BOOKS

 

Eating The “I”

1991

Struggle of the Magicians

1994

Taking with the Left Hand

1998

Ladies of the Rope

1999

2000

The Life & Teachings of Carlos Castaneda

2008

2009

Adi Da Samraj–Realized or/and Deluded?

2012

Georgi Ivanovitch Gurdjieff — The Man, The Teaching, His Mission

2014

 

Eating The “I”: A Direct Account of The Fourth Way—The Way of Using Ordinary Life to come to Real Life

eti_bigThe search for one’s real self is a sacred quest, an archetypal journey, whereby the seeker eats through the web of illusory “I”s that mask his or her real self-identity. Dispirited and disappointed in life, the author’s life dramatically changes when he is introduced to the ancient, esoteric teaching of The Fourth Way—the way of transformation in ordinary life.

Unique to this rich and practical teaching is its insistence that the student’s negativity and confusion are the sources of his or her awakening when rightly worked with. Life’s shocks and uncertainty—that which we most try to avoid—are in fact that which can help us to awaken.

Struggle of the Magicians: Exploring the Teacher-Student Relationship

struggle_bigOf all relationships that between teacher and student is the most mysterious, most rewarding. That between Gurdjieff and Uspenskii, two of the seminal spiritual figures of the twentieth century, was titanic, archetypal. By closely observing their interactions, we come to understand the pattern of discoveries, resistances and rebellions—the deep inner and outer struggle that marks every teacher-student relationship, whatever the depth or path.

Taking with the Left Hand: Enneagram Craze, The Fellowship of Friends, & the Mouravieff ‘Phenomenon’

taking_bigThe first book to examine the spiritual theft and appropriation that marks our time. A detailed and well-documented study, it illustrates how the enneagram movement commercialized an ancient alchemical symbol, how Robert Burton, founder of The Fellowship of Friends, arrogated The Fourth Way teaching, and how Boris Mouravieff plagiarized and tried to appropriate it.

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Ladies of the Rope: Gurdjieff’s Special Left Bank Women’s Group

LOTRCover1004_HQThis is the first book to examine the Rope, the women-only group of spiritual seekers, which G. I. Gurdjieff formed in 1935 on Paris' Left Bank. During his thirty-seven years of work in the West, Gurdjieff's creation of the Rope remains his most enigmatic group. As to why Gurdjieff created the Rope, the author's conclusions are as original as they are surprising and have proved to be of serious interest to those involved with feminine spirituality in all its many forms.

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Voices in the Dark: Esoteric, Occult & Secular Voices in Nazi-Occupied Paris 1940–44. Including transcripts from 31 of Gurdjieff’s wartime meetings.

vitd-cover-ebook-w-sealWeaves together the oppression, fear and courage of those living under the Nazi occupation of Paris with the transcripts from 31 of G. I. Gurdjieff's wartime meetings. Camus, Malraux, Sartre, Beauvoir, Gide, Daumal, De Gaulle, Churchill, Hitler, Stalin and many others speak to the time. Explored in depth is the little-recognized but powerful influence of the pseudo-occult in the ideology at the foundation of Hitler's vision.

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The Life & Teachings of Carlos Castaneda

The Life & Teachings of Carlos CastanedaWhat were the sources of Carlos Castaneda's teaching? Here, shown concept-by-concept, the primary source is revealed—Gurdjieff's Fourth Way. Also explored is don Juan's true identity, the meaning of Castaneda's "jump into the abyss," the life of the Nagual and his witches. Also included in full is the first reference to Nagualism, anthropologist Daniel Brinton's essay "Nagualism: A Study in Native American Folklore and History" written in 1894.

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Spiritual Survival in a Radically Changing World-Time

ssSpiritual Survival warns of Technology's challenge and how it can spur us to awaken to a new integration of body, senses and mind. Explored in great and original depth is how the seminal teaching of G. I. Gurdjieff's Fourth Way—the teaching for our time—offers the esoteric keys and practices to self-awakening in a radically changing, high-voltage and mercurial world-time.

Adi Da Samraj–Realized or/and Deluded?

AdiDa-CoverThe first critical assessment of the life of Adi Da Samraj, a.k.a. Franklin Jones, and his teachings. Introduced first to The Fourth Way Teaching and practices, he then became involved with Swami Muktananda. Young, hip, articulate and funny, this first American-born guru had a meteoric rise, bringing him thousands of seekers until the sex scandals brought a public shaming and his withdrawal to a Fijian island hermitage where he, now Adi Da Samraj, announced he was God Incarnate.

Georgi Ivanovitch Gurdjieff — The Man, The Teaching, His Mission

Georgi Ivanovitch Gurdjieff — The Man, The Teaching, His MissionTen years in the making, it is the deepest study yet of this potent, seminal spiritual figure of the last century, his teaching of The Fourth Way, and his Mission.

Material from the library archives of Gurdjieff's direct students, much of it not available until recently, and all relevant books written about Gurdjieff have been integrated and assembled in chronological form. The aim is to give an objective, panoramic view of his life, the inner substance of the ancient teaching of spiritual self-development, and his unrelenting mission to introduce and establish The Fourth Way in the West.