The Wandering Lunatic Mind

The World Offers Itself to You  Vernon Howard,  The Power of Your Supermind Let’s connect natural awareness with chronic feelings of tiredness, a common complaint of physically healthy people.  To do this we must frankly glance at a vital teaching of Supermind:  Nothing is more tiring than the dreadful human habit of fakery.  Schopenhauer espressed…

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Commentary on Increase of Consciousness

Commentary on Increase of Consciousness (by Maurice Nicoll from The Psychological Commentaries on the Teachings of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky) According to the teaching of this Work we are at the second level of consciousness, designated the so-called Waking State in which people hate and kill each other in the name of some theory, etc.  The…

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Return to Basic Inner-life Exercises

Return to Basic Inner-life Exercises As you gain more and more knowledge about yourself and. therefore, what’s really going on out in the world, you find yourself turning to very basic exercises. Why?  Because of the inner gold that is hidden within.  Here’s one that will save you so much time and trouble.  From Vernon…

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Great is the day when we are faced with a crisis we cannot avoid . This can bring us to a new understanding we would never have had by staying in our comfortable ways.  The good news is, we don’t have to wait for a big crisis to see the truth about ourselves. We can take…

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Identification

  *** Qualify Yourself from Esoteric Encyclopedia of Eternal Knowledge by Vernon Howard The need to ‘let go’ is so fundamental to the inner adventure you should remind yourself of it often.  Just realize the necessity of abandoning whatever does no good, such as painful memories.  Who would refuse to do that?  It is a…

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Correctly Conducted Self-Observation

Whenever I read Mr Gurdjieff’s writing, the mind is exceedingly challenged to seek a higher level of understanding.  It is capable… just out of practice.   We find a strange sort of comfort and sleep in what we ‘know’ and ‘understand’.  To awaken that buried ability is tremendously enlightening and well worth the effort!  The…

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Spiritual Alchemy

The following excerpt is from Vernon Howard’s amazing book of practical formulas for inner enlightenment, There is a Way Out:     Vital Information About the Way Out 1.  Remain in the center of these wealthy teachings. 2.  Truth solves all human problems with equal ease. 3.  The past casts no shadows on a man…

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Some Notes on Practical  Work

SOME NOTES ON PRACTICAL WORK by Maurice Nicoll from Psychological Commentaries on the Teaching of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky One of the first things we have to understand in working on our- selves is that we have three centres—Intellectual, Emotional and Physical. These three centres are not in harmony. Observe for yourself that you can think…

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The Light Cannot Be Given to You By Another

The Light Cannot Be Given to You By Another ~ J. Krishnamurti,  The Collected Works, Choiceless Awareness Most people, when they are confused, disturbed, want to return to the past; they seek to revive the old religion, to re-establish the ancient customs, to bring back the form of worship practised by their ancestors, and all…

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Facts about Psychological Levels

The following excerpt is from All and Everything by GI Gurdjieff.  Though the style of writing by Mr Gurdjieff requires unbending attention to comprehend, it is well worth the effort. As defined here,  Man was created and so differs from the rest of the animal kingdom, as “…a being who can do,’ and ‘to do’…

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Hold to the Straight Line

Hold to the Straight Line by Murray Oxman from How to Tune Up Your Life Here is a Great tool to keep you on the upward path. The world has so so many distractions. People have lost their ‘sensing’ that they should be climbing and not settling into the same boring existence by believing they…

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Relationship Magic

Relationship Magic This is an excerpt from the very insightful book, Secrets of Truly Beautiful Relationships, by Murray Oxman. “Dr. Truth, you spoke earlier of the pain that all of us experience in our daily lives. You said that it is born out of knowing what you want in life and trying to get it.…

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