Trade Paperback • perfect bound • 300 pages with notes and index
Here is a much-needed contemporary introduction to the life of an incomparably important teacher.
Gurdjieff, born in 1866 in the shifting border area between Turkey and Russia, was truly a spiritual pioneer. While many of his students were well-known, few understood this man of complex writings and sometimes confounding methods. Novelist, screewriter, and cyberpunk author John Shirley presents a lively, reliable explanation of how to approach the sage and his ideas. In accessible, dramatic prose he retells what we know of Gurdjieff, surveys his teaching methods and the lives of his key students, and helps readers to enter the unparalleled originality of this remarkable teacher.