In Search of Being: The Fourth Way to Consciousness

In Search of Being: The Fourth Way to Consciousness

can we say that existence is ruled by means of a gaggle of unsleeping humans? the place are they? who're they? We see precisely the contrary: that lifestyles is ruled through those who find themselves the least unsleeping, through those who find themselves so much asleep.

Provocative principles similar to those have attracted generations of considerate humans to the equipment of self-study and internal paintings devised by way of Gurdjieff, some of the most radical religious lecturers of contemporary instances. in accordance with Gurdjieff, the wars raging at this very second are not anything greater than hundreds of thousands of slumbering humans attempting to annihilate hundreds of thousands of different napping humans. opposite to renowned trust, there is not any equivalent to factor as development and evolution so long as humanity is still asleep. 

Two hundred awake humans may possibly switch the entire of lifestyles at the earth, Gurdjieff says. If we wish to turn into these awake humans, we needs to how you can switch ourselves. With assistance from self-knowledge and an realizing of our relation to the universe, we will wake up to the next point of being—if we want to switch ourselves.

All of Gurdjieff's primary ideas and techniques of reworking the mind, feelings, and physique, within the approach often called the Fourth manner, are provided during this ebook in his personal transparent, targeted phrases preserved by means of his closest scholars.

Arranged in an orderly series of passages drawn from basic resource books—P. D. Ouspensky's In seek of the Miraculous, and Views from the genuine World, recorded and organized through Mme. Jeanne de Salzmann—this fabric is an imperative creation for these decided to adopt the efforts and practices beneficial for awakening recognition.

All the fundamental techniques and strategies are lined, together with:

   • man is "asleep"
   • we don't have any unified "I"
   • the desire for self-knowledge
   • functions of the human "machine"
   • states of cognizance
   • levels of being
   • three facilities: relocating, emotional, and pondering
   • personality and essence
   • the hazard of self-development
   • self-observation
   • remembering oneself
   • conscious evolution
   • the legislations of 3 forces
   • the ray of construction
   • the legislation of octaves
   • the Enneagram, a common image
   • the number of non secular methods
   • esoteric Christianity
   • working in teams
   • the necessity of colleges

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