Beelzebub’s Tales To His Grandson. Commentary by Terry Winter Owens and Suzanne D. Smith. This book is without doubt one of the most extraordinary books. With Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson, G. I. Gurdjieff intended to “destroy, mercilessly the beliefs and views about everything existing in the world. Editorial Reviews. From the Publisher. Editors’ Note. Gurdjieff wrote Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson from through , and continued in later years to.

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This understanding of mine bids me inwardly to make the center of gravity of my warning my ignorance of the literary language.

This strange tooth had seven shoots and at the end of each of them there stood out in relief a drop of blood, and through each separate drop there shone clearly and definitely one of the seven aspects of the manifestation of the white ray. The higher powers in the Universe were afraid that the people on Earth would find out what their true meaning and purpose was, so they planted an additional organ called Kundabuffer within the human being. When humans are liberated enough to ascend through the ancient knowledge, they could travel through the universe, hence the temple’s name for the spaceship.

Another possible allegory about the three main characters in this book is that they might represent Gurdjieff’s representation of the three human brains, or centers. Only such a sensation and such cognizance can now destroy the egoism completely crystallized in them that has swallowed up the whole of their Essence and also that tendency to hate others which beelzebuhs from it — the tendency, namely, which serve as the chief cause of all their abnormalities unbecoming to three-brained beings and maleficent for them themselves tsles for the whole of the Universe.

According to Beelzebub’s TalesHasnamuss is a being who acquires “something” which creates certain harmful factors for himself, as well as for those around him.

This is not so different perhaps than the project and the promise at the source of religious traditions, but without the accumulated baggage. Es un choque contra lo que estamos acostumbrados, porque justo de eso se trata. This book is without doubt one of the most extraordinary books ever published. Simultaneously something pale yellow began little by little to arise around Beelzebub and to envelop Him, and it was in no way possible to understand or to discern whence this something issued — whether it issued from Beelzebub Himself or proceeded to Him from beelzebubss outside of Him.


The second of the mentioned vivifying factors, this time for the complete fusion of my dear grandmother’s injunction with all the data constituting my general individuality, was the totality of impressions received from information I chanced to acquire concerning the event which took place here among us on Earth, showing the origin of that “principle” which, as it turned gurdjifef according to the elucidations of Mr.

And it would be impossible owing solely to the atmospheres around most of the cosmic concentrations, which atmospheres would hinder the straight falling of the object dropped in space. The sale or monetary profiting in any manner of these files are strictly prohibited.

But as regards the place of concentration and source for the further manifestation of the third holy force of the sacred Triamazikamno, namely, the Holy-Reconciling — the exterior form of this being-brain in the three-brained beings there bears no resemblance whatever to ours.

In his prospectus for All and Everythingprinted at the beginning of each part of the trilogy, Gurdjieff states his aim in publishing these texts:. The spaceship Karnak derives its name from a famous temple in Egyptlocated on the banks of the River Nile.

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The way this is executed, is through an allegory in the form of a very convincing fusion of Eastern and Western philosophy. I first read Meetings With Remarkable Men after being given it by a man who I didn’t beelzzebubs and had only met once before briefly.

The metaphors and the real characters are so wonderfully disguised that it was shock for me when i found out who certain characters were. Part of Gurdjieff’s spiritual philosophy was the importance of cultivating a clear, focused mind, staying psychically awake, and giving your undivided attention to whatever activity you happened to be undertaking.

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Because the book was intended to be the main study tool for his teachingsand because the idea of work is beekzebubs to those teachings, Gurdjieff went to great lengths in order to increase the effort needed to read and understand it.


The page numbers refer to the original edition. Firstly — at least as you have already become mechanized to read all your contemporary books and newspapers. I need reread this one sometime soon.

Many times the definition of those words is given later on in the text, which functionally necessitates more than one reading of the text. How could I forget such comical impressions?

Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson

I decided to do this without fail so that this initial chapter of mine, predetermined as I have already said to awaken your consciousness, should fully justify its purpose, and reaching not only your, in my opinion, as yet only fictitious “consciousness,” but also your real consciousness, that is talles say, what you call your subconscious, might, for the first time, compel you to reflect actively.

Though, talse his grandson Hassein is the most important one. He was on his way to the planet Revozvradendr to a special conference in which he had consented to take part, at the request of his friends of long standing. Few people know about the first Index.

We also learn that when Earth was created something went wrong and as a result the people of the Earth were created in order to give off a certain substance that would maintain a certain order in the Universe. I can quite believe it, knowing what may have been the cat’s reasons for it.

Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson

Archangel Looisos is the Arch-Chemist-Physician of the Universe gudjieff invented the special organ Kundabufferwhich was implanted at the base of the human spine in order that they should not perceive reality. In my view, the major stumbling block is the opinion, that many readers seem to arrive at, that Gurdjieff is playing some sophisticated kind of joke on the reader. Throughout the narration there is however, a great emphasis on the possibilities of evolution and improvement, even though the book states a perceptive criticism of tapes that is deceptive within human culture.