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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, […]

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Religion Expressed as Humiliation Avoidance 1

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 […]

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Notes on the Energy in Man - Part Three 4

Notes on the Energy in Man – Part Three

Reconsider Martfotai The Strivings of Ashiata Shiemash Strivings 1st to have in their ordinary being-existence everything satisfying and really necessary for their planetary body 2nd to have a constant and […]

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External Circumstances 5

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 […]

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A Fourth Way Thought Concerning Global Warming 6

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) […]

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Self-Awareness in the Culture of Life 7

Self-Awareness in the Culture of Life

The State of Self-Awareness in the Psychology of the Life Culture Class Notes:  August 20, 2003 This discussion centers on excerpts from several talks from G. Gurdjieff in In Search […]

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Notes on the Energy in Man - Part Two 8

Notes on the Energy in Man – Part Two

Notes on Energy, Part Two September 9,2004 Group Discussion Because energy, in one form or another, sets our universe into motion and into change, it is beneficial to pass rapidly […]

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Notes on the Energy in Man - Part One 9

Notes on the Energy in Man – Part One

The following paper can best be considered in two separate but related parts. The first part was presented as a group discussion in 2002. It covers several general principles of […]

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A Home Exercise: Decision Isolation 10

A Home Exercise: Decision Isolation

Decision Isolation A stream of thoughts flows through the mind of a man as time passes. A small fraction of them are active decisions. Passive decisions can be characterized as […]

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A Home Exercise: Formatory Challenge 11

A Home Exercise: Formatory Challenge

Having Fun and Learning Lessons With the Mechanical Part of the Intellectual Center Why “Formatory Challenge?” This exercise is called “Formatory Challenge” because the primary process being exercised is the […]

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