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The “Four Ideals” Exercise and the Four Limbs

The “Four Ideals” Exercise and the Four Limbs Joseph Azize, 1 November 2014 It was my privilege to make Gurdjieff’s “Four Ideals Exercise” publicly available in an article ““The Four Ideals”: A Contemplative Exercise by Gurdjieff”, published in ARIES: Journal for the Study of Western Esotericism, 2013, vol. 13, pp. 173–203. I will offer here, a few comments relating that
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Precessional Time and Evolution of Consciousness

Precessional Time and the Evolution of Consciousness by Richard Heath – first published in Watkin’s Magazine “Richard Heath has harmonized the revelations of those great originals G. I. Gurdjieff, Alexander Thom, Ernest McClain, and the authors of Hamlet’s Mill – the kind of synthesis one has long hoped for.” – Joscelyn Godwin Consciousness acts through humans, and as cultures come
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A Theatre for Us

by A. R. Orage In conversation recently with a number of the intelligentsia (meaning no less, in America, than people interested in the Little Review) the topic perambulated round to the theatre. Wishing to make an experiment for my own curiosity, I asked everybody present to recall the occasions, within the previous twelve months, when he or she had been
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DuVersity Manifesto

The DuVersity Manifesto DuVersity: the dramatic unfolding of unity in diversity and enfolding of diversity in unity. Internet 1996 The DuVersity is, inherently, the school which every human being attends, whether they know it or not. The universe is uncertain and dramatic. Without uncertainty, we could not even be alive; while, without the drama of alternative potentials attending choice and
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The Meaning of Life

THE MEANING OF LIFE by Gurdjieff (originally read to us as “Pure and Impure Emotions”) What is the meaning of life? There are many opinions on this subject. “They” say: it is for the perfecting of self, or the sacrifice of self, or a preparation for future life, or an improvement of humanity, or even that it has no meaning
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Autogenic Training

Autogenic Training William Pensinger Autogenes (+/- self-generated) Training (AT): developed by I. H. Schultz. In autumn 1924, A T was introduced in a course held by Mr. Schultz in Lessing-College/Berlin. As far as I can see, there are no books written about the subject by himself but there are a number of essays published in medical papers. The books available are
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Wrong Thinking at the Doctor’s

Case Studies: ‘Did Not Attend’s Darell Mann   Systematic Innovation, e-zine Issue 148, July 2014 ‘Did not attends’ (DNAs) are doctor or hospital appointments to which patients do not show up. In an average year, almost seven million patients fail to keep hospital appointments, costing the NHS around £700 million. There is therefore a lot of pressure on healthcare professionals to
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A Conversation with William S. Burroughs

Michael White, 1980 Naropa Institute, Boulder CO “I thought you had some interesting ideas about the next possible step in biologic evolution” He responded, “Yes, I’m working on the theory that human beings are not biologically determined to remain in our present condition any more than the caterpillar is designed to remain a caterpillar. The human species is in a
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Acceptance – Temporal Attention and Total Attention

ACCEPTANCE-TEMPORAL ATTENTION AND TOTAL ATTENTION HUBERT BENOIT From Metaphysique et Psychoanalyse, Paris: La Colombe, 1949, Chapter 16 Being will be realized in myself to the extent that I stop assuming, by my inner attitudes, that I am already, that my temporal part is divine. When I observe myself, I see that I incessantly tend to modify, with all that I
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Collage

    REBOOT YOUR BODY, MIND, AND SPIRIT WITH COLLAGE!   How can you unwind your body and mind, listen to the inner stirrings of your spirit, and supercharge your creativity? It’s easy. Tissue Paper Collage! Mythologist Joseph Campbell said, “The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” The truth is that our culture is motivated, and hindered,
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