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With Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson, G. I. Gurdjieff intended to “destroy, mercilessly the beliefs and views about everything existing in the world. 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. 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.

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As regards the former, that is to say, my lack of knowledge of the different rules and procedures of writers, I am not greatly disturbed.

AND indeed, soon after this rumor, practical experiments open to all, again under the superintendence of the Ggrandson Archangel Adossia, were made with this new and later very famous invention.

The author emphasizes that the destruction of something incomplete will eventually lead to creation. I shall listen to you with great interest and much gratitude,” replied his grandson.

The books he wrote have not just been a great source of argumentativeness, but also astonishment. Having said this, she gazed at the bridge of my nose and evidently noticing my perplexity and my obscure understanding of what she had said, added somewhat angrily and imposingly:. Gurdjief in the event that notwithstanding this warning of mine, you should, nevertheless, wish to become acquainted with the further hid of my expositions, then there is already nothing else left for me to do but to wish you with all my “genuine soul” a very, very good appetite, ugrdjieff that you may “digest” all that you read, not only for your own health but for the health of all those near you.

The granndson suffering and efforts” is something that reading and understanding the full text can fit into; Gurdjieff intentionally decided for “Beelzebub’s Tales” to be not a bible but a text that will tk you to at least consider different ways of thinking. I will read it again, as I believe it to be truly representative of his teaching. And now, for instance, in the present case also, since, owing to causes twles dependent on me, but flowing from the strange and accidental circumstances of my life, I happen to be writing books, I am compelled to do this also in accordance with that same principle which has gradually become definite through various extraordinary combinations created by life itself, and which has blended with each atom of my entirety.

Jan 20, Ron Mwangaguhunga rated it it was amazing. Will you prevail, or will the book? He then approached us again, and pointing with the same special feather of his right wing to the largest Lifechakan, or Krhrrhihirhi, or dynamo, further continued his explanations. No other book has had such an effect.

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. Underlined text indicates passages grandsin are in the revision but not in the original. Inevitably, we are faced with the recognition of how small and insignificant we are in the Universe, which sometimes can result in certain anxiety.


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To do this, that is to say, to take for my writings the same themes as in general other writers do, I must not, even if only because what our learned spirits affirm might suddenly indeed prove true; and my grandmother might learn of this; and do you understand what might happen to her, to my dear beloved grandmother?

Oct 13, Slobodan Dzikoski rated it it was amazing. I was also a psychology student during those years and had just come out of the collective insanity of the Vietnam war, which, like all wars, is about the rich and powerful sending the poor to kill and be killed on the battlefield for political ideologies and financial interests. 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.

After many writings and rewritings, the first volume was released under the title Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson.

Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson

And the chief reason for this unhappiness of mine in my almost already mellow beelzebuba, results from the fact that since childhood there was implanted in my peculiar psyche, together with numerous other rubbish also unnecessary for contemporary life, such an inherency as always and in everything automatically enjoins the whole of me to act only according to popular wisdom. Boy, I’m glad that’s over. Gurdjieff first mainly dictated Beelzebub’s Tales in Russian and Graandson between and[4] as he was initially unable to write personally because of his condition after the accident.

If you bedlzebubs completely and intensely immerse yourself in this book and its utterly bizarre world, you’ll get lost somewhere in the first paragraph. A revised translation of Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson was published in by Arkana, an imprint of Viking Penguin, which created a point of contention among Gurdjieff’s followers.

This many-yeared existence, unsuited to him, together with the perceptions unusual for his nature and the experiences not proper to his essence involved in it, had not failed to leave on his common presence a perceptible mark.

With its own original set of words tqles vocabulary, excessive and unnecessary repetitions, as well as a rather confusing dialogue, this book certainly does become a test of concentration, will, and wit to complete and truly unravel its innermost meanings. This kind of people among us who have been turned into, so to say, “moths” destroying the good prepared and left for us by our ancestors and by time, have not the slightest notion and have probably never even heard of the screamingly obvious fact that, during the preparatory age, there is acquired in the brain functioning of every creature, and of man also, a particular and definite property, the automatic actualization and manifestation of which the ancient Korkolans called the “law of association,” and that the process of the mentation of every creature, especially man, flows exclusively in accordance with this law.


One of his chief occupations was the arranging of an “observatory” on the planet Mars for the observation both of remote points of the Universe and of the brelzebubs of existence of beings on neighboring planets; and this observatory of his it may here be remarked, afterwards became well known and even famous everywhere in the Universe.

What a long strange trip it is.

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As we try our best to penetrate to the core of Beelzebub’s Tales, it turns out that we, instead, are being penetrated. All, with their households, arrived at this remote place and there in a short time on the planet Mars a whole colony was formed of three-centered beings from various planets of the central part of our Great Universe.

Feel free to disagree with the author. But do I believe??? Even those who only a day before had sent him flowers and various other offerings and had almost worshiped him also soon became such bitter enemies beelzebub his, owing to the constant gossip, that it was as if he had not only injured them personally, but had slaughtered and butchered all their near and dear ones.

Sometimes it might even seem as if he is gales to discourage people from reading the books. When he was young, he spent the majority of his time traveling extensively throughout the East in an attempt to gain knowledge concerning the very fundamental truths of life.

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That’s why Gurdjieff wrote “Beelzebub’s Tales” in the manner he did. Beelzebub intended to say something more, but at that moment a ship’s servant entered and, approaching, handed him an “etherogram” in his name.

This sensation then experienced I might now formulate in words only thus: I decided to do this without fail so that this initial chapter of mine, beeelzebubs 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 to say, what you call your subconscious, might, for the first time, compel you to reflect actively.