Tag Archives: Self Development

The Principles of Magic #3: The Practice


Life itself, and a little bit of what people usually call Karma, forced me to learn to become a good listener and, above all, a great observer, which gave me the possibility to develop and improve my understanding, and which … Continue reading

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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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Diary of a pupil: Know Thyself


Possibly, the sentence “know thyself” is one of the most known sensational quotes: perhaps because it’s engraved on the entrance to the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, or because many great characters throughout history restated this concept several times, associating … 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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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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“It Is What It Is As It Is”


The quality, the intensity and the depth of our existence depends on the interpretation we give to reality; indeed, every one of us keeps with himself and in himself his own convictions during the course of his whole existence. Seen … Continue reading

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Coming To Ourselves


Self-development is the path that allows us to “come to ourselves” – specifically, to our True Nature. Such a Path is all but easy: indeed, we need time to accomplish it. The more we are reluctant to renounce instant results … Continue reading

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Limitless- Appreciating the Experiences


Every one of us is a limitless potentiality. In every moment of our existence, every one of us has limitless possibilities for action, movement, and experience in the mental, emotional and physical field. There is no limit to what we … Continue reading

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Self-Observation and Determination (an Experience)


During a difficult period when I was experiencing the nth failures in some practices of self-observation, my mentor addressed me with these words: “Determination is built in action. Before that, we can speak only about feeling.” It was a period … Continue reading

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