“The world needs, more than ever before, men and women who have achieved inner freedom and who can live and love impartially. It is my hope and intention that before I depart from this conditioned world, I shall have helped many to find their way.” — J.G. Bennett, in Witness
6 x 9 Quality Paperback • 352 pages, with 16 pages of quality photos
This Second Bennett Books Edition has four new photos and now contains Mr. Bennett’s Preface to the 1973 American Edition by Omen Press.
Witness is an important book for anyone interested in the Work as taught by Gurdjieff, Ouspensky and, indeed, Bennett himself. It gives an excellent in-depth introduction to the ideas and practices of all three men and also of other traditions and other teachers with whom Bennett’s search brought him in contact — the Shivapuri Baba, Idries Shah, and Pak Subuh, to name just three.
Above all, Witness is an account of what it means to spend a life truly dedicated to the pursuit of transformation and to the service and sacrifice which is the true purpose of “work on oneself.
Other books by JG Bennett that give depth, breadth, and color to the story of his search:
Journeys in Islamic Countries (diaries from his near east journeys in the 1950s)
Long Pilgrimage: The Life and Teaching of the Shivapuri Baba (based on his visits and in-depth conversations with the Shivapuri Baba in India in 1960 and 1961)
Gurdjieff: Making a New World (an in depth account of Gurdjieff’s life and search, originally written in early 1974, that details his meetings and work with Gurdjieff in Constantinople and France.)
The Masters of Wisdom (an unfinished manuscript, at the time of his death in 1974, that explores the role of Central Asian Sufi masters in the transmission of esoteric knowledge and spiritual understanding.)