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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I was very excited about this book, especially the first few chapters, which are probably the most straightforward explanation of some of the basic concepts of Gurdjieff’s teaching.
Preview — Gurdjieff Unveiled by Seymour B. This is evident even from the preface where Seymour utterly wrongly claims Gurdjieff to have been a divine messenger along the lines of Buddha or Ashiata Shiemash and eulogises theosophy into the bargain.
Neither does Ginsburg understand linguistic relativity as explained academically for example in the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis. Unfortunately, I can go on ad infinitum.
The specific danger is of “idee fixe”, increase in egoism and what Gurdjieff himself called psychopathy. Problems appear in the second half of the book, the two major ones being the Theosophical bend and the obsessions with dreams. BookDB marked it as to-read Nov 09, Return to Book Page.
The third problem, which raises its ugly head in the last few chapters, is Ginsburg explaining how the people in the Work are “special” and not like “ordinary” people, even goes so far to use the offensive word “moron. No eBook available Amazon. Willyam rated it it was amazing May 24, This book is extremely ill advised. Gurdjieff and the study of dreams. Contents Who am I?
Justin Bovert added it Jun 09, 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.
Published December 1st by Lighthouse Workbooks first published March 10th Josephnovak marked it as to-read Jul 14, He claimed that it took him 20 years ungeiled learn how not to dream at all, and that should be the goal of every aspiring seeker. Lorena marked it as to-read Jul 18, The problem with Ginsburg mainly is that if you do the dream journals, dream groups, meditations, etc.
It is true that many people in the Work have been Theosophists before, however they usually discarded that nonsense once they advanced.
Diane rated it it was ok Aug 24, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Marcia rated it it was amazing Unceiled 11, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Nahian Nasir marked it as to-read Jul 28, He reinvents Gurdjieff and loses the pith – when he is not completely misrepresenting.
Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Selected pages Title Page. Ouspensky called his biographical account “Fragments”. An Overview and Introduction to Gurdjieff’s Teaching. Or Ginsburg states that essence is “immortal” when Gurdjieff clearly affirms that no-one is born with a soul and that the latter can be attained only through intentional suffering and conscious labour.
This title helps students hnveiled integrate theoretical knowledge with practical experience and gain a taste of what it means to work on oneself by following Ginsburg’s six lessons.
This title 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 Presents an overview and introduction to Gurdjieff’s teaching. Refresh girdjieff try again.
The dreaming and obsession with dream interpretation is another pointer that Ginsburg’s is a devolving octave, not evolving. Hurdjieff requisite effort, for example in reading Beelzebub’s Tales at least three times, is essential, not simply because knowledge is material and therefore limited, but because proper understanding requires feeling, effort and suffering. For example, Ginsburg defines sleep as “the illusion that we are separate from one another”. There is a screamingly obvious reason why Gurdjieff taught his ideas piecemeal; why Gurdjieff took so many years to write and made so many revisions; why Beelzebub’s tales gurdjiecf so difficult; why Gurdjieff insisted All and Everything be read in order; why P.
This title helps students to integrate theoretical knowledge with practical experience and gain a taste of what it means to work gutdjieff oneself by following Ginsburg’s six lessons. Ginsburg goes so far as to connect Sinnet’s “Mahatma Letters” with Gurdjieffian tradition, which is completely ludicrious, having those letters proven as fraud, and written by Blavatsky herself, already during gurdjiefc lifetime.
Brandon marked it as to-read Sep 23, This is of course the antithesis of Gurdjieff’s conflation of sleep with a state of identification and the subsequent quest for attainment of independent individuality. My library Help Advanced Book Search.
Worse still, Ginsburg incorporates foreign material from Hinduism such as “enlightenment”, as well as alien abstractions of his own such as “Endlessness”, “metanoia” and “unitive vision”, which he subjectively transposes onto Gurdjiefff.
The exercises presented 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 unviled several years digesting the latter. Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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