Employing the latest research and discoveries, we investigate the truth beneath the self-crafted mythology of Gurdjieff and place him in the true context of his times. These include his many adventures across the world. We also reveal Gurdjieff’s sources for his transformative philosophy, his early interest in hypnosis, magic, Theosophy, and spiritualism — and the profound influence of the Yezidis, Sufis, and other Middle Eastern Gnostics. We explore Gurdjieff’s ties to Freemasonry and his relationships with other spiritual teachers and philosophers of his age, such as Madame Blavatsky and Aleister Crowley. Most of all, we distil Gurdjieff’s Gnostic essence that is relevant for anyone seeking liberation from a machine world.
Astral Guest— Tobias Churton, author of Deconstructing Gurdjieff
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