“This work has service at its apex not its foundation. At its foundation it has understanding what our situation really is.”—J.G. Bennett. Fallen Leaves. Private Collection, 1980. “Tonight when we reached Hopeless Idiots, G was very solemn and after the Addition, spoke about ‘this small aim’ not to perish like a dog, and how everyone […]
“It is possible for any reasonable person to see that the greater part of the troubles that beset mankind at this time are due to the fact that those who have the power to take, take, and they disregard the consequences to those who are not able to. All of us probably feel that this […]
“Love is a force, by which all life is transformed, and everything returns to its source.” — JG Bennett Along with ninety other students from around the world, I studied with John Bennett at his Sherborne Academy the last months of his life. Mr. Bennett was a sincere and adventurous man filled with a visible […]
Attention is a force—and an energy and a mystery. As a force, attention, when directed inward, awakens in us a “sensation”—a sensitive energy. This simple act of “sensing” is unique to the legacy of human development work transmitted by GI Gurdjieff.
“There is at the present time a great spiritualizing action that is preparing the [future].” —JG Bennett in 1974 in his monograph, Gurdjieff Today. [This monograph is in Bennett’s book, Is There Life on Earth?] JOHN GODOLPHIN BENNETT—as visionary mystics are apt to be—was ahead of his times. In the 1970s he inspired and encouraged […]
Existence, by J.G. Bennett. Back in print after thirty-three years! Edited & compiled by Anthony Blake. Updated for our present time with a new chapter, “The Dimensional Framework of the Natural Sciences”, a paper by J.G. Bennett; a foreword essay by Anthony Blake; and an index of names and special words. We turn to non-existence. […]
This blog is dedicated to nurturing, nourishing, and further developing a living legacy of work-on-oneself introduced into Western culture by George Ivanovich Gurdjieff at the opening of the twentieth century. It is a legacy of harmonious development, continuous education, ongoing practice, and lived experience in the many-faceted mystery of being human. Throughout the first half […]
This little book dares-to-share a handful of understanding that has resulted from it’s author being “active in front of a mystery” — that mystery is Gurdjieff’s legacy of work with the science of idiotism. Written by second-generation impudent-upstart Bruno Martin, The Realized Idiot will no doubt be criticized by a few whose conditioned-timidity has overpowered […]