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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 […]

Conscience by Ouspensky

Conscience with the subtitle The Search for Truth, is a collection of shorter works by P. D. Ouspensky the author of Tertium Organum and In Search of the Miraculous, and also the man known as “O” in the circles around G. I. Gurdjieff in the early days in Russia. The book starts by introducing Ouspensky […]

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 […]

Views from the Real World by G. I. Gurdjieff

Views from the Real World is a collection of early talks by G. I. Gurdjieff. The book has been compiled from meeting notes during sessions in Moscow, Essentuki, Tiflis, Berlin, London, Paris, New York and Chicago by his pupils. The first part of the book is the text: Glimpses of Truth – an account written […]

Orage-Gurdjieff meeting notes

Orage-Gurdjieff meeting notes. This is for the nerds and researchers. These 401 machine written page are slightly edited, typed 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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

A Record of Meetings & A Further Record by Ouspensky

A Record of Meetings & A Further Record are detailed and impressive collections of transcriptions from meetings Ouspensky held with various groups between 1928 and 1947. The talks, often formed as question and answer sessions or discussions, centers about the teachings Ouspensky recieved earlier by Gurdjieff. The texts give us a deeper understanding of concepts […]

The Herald of Coming Good by G. I. Gurdjieff

The Herald of Coming Good was G. I. Gurdjieffs first book. He published it himself in Paris, 1933. From the intro: “I counsel all readers who have at any time met me upon the ground of my ideas to postpone reading this first appeal until they have, concentrating in their nature as well as in […]

Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson or An Objectively Impartial Criticism of the Life of Man by Gurdjieff

“Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson” or “An Objectively Impartial Criticism of the Life of Man” by Gurdjieff is the first series of works in the larger trilogy. “All and Everything”. Now we got them all here at Holybooks.com which is good since Gurdjieff underlined the importance of reading the books in the correct order. FIRST […]

The Enneagram A Lecture by G.I.Gurdjieff

The Enneagram A Lecture by G.I.Gurdjieff is a transcription of the talk wherein Gurdjieff reintroduced the Enneagram to the public. Please note that a similar version of this talk was presented in Chapter 14 of In Search of the Miraculous by P.D. Ouspensky. The Enneagram A Lecture by G.I.Gurdjieff, download the entire book here: The […]

The Fourth Way by P. D. Ouspensky

When P. D. Ouspensky was asked if he intended to publish his lectures, he answered: ‘What is the use? The most important is not the lectures but the questions and answers.’ This book consists of verbatim extracts from talks and answers to questions given by Ouspensky between 1921 and 1946. Chapter I is a general […]

‘Life Is Real Only Then, When “I Am’ by Gurdjieff

‘Life Is Real Only Then, When “I Am“‘ was first privately printed in 1974. It is the incomplete text of the third Series of All and Everything by G. I. Gurdjieff. The book comprises a prologue, Gurdjieff’s description of five of his lectures (delivered on five nights starting November 28 and ending December 19, 1930) […]

Gurdjieff, Enneagram and the Fourth Way

Gurdjieff, Enneagram and the Fourth Way. This short essay will survey the Armenian mystic Gurdjieff’s central ideas, locate his sources and delineate the main reasons for his “Work”; explain chief methods and evaluate his place in the history of ideas and in the contemporary visions of human condition. From the book: What the Theosophical movement […]

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