Can we say that lifestyles is ruled through a bunch of wide awake humans? the place are they? who're they? We see precisely the contrary: that lifestyles is ruled by way of people who find themselves the least awake, by way of those who find themselves so much asleep.
Provocative rules corresponding to those have attracted generations of considerate humans to the equipment of self-study and internal paintings devised via Gurdjieff, probably the most radical religious lecturers of contemporary instances. in keeping with Gurdjieff, the wars raging at this very second are not anything greater than hundreds of thousands of snoozing humans attempting to annihilate hundreds of thousands of different slumbering humans. opposite to well known trust, there's no corresponding to factor as growth and evolution so long as humanity continues to be asleep.
Two hundred unsleeping humans may swap the entire of lifestyles at the earth, Gurdjieff says. If we wish to develop into these awake humans, we needs to find out how to switch ourselves. With the aid of self-knowledge and an figuring out of our relation to the universe, we will wake up to the next point of being—if we want to switch ourselves.
All of Gurdjieff's primary ideas and strategies of reworking the mind, feelings, and physique, within the procedure often called the Fourth method, are awarded during this publication in his personal transparent, special phrases preserved by means of his closest students.
Arranged in an orderly series of passages drawn from fundamental resource books—P. D. Ouspensky's In seek of the Miraculous, and Views from the true World, recorded and organized through Mme. Jeanne de Salzmann—this fabric is an crucial advent for these decided to adopt the efforts and practices helpful for awakening awareness.
All the fundamental techniques and techniques are lined, together with:
• man is "asleep"
• we don't have any unified "I"
• the desire for self-knowledge
• functions of the human "machine"
• states of recognition
• levels of being
• three facilities: relocating, emotional, and pondering
• personality and essence
• the chance of self-development
• remembering oneself
• conscious evolution
• the legislations of 3 forces
• the ray of construction
• the legislation of octaves
• the Enneagram, a common image
• the number of non secular methods
• esoteric Christianity
• working in teams
• the necessity of faculties