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The Gurdjieff JournalLLC

Back Issue - #25 Volume 7 Issue 1

The Gurdjieff JournalLLC - Issue #25

New Lamps
for Old:
The Enneagram
by James Moore

Gurdjieff's foremost English biographer points out Gurdjieff's multiplex sources and the false Sufi appropriation of the enneagram, one of The Fourth Way's principal symbols.

Pondering Gurdjieff's Maps

Gurdjieff said everything he wrote could be taken in seven different ways, so what to make of his many references to maps? Is there something hidden here?

Book Review:

First Series
(in Russian)
by G.I. Gurdjieff

A Russian-born surgeon and student of Mme de Salzmann critiques the long-awaited Russian translation of Gurdjieff's Legominism.

Book Review:

Gurdjieff & Orage:
Brothers in Elysium

by Paul Beekman Taylor

In Brothers in Elysium, Taylor relies on new material from Orage's and Gurdjieff's letters and the diaries of Orage's wife, Jessie Dwight, the author gives a fresh and important perspective on the triangle of Gurdjieff, Orage and Jessie.

Film Review:

42 Up

Gurdjieff asked students to tell the story of their lives. Here in an ongoing film series shot at intervals of every seven years since the fourteen participants were seven years old, we see what Gurdjieff means when he says your future will be an extension of your present.


City of Life,
City of Death

An extemporaneous talk at a Day of Exploration probes Ouspensky's statement that all life is composed of streets and crossroads.

First Person:

Doves at the Crossroads

Caught between a "yes" and a "no," this reader details how he applies the teaching to a familiar life situation.

Views of Kars & Alexandropol

Contrasted are the views, new and old, of Gurdjieff's birthplace and where he grew up, of J.G. Bennett, Gurdjieff: A Very Great Enigma; Philip Glazebrook, Journey to Kars; Robert Kaplan, Eastward to Tartary: Travels to the Balkans, the Middle East, and the Caucasus; and G.I. Gurdjieff's Meetings with Remarkable Men.