Views from the Real World

“Here there are neither Russians nor English, Jews nor Christians, but only those who pursue one aim—to be able to be.” This aphorism, one of thirty-eight inscribed on the walls of the Study House at the Prieure, describes the heart of the Gurdjieff work...

Life is Real Only Then, When ‘I Am’

This is one of the few records published by Gurdjieff in which he offers guidance to his ‘community of seekers’, the pupils from many countries who joined him in Paris and New York. The first section is mainly autobiographical, relating material crucial to...

Meetings With Remarkable Men

The book takes the form of Gurdjieff’s reminiscences about various “remarkable men” that he met, beginning with his father. They include the Armenian priest Pogossian; his friend Soloviev, and Prince Lubovedsky, a Russian prince with metaphysical...