With Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson, G. I. Gurdjieff intended to “destroy, mercilessly the beliefs and views about everything existing in the. Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson has ratings and 77 reviews. The teaching of G. I. Gurdjieff () has come to be recognized as one of the mos. Beelzebub’s Tales To. His Grandson. G.I. Gurdjieff. ALL AND EVERYTHING. Ten Books in Three Series. FIRST SERIES: Three books under the title of “An.

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Enlightenment is not to be found within these pages. Gurdjoeff 25, Abe Ofarrell rated it it was amazing.

Contents Geoege Book Preface. Continuing my expositions with this calculation, I must first of all inform your fictitious consciousness that, thanks to three definite peculiar data which were crystallized in my entirety during various periods of my preparatory age, I am really unique in respect of the so to say “muddling and befuddling” of all the notions and convictions supposedly firmly fixed in the entirety of people with whom I come in contact.

As this “principle,” now already universal, arose on that same planet on which you too arose and on which, moreover, you exist almost always on a bed of roses jis frequently dance the fox trot, I consider I have no right to withhold from you the information known to me, elucidating certain details of the arising of just that universal principle.

But if you would like to know my opinion, they do so of course, instinctively, in order to offset, geeorge to say, the ‘value-of-their-inner-insignificance. I find it necessary on the first page of this book, quite ready for publication, to give the following advice:.

After his return home from exile, Beelzebub had seen this grandson of his, Hassein, for the first time, and, appreciating his good heart, and also, owing to what is called “family attraction,” he took an instant liking to him.

With an apology the captain rose to leave, explaining as he did so that he must be needed on very important business, since everybody knew that georye was with his Right Reverence and would not venture to trouble the ears of his Right Reverence for anything trifling. What is worst about them is their feet, namely, they have no hoofs; it is true that for protection against external influences they have invented what they call ‘boots’ but beelzevubs invention does not help them trandson much.

All this population, extraordinary for the said planet, accommodated itself little by little to its new dwelling place, and many of them even found one or another occupation for shortening the long years of their exile.

It requires dedication, it is not a joke. He specifies that he was writing in a certain way to reach the subconcious. Actually, the whole matter of interpreting the series is left relatively open, and perhaps that is necessary. The complexity and the length of this book limited the readers to only those who are interested in Gurdjieff’s ideas. If not, I am afraid gurdjirff your hearing and other perceptive and also digestive organs which may be already so thoroughly automatized to the “literary language of the intelligentsia” existing in the present period of time on Earth, that the reading of these writings of mine might affect you very, very cacophonously, and from this you might loose your.


What characterizes the author is that he inaugurated the rest of the world by developing a method whereby a man brelzebubs gradually evolve through gurjdieff oneself objectively.

Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson

This was my first foray into Gurdjieff and it was a difficult book to power through. They have been called by a name they consider insulting — and that’s quite enough. And Hassein, on his side, so loved his grandfather that he would not stir a step without him, and he eagerly absorbed everything his grandfather either said or taught.

If you don’t completely and intensely immerse yourself in this book and its utterly bizarre world, you’ll get lost somewhere in the first paragraph.

Anyway we’re on a spree today, and ‘if you go on a spree then go the whole hog including the postage. At such an unexpected ringing in the morning quiet, the dog took fright and springing aside flew off like a shot down the empty street at his full canine velocity.

After dilligently serving his sentence, he is permitted to return to his home planet. In summary, the author maintains that a man can feasibly develop new properties that would enable a man to function in harmony with the Universe, as long as they are based on objectivity and impartiality. According to Gurdjieff this applies to “average people” as well as to those who are on “higher levels”. Jul 10, Barry Stock rated it it was amazing. Knowing all this and having become, since the misfortune which befell me, habitually just and fastidious in the extreme, I cannot help repeating, or rather, I cannot help again warning you, and even imploringly advising you, before beginning to cut the pages of this first book of mine, to read through very attentively, and even more than once, this first chapter of my writings.

As the years rolled by, many either on their own initiative or in response to needs of general character, migrated gradually from the planet Mars to other planets; but Beelzebub himself, together with his near attendants, remained on the planet Mars, where he organized his existence more or less tolerably.

Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson by G.I. Gurdjieff

Hearing what Ahoon called him, Hassein stopped in front of him, and, looking at him mischievously, said:. Only do not forget one thing, namely, at your age it is indispensably necessary that every day, at sunrise, while watching the reflection of its splendor, you bring about a contact between your consciousness and the various unconscious parts of your general presence.

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This language was then my favorite chiefly because it was original and had nothing in common with the neighboring or kindred languages. And as regards my personal career, then thanks to all forces high and low and, if you like, even right and left, I yo actualized it long ago, and have already long been standing on “firm-feet” and even maybe on very good feet, and I moreover am certain that their strength beelzebusb sufficient for many more years, in spite of all my past, present, and future enemies.

This description may serve as a very good example for the elucidation of the strangeness of the psyche of these three-brained beings who interest you. The allegory in itself emerges out of the pages in a successful attempt to unravel the mysteries of life on all levels.

King Appolis who had been extremely conscientious in respect of the duties he had taken upon himself for the maintenance of the greatness of the community entrusted to him had spared neither his own labor nor wealth, and at the same time he demanded the same from all the beings of his community. I first read Meetings With Remarkable Men after being given it by a man who I didn’t know and had only met once before briefly. Beelzebub is the protagonist of the book, who ruminates his past experiences in a solar system called “Ors” our solar system where he had been banished for rebelling against His Endlessness.

And yet, if you should chance to be there among them, you would be unable to prevent the process in yourself of the ‘being-Nerhitrogool,’ that is, the process which, again there on the Earth, is called ‘irrepressible inner laughter,’ that is to say, you would not be able to restrain yourself from such laughter, if in some way or another, they were suddenly clearly to sense and understand, without any doubt whatever, that not only does nothing like ‘light,’ ‘darkness,’ ‘heat,’ and so on, come to their planet from their Sun itself, but that their supposed ‘source of heat and light’ is itself almost always freezing cold like the ‘hairless-dog’ of our highly esteemed Mullah Nassr Eddin.

This revised Third Chapter of Dr. How could I forget such comical impressions? After Gurdjieff was in a serious car accident inhe decided to pass on something of his theoretical teachings by writing a number of detailed books.