DECONSTRUCTING GURDJIEFF: Biography of a Spiritual Magician

DECONSTRUCTING GURDJIEFF: Biography of a Spiritual Magician




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By Tobias Churton Enigmatic, misunderstood, and declared a charlatan, Gurdjieff's life has become a legend. But who really was George Ivanovich Gurdjieff? Employing the latest research and discoveries, including previously unpublished reminiscences of the real man, Churton investigates the truth beneath the self-crafted mythology of Gurdjieff's life recounted in Meetings with Remarkable Men.

Showing how he deliberately re-shaped elements of his life as parables of his system, Churton explains how he didn't want people to follow in his footsteps but to find their own, to wake up from the hypnosis that drives us blindly through life. Offering a vital understanding of the man who asked, "How many of you are really alive?" the author reveals the continuing importance of Gurdjieff's philosophy for the awakening of man.

6X9 H/B, 352 pp.