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The Gurdjieff JournalLLC

Back Issue - #39 Volume 10 Issue 3

The Gurdjieff JournalLLC - Issue #39

Gurdjieff & The New Age
Part I

The 50 years since Gurdjieff's death saw the emergence of the New Age, a spiritual and cultural phenomenon which hoped to change the course of the world. Long before Gurdjieff had foreseen its arising and planted its esoteric seeds. Before his death he said the teaching should be spread far and wide but this was not to be. Into the breech quickly stepped L. Ron Hubbard and his Dianetics/Scientology soon followed by Timothy Leary's psychedelic crusade and the introduction of Eastern teachings such as Tibetan Buddhism.

Boyhood with Gurdjieff

Fritz Peters' classic account of his life with Gurdjieff and the Prieuré has long been out of print. Here is an insightful introduction which begins: "Imagine you are an 11-year-old boy…"


The Wall of Sleep

We read about Gurdjieff telling us we are asleep, have no individual I, no free will and cannot do but do we believe it? Isn't there any uncanny mental ju-jitsu that happens.

Book Review:

Sacred Sexuality in Ancient Egypt
by Ruth Schumann Antelme and Stéphane Rossini

Most every, if not all, aspects of Egyptian life have been studied save their views and practice of sexuality. The authors, two, well-regarded Egyptologists, show how Egyptians sought to sexually unite the two natures of man.

Film Reviews:

March of the Penguins and Saraband

Why are these two films reviewed together? What do penguins have in common with human beings?

Fourth Way Meetings

Stupidity, MaryJane, acid, ancestral anger and aim are some of the topics students ask about as they explore Gurdjieff's teaching of The Fourth Way.