With Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson, G. I. Gurdjieff intended to “destroy, mercilessly the beliefs and views about everything existing in the world. Beelzebub’s Tales To. His Grandson. G.I. Gurdjieff. ALL AND EVERYTHING. Ten Books in Three Series. FIRST SERIES: Three books under the title of “An. Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson has ratings and 77 reviews. The teaching of G. I. Gurdjieff () has come to be recognized as one of the mos.

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He specifies that he was writing in a certain way to reach the subconcious. Why this produced such a strong impression on me just then, and why I almost automatically manifested so strangely, I cannot until now make out; though during recent years, particularly on the days called “Shrovetide,” I pondered a good deal, trying chiefly to discover the reason for it.

That is why each word, for the same thing or idea, almost always acquires for people of different geographical locality and race a very definite and entirely different so to say “inner-content.

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Never mind, esteemed buyer of my wiseacrings. To acquaint the reader with the material required for a new creation and to prove the soundness and good quality of it. To have faith, whether consciously or even quite unconsciously, is for every being very necessary and desirable. During the period to which this tale of ours refers, all the uis were talew either with their duties, or simply with the actualization of what is called “active being mentation.

Thereupon beeelzebubs salesman, making as is said the “oleaginous” face proper to all salesmen, replied that the book indeed cost only forty-five kopecks, but had to be sold at sixty because fifteen kopecks were added for postage. However that may have been, yet the real fact, illuminated from every side like an American advertisement, and which fact cannot now be changed by any forces even with the knowledge of the experts in “monkey business,” is that although I, who have lately been considered by very many people as a rather good teacher of temple dances, have now become today a professional writer and will of course write a great deal — as it has been proper to me since childhood whenever “I do anything to do a great deal of it” — nevertheless, not having, as you see, the automatically acquired and automatically manifested practice necessary for this, I shall be constrained to write all I have thought out in ordinary simple everyday language established by life, without any literary manipulations and without any “grammarian wiseacrings.


This Transcaucasian Kurd once set out from his village on some business or other to town, and there in the market he saw in a fruiterer’s shop a handsomely arranged display of all kinds of fruit. Aug 13, G. Page numbers refer to the reprint of the version. As for what it does for you When one is participant in that perspective, it also becomes obvious that it is harder to form and experience prejudices.

Mullah Nassr Eddin, or has he is also called, Hodja Nassr Eddin, is, it seems, little known in Europe and America, but he is very well known in all countries of the continent of Asia; this legendary personage corresponds to the American Uncle Sam or the German Till Eulenspiegel. I thought about it all particularly intensely for some reason or other while going to and coming from my work, but however hard I tried I could make nothing whatsoever, even approximately, clear to myself.

All written according to entirely new principles of logical reasoning and strictly directed towards the solution of the following three cardinal problems:. Or is it more of a philosophical type thing.

I do not know how it is with you, who are already partly candidate for a buyer of my writings, but my peculiar nature cannot, even with a great mental desire, avoid being indignant at the fact manifested by people of contemporary civilization, that the very highest in man, particularly beloved by our COMMON FATHER CREATORcan really be named, and indeed very often before even having made clear to oneself what it is, can be understood to be that which is the lowest and dirtiest in man.

On the said “transspace” ship was Beelzebub with his kinsmen and near attendants.

It would always startle them. You’ll be burnt alive!

Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson

Many of his books such as In search of the miraculous, The fourth way, A new model of the universe or Tertium organum make fine introductions to Gurdjieff, his teachings and ideas. Suppose it is true that the greatest physical force of the pigeon is concentrated in that big toe, then all the more, what we’ve got to do is to see that just that toe will be caught in the noose. This book can change your gurdjifff, make you want to explore your innermost self more, or just piss you off.

This I did, not without cunning.

Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson

One end of it, by means of complicated appliances on the helmet itself, was hermetically attached to the corresponding place of the helmet for the breathing organs, while the other end, after we had already entered that strange Hrhaharhtzaha, was screwed to an apparatus there, which was connected in its turn with the space, the ‘presence’ of which corresponded to the second being-food.


With a number of young rascals like myself, I was once laying snares for pigeons on the roof of a neighbor’s house, when suddenly, one of the boys who was standing over me and gurdjkeff me closely, said:.

What might not happen in this world. One would not pick up, for example, the Garland Flower Ornament Sutra, turn to page 1, and begin.

Quotes from Beelzebub’s Tales It has done for me, I must say.

Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson

I said “with my beelzevubs soul” because recently living in Europe and coming in frequent contact with people who on every appropriate and inappropriate occasion are fond of taking in vain every sacred name which should belong only to man’s inner life, that is to say, with people who swear to no purpose, I being, as I have already confessed, a follower in general not only of the theoretical — as contemporary people have become — but also of the practical sayings of popular wisdom which have become fixed by the centuries, and therefore of the saying which in the present case corresponds to what is expressed by the words: In life, I have so often got into difficult situations and out of them, that this has become almost a matter of habit for me.

At the same time, this book is illuminating,revelatory, humorous, and, at times charged with emotional energy that grandspn itself to the reader.

His ‘invention’ was afterwards geandson spread by various ‘freaks’ on your planet, and also there was gradually crystallized in the Reason of the ordinary beings there an illusory directing factor, from which, by the way, there is formed in the whole of the presence of each of your favorites, especially of the contemporary ones, the Reason of what is called their ‘waking-existence,’ which factor is the chief cause of the frequent change in convictions accumulated in them.

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