A Remarkable New Book by Jeanne de Salzmann. Based on notebooks kept by G. I. Gurdjieff ‘s closest follower, this book offers new insight on his spiritual. Salzmann, Madame de (Jeanne), i ?-i 99o. The reality of being: to live the Fourth Way of Gurdjieff /. Jeanne de Salzmann.— 1st ed. p. cm. Includes index. Based on notebooks kept by G.I. Gurdjieff’s closest follower, this book offers new insight on his spiritual teachings—a way of gnosis or “knowledge.

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Mainly because it is composed of the author’s personal diary entries, and in no particular plan or aim. This is the the advanced course. This brace of books includes the three volumes of G.

Tagged with ” “consciousness” and “awareness. The Wisdom of King Solomon. My only complaint is that De Salzmann is, at times, slightly less interesting to read than Gurdjieff himself; I found myself picking up his writings at times instead of paying attention to reading hers.

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Read it Forward Read it first. Bennett Books, Without wishing for a different quality in myself, to turn toward my higher possibilities, I will have nothing to lean on, nothing to support work.

They married in and later moved to Tiflis, Georgia, where she opened a school of dance and music. Shira rated it really liked it Jul 02, I was hoping for more from this book, probably due to the write-ups and recommendations mainly by Foundation followers and Fourth Wayers.


Find out who you are. Christine Malin Tereno rated it it was amazing Jul 05, Continuum,4. The structure of this book as a collection of meditations or a passel of ponderings is such that it may not meet the needs of the novice in the Work, but by its nature it will address the deep-seated needs of people experienced in the ways and words of the Work, people who are in need reminding.

The Mushroom in Christian Art. The positives and why I will keep the book relate to how the author writes from her own perspective, and in that the book could easily be read aloud, with some effect happening in the reader. Jun 23, Andrea Avalon marked it as to-read.

Based on notebooks kept by G. They will give the flavour of the whole and a sense of its direction. If I learn to separate myself from names, from thoughts, little by little I will come to know the nature of the mind and lift the veil it casts over me. The first sentence is my summary of the argument of the section, expressed in language that sidesteps the terminology of the Work.

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When some students were too in awe of Gurdjieff to speak with him they would go sa,zmann Mme de Salzmann. Bennett, Witness Santa Fe: Start Where You Are. We are experiencing technical veing. The book is largely impractical again to my disappointmentand in some parts drones on about one’s inability to ‘do’, to focus, to gather attention, to unify the centres, to become more conscious etc. Without knowing what I want, I will not make any effort.

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Laurie Rosenfeld rated it it was amazing Aug 28, Total nonsense, an amalgamation of different eastern spiritual teachings with some extravagant twists, presented in a negative an unsupportive of the self way. Before I attempt to convey the extent and limits of the contents of the present volume, I want to praise first its publisher and then its editors.

The Reality of Being: The Fourth Way of Gurdjieff

Those who remain cannot create the same conditions. Both ieanne Library of Congress and the text of the book agree on these years! I read it in small doses.

This reminds me allot of krishnamurti’s works. No trivia or quizzes yet. I will now go back and reread a reading per week.

The Reality of Being: The Fourth Way of Gurdjieff by Jeanne De Salzmann

Gurdjieff’s closest follower, this book offers new insight on his spiritual teachings—a way of gnosis or “knowledge of being” passed on from remote antiquity. Boogie rated it it was amazing Sep 17, Stay in Touch Sign up. De Salzmann consistently refused to discuss the teaching in terms of ideas, for this Fourth Way is to be experienced, not simply thought or believed.

Want to Read saving…. Shambala Publications,jacket copy. It must become part of what I am.