In the 70's, Bennett established an experimental school for continuous education, Sherborne, to prepare individuals for the coming times of trouble. Bennett invited Anthony to join the staff of Sherborne. When Bennett died in , Anthony together with Elizabeth Bennett became the main carrier of the teaching. He also devoted himself to collating, editing, and publishing Bennetts last teachings. Together with Ted Matchett he developed new methodologies for practical enlightenment.
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He also began exploratory seminars with individuals who had been affected by the ideas of John Bennett. Anthony regards Bennett's work as indicating a water shed in the evolution of human thinking that necessitated many more radical steps. To this end, he founded the Duversity based on the principles of everything all at once, hazard, dialogue, and idea of integration without rejection.
In the 90's, he discovered the principles of N-logue, intentional dialogue through structural discipline and was initiated into dialogue through the School of Ignorance. He wrote 'The Intelligent Enneagram,' published by Shambhala and began a series of video dialogues with representatives of traditions ancient and modern.
Fifth Way meaning, that which is centered in self-initiation capable of assimilating information from any source. He looks forward to entering the Sixth Way when he will be able to take part in events that transform human thinking and contribute to the evolving noosphere. He now lives in the Borders of Scotland, with his wife and six children.
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Edith Wallace and Isaiah Zimmerman. Presently on audio or video tape are:. Yet more unlike many before and since, he packed that knowledge into his somatic consciousness until it burst like a supernova. Music was the dark matter of his cosmology and operated at the whim of an inarticulable law by which the listener felt compelled to turn oneself inside out, loosing previously bottled emotions into the open stars.
Music was vibration, and vibration was life itself. In the hands of an artist like Keith Jarrett, I daresay it becomes something more. The resulting selections are understatedly suited to Jarrett, spun as they seem to be from the kindred methodology behind his own solo improvisations, which construct from the ground down glorious caverns of sound, melody, and spirit. Ceremony and despair share the same sky; exaltations and poverty, the same ground.
Each of these living moments winds itself like a string around the finger of spiritual forgetting. Jarrett negotiates these stark contrasts, and the connective tissue between them, with unwavering attention. From the titles alone, one might think of these pieces as incidental music, when in fact the music is its own ritual, a collection of hymns to itself in a mise-en-abyme of faith. It is a multifaceted jewel of loosely bound energy that finds joy in emptiness. Paced like a novel and filled with colorful characters, this spiritual autobiography is certain to appeal to those who want a rare and engaging inside glimpse of the Gurdjieff Work.
The tension between the richly contrasting personalities of Gurdjieff and Uspenskii is a cameo of the problems with which the personal transformation tradition has had to contend. At the same time, their story illuminates in real life context the powerful vistas its visions have opened. It is the finely-told chronicle of a classic event in occult history, set against the backdrop of overwhelmingly dramatic historical events, effectively set into the narrative as datelines. In this collection of three essays about various aspects of the legacy of the influential spiritual teachings of G.
Gurdjieff, the author tackles the enneagram craze, the teachings of Boris Mouravieff and a Gurdjieff splinter group, expanding his discussion of these relatively parochial issues to raise more universal questions about the nature and transmission of spiritual truth. I have read it with great pleasure. Patterson always writes absorbingly.
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Not have patriotism or big ideals about peace. Americans, with ideals, kill millions of Germans, Germans kill-with own ideals—English, French, Russian, Belgian—all have ideals, all have peaceful purpose, all kill. The history Patterson presents of the events leading to the Nazi invasion of subsequent complicity and of resistance gives a vivid sense of a world rent by madness.
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This book succeeds on several levels. Its primary appeal, of course, will be to those who relish yet more words from Gurdjieff; however, anyone curious about Paris during WWII, and more broadly about the psychology of those under extreme pressure, will find it of great interest. As it tells just about everything, I imagine this will be the definitive book on Castaneda.
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James A. Rather than shunning technology and loathing it, William Patrick Patterson tells readers to consciously embrace it as part of their lives and learn to control it instead of letting it control oneself. We will lose our spiritual heritage and simply become machine-like worker ants. Patterson holds that Technology is not different from us—it is simply our rational part developed to an extraordinary binary degree. To understand it, we must first understand ourselves and our potential which is the focus of the teaching.
Case history examples pack a survey of philosophical and psychological ideas to complete a context that lets us know where we are, how we got there and what to do about it. He began as simply Franklin Jones born in and ended his life claiming to be an avatar, a perfect incarnation of the universe in whose very presence illumination would be achieved without effort. He lived on his own island near Fiji and from there spread his message as the ultimate guru.
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His books became more and more obscure with their own unique grammar and terminology. He may be strangely compelling, but was he a voice of enlightenment? Jones continued to study a myriad of systems from the Lutheran form of Christianity to Scientology. Under Swami Muktananda he had many visions and experiences which led him to develop his own unique teaching and the publication of his first books.
He broke with all his teachers and offered his own path to experiencing the divine including a method of breaking traditional sexual mores with a Western form of Tantra. The radical methods he used shocked his bourgeois followers, but it did have parallels with crazy wisdom traditions in Hinduism and Buddhism, as well as the heterodox sexual method of Tantra. Using such methods on Westerners brought problems including all manner of legal cases. Celebrated by some, he was more often attacked by others, and he gradually withdrew from the outside world.
He never believed the world truly understood his teachings, and died a sad figure on 28 November , aged While his teachings can be seen in terms of the more radical forms of Hindu and Buddhist Tantra, one has to wonder if Adi Da fully appreciated the devastating effect of these methods.
Or perhaps the sheer power of these unleashed metaphysical forces overwhelmed self discipline. Any Tantric technique demands immense Will and self control, otherwise the practitioner will be outmaneuvered by the Ego, the very thing they are trying to transcend. It seems that ultimately Adi Da became ensnared between the two.
Patterson offers a challenging examination of Adi Da and leaves it for the reader to make judgments.