Tag Archives: Gurdjieff

Hi there, Gurdjieff!

If you set your watch alarm (or, sorry, this sounds so old-fashioned now – your cell phone) to go off at random intervals, you’ll be practicing one of the esoteric techniques of the Russian philosopher Gurdjieff. Exercises like this were … Continue reading

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Philosophy, that frigid space

My friend-who-used-to-be-a-disciple is much more complex than painted by my dismissively broad brush yesterday. He would tell you that, in spite of the heart attack, his experience was valuable, and that he still believes his guru has access to a … Continue reading

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Gurdjieff and shampoo

We have a friend who was in a cult for several years. Cult leaders like to keep the delusional bubble intact, so they usually don’t let their members talk to the outside world; but from what I could tell, “The … Continue reading

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Narcissistic self-involvement, Part 2

Gurdjieff, the Russian philosopher who believed he operated at a higher level than other people and taught his followers how to get there, had a technique he called “self-remembering.” You set an alarm to go off randomly, so that it … Continue reading

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