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This section has a growing number of articles and translations from various writers. Select writer from the menu to the left.

The Gurdjieff Internet Guide accepts and encourages contributions in the form of submissions that are related to the contents of the site. We are interested in your contributions to be able to give our readers a wide picture of the Gurdjieff work and the Fourth Way in their various aspects. Instructions for submitting your writings, reviews or translations can be found here.

Oksanen, Reijo


Flash Memory and How It Works

Flash Memory is a type of fast memory chip that remembers all its data even when the power is turned off


Ouspensky, Palmer and Father Nikon

..Palmer and further on to Father Nikon of Karoulia. Gerald Palmer was born in 1904 and died in 1984. Apart from having been an MP (Member of the Parliament) and a cricket player, Palmer was one of those who were following the teachings of Ouspensky,


The Importance of the Other -

Attention is the third force between “me and my donkey”, between the active and the passive; the invisible human element in “us”. It can act as a bridge where these two, the donkey in my possession and me, can meet. This is necessary in order to beco


Gurdjieff & Orthodox Christianity

The psychology of G. I. Gurdjieff and the Orthodox Christian oral teaching of the Startzy provide keys for a better understanding of each other.


Ashoka the Great and the Enneagram

This new discovery, if it is true and can be verified gives a much older origin to it and dates the Enneagram much further than the Sufi “claim of the origin of the Enneagram”, which was around 1200, by about 1500 years.


Real and Fictive Consciousness

It is killing me to see every day many times how "unprofessional", or "not responsible", "amateurish" etc I really am! I do not wish to continue to exist iand stay alive "in my waking state"; after all it is "sleep".


Videos

Subjects: Inner Work with the means we have online? Gurdjieff on the web in the past seven years. Humilty.


Kristina Turner Interviews Reijo Oksanen

Now that you are taking over the editing of GIG with Adam, Jill and James (Link to your introductions) with all the friends and contacts as your help I have no doubt that Gurdjieff Internet Guide is in good hands and will be in a position to give inf


The Policeman & the Policewoman

America was there even before Columbus went ashore. When we make inner discoveries the knowledge that has been "put into us" is playing a similar role than America did for him.


Gurdjieff Internet Guide

An article about the outer and the inner aim of GIG.


Walking High

Then it happened! I stepped straight into a large cow cake that was lying on the path. God had revealed himself! He can even use...


How Do Things Come Together? An Email to a Friend

There always exists a materialized image in our atmosphere. If people could have enough concentration to enter into contact with this image, they would receive this substance; thereby establishing a telepathic line like the telephone.


Self-remembering - an Email to a Friend

I forget myself, i.e. do not remember myself, in the course of my day. Take heating by wood as an example of this.


A Wish

The connection to the little book is that during the seminar it became clear to me for the first time, now, after 2 ½ years with Agi, what her deepest wish really is.


The Meanings Put into the Isenheim Altar

This study follows an earlier article about the Anthonites as a Fourth Way school and looks at the message of its Objective work of art called the Isenheim Altar.


Getting the Best out of Gurdjieff

In this little sample there is the key to all of Gurdjieff's writings - and not only that, but also a clear statement of the reasons for the problem of understanding what we read.


Malcolm Gibson

Everything is dependent on the small things: relaxation - you can always relax more; acceptance, oneself and others - can always try; house-cleaning - will always be just as difficult, but at least you have done it before. It is important to do all t


About the Enneagram

The ‘impressions’ are all the things that I experience. Depending on my degree of consciousness, my state, I can either use these impressions and experiences as food or not.


Gurdjieff Movements - Some Comments

Gurdjieff had already in 1914 advertised his ballet "The Struggle of the Magicians" and started to teach the Movements around 1918 in the Caucasus.


Fourth Way Schools II - the Brothers & Sisters of the Common Life

The Sisters of the Common Life also succeeded in founding a large number of houses, particularly in the IJssel valley. At Deventer they had five houses. At Zwolle there were six.


Gurdjieff and Astrology

Gurdjieff’s talked and wrote directly to the people in the Age of Aquarius: he transmitted the essence of the old traditions.


Fourth Way Schools I - The Anthonites (Antonites)

...meaning of the knowledge incorporated in the paintings, the culmination of the knowledge of the Antonites, is simply not understood or even suspected.


How to Put an I on the dot?

One way is to search for the knowledge outside us. Another way is to find the knowledge inside ourselves. Gurdjieff did not find his knowledge outside himself, most of it was inner discoveries. Of course, we need a change of being, but what does it r


Letter to a Friend - Amden 14.06.2005

The way the question about man or mouse came over was so strong and made with such British raw animal force that it really made me think and to find out which one of the species I fit best!


Objective Art & Intentional Inexactitudes

Christianity is not historic, but deals with another dimension of time and existence. The Christian 'intentional inexactitudes' are in its writings, rituals, ceremonies, mysteries, architecture and music. It is a Legominism.


The Three Pilgrimages

Written after a meeting with Lizelle Reymond in 1979 and inspired by her unpublished book "The Three Pilgrimages".


Are Icons a Form of Objective Art?

The word "icon" comes from the Greek eikon, which means "image" and "to represent". Icon images, called ‘prototypes’, are of Christ, Virgin Mary, the saints and martyrs and important events from the Bible and the tradition of the Church.


Reijo Oksanen Interviewed by Guy Hoffman

Guy Hoffman has a way of putting questions that makes people talk. He made me say things on subjects that I normally do not talk about. ---Reijo Oksanen---


Early Morning in May

A poem.


Valaam Monastery, Orthodox Tradition & Symbolism

Staretz (pl. Startzy) - usually a monk distinguished by his piety and experience of the spiritual life with a gift of guiding others. Many of the Starzy were ordinary monks (not priests) and they often guided lay people and corresponded with them.


G. I. Gurdjieff

A general article about Gurdjieff, his life, teaching up to our millennium. Written in the form of a search with the aim of putting it all back to question.


Comments on Beelzebub's Tales

Gurdjieff: "Story is breath, life. Without story man have no self." Paul Beekman Taylor in 'Shadows of Heaven'


Puutarhuri - The Gardener

Elämän Puu ja sen hoito. Kirjoitettu 1971 ortodoksiseen kirkkoon liittymisen yhteydessä. The Tree of Life and how to grow it. Written in 1971 in connection with joining the Orthodox Church.


Deep In Self-Sufficiency

Stopinder calls the incidents 'galoshes'; some call them 'shocks'; on this site they are called 'reminding factors'.