Paperback • 1238 pages
All serious followers of Gurdjieff’s teaching study this book. This is Gurdjieff’s magnum opus. Regarding this series, Gurdjieff said, “I had decided with the contents of the first series of books to achieve the destruction, in the consciousness and feelings of people, of deep-rooted convictions which in my opinion are false and quite contradictory to reality.”
Gurdjieff’s friendly advice is to read each of his written expositions at least thrice. This novel beautifully brings to life the visions of humanity for which Gurdjieff has become esteemed. Beelzebub, a man of worldly (and other-worldly) wisdom, shares with his grandson the anecdotes, personal philosophies, and lessons learned from his own life. The reader is given a detailed discussion of all matters physical, natural, and spiritual, from the creation of the cosmos to man’s teleological purpose in the universe.
This edition of Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson–the first single-volume paperback to appear in English–restores the original, authoritative translation.