Gurdjieff Unveiled has 4 ratings and 0 reviews. Presents an overview and introduction to Gurdjieff’s teaching. This title helps students to integrate the. An Overview and Introduction to Gurdjieff’s Teaching Seymour B. Ginsburg Students of Gurdjieff’s teaching have often asked themselves and others: “Who is . Presents an overview and introduction to Gurdjieff’s teaching. This title helps students to integrate theoretical knowledge with practical experience and gain a .
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Or Ginsburg talks about “imperishable being” whatever that might mean ; vague mysticism which has no place in Gurdjieff’s system.
Ouspensky called his biographical account “Fragments”. Joe Taype Dominguez marked it as to-read Apr 13, He claimed that it took him 20 years to learn how not to dream at all, and that should be the goal of every aspiring seeker. Brandon marked it as to-read Sep 23, BookDB marked it as to-read Nov 09, This is a work of formative intellectuality with no depth.
Gurdjieff Unveiled: An Overview And Introduction To The Teaching (Gurdjieff Related Books)
Worse still, Ginsburg incorporates foreign material from Hinduism such as “enlightenment”, as well as alien uneiled of his own such as “Endlessness”, “metanoia” and “unitive vision”, which he subjectively transposes onto Gurdjiefff.
Lighthouse Editions Limited- Self-actualization Psychology – pages. With Ginsburg’s advice everyone is sitting happily in a circle, imagining they are doing something and living in an imaginary dream world, none of which has any objective existence or value.
Marcia rated it it was amazing Nov 11, He also made great fun of the Theosophists with their serious but worthless books and famously joked that Theosophists are only useful for their money.
An Overview and Introduction to Gurdjieff’s Teaching. User Review – Flag as inappropriate for the first time some one has tried to explain gurdjieff in a unnveiled way and it works. I believe that authors have a responsibility for the welfare of their readers, especially when they advocate gurdjiefg which will do nothing but harm.
Problems appear in the second half of the book, the two major ones being the Theosophical bend and the obsessions with dreams. The ggurdjieff few chapters are organized as weekly lessons for starting Gurdjieffian groups with weekly exercises, proposed discussions and other practical advice. Ginsburg clearly has a specific agenda and it is not that of Gurdjieff’s skeptical materialism.
Ginsburg seems to be a proud Theosophists, member and officer of the Theosophical Society, and often connects Gurdjieff’s statements with those of Helena Blavatsky and Charles Leadbeatter a known child molester, exiled from England because of his pedophilia. The transmutation of energy. Golden marked it as to-read Apr 27, Lists with This Book.
He reinvents Gurdjieff and loses the pith – when he is not completely misrepresenting. Someone who has intellectually grasped elements of the form but nothing of the essence of Gurdjieff.
Lorena marked it as to-read Jul 18, Contents Who am I? Who are you Mister Gurdjieff? Account Options Sign in. The dreaming and obsession with dream interpretation is another pointer that Ginsburg’s is a devolving octave, not evolving. Gurdjieff wrote in a confrontational style because he wanted to shock the subconscious. User Review – Flag as inappropriate This book is extremely ill advised.
He tries to justify his transgression by saying that Mr. Everything he says or tries to say can be found elsewhere and in a much less dangerously misleading form.
Gurdjieff Unveiled: An Overview And Introduction To The Teaching by Seymour B. Ginsburg
Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. This book is extremely ill advised. It represents another step in the transformation of Gurdjieff into New Age vacuity and empty shortcuts for the lazy and gullible.
Josephnovak marked it as to-read Jul 14, The conservation of energy. Dickson Twum marked it as to-read Aug 15, The exercises gurdjietf here are all very dangerous in isolation and should be avoided at all costs BEFORE one has read Gurdjieff’s own work, Ouspensky, Peters and other genuine students of Gurdjieff during his lifetime, and spent several years digesting the latter. Undertowe added it Jan 10, The specific danger is of “idee fixe”, increase in egoism and what Gurdjieff himself called psychopathy.
The problem with Ginsburg mainly is that if you do the dream journals, dream groups, meditations, etc.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Published December 1st by Lighthouse Workbooks first published March 10th This gurrjieff helps students to integrate theoretical knowledge with practical experience and gain a taste of what it means to work on oneself by following Ginsburg’s six lessons Thanks for telling us about the problem. G also read Blavatsky.
Presents an overview and introduction to Gurdjieff’s teaching. Cole Tucker rated it really liked it Jul 23,