n October 1935 he formed an all-women's group known as "the Rope" and worked with them until September 1939, the beginning of the Second World War. The group was composed of seven women: Elizabeth Gordon, Solita Solano, Kathryn Hulme, Margaret Anderson, Georgette Leblanc, Louise Davidson and Alice Rohrer. Sometimes Jane Heap would come from London to attend meetings. For an in-depth look at the Rope, see William Patrick Patterson's Ladies of the Rope.
During the Nazi occupation of France, Gurdjieff continued working with small groups of people in Paris. For a sense of this time and to read transcripts of meetings Gurdjieff held in his Paris apartment, see William Patrick Patterson's Voices in the Dark and The Gurdjieff Journal article "Gurdjieff's Wartime Paris Meetings."