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Gurdjieff's Special Script

Gurdjieff’s Aphorisms

Like what “it” does not like. The highest that a man can attain is to be able to do. The worse the conditions of life the more productive the work, always provided you remember the work. Remember yourself always and everywhere. Remember you come here having already understood the necessity of struggling with yourself—only with […]
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Religion Expressed as Humiliation Avoidance

The following material was introduced in the discussion of a class project, the formulation of an enneagram which describes the process of mitigating the effects of a “low quality of being” as they are creating some contemporary difficulties for men and “Life on Earth.” Class project, January, 2009. Notes on abbreviations: Si — the intellectual […]
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Enneagrams In Conflict?

A Story From My Life (at least, from one day in my life) Each morning, that is, those particular mornings when the New Mexico weather is suitable for such an undertaking, I ride my trusty old bicycle to the coffee shop for tea. Once there this morning, I noticed an attractive brochure neatly residing on […]
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A Fourth Way Thought Concerning Global Warming

Lazing our way into doing something about the climate: We have already prematurely terminated the design cycle of life for a trillion trillion trillion other planetary creatures (plants and animals) with our reckless and destructive climate impact. Great Nature has a habit of becoming violently hostile when we start trashing her 3 billion year project. […]
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External Circumstances

As humans, we are constantly bathed in a flow of external circumstances. We encounter all sorts of “challenges” as we process and individualize the stream of life’s events. As Fourth Way students, we seek to be consciously aware of the flow of such material reality into us, how we process it in our inner thoughts […]
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