Tag Archives: George Gurdjieff

Atmospheric Contagions

Everything is either evolving or involving. The food we eat evolves in our digestive systems to maintain our health while the things the body cannot make use of involves and is jettisoned out (if our stools remained in our bodies, … Continue reading

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Depth of character

One of the issues I have against various paths for personal transformation is the reluctance to dig deep into one’s character. As a result these strategies usually cover over any serious flaws we may be carrying, and instead, point to … Continue reading

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An amusing observation

Many, many years ago I felt the reality of my inner nullity. I had many creative talents but I saw real signs of my flawed character prowling just below the surface. To resolve this feeling of inner emptiness, rather than … Continue reading

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Gurdjieff helped me understand Swedenborg better

I was introduced to the ideas of George Gurdjieff and Emanuel Swedenborg on the very same day. This allowed me to gain potent material for weighing and verifying their two systems of spiritual transformation. I have become alarmed that many … Continue reading

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The inconsistencies of human behavior

In his enjoyable book Boyhood With Gurdjieff, a young Fritz Peters talks about his amazing experiences at George Gurdjieff’s Institute For The Harmonious Development Of Man near Paris, France. The purpose of Gurdjieff’s remarkable Institute was to put people in … Continue reading

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Sacred postures and gestures

Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg claimed that,  “All affections, whatsoever they are, have corresponding gestures in the body.” (Apocalypse Explained n 77) For instance, bowing down represents adoration from humiliation. An actor on the stage or screen will adopt various postures and … Continue reading

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The nastiest habit a child can ever pick up

This is a habit that both Emanuel Swedenborg and George Gurdjieff address in their writings about spiritual transformation. These two men agree that young children are close to God because they start life out in innocence. But as they get … Continue reading

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There are no Tony Awards in heaven

I happened to watch the Tony Awards last Sunday (June 9, 2013) on TV. I have to say that as a student of the transformative concepts of Emanuel Swedenborg and George Gurdjieff I was able to gaze upon this “dog … Continue reading

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Beyond who I think I am

All through history, the human species has suspected that there are higher forms of consciousness than that which we are accustomed to experiencing in our daily lives. The challenge has been the attainability of such mind-stretching realities, where we instantly … Continue reading

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What kind of “tail” are you growing?

George Gurdjieff once complimented a follower of his ideas by saying that her progress was even causing her to “grow a tail.” It was statements like that one that convinced me that Gurdjieff had a similar understanding of spiritual symbolism … Continue reading

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