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A Remarkable New Book by Jeanne de Salzmann. Based on notebooks kept by G. I. Gurdjieff ‘s closest follower, this book offers new insight on his spiritual. Salzmann, Madame de (Jeanne), i ?-i 99o. The reality of being: to live the Fourth Way of Gurdjieff /. Jeanne de Salzmann.— 1st ed. p. cm. Includes index. Based on notebooks kept by G.I. Gurdjieff’s closest follower, this book offers new insight on his spiritual teachings—a way of gnosis or “knowledge.

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What no one of us could do, perhaps a group can. They will give the flavour of the whole and a sense of its direction.

Buh rated it really liked it Sep 18, The English translation from the French seems amazingly fine. Sep 24, Kees Voorhoeve rated it it was amazing. I was hoping for more from this book, probably due to the write-ups and recommendations mainly by Foundation followers and Fourth Wayers.

Gurdjieff called the Fourth Way. He can either report on what the author says in the order of the excerpts from the notebooks that appear here, and thereby write at considerable length; or he can summarize the approach that the author takes, and thereby salzmanb sounding somewhat platitudinous. The More of Less.


The Reality of Being

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Nov 13, Dean rated it liked it Shelves: Her experiences are universal, and the sufferings detailed are all of our sufferings. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Let us make this our chief aim in the future. The Monkey Is the Messenger. The book is largely impractical again to my disappointmentand in some parts drones on about one’ I’m giving this book three stars.

LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. But these are matters of amusement and no consequence, unlike the text of the book itself. Quotes from The Reality of Be Gurdjieff’s teaching, research, books, conferences. Everything I know through my senses rsality a name. The Wisdom of King Ssalzmann. What is her message? There she met the painter Alexander de Salzmann. The only reason I read this book is because I am trying to understand Pamela L.

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Maybe I do know more. Counterpoint, This is a self-effacing sentence, so I wish I knew more, so I could credit the collective effort of family and followers.


Although, I now have an idea about what might have motivated Pamela L. The Face of Water. Hence a homily deals more with practice and not directly with principle. Do not waste time reading it.

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Let me pause over the latter item, the twelve-page, double-column index, as indices are often overlooked, despite the fact that salzamnn attentive reader may tell a lot about a book from a cursory examination of its beint. If the sign of a fine translation is that the reader hears the sound of the voice of a person whose words are being rendered into another language, this translation is sound indeed! Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

I really wanted to enjoy the book, and took time reading it. The first sentence is my summary of the argument of the section, expressed in language that sidesteps the terminology of the Work.

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