Gurdjieff Reconsidered

The Life, the Teachings, the Legacy

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Roger Lipsey
  • Boulder, CO: 
    Shambhala Publications, Inc.
    , February
     2019.
     384 pages.
     $39.99.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9781611804515.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Christian Giudice forthcoming.

Description

The Greek-Armenian teacher G.I. Gurdjieff was one of the most original and provocative spiritual teachers in the twentieth-century West. Whereas much work on Gurdjieff has been either fawning or blindly critical, acclaimed scholar and writer Lipsey balances sympathic interest in Gurdjieff and his "Fourth Way" teachings with a historian's sense of context and a biographer's feel for personality and relationships. Using a wide range of published and unpublished sources, Lipsey explores Gurdjieff's formative travels in Central Asia, his famed teaching institution in France, the development of the Gurdjieff Movements and music, and, above all, Gurdjieff's fascinating continuous evolution as a teacher. Published on the 70th anniversary of Gurdjieff's death, Gurdjieff Reconsidered delves deeply into Gurdjieff's writings and those of his most important students, including P. D. Ouspensky and Jeanne de Salzmann. Lipsey's comprehensive approach and unerring sense of the subject make this a must-read for anyone with a serious intention to explore Gurdjieff's life, teachings, and reputation.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Roger Lipsey is Director of the Society for Myth and Tradition, publisher of Parabola magazine, and he is also the author of An Art of Our Own: The Spiritual in Twentieth Century Art.

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