Category Archives: Fourth Way

The Art of Personal Transformation: A Guide to Spiritual Awakening (Essay by Theodore J. Nottingham)


We are not one person. There is no “I am,” but many “I’s” coming from numerous places within us. There is the “I” who is in command when it is hungry. There is the “I” who is in a bad … Continue reading

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Body and Cosmology in the Mysticism of G. I. Gurdjieff


Esotericism and ‘Phemenological Anatomy’ in Beelzebub’s Tales To His Grandson and In Search of the Miraculous David J. Pecotic University of Sydney, Australia, Ph.D. Candidate Abstract of Forthcoming Dissertation Department of Studies in Religion 1 The intention of this study … Continue reading

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Guirdjieff Meeting: Thursday, July 22, 1943


Simone: Before knowing the work, I was much more restless, because I felt bad things of which I thought I would never be able to rid myself. This kept up in me a restlessness, not constant, perhaps, but very frequent. … Continue reading

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Ouspensky on Gurdjieff views on crystallization


Ouspensky – On one occasion, at one of these meetings, someone asked about the possibility of reincarnation, and whether it was possible to believe in cases of communication with the dead. “Many things are possible,” said G. “But it is … Continue reading

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Working whit Imagination and Identification


One of the main concerning the work on ourselves is that impressions, if taken in consciously, are a source of food to produce what is known in the Fourth Way system as higher hydrogens. An important part of work on … Continue reading

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Gurdjieff: Liberation leads to liberation


excerpt from Gurdjieff’s “Views From The Real World” These are the first words of truth—not truth in quotation marks but truth in the real meaning of the word; truth which is not merely theoretical, not simply a word, but truth … Continue reading

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Gurdjieff: Influences


excerpt from Gurdjieff’s “Views from the Real World” Man is subject to many influences, which can be divided into two categories. First, those which result from chemical and physical causes, and second, those which are associative in ori- gin and … Continue reading

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Some suggestion on what to notice and what to do under Self-Observation


– That you have many I’s, many are contradictory – Notice habitual behavior, posture, tics, attitudes, sayings – Verify Sleep – Verify mechanicalness – Notice negative I’s especially. Note their frequency: anger,irritation, criticizing, depression, frustration, boredom, impatience, exasperation, grumpiness, competitiveness, … Continue reading

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States of Consciousness and the “First Conscious Shock”


The core of the teaching of the Fourth Way philosophy is the relation between human beings and the Universal Laws that determine the tragic condition of every man on this planet and how to escape their influence.  To achieve this … Continue reading

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The theory of the Four Bodies (a neverending story)


….The following text is a short consideration of an neverending research…so, be patient, receptive and open-minded… In accord to the ancient teachings, a man has four bodies: physical, emotional, intellectal and causal. Differently from many other esoteric diciplines, the Fourth … Continue reading

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