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Gnosis I-III by Boris Mouravieff

Boris Mouravieff was an enigmatic ‘third man’, known to Gurdjieff and Ouspensky, who found and learned to practise what he clearly believed to be the complete system of which only fragtments had been previously published in Ouspensky’s works. Many of his discoveries are described in this trilogy, which contains the fundamental components of the Christian […]

HELLAS – A Spectacle with Music and Dances in four acts by Rodney Collin

HELLAS – A Spectacle with Music and Dances in four acts is written in 1951 by Rodney Collin, while he was living in Mexico. From the foreword: “The ideas expressed in this play are not original. They have been expressed many times in history in various ways – now philosophically, now as poetry, and again in painting […]

Toward Awakening by Jean Vaysse

Toward Awakening is the only book by Jean Vaysse, one of G. I. Gurdjieffs french pupils. Working in the groups in Paris and later helping to lead them through the 1960s, Jean Vaysse felt the time had come to express Gurdjieff’s written teaching in a more coherent and logical way in order to bring it […]

The Enneagram: A Developmental Study by James Moore

The Enneagram: A Developmental Study by James Moore was first published in 1987 and updated by the author in March 2004. Moore winnows the grain from the chaff in this discriminating examination of Gurdjeff’s problematic and best-known symbol. The text gives a brief overview of the origin of the Enneagram and suggests further readings on […]

Orage-Gurdjieff meeting notes

This is for the nerds. These 401 machine written page are slightly edited versions of hand written notes from Orage’s groups held in New York from 1931. The notes centers around Gurdjieff’s core teachings. I have not been able to find out who took the notes or who has done the typework. Please let me […]

On Love. Freely adapted from the Tibetan by A. R. Orage

On Love. Freely adapted from the Tibetan by A. R. Orage was first published in The New Republic (New York) in December 1924, then as a 24 page book by The Unicorn Press in 1932, this has became Orage’s most anthologised essay. It is said that Orage wrote this text after a late night conversation […]

The Herald of Harmony by Rodney Collin

The Herald of Harmony by Rodney Collin, a short play accompanied with musical tracks on each page. from the book: “What is harmony? It is the order by which heaven is ruled, an order not yet manifest on earth. It is the order by which the sun and planets play their parts, infinitely repeating, combining, creating and destroying. […]

G. Gurdjieff’s Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man

The Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man by the G. I. Gurdjieff system is practically the continuation of the Society that went under the name of the “Seekers after Truth.” This Society was founded in 1895 by a group of various specialists, including doctors, archaeologists, priests, painters, etc., whose aim was to study supernatural phenomena. During the existence of […]

An Experiment at Fontainebleau A Personal Reminiscence by James Carruthers Young

An Experiment at Fontainebleau A Personal Reminiscence by James Carruthers Young , M. D. is an interesting eyewitness report from Fontainebleau, a castle outside Paris, where Gurdjieff taught for years.  Like his colleague-physicians Mary Bell and Maurice Nicoll, Dr. James C. Young abandoned the practice of Jungian therapy to study at Fontainebleau. James Carruthers Young outlines the core […]

A Journey Through Georgia C. E. Bechhofer Roberts

Journalist Carl Eric Bechhofer Roberts, spoke Russian and traveled widely in Russia and the Caucasus. He was acquainted with Ouspensky as a fellow journalist, when he went to report on conditions there in 1919. Roberts describes a series of engaging meetings he had with “a curious individual named Georgiy Ivanovich Gourjiev” as well as an informed assessment […]

Gurdjieff, the Unknown Man by Kenneth Walker, M. D.

Gurdjieff, the Unknown Man is Kenneth Walker’s vivid account of his meetings with Ouspensky and first visits to Gurdjieff’s Paris apartment in the late 1940s. The text distinguished by his keenly trained powers of observation. The Russian philosopher P. D. Ouspensky illustrated the difficulty of recognizing a teacher of esoteric knowledge, with two stories. The first told […]

The Mirror of Light – From the Notebooks of Rodney Collin

The Mirror of Light – From the Notebooks of Rodney Collin. From the introduction: “We live our life in a mirror; everything is reversed. When we see a scene it is received in the brain reversed. The rays go out, cross and are received in reverse. Reality exists in the place where the two lines […]

The Christian Mystery by Rodney Collin

“And God created man in his own image. In his own image created he also nebula, sun, earth, cell and molecule. For his image is a creature with seven natures, living on three foods, and endowed with all possibilities. Such a creature is truly a cosmos.” The Christian Mystery by Rodney Collin is indeed visionary and […]

The Theory of Eternal Life by Rodney Collin

The Theory of Eternal Life by Rodney Collin absorbs the teaching and the wisdom of great mythological, religious, and spiritual sources into a coherent and complete framework on what is uniquely possible when consciousness comes into human form. Within the framework of his theory, the mystery and meaning of death are revealed and both life […]

The Theory of Celestial Influence – Man, The Universe and Cosmic Mystery

The Theory of Celestial Influence with the subtitle: Man, The Universe and Cosmic Mystery is an exploration of the universe and man’s place in it. Rodney Collin examines 20th-century scientific discoveries and traditional esoteric teachings and concludes that the driving force behind everything is neither procreation nor survival, but expansion of awareness. Collin sets out […]

Letters from Russia by Ouspensky

Letters from Russia by Ouspensky.From 1907 until 1913 Ouspensky wrote  for a Russian newspaper, mostly on foreign affairs. At the same time he was working on various books based on the idea that our consciousness is an incomplete state not far removed from sleep, and also that our three-dimensional view of the universe is inadequate […]

Mysteries of the Seed by Rodney Collin

In 1931 Rodney Collin read a New Model of the Universe by P.D. Ouspensky, and in 1935 he and his wife attended some talks given by Maurice Nicoll, who had been a pupil of both Gurdjieff and Ouspensky, but he did not continue with Nicoll’s meetings. Through one of the members of the Peace Pledge Union, […]

Lessons in Religion for a Skeptical World by Rodney Collin

Lessons in Religion for a Skeptical World by Rodney Collin. Rodney Collin is one of the most well known of Ouspenky’s students, and a prolific writer. He met Ouspensky in the autumn of 1936. Rodney Collin immediately recognised that he had found what he had been searching for in his reading and travels. Here is Rodney’s […]

The Theory of Conscious Harmony – From the letters of Rodney Collin

Rodney Collin was closely associated with P.D. Ouspensky. In 1948 he moved to Mexico to carry on the study and practice of the ideas received from Ouspensky and Ouspensky’s teacher, Gurdjieff. During the next few years he corresponded with a large number of people, from many walks of life, all over the world, who sought […]

Talks With a Devil by P. D. Ouspensky

Talks With a Devil by P. D. Ouspensky: “I will tell you a fairy tale,” said the Devil, “on one condition: you must not ask me the moral. You may draw any conclusion you like, but please do not question me. As it is, far too many follies are laid at our door, yet we, […]

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