7 December 2022

Esotericism

Esotericism (XXXVII): Gurdjieff’s “mission” (3)

Nikodemos 1. After stopping in August 1924 the activities at the Prieuré that constituted the teaching of the Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man, after his terrible ...
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Esotericism (XXXVI): Gurdjieff’s “mission” (2)

Nikodemos 1. I dealt in an earlier paper Esotericism (XXXI): Gurdjieff’s successors (2): JG Bennett with G’s mission, as seen at least by John Bennett, who was initially ...
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Esotericism (XXXV): Gurdjieff’s sources (3): Fragments & Whole

Nikodemos 1. Let me today examine some more affinities between G’s teaching and the Vedic Tradition in India. The Vedic Tradition starts with the sūktas ‘hymns’ of the ...
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Esotericism (XXXIV): Gurdjieff’s Sources (2)

Nikodemos  1. Let me repeat again that we have no means of ascertaining the immediate sources of G’s teaching and that it is very probable that he had ...
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Esotericism (XXXIII): Gurdjieff’s sources

Nikodemos 1. In this paper I focus on G’s sources – and John Bennett’s blinding blunders. G mentions in his own writings the community of Sarmoun (Sarmān o ...
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Esotericism (XXXII): Gurdjieff’s “mission”

Nikodemos 1. I find it difficult to understand G’s “mission” about which so much fuss has been created by successors and students. It is equally difficult to understand ...
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Esotericism (XXXI): Gurdjieff’s successors (2): JG Bennett

Nikodemos 1. I met John G. Bennett in the very late 1950’s at his “ashram” Coombe Springs just outside London and, possibly, twice afterwards. We spoke in Greek ...
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Esotericism (XXX): Gurdjieff’s successors?

1. Many appeared as G’s successors after G’s death in 1949. We shall examine the inevitable proliferation later. In this my first paper on the subject, I start with ...
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Esotericism (XXIX): Gurdjieff’s magic? (3): Hulme and Sinclair

Nikodemos 1. Kathryn Hulme acquired fame with her semi-autobiographical novel A Nun’s Story (1956) which was made into a film. She and her dear friend, “little milliner” Wendy, ...
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Esotericism (XXVIII): Gurdjieff’s magic? (2)

Nikodemos 1. After August 1916 and the telepathic communication which Gurdjieff sparked off in Ouspensky in Finland, such experiences were not repeated. Neither G nor O, nor any ...
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