Tag Archives: Self Observation

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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Gurdjieff’s “Human Factory”#4: Conclusion


What had been briefly revealed in this series of posts is what we can define as our “inner alchemy”, mainly, what had been symbolically described as the transmutation of raw metals into precious metal. But this process of alchemy is … 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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You, Yourself are the Eye of the Storm


Natural awareness means simply living in the Now without any expedient. Simply being in the moment. Neither before, nor after. Only when we are in the moment can we focus our attention and our mind with intention, like a laser. … 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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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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The Three Minute Breathing Space- a “simple” pactice in Observation


Here Follows a simple (but not so easy) exercise proposed by Jon Kabat Zinn. At the beginning, practice it for three minutes at set times, three times a day, then you can extend the duration of the practice on 5, 10, … Continue reading

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