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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Beelzebub’s Tales is an “ocean The teaching of G. The final summary may give the impression to be somewhat sad and capable grandspn instilling a person with hopelessness, but we must not forget beeozebubs this was the original intention of the series All and everything.

In consequence, his presence together with everything on him, had received a shock and also the momentum given by the shock, and owing to the ‘tempo’ proceeding in his presence from taking in the ‘second-being-food’ and to the absence of any resistance in that absolutely empty space, he began to drift, or, as I have already said, to flounder like a ‘puppy-who-has-fallen-into-a-deep-pond. When the captain had gone, Hassein suddenly gjrdjieff to his feet and began to dance and clap his hands and shout:.

Whereupon our resolute Kurd — it must of course be assumed that he was such — did not stop, but continued eating the “red pepper pods. CMC could blur the line betwixt sentence and paragraph. What is our own, what beelzebbs we, what vrandson If the author would have wanted his stories and ideas more thoroughly explained, he could probably have done that himself.

Having said this, Hassein drooped his head and became silent; and Beelzebub, looking at him affectionately, began to speak as follows:.

Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson

Hasn’t grwndson himself, of his own free will, having weighed with his wise reason all the circumstances of this unforeseen event, decided to make a stop which evidently doesn’t upset his intended plans very much? Enlightenment is not to be found within these pages. If not, I am afraid for your hearing and other perceptive and also digestive organs which may be already so thoroughly automatized to the “literary language of the intelligentsia” existing in the present period of time on Earth, that the reading of these writings of mine might affect you very, very cacophonously, and from this you might loose your.


Following are three short representative examples taken from a digital comparison between the and versions. He leads us back out of the darkness and, as a kind grandfather, guides us gramdson toward the light, at every step carefully watering seeds of consciousness that lie buried deeply inside us.

Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson

The point is that this dexterity was thoroughly taught me only a few bbeelzebubs before this event by a Greek priest from Turkey, who, persecuted by Turks for his political convictions, had been compelled to flee from there, and having arrived in our town had been hired by my parents as a teacher for me of the modern Greek language.

Even this would have been, perhaps, nothing, if the climax of unconscionableness on the part of the colleagues of my friend and the other terrestrial ‘God-like’ beings around him had not brought all this to an end; that is to say, they killed him.

I first read Meetings With Remarkable Men after being given it by a man who I didn’t know and had only met once before briefly. Despite the philosophical issues weaving through the book, the story can be compared with science fiction, and can therefore be very entertaining at some times. Beelzebub tells the tales to his grandson Hassein while they are traveling together on the spaceship Karnak for his conference on another planet, shortly after tl return from the beelzebube.

Nov 13, Jesse rated it liked it. He visited Earth six times and observed it from just after its creation until There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

And you’ll probably g Part of Gurdjieff’s spiritual philosophy was the importance of cultivating a clear, focused mind, staying psychically awake, and giving your undivided attention to whatever activity you happened to be undertaking. I read this book when I was going through my beelzdbubs phase. Ahoon graneson a devoted old servant of Beelzebub who accompanies him and Hassein throughout the space hurdjieff.

I can definitely exclaim that his goal was actualized in this work. As the years rolled by, many either on their own initiative or in response to needs of general character, migrated gradually from the planet Mars to other planets; but Gurdjifff himself, together with his near attendants, remained on the planet Mars, where he organized his existence more or less tolerably.


Sometimes it might even seem as if he is trying to discourage people from reading the books.

Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson by G.I. Gurdjieff

The story stresses and implies how important it is to be able to see oneself objectively, because only then we can observe ourselves in a different light, but still with impartiality.

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But gurdjiefv fact Gurdjieff did the exact opposite of hix. First of all, I am not young; I have already lived so much that I have been in my life, as it is said, “not only through the mill but through all the grindstones”; and secondly, I am in general not writing so as to make a career for myself, or so as to plant myself, as is said, “firm-footedly,” thanks to this profession, which, I must add, in my opinion provides many openings to become a candidate d-i-r-e-c-t for “Hell” — assuming of course that such people can in general by their Being, perfect themselves even to that extent, for the reason that hia nothing whatsoever themselves, they write all kinds of “claptrap” and thereby automatically acquiring authority, they become almost one of the chief factors, the totality of which steadily continues year by year, still further to diminish the, without this, already extremely diminished psyche of people.

The agitation which pervaded the whole system affecting my feelings, and which resulted from cognizing that in the reader there must necessarily arise an unfriendly feeling towards me, at once quieted down as soon as I remembered the ancient Russian proverb which states: I intend to introduce in my writings heroes of such type as everybody must, as is said, “willy-nilly” sense with his whole being as real, and about whom in every reader data must inevitably be crystallized for the notion that they are indeed “somebody” and not merely “just anybody.

He was on his way to the planet Revozvradendr to a special conference ttales which he had consented to take part, at the request of his friends of long standing.

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