POST ARCHIVE

Note: this site predates the founding of BePeriod. The archive below is presented here only out of respect for the effort invested in the posts several years back. For more current material, visit BePeriod.

Introducing the Online School

Necessity is the mother of invention. This site was born out of a necessity to share unique insights into the Fourth Way. Readership grew, and with it the need for translation into more languages. Involvement grew, and with it the need for interaction, which gave birth to our Fourth Way on Facebook. Participation grew, and with it the need for structure, which gave birth to the “Be.” Pyramid… The video above presents the construction of this pyramid. It lays out the Fourth Way principles with scale and relativity. This establishes a common language, by which those who want to become “masters of themselves”—who want to “Be”—can communicate better.

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Message to our Readers

In 2015, we will resume publishing posts on ggurdjieff.com. I would like to share with you what has been happening backstage since we paused posting earlier this year, and how it will affect our future posting.

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Gurdjieff on Transformation Part 2 – Foundation

These moment-to-moment efforts bear only as much fruit as the understanding upon which they are founded, because results in the work are proportionate to understanding, which brings us to the question of motive: Why dispel imagination? Why separate from resentment? Why drop judgment?

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Gurdjieff on Transformation Part 1 – Collaboration

In the coming posts, we will superimpose Gurdjieff’s work on the Hindu tradition. The Churning of the Milky Ocean is a Hindu legend that tells of an age in which the cosmic balance between good and evil (personified as ‘gods’ and ‘demons’) had been disturbed, threatening the world with impending chaos….

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Gurdjieff on Creation: Part 3 – Reflection

The word reflection comes from Latin and literally means ‘bending back.’ Originally, reflection meant a sending back of light from a reflective surface (as in a reflective mirror or a reflective pond). With time, however, it’s usage extended beyond the physical to imply fixing one’s thoughts in a particular direction. If something is absent, I can bring it back to my mind’s eye through reflection….

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Gurdjieff on Creation Part 2 – Separation

The second step in the Biblical creation is division. This is an obvious next step, because division could not have happened before the first step of light. We cannot organize a messy room in the dark, and organic life could not be created without first dividing the waters to reveal dry land…

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Gurdjieff on Liberation Part 3 – Opposition

What do you find when you try to be present for two minutes uninterruptedly? Can you see Māra increasing his resistance? Can you catch the emotions, thoughts and sensations of his army before they hinder you?

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