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

Posted on | August 19, 2010 | 7 Comments

Beelzebub Gurdjieff pdf free ebook cover “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 SERIES: Three books under the title of Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson. An Objectively Impartial Criticism of the Life of Man. (Download it below)
  • SECOND SERIES Two books under the common title of Meetings with Remarkable Men. (We have it right here: Link)
  • THIRD SERIES Five books under the title of Life Is Real Only Then, When I Am. ” (Download it here: Link)

From the foreword of G. I. Gurdjieff’s “Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson”:

“All written according to entirely new principles of logical reasoning and directed toward the accomplishment of the following three fundamental tasks: FIRST SERIES To destroy, mercilessly and without any compromise whatever, in the mentation and feelings of the reader, the beliefs and views, by centuries rooted in him, about everything existing in the world. SECOND SERIES To acquaint the reader with the material required for a new creation and to prove the soundness and good quality of it. THIRD SERIES To assist the arising, in the mentation and in the feelings of the reader, of a veritable, nonfantastic representation not of that illusory world which he now perceives, but of the world existing in reality.”

Beelzebub’s Tales is included in Martin Seymour-Smith‘s 100 Most Influential Books Ever Written, with the comment that it is “…the most convincing fusion of Eastern and Western thought has yet been seen.

Download “Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson” here (1.134 pages) :

PDFbook Beelzebubs Tales to His Grandson by G I Gurdjieff



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

  1. Goran
    July 8th, 2013 @ 11:40 pm

    So i`ve been reading the revised version

    Can u help me where i can find the 1950 version in pdf please

  2. Daniel
    October 10th, 2013 @ 6:15 am

    Hello Goran,

    I am not aware of a pdf file, but you can copy and paste the entire 1950 version into Microsoft Word, available for free from the Gurdjieff Heritage Society:


  3. zora
    January 7th, 2018 @ 12:34 am

    Thank you very much Daniel for link:

  4. GNParmar
    April 22nd, 2018 @ 4:28 am

    I know about the forthway

  5. Walter Dickman
    July 17th, 2018 @ 7:51 pm

    I encounter Gurdjieff frequently in books, libraries, and literature. I have read and read and read All and Everything and found it defective. I am quite sure that the edition I got on inter-library loan of Beelzebub’s Tales To His Grandson was abridged.

  6. Terrance Wolf
    March 16th, 2020 @ 9:12 pm

    All and Everything is the single most influential book in my life. I followed the author’s suggestion and read it three times. The last reading was aloud to a recorder…30 minutes of reading everyday for exactly 100 days. What a trip! Reading this book so completely has changed my world view, softened my outlook on the antics of humankind and helped my be more equanimous. It’s all just impersonal phenomena rolling on…far beyond the scope of our normal understanding.

  7. James Wade
    March 28th, 2020 @ 12:44 am

    Rewired my brain. Myself and friends thought we could begin a forth way house about 1967, and had so many insights. Been my main preoccupation ever since. I favor John G Bennett’s work to go onward and develop the ‘work’ in ever more intimate and able-to-be-familiarized ways.

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