A Journey Through Georgia C. E. Bechhofer Roberts

Sketch of Gurdjieff in Tiflis 1919.

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 of the volatile social and political situations he encountered throughout the Caucasus. His skeptical but admiring observations provide the first published account in English about Gurdjieff, who gave Roberts an insider’s tour of Tiflis (what is called Tblisi today) Download the short article here:

A Journey Through Georgia C E Bechhofer Roberts