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G. I. Gurdjieff

G. I. GurdjieffGurdjieff discovered a wealth of truths about human life and put the fragments together in a 'system', which he started to teach in Moscow in 1912.

In Russia he made contact with P.D. Ouspensky and Thomas de Hartmann, who played an important role in the work with ideas, the music and the movements.

Gurdjieff established his 'Institute for the 'Harmonious Development of Man' in Fontainbleau-Avon in 1922.

His ideas continue to have a strong influence on people in the new millenium and have inspired philosophies and practices of many different kinds.

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G.I. Gurdjieff (-um 1866 in Alexandropol/Rußland, gest. 29.10.1949 in Paris), unternahm ausgedehnte Reisen nach Nordafrika, den mittleren Orient und Zentralasien, wo er mit Geheimgesellschaften, Mystikern und Esoterikern Verbindung aufnahm und unbekannte Fragmente einer uralten überlieferten Lehre empfing. Zuerst in St. Petersburg, dann in Konstantinopel und schließlich in Paris, gründete er das "Institut für die harmonische Entwicklung des Menschen", um sein Wissen an seine zahlreichen Schüler weiterzugeben, darunter Arthur Koestler, Alfons Paquet, Aldous Huxley und P.D. Ouspensky.

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O ensinamento de G.I. Gurdjieff (1866?-1949) chegou a ser reconhecido como um dos mais originais, duráveis e penetrantes do nosso século. Gurdjieff, ao mesmo tempo em que utilizou meios muito diferentes para transmitir sua visão sobre o dilema humano e a possibilidade humana, deu importância especial ao Relatos de Belzebu a seu Neto.

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Gurdjieff søgte og fandt et stort antal sandheder om livet og mennesket, som han satte sammen i sit 'system' og begyndte at lære til andre i Moskva fra 1912.

Den bolschevistiske revolution gjorde arbejdet i Sovjetunionen umulig og Gurdjieff rejste til Konstantinopel med nogle af sine elever og en del af sin familie. Fra Konstantinopel gik rejsen videre via Berlin til Frankrig. Der etablerede Gurdjieff sit 'Institut for menneskets harmoniske udvikling'. Huset hedder 'du Prieuré des Basses Loges' og ligger i Avon i nærheden af Fontainbleau.
Et par år efter etableringen af instituttet kom Gurdjieff alvorligt til skade i en ulykke på vej tilbage fra Paris. Han begyndte at skrive. Dette forandrede livet for alle som var i instituttet. Han skrev frem til året 1934 uden større pauser.

Gurdjieffs hovedværk er 'Alt og det hele - Belsebubs fortællinger til sin sønnesøn', som han definerede som 'objektiv kritik af menneskelivet'. Hans anden bog, 'Møde med bemærkelsesværdige mennesker' blev filmet af Peter Brook i 1979.

I begyndelsen af det nye årtusinde følger over 10000 studenter Gurdjieffs lære, Gurdjieff-grupper findes på alle kontinenter og mange forskillige fårmer (også i dag i Rusland, hvor han begyndte). Salget af P.D. Ouspenskys 'På Sporet af det Mirakuløse' er over en million.


G. I. Gurdjieff

Gurdjieff's Early Talks 1914–1931


Author/Artist: G. I. Gurdjieff
ISBN: 978-0-9572481-1-3
Publisher: Book Studio
First published: 2014

In Moscow, St. Petersburg, Essentuki, Tiflis, Constantinople, Berlin, Paris, London, Fontainebleau, New York, and Chicago

With a foreword by Joseph Azize

The talks in this volume are not verbatim transcriptions. In the early years of Gurdjieff’s exposition of the Fourth Way teaching, he rarely allowed notes to be taken during his talks. The majority of his early talks were written down by pupils who were present, either individually or collectively, and should be taken as recollections of what people believed Gurdjieff to have said.

The provenance of the talks are library archives, private collections, and individuals from all around the world. They have been arranged chronologically and are presented in this edition for the first time in their entirety.

Over one hundred authentic talks, unaltered and unexpurgated.
Illustrated and fully indexed, with exercises, sayings and aphorisms.




Gurdjieff's Early Talks



Reviews


It can open your eyes...
This book, after my study of Gurdjieff in theory and practice for more than 50 years, has managed to open my eyes to many of the beauties Mr. Gurdjieff brought to us. I hope it can take place for many others too.

I am thankful for the publishers from bringing this version out; it lacks the editing that was incorporated into "Views from the Real World", and says many things in the raw Gurdjieff-language, and speaks directly to the reader.



Reijo Oksanen, Switzerland
reijo.oksanen@gmail.com
added 2014-06-12


Gurdjieff's early talks
Even I have already collected many of Mr. Gurdjieff's talks, which are of great value for me, but probably this book contains some more.

, Germany
s.mannel@gmx.de
added 2014-04-07


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