Gurdjieff (1825-1935) was Russian philosopher, mystic, spiritual teacher and composer. He taught that most humans do not possess a unified consciousness and thus live their lives in a state of hypnotic “waking sleep”, but that it is possible to awaken to a higher state of consciousness and achieve full human potential. Gurdjieff described a method attempting to do so, calling the discipline “The Work”. Here several wisdom teachers speak on his work and legacy. These are archived New Dimensions programs.
A penetrating look at the philosophy of the Russian mystic George Gurdjieff. Speeth, author of The Gurdjieff WGURDork; de Ropp, author of The Master Game; Tart, author of States of Consciousness, and Bennett, long-time student of Gurdjieff, all relate their personal experience of the teaching in a free-flowing and wide-ranging manner. Remarkable introduction and overview of the work of Gurdjieff. Read more »
An exploration of the provocative and spiritually expansive world of George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff (1870-1949), with three persons actively engaged in understanding his teachings. Read more »
A conversation with the renowned filmmaker, theater producer and director of “Lord of the Flies,” and “Meetings with Remarkable Men,” based on Gurdjieff’s book of the same title. Brook talks about why and how he came to make a film about the spiritual quest. Includes a very interesting and timely account of his work on the film in Afghanistan before the Russian invasion. Read more »
Mechanical habits of thought, perception and behavior can cause us to be little more than robotic automatons going through the motions of our lives without any conscious idea that our actions have actually been programmed by unconscious patterns. Tart, a world famous authority on consciousness, reveals ways to literally wake up from this self-induced hypnotic-like state and become more fully alive and aware in the moment. Read more »