The Reality of Being: The Fourth Way of Gurdjieff by Jeanne De Salzmann
By Jeanne De Salzmann
As the nearest student of the charismatic non secular grasp G. I. Gurdjieff (1866-1949), Jeanne de Salzmann used to be charged with sporting on his teachings of religious transformation. often called the Fourth method or "the Work," Gurdjieff's method was once according to teachings of the East that he tailored for contemporary existence within the West. Now, a few 20 years after de Salzmann's dying, the notebooks that she packed with her insights over a forty-year interval (and meant to submit) were translated and edited through a small workforce of her kinfolk and fans. the result's this long-awaited consultant to Gurdjieff's educating, describing the routes to be traveled and the landmarks encountered alongside the way in which. equipped based on subject matters, the chapters contact on all of the vital ideas and practices of the paintings, including:
+ awakening from the sleep of id with the normal point of being
+ self-observation and self-remembering
+ wakeful attempt and voluntary suffering
+ realizing symbolic ideas just like the Enneagram
+ the Gurdjieff hobbies, physically workouts that offer education in Presence and the attention of refined energies
+ the need of a "school," that means the collective perform of the educating in a group
Madame de Salzmann brings to the paintings her personal powerful, direct language and private trip in studying to dwell that wisdom of a better point of being, which, she insists, "you need to see for yourself" on a degree past idea and thought. De Salzmann continuously refused to debate the instructing by way of rules, for this Fourth method is to be skilled, no longer easily idea or believed.
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