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'You must learn not what people round you consider good or bad, but to act in life as your conscience bids you' For twenty years, the spiritual teacher Gurdjieff journeyed through Central Asia and the Middle East. Part travelogue, part adventure, part spiritual guide, Meetings with Remarkable Men vividly describes his encounters with the people who aided his search for 'You must learn not what people round you consider good or bad, but to act in life as your conscience bids you' For twenty years, the spiritual teacher Gurdjieff journeyed through Central Asia and the Middle East. Part travelogue, part adventure, part spiritual guide, Meetings with Remarkable Men vividly describes his encounters with the people who aided his search for knowledge: his father, a bard, who handed down to him tales of wonder and magic; a Russian prince dedicated to the truth; a Persian dervish who taught him a new way of living; a woman who escaped slavery to become a trusted fellow seeker. Through them, we see a young man discovering the answers to who we are and what it means to live fully. With a new Introduction by Gary Lachman


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'You must learn not what people round you consider good or bad, but to act in life as your conscience bids you' For twenty years, the spiritual teacher Gurdjieff journeyed through Central Asia and the Middle East. Part travelogue, part adventure, part spiritual guide, Meetings with Remarkable Men vividly describes his encounters with the people who aided his search for 'You must learn not what people round you consider good or bad, but to act in life as your conscience bids you' For twenty years, the spiritual teacher Gurdjieff journeyed through Central Asia and the Middle East. Part travelogue, part adventure, part spiritual guide, Meetings with Remarkable Men vividly describes his encounters with the people who aided his search for knowledge: his father, a bard, who handed down to him tales of wonder and magic; a Russian prince dedicated to the truth; a Persian dervish who taught him a new way of living; a woman who escaped slavery to become a trusted fellow seeker. Through them, we see a young man discovering the answers to who we are and what it means to live fully. With a new Introduction by Gary Lachman

30 review for Meetings With Remarkable Men

  1. 4 out of 5

    Manoj Chugh

    Beautiful book. I found this gem in my local library... they had stored this old book in a special section only to be taken out on request. I was privileged. Gurdjieff is misunderstood by many to be a sham. His life has resonation felt by both knowledgeable and ignorant. He was an enlightened person without any doubt in my heart. This book is special of all the books he has written because you can feel the love. All other books, you have to dig deep to find the beautiful. However this book, is Beautiful book. I found this gem in my local library... they had stored this old book in a special section only to be taken out on request. I was privileged. Gurdjieff is misunderstood by many to be a sham. His life has resonation felt by both knowledgeable and ignorant. He was an enlightened person without any doubt in my heart. This book is special of all the books he has written because you can feel the love. All other books, you have to dig deep to find the beautiful. However this book, is full of beauty. Gurdjieff describes all the characters in the book that he met during his own travels. All people in the tales actually convey some deep meanings. The best part of this book (unlike rest of his books) is that Gurdjieff is not cryptic in telling tales. I have read this book once, own this book now and will keep reading this book for all my life.

  2. 5 out of 5

    David Rauschenbach

    Favorite quotes: ... Yelov had a very original view about mental work. He once said: It's all the same. our thoughts work day and night. instead of allowing them to think about caps of invisibility or the riches of Aladdin, rather let them be occupied with something useful. In giving direction to thought, of course a certain amount of energy is spent, but no more is needed for this purpose in a while day than for the digestion of one meal. I therefore decided to study languages—not only to prevent Favorite quotes: ... Yelov had a very original view about mental work. He once said: It's all the same. our thoughts work day and night. instead of allowing them to think about caps of invisibility or the riches of Aladdin, rather let them be occupied with something useful. In giving direction to thought, of course a certain amount of energy is spent, but no more is needed for this purpose in a while day than for the digestion of one meal. I therefore decided to study languages—not only to prevent my thoughts from idling but also not to allow them to hinder my other functions with their idiotic dreams and childish phantasies. Besides, the knowledge of languages can in itself sometimes be useful. — page 117 — Tags: interesting They sat down at the foot of the pyramid and I sat down not far away, so that I could distinctly hear all they were saying, and began to eat my chourek. The gentleman who had met us, and who turned out to be a prince, asked the professor among other things: "Are you really still disturbing the remains of people who died long ago, and collecting the utterly worthless rubbish supposedly once used in their stupid lives?" "What would you?" answered the professor. "This is at least something real and tangible, and not as ephemeral as that to which you have devoted your life, a life which you as a man of health and wealth could have used to the full. You are looking for truth invented once upon a time by some crazy idler; but if what I do contributes nothing to the satisfaction of curiosity, at least, if one wishes, it contributes to the pocket." — page 120 — Tags: funny Soloviev continued to drink and, having squandered what was left of his money, got some job with the railway, where he had been working for three months before I met him—drinking incessantly all the while. Soloviev's frank story touched me deeply. At that time I already knew a great deal about hypnotism and, after bringing a man into a certain state, could influence him by suggestion to forget any undesirable habit. I therefore proposed to Soloviev that I should help him, if he really wished to get rid of this pernicious habit of drinking vodka, and explained to him how I would do it. He agreed, and the next day and each day thereafter I brought him into the hypnotic state and made the necessary suggestions. He gradually came to feel such an aversion to vodka that he could not even bear to look at this "poison", as he called it. — page 147 — Tags: interesting ... being highly honourable and honest, my father could never consciously build his own welfare on the misfortune of his neighbour. But most of those round him, being typical contemporary people, took advantage of his honesty and deliberately tried to cheat him, thus unconsciously belittling the significance of that trait in his psyche which conditions the whole of Our Common Father's commandments for man. — page 48 Tags: By this time Pogossian and I had come to the definite conclusion that there really was 'a certain something' which people formerly knew, but that now this knowledge was quite forgotten. — page 87 — Tags: interesting In former times the word 'shepherd' did not have the same meaning as it has now. Formerly a shepherd himself was the owner of the flocks he grazed; and shepherds were considered among the richest people of the country; some of them even possessing several flocks and herds. — page 88 — Tags: interesting What struck us most was the word Sarmoung, which we had come across several times in the book called Merkhavat. This word is the name of a famous esoteric school which, according to tradition, was founded in Babylon as far back as 2500 B.C., and which was known to have existed somewhere in Mesopotamia up to the sixth or seventh century A.D.; but about its further existence one could not obtain anywhere the least information. The school was said to have possessed great knowledge, containing the key to many secret mysteries. Many times had Pogossian and I talked of this school and dreamed of finding out something authentic about it, and now suddenly we found it mentioned in this parchment! We were greatly excited. — page 90 — Tags: interesting The priest went to a chest and took out a roll of parchment. When he unrolled it I could not at first make out what it was, but when I looked at it more closely... My God! What I experienced at that moment! I shall never forget it. I was seized with violent trembling, which was all the more violent because I was inwardly trying to restrain myself and not show my excitement. What I saw—was it not precisely what I had spent long months of sleepless nights thinking about! It was a map of what is called 'pre-sand Egypt'. — page 99 — Tags: interesting As for the Armenians, on the other hand, they are called salted because they have a custom of salting a child at its birth. I must add, by the way, that in my opinion this custom is not without its use. My special observations have shown me that the new-born children of other races suffer from a skin rash in the places where one usually applies some kind of powder to prevent inflammation, but with rare exceptions Armenian children, born in the same regions, do not suffer from this rash, although they have all the other children's diseases. This fact I ascribe to the custom of salting. — pages 114-115 — Tags: interesting Besides being a phenomenon in the knowledge of books and authors, Yelov later on became a phenomenon in the knowledge of languages. I, who then spoke eighteen languages, felt a green-horn in comparison with him. Before I knew a single word of any European language, he already spoke almost all of them so perfectly that it was hard to tell that the language he was speaking was not his own. — pages 116-117 — Tags: interesting "This old man", continued Bogga-Eddin, "is a member of a brotherhood, known among the dervishes by the name of Sarmoung, of which the chief monastery is somewhere in the heart of Asia." ... I had several long conversations with this old man. In the last one he advised me to go to his monastery and stay there for a time. ... He added that if I wished to go there, he would be willing to help me, and would find the necessary guides, on condition that I would take a solemn oath never to tell anyone where the monastery was situated. ... Throughout the whole our journey, we strictly and conscientiously kept our oath not to look and not to try and find out where we were going and through what places we were passing. When we halted for the night, and occasionally by day when we ate in some secluded place, our bashliks were removed. But while on the way we were only twice permitted to uncover our eyes. The first time was on the eighth day, when we were about to cross a swinging bridge which one could neither cross on horseback nor walk over two abreast, but only in single file, and this it was impossible to do with eyes covered. ... On the way we changed horses and asses several times, and sometimes went on foot. More than once we had to swim rivers and cross mountains, and by our sensations of heat and cold it was evident that we sometimes descended into deep valleys or climbed very high. At last, when at the end of the twelfth day our eyes were uncovered, we found ourselves in a narrow gorge through which flowed a small stream whose banks were covered with a rich vegetation. ... As we came nearer we were able to make out something like a fortress such as one finds on a smaller scale on the banks of the Amu Darya or the Pyandzh. The buildings were encircled by a high unbroken wall. — pages 148-152 — Tags: Gault's Gulch, interesting So it continued for about two weeks, until one day we were called into the third court, to the sheikh of the monastery, who spoke to us through an interpreter. He appointed as our guide one of the oldest monks, an aged man who looked like an icon and was said by the other brethren to be two hundred and seventy-five years old. — pages 160-161 — Tags: interesting Pogossian and I were calmly walking along. He was humming some march and swinging his stick. Suddenly, as if from nowhere, a dog appeared, then another, and another, and still another—in all about fifteen sheep-dogs, who began barking at us. Pogossian imprudently flung a stone at them and they immediately sprang at us. They were Kurd sheep-dogs, very vicious, and in another moment they would have torn us to pieces if I had not instinctively pulled Pogossian down and made him sit beside me on the road. Just because we sat down the dogs stopped barking and springing at us; surrounding us, they also sat down. Some time passed before we came to ourselves; and when we were able to take stock of the situation we burst out laughing. As long as we remained sitting the dogs also sat, peacably and still, and when we threw them bread from our knapsacks, they ate it with great pleasure, some of them even wagging their tails in gratitude. But when, reassured by their friendliness, we tried to stand up, then, 'Oh no, you don't'!—for they instantly jumped up and, baring their teeth, made ready to spring at us; so we were compelled to sit down once more. When we again tried to get up, the dogs showed themselves so viciously hostile that we did not risk trying a third time. In this situation we remained sitting for about three hours. I did not know how much longer we would have had to sit there if a young Kurd girl had not chanced to appear in the distance with an ass, gathering keesiak in the fields. Making various signs to her, we finally managed to attract her attention, and when she came closer and saw what the trouble was, she went off to fetch the shepherds to whom the dogs belonged, who were not far away behind a hill. The shepherds came and called off the dogs, but only when they were at some distance did we risk standing up; and all the time they were moving away the rascals kept an eye on us. — pages 94-95

  3. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    Look, I don't know much about Gurdjieff except that my library apparently subscribes to the newsletter, but this book was pretty good. I don't know if it was the eye-opening wisdom tome Greg may have subconsciously suggested it was, but there were some good stories in there. Even if they were inconveniently told. For instance, this is more or less how the "Pre-Sands Egypt" story goes: Chapter 1. Oh man! We found this rockin' map. WE ARE EXCITED TO GO ADVENTURING. Chapter 2. Here's a story about a Look, I don't know much about Gurdjieff except that my library apparently subscribes to the newsletter, but this book was pretty good. I don't know if it was the eye-opening wisdom tome Greg may have subconsciously suggested it was, but there were some good stories in there. Even if they were inconveniently told. For instance, this is more or less how the "Pre-Sands Egypt" story goes: Chapter 1. Oh man! We found this rockin' map. WE ARE EXCITED TO GO ADVENTURING. Chapter 2. Here's a story about a dog. Chapter 3. Here's a story about a dude. Chapter 4. Here's a story about a prince. Chapter 4a. Here's a story about a lady. Chapter 5. Yeah. Pre-sand Egypt was pretty awesome. You totally missed it. Chapter 6. Here's a story about another dude. Greg says Gurdfieff does this on purpose to get me to think or whatever. I'm just impressed by clever people going out in the world and making it on their good sense. Something I am tragically terrible at.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Christy

    Loved reading this 1974 paperback edition ;) Excellent stories of spirituality and adventure travel. Could've earned 4 stars but for this: "In my opinion in employing contemporary maps it would be ideally useful to put into practice the sense of a judicious saying which declares: 'If you wish to succeed in anything then ask a woman for advice and do the opposite.' " And also this: "In general, during the last two or three years, my inability to control the automatic manifestations of my Loved reading this 1974 paperback edition ;) Excellent stories of spirituality and adventure travel. Could've earned 4 stars but for this: "In my opinion in employing contemporary maps it would be ideally useful to put into practice the sense of a judicious saying which declares: 'If you wish to succeed in anything then ask a woman for advice and do the opposite.' " And also this: "In general, during the last two or three years, my inability to control the automatic manifestations of my subconscious and my instinct is such that I have become almost like an hysterical woman." That said, I greatly enjoy reading and learning about all things Gurdjieff.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Austin the Yogi

    Spirituality, adventure, wisdom, exotic places, grand ideas, wonderfully fresh worldviews... there are so many things I enjoyed about this book. " [...] I had always and everywhere, in all conditions and circumstances, to "remember myself" and to remember the task I had set myself, by the fulfillment of which I wished and still wish to justify the sense and aim of my life." - pg 301 I relate to his need to wander, explore, learn, and overcome challenges. I don't think every human is born with Spirituality, adventure, wisdom, exotic places, grand ideas, wonderfully fresh worldviews... there are so many things I enjoyed about this book. " [...] I had always and everywhere, in all conditions and circumstances, to "remember myself" and to remember the task I had set myself, by the fulfillment of which I wished and still wish to justify the sense and aim of my life." - pg 301 I relate to his need to wander, explore, learn, and overcome challenges. I don't think every human is born with this hunger to do more and see more but I certainly think I share this quality with him.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Delia Parker-Bailey

    I was reminded again about a book I read years ago in my teens. What a bloody remarkable man he was too!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Timm

    if you've been looking for a book about feeding sand to livestock, this is your lucky day! you may also learn how to escape sandstorms using stilts.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Anna-Carolina

    I feel Gurdjieff said a lot in this book but left even more unsaid: this book is rather a lengthy adventure novel slash travel guide than a book on his philosophy or spiritual teaching. It can also be seen as an ode to these remarkable men (and one woman and dog) Gurdjieff met and shaped his ideas during the course of his life - even though it is not sure whether these people and one dog truly existed or were made up by Gurdjieff. The reason for calling the book lengthy is because it is very I feel Gurdjieff said a lot in this book but left even more unsaid: this book is rather a lengthy adventure novel slash travel guide than a book on his philosophy or spiritual teaching. It can also be seen as an ode to these remarkable men (and one woman and dog) Gurdjieff met and shaped his ideas during the course of his life - even though it is not sure whether these people and one dog truly existed or were made up by Gurdjieff. The reason for calling the book lengthy is because it is very descriptive but mostly consists of descriptions of places and people he met, not ideas. Whenever the stories go into the direction of what these remarkable men truly taught him, Gurdjieff states he will explain this more in detail in a soon-to-be-written work. To be fair, the first chapters devoted to his father, first tutor and substitution teacher state quite clearly how these men shaped Gurdjieff. Gurdjieff uses direct quotes and lists to explain his father's subjective sayings, his tutor's ideas on sexual desire and his teacher's outlook on objective and subjective morality. However, from the fifth chapter onwards, the chapters get longer and seem to lose the clarity and precision of taught life lessons that are present in the first chapters and introduction. Still, the book gave me a proper first insight into Gurdjieff's life and I'm interested in reading more about and from him.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Lina Slavova

    Review to follow.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Parris Young

    I am glad I read this book. I've always heard good things about Gurdjieff and it is enlightening to actually get to know the man a bit for myself. GurdJieff is a bit of a con man. He had no compunctions about shaving a fool. I wonder, although he does not tell the reader so, if he hesitated to also fleece the innocent. From this point of view his later 'schools' might be considered flim-flam. His redeeming quality, though, is the fact he concentrated on what he wanted... after thinking hard about I am glad I read this book. I've always heard good things about Gurdjieff and it is enlightening to actually get to know the man a bit for myself. GurdJieff is a bit of a con man. He had no compunctions about shaving a fool. I wonder, although he does not tell the reader so, if he hesitated to also fleece the innocent. From this point of view his later 'schools' might be considered flim-flam. His redeeming quality, though, is the fact he concentrated on what he wanted... after thinking hard about what he wanted. He employed his mind. And there is some evidence that he also employed his emotional mind as well, although this occurs without his attention ... although this omission might be deliberate. He DID sense and respond to a visit with an enlightened man and often quotes him as the book progresses. He also employees a dry sense of humor ... which I much prefer to the hooting, spittle spraying humor we often see on the media today. I enjoyed his travels in a troubled world, although his world is much more innocent than our present one. The names of the places he visited seemed from another world ... yet when I looked up many, I found them. The view of the world from a Russian point of view is much different than our own. The book is a good read. I would recommend it to anyone.

  11. 5 out of 5

    David Guy

    I read this book because Jacob Needleman is a follower of Gurdjieff, because I've always been curious about the man, and because I love books that have brief biographies of men, of friendships, whatever. Gurdjieff definitely had an adventurous and interesting life (if all this is true), and met some fascinating people. But whenever he got to the point of delivering their message, which to me was the whole point of the book, he would claim he was saving it for some other book, where he is finally I read this book because Jacob Needleman is a follower of Gurdjieff, because I've always been curious about the man, and because I love books that have brief biographies of men, of friendships, whatever. Gurdjieff definitely had an adventurous and interesting life (if all this is true), and met some fascinating people. But whenever he got to the point of delivering their message, which to me was the whole point of the book, he would claim he was saving it for some other book, where he is finally going to explain things. In that way, I don't see why he wrote this one. So I found this disappointing.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Pin

    So well, this book I took with me a lot during my daily walks around town. Thats not uncommon or anything, except by walking with this in my hand, anytime I ran into a familiar human being, and they'd be interested enough to ask me what I was reading. I'd just show em the book so they could read the title, i'd watch them read it, to put my hand up and say "HELLO". Once that happened, there always started some conversation about what it means to be remarkable as a human being in this world, that So well, this book I took with me a lot during my daily walks around town. Thats not uncommon or anything, except by walking with this in my hand, anytime I ran into a familiar human being, and they'd be interested enough to ask me what I was reading. I'd just show em the book so they could read the title, i'd watch them read it, to put my hand up and say "HELLO". Once that happened, there always started some conversation about what it means to be remarkable as a human being in this world, that was really cool. We figured out everyone is remarkable, as long as you take the time to figure it out.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Maureen

    The second series of Gurdjieff's writings, Meetings with Remarkable Men was written, in Gurdjieff's words, "to acquaint the reader with the material required for a new creation and to prove the soundness and good quality of it." On one level, it may be read as an account of one man's adventures. On another, it may be read as an allegory, a sort of Pilgrim's Progress for the 20th century. Either way, it is an engaging effort, and will be of use to anyone wishing to learn more about G.I. Gurdjieff The second series of Gurdjieff's writings, Meetings with Remarkable Men was written, in Gurdjieff's words, "to acquaint the reader with the material required for a new creation and to prove the soundness and good quality of it." On one level, it may be read as an account of one man's adventures. On another, it may be read as an allegory, a sort of Pilgrim's Progress for the 20th century. Either way, it is an engaging effort, and will be of use to anyone wishing to learn more about G.I. Gurdjieff and the Work.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Dimitris Tselios

    Bla bla bla only 10 pages all-in-all of some substance Most intriguing fact the continuous demonstration of unethical means used, to gain money from 'idiots', in order to fulfil a thirst to find the highest (ethical) teachers ... !!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Richard Beehner

    Crap!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Flowquietly

    Taught me to see how remarkable people are and to look for other remarkable men from the past and present

  17. 4 out of 5

    Robtee

    wisdom is out there - seek it!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jim

    I started this book as I finally found a chance to have it and read it. My expectation were completely different from what came out. Gurdjieff's writing style is like reading a historian's notes on trips. Moreover, it's astonishing to see so much detail in each "remarkable man"'s life, beautifully narrated by Gurdjieff. It was a pleasure to read the account of his life in different parts of Asia and Europe. Particularly, I didn't know that there was a mystic club or that he bought some Edison I started this book as I finally found a chance to have it and read it. My expectation were completely different from what came out. Gurdjieff's writing style is like reading a historian's notes on trips. Moreover, it's astonishing to see so much detail in each "remarkable man"'s life, beautifully narrated by Gurdjieff. It was a pleasure to read the account of his life in different parts of Asia and Europe. Particularly, I didn't know that there was a mystic club or that he bought some Edison phonograph in Baku, where it was not that precious thing, but which brought him a fortune in another city. The book is full of sad and inconceivable stories. Sometimes you even doubt that one person could experience as much in one life. The book is finalized with notes written in the US. Overall, the book itself is a great example of how a man can make such big aims in life and search for truth. I'd also state that, every person should write a book like that in their life, to be preserved for future generations for accounts of how they lived and what was happening at certain time in a certain place.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Aditya Nigudkar

    At the onset , i do not know much about Gurdjieff. Reason to pick this book was to get to know him and the ideas he represent. On the first part the book does well where one gets to know him as an individual and his journey(although all characters mentioned are not as impactfull). But about his ideas this book talks very less and in parts scattered all over. The story is inspiring to an extent where it pushes for an invard journey no matter what are ones' external circumstances. Still i was At the onset , i do not know much about Gurdjieff. Reason to pick this book was to get to know him and the ideas he represent. On the first part the book does well where one gets to know him as an individual and his journey(although all characters mentioned are not as impactfull). But about his ideas this book talks very less and in parts scattered all over. The story is inspiring to an extent where it pushes for an invard journey no matter what are ones' external circumstances. Still i was looking for more, i mean beyond anecdotes, something more profound. May be i missed it, there is something missing for me.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Nikola

    Basically, you follow a story of a young Gurdjieff, not listening to opinions of educated persons on pseudo-scientific wonders of a young mind, but instead dismissing them as not wide/deep enough and then finding some drunk guys who share the same views and call them remarkable. For example how it's possible that after a long drought period some folks made a religious ceremony and suddenly heavy rain. Coincidence? Young/old Gurdjieff don't think so. Why should you trust him? Because he said Basically, you follow a story of a young Gurdjieff, not listening to opinions of educated persons on pseudo-scientific wonders of a young mind, but instead dismissing them as not wide/deep enough and then finding some drunk guys who share the same views and call them remarkable. For example how it's possible that after a long drought period some folks made a religious ceremony and suddenly heavy rain. Coincidence? Young/old Gurdjieff don't think so. Why should you trust him? Because he said around 100 times in the book how well educated and informed on the matter of science he is. The positive aspect of the book is the interesting description of lives and traditions of his region.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Stephen Coates

    In this volume, Gurdjieff recounts men he’s met throughout his life that he regards as remarkable. Although some of the accounts sound a little exaggerated, if even only half of each such tale was true, the adjective remarkable would not be. And when he described, having heard a tale passed by generations of storytellers to and including his father was the same as the subsequently uncovered and translated Epic of Gilgamesh, it gives one cause to reflect on the ability of mankind, in the In this volume, Gurdjieff recounts men he’s met throughout his life that he regards as remarkable. Although some of the accounts sound a little exaggerated, if even only half of each such tale was true, the adjective remarkable would not be. And when he described, having heard a tale passed by generations of storytellers to and including his father was the same as the subsequently uncovered and translated Epic of Gilgamesh, it gives one cause to reflect on the ability of mankind, in the pre-literate age, to accurately record and pass on stories from human memory alone.

  22. 4 out of 5

    გიორგი გურჯიევი

    Great book, the amazing stories of gurdjieff and his fellow companions motivate yourself to find your inner self and do great things, i have read this book at the age of 18 and it motivated me to do many great things. Gurdjieff is kind of person which can guide you through light, but be careful dont believe everything you read ;)

  23. 4 out of 5

    Gordon

    I dunno, I expected the men to be more remarkable. In the final chapter Gurdjieff reveals himself to be a prolific shyster, consciously ripping people off on a grand scale, rationalizing that the people he cheats deserve it because they are "stupid".

  24. 5 out of 5

    Jakey

    My favorite work from Gurijeff, A brilliant autobiography of great quality

  25. 5 out of 5

    Marco Pontual

    Interesting at times, but only at times.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Camille

    Everyone should read this book at least once.

  27. 5 out of 5

    R.K. Shailey

    This is how a teacher teaches her teachings!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Brett Letizia

    The only Gurdjieff book I can recommend, a sort of travelogue with decent yarns.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Robert Lambroschino

    A mind aware of and open to symbolism will be helpful to read this book. Positivists beware! Quantum science may also be helpful.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Ivan Voras

    One of the best tall tales I've ever read. But inspiring and wonderful nevertheless!

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