Gurdjieff

The Law of Seven and the Enneagram

Written by  on July 24, 2017

The Law of Seven and the Enneagram

The Law of Seven (or the Law of Octaves) is said to be the basis for the seven notes musical octave. The idea is that in nature, and in the universe at large, nothing continues forever in a direct line. Everything must deviate at definite intervals. If you take the standard seven note octave, plus the first note to a new octave, you get eight notes: Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Si, and Do. What the law of seven says is that within these eight notes there are two definite intervals, one between mi and fa, and one between Si and the new Do. The intervals are called the Mi/Fa interval and the Si/Do interval. Read more…

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The human archetypes

Written by  on July 20, 2017

The Court Cards (UET deck by Attila Blaga)

The Tarot is an instrument of self-observation and self-remembering.
Gurdjieff mentioned the Tarot, but never speak about it explicitly or mention it as a tool of the “Fourth Way”.
P.D. Ouspensky on the other hand, was very interested in this issue and he has written “The Symbolism of the Tarot”, his account on the Tarot and especially on the 22 cards of the so-called Major Arcane. Read more…

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The Court cards

Written by  on June 15, 2017

The Court Cards (UET deck by Attila Blaga)

The Court cards are a very interesting component of the Tarot deck and there are several different ways to interpret them in a spread.
Traditionally they were associated with human figures, ourselves and the people we interact with.
To understand how they were assigned and associated, we must go back to the traditional playing cards and their use of fortune-telling. Read more…

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My prison

Written by  on February 16, 2017

my own prison

“As my life passes, I may begin to suspect that I am not what I believe. I am a being who is asleep, a being with no consciousness of himself. Read more…

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To know the future

Written by  on October 17, 2016

In order to know the future it is necessary first to know the present, as well as to know the past.
“In order to know the future it is necessary first to know the present in all its details, as well as to know the past. Today is what it is because yesterday was what it was.
And if today is like yesterday, tomorrow will be like today. If you want tomorrow to be different, you must make today different. If today is simply a consequence of yesterday, tomorrow will be a consequence of today in exactly the same way. And if one has studied thoroughly what happened yesterday, the day before yesterday, a week ago, a year, ten years ago, one can say unmistakably what will and what will not happen tomorrow.” (Gurdjieff)

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The difference between objective art and subjective art

Written by  on October 16, 2016

The difference between objective art and subjective art
“The difference between objective art and subjective art is that in objective art the artist really does ‘create,’ that is, he makes what he intended, he puts into his work whatever ideas and feelings he wants to put into it. Read more…

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Knowledge and Understanding

Written by  on October 14, 2016

Knowledge is one thing, understanding is another thing
“Knowledge is one thing, understanding is another thing.
People often confuse these concepts and do not clearly grasp what is the difference between them.
Knowledge by itself does not give understanding. Nor is understanding increased by an increase of knowledge alone. Understanding depends upon the relation of knowledge to being. Understanding is the resultant of knowledge and being. And knowledge and being must not diverge too far, otherwise understanding will prove to be far removed from either. Read more…

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Man’s name is legion

Written by  on October 13, 2016

Man's name is legion
“Man such as we know him, the ‘man-machine,’ the man who cannot ‘do,’ and with whom and through whom everything ‘happens,’ cannot have a permanent and single I. His I changes as quickly as his thoughts, feelings, and moods, and he makes a profound mistake in considering himself always one and the same person; in reality he is always a different person, not the one he was a moment ago. Read more…

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Evolution is the result of conscious struggle

Written by  on October 12, 2016

Evolution is the result of conscious struggle
“Evolution is the result of conscious struggle. Nature does not need this evolution; it does not want it and struggles against it. Evolution can be necessary only to man himself when he realizes his position, realizes the possibility of changing this position, realizes that he has powers that he does not use, riches that he does not see. And, in the sense of gaining possession of these powers and riches, evolution is possible. But if all men, or most of them, realized this and desired to obtain what belongs to them by right of birth, evolution would again become impossible. What is possible for individual man is impossible for the masses.” (Gurdjieff)

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Modern civilization is based on beautiful words

Written by  on October 9, 2016

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Modern civilization is based on beautiful words, ignorance and slavery.

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