of his life.

Is 'Prince Ozay'
Really Gurdjieff?
Part III

In his book The Unending Quest, the Englishman Paul Dukes relates his last encounter with 'Prince Ozay' in St. Petersburg.

Film Review:


The documentary Crumb shows us the world of the cartoonist Robert Crumb, who draws images out of his sexual distortion. How to deal with influences of this kind so we don't "soil the purity of our brains?" We must learn to censor ourselves.

Book Review:

Salvation on Sand Mountain
by Dennis Covington

Journalist Dennis Covington steps into the world of the unknown, into the world of snake-handling believers, where he tastes the sacred.

Working in the World:

Baboons, Bees & Man

Ouspensky's theory on the arrested evolution of ants and bees offers insight into the potentially disasterous physical and spiritual consequences of genetic tinkering with the human body—the essential vehicle of self-transformation.


Tidbits gleaned from the world and the Work.

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