Friday, 24 October 2014
The Force of Gurdjieff Vol 2, and 1
While being the only disciple acknowledged by Gurdjieff in his own writings, referring to him as "my inner world essence friend", Orage, besides having an important contribution to Gurdjieff's teaching through his help with the first translation of Gurdjieff's books in English language and through his own writings and lectures, was a crucial self standing spiritual figure through his own work and ideas. This book contains explanations of Gurdjieff exercises. Table of Contents - 3 - Notes taken by Frederick Schneider - 5 - January 20th, 1923. Self-remembering. Freedom. Separation. - 6 - January 25th, 1927. Observation. Self-consciousness. Fear. - 9 - January 31st, 1927. Energy leaks. The six centers. The three foods. - 11 - February 6th, 1927. Nature. The three springs. - 15 - February 15th, 1927. Observations. Education. - 17 - March 1st, 1927. The routine. The three foods. - 21 - March 8th, 1927. The control of emotions. „I” vs. „it”. - 24 - March 15th, 1927. Economizing. Emotions and images. - 26 - March 22nd, 1927. Becoming human. - 28 - April 5th, 1927. Sensitiveness. Criticism. - 28 - April 26th, 1927. Emotions. Negative emotions. - 29 - May 1st, 1927. Impressions. The life curve. - 30 - June 11st, 1927. The senses. - 32 - October 24th, 1927. Verbal and formal understanding. Forms of mind. - 33 - November 7th, 1927. Overcoming difficulties. How to develop the “I”? Intuition. Daily review. - 34 - November 21st, 1927. Acting. Responsibility. - 37 - November 28th, 1927. Creation. Time. - 38 - December 5th, 1927. Degrees of Reason. Reincarnation. Essence. A normal human being. - 41 - December 12th, 1927. The genuine duty. Leaves vs. seed. - 43 - December 19th, 1927. The seven classes of determinative circumstances for organism. The perils of civilizations. Effort. Aim. Vows. - 48 - Notes taken by L. S. Morris - 54 - January 24th, 1927. Transition of emotional states. - 55 - February, 7th, 1927. Human species characteristics. Local reform vs universal reform. - 57 - February 21st, 1927. Why is life short? The nature of Time. - 60 - February 28th, 1927. The Law of Seven and the Law of Three. Energies. - 66 - March 7th, 1927. Sensation, emotion, image. Inertia. Breaking habits. - 68 - April 25th, 1927. The life review. Objectiveness. - 70 - May 23rd, 1927. Drama. Actor. Roles. - 72 - December 27th, 1927. The seven classes of determinative circumstances for organism. - 81 - Other notes: Discussion on "Good and Evil" - 85 - November 5th, 1927. - 86 - November 12th, 1927 - 100 - November 19th, 1927 - 112 - Other notes: Conscious or Objective Morality - 125 - November 16th, 1925 - 126 -
The volumes of “The Force of Gurdjieff” Magisteria publishing collection reunite various rare, important and sometimes unknown texts written by people who were influenced by the remarkable force of the Gurdjieff’s teaching. This book contains explanations of Gurdjieff exercises. Notes taken by Blanche B. Grant - 1 - October 7, 1929 - 6 - The study of relations. The Method of Objective Judgment. The five manners of behavior (posture, gesture, tone of voice, facial expressions, movement). Introspection vs. self-observation. October 14, 1929 - 14 - Self-knowledge. Studying ourselves vs. studying others. Change and motive. The colors of a gesture. October 21, 1929 - 21 - States of consciousness. The three centers. Forms of sleep. The catalytic center. Possibilities of experience. Collecting impressions. October 28, 1929 - 31 - The human structure according to the octave. Duality. Thought and memory. Connection between centers. Event vs. experience. November 4, 1929 - 39 - The totality of one's self. Religion, prayer and wish. The science of being. Pure self-observation. November 11, 1929 - 46 - Human types. Time. The history of an object. Consciousness, individuality, will. November 18, 1929 - 54 - The three screens. Judgment. Different ages of a person. Fate. The three winds. The three Yogas. Self-observation and impressions. November 25, 1929 - 65 - Understanding. States. Negative emotions. The "I". Three orders of impressions. December 2, 1929 - 78 - Responsibility. Ideals. Abilities. Human types. The wish to live. Notes taken by L. S. Morris - 85 - March 24, 1931 - 86 - The two portraits. Deductions. The diagram of time. Self-observation. Double perceptions. Self-consciousness. April 7, 1931 - 99 - The three foods. Digestion and assimilation. Aspiration and inspiration. The brain as a stomach. The three forces. April 14, 1931 - 108 - Development and effort. Intellectual vs. practical. The three types of possible future. Wish vs. will. Scale. Actual and potential. May 5, 1931 - 125 - The two directions of time. Positive emotions. The two states of pleasure. Types of images in the brain. How to constellate. Vibrations. Types of relations. Emanations and radiations. Assimilation of air. The magnetic line. Seasons of development. May 12, 1931 - 146 - The three orders of experience. Growth vs. experience. Human types. The three forces inside us. How to recognize a criteria. The cunning man. May 19, 1931 - 162 - The science of being. The diagram of the octave. Knowledge vs. opinion. Individuality vs. personality. The balanced man. The state of normality. The central idea of these meetings. May 26, 1931 - 176 - How to develop impartiality. How to create a wish. The realization of death. Self-observation, participation and experiment. Formulations and mantras. The vow to one's self.