By Georges Ivanovitch Gurdjieff
First sequence: Objectively neutral feedback of the lifetime of guy; or, Beelzebub's stories to his grandson. -- second sequence: conferences with extraordinary males. -- third ser. lifestyles is actual purely then, whilst "I am."
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EISBN : 978-1-101-15343-7 1. Human beings I. G83B 197—dc22 This book is printed on acid-free paper. While the author has made every effort to provide accurate telephone numbers and Internet addresses at the time of publication, neither the publisher nor the author assumes any responsibility for errors, or for changes that occut after publication. com Editors’ Note on the Revised Edition Gurdjieff wrote Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson from 1924 through 1931, and continued in later years to make significant revisions.
He discharged the last words with such a shower of saliva that it was as if my face had been exposed to one of those “atomizers”—not of ersatz production—invented by the Germans to spray material with aniline dyes. ” I do not know or wish to know what results will be formed in your mentation on learning about the strange convergence of life circumstances I will now describe, but for my mentation, this coincidence provided material for reinforcing my belief that all the events that occurred in my youth, far from being simply the results of chance, were created intentionally by certain extraneous forces.
Knowing all about this new human disease and its epidemic spread on Earth, I naturally have the right to assume that you have acquired “immunity” to it, as the “medical experts” would say, and that you will therefore not be too indignant at my lack of experience in the rules and procedures of writers. ” In self-justification, and also perhaps to lessen the disapproval in your waking consciousness of my ignorance of this language indispensable for contemporary life, I consider it necessary to say, with humble heart and cheeks flushed with shame, that although I too was taught this language in my childhood, and although some of my elders who prepared me for responsible life constantly forced me, without sparing any means of intimidation, to learn by rote the host of nuances that in their totality compose this contemporary “delight,” yet unfortunately, of course for you, of all that I learned by rote nothing stuck, and nothing whatever has survived for my present activities as a writer.