Tag Archives: Gurdjieff

The “Principles of Magic”#2 – The levels and focal points of Magic


Since I wrote the first part of the “Principles of Magic” five months ago,  I had received dozens of emails with questions about various aspects of this topic. I had answered some of these emails, but due to some personal … Continue reading

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The “Principles of Magic” #1: An Introduction and The Principle of Discipline


After having posted some essays about Giordano Bruno and the Art of Memory, many people had asked for additional elucidation on Magic. What is it?  What do I intend as Magic?  Where did I learn such things?  There were many … Continue reading

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Gurdjieff’s “Human Factory”#3: The “The Second Conscious Shock”


And, finally, we come to the third phase of the process which shows what happens when a conscious shock is given in the right way and right time. In the path of the octave-impressions, the first interval happens in the … Continue reading

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Gurdjieff’s “Human Factory”#2: The First Conscious Shock”


Let us take a look at the “human machine” such as a three-storied factory – head, chest, and lower part of the body. The food enters from the “top floor” (head) and passes to the lower floors as Hydrogen 768 … Continue reading

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Gurdjieff’s “Human Factory” #1: The “Transformation” and the “Hydrogens”


The last post was a quick introduction to the topic on the increase of energy and its transmutation, as taught by Gurdjieff. However, before taking into consideration how to “increase the energy”, we should first study the whole system in … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Gurdjieff’s “Human Factory”: The “Scale of Matter” and the “Three Foods”


Possibly, the most interesting and challenging topic in the teaching of Gurdjieff, is what is commonly known as the “transmutation of energy”. Here, I would like to introduce the first of a series of posts which will be devoted to … Continue reading

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Three exercises from “The Book of Little Things” plus an extra exercise from the Gurdjieff teaching in Audio Format


A year has passed since I wrote “The Book of Little Things”, and I can say that, since it had been released, it met with success. However, no one work is perfect, and many readers had confided in me of … Continue reading

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Mindfulness 2.0: Make your Meditation Become a Practice for Everyday Life


I would like to share with my brothers and sisters, a newly-created online course called “Mindfulness 2.0”. As a natural progression from the Sarmoung Blog page where information is shared, I will interact with people directly on the online course … Continue reading

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My New Book: “The Meaning and Practice of Action”


Finally, a short but solid collection of posts regarding the meaning of action, that, with a little “goodwill”, can be translated into practical reality by every one of you: “The Meaning and Practice of Action”, the “thorn in the side” … Continue reading

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Types of “Influences”


After a “little” pause, I have returned to write more posts, and this time, I would like to speak about a topic which seems to be of specific interest to many people, as indicated by the emails I receive. This … Continue reading

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