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Re: Deconstructing Gurdjieff
« on: November 26, 2019, 08:14:10 pm »
So to follow up on stuff from the Tobias Churton book on Gurdjieef:

G's organization was Institute for Development of the Harmonious Human Being, IDHHB.

This ran for along time.  I talked to someone with them in Palo Alto, maybe 20 years ago.

If you looked in a library at a book by or about G., you might find an IDHHB book mark.

But today though, looks like IDHHB has been taken over or merged with one E. J. (Jeff) Gold, a self styled G. imitator.  Maybe this is for the better.

https://www.idhhb.com/


So Peter D. Ouspensky, major follower of G.  Read some of his stuff.  But later Ouspensky turned against G.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P._D._Ouspensky

Some of his books can now be found online.

I would be more inclined to go along with Ouspensky than with G. himself.

Today only  Uspenskiĭ, P. D. (Petr Demʹi︠a︡novich), 1878-1947. 
In search of the miraculous; fragments of an unknown teaching.
 
 is in academic libraries around me.

Both G. and Ouspensky amounted to Anti-Marxists, especially Anti-Bolsheviks.

But Ouspensky helped found the London School of Economic Science, and they are built first and foremost on the works of the American Socialist Henry George.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_of_Economic_Science

Labor MP Andrew MacLaren
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_MacLaren



video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOmkYwxuO9A

and right here, a book about them

East meets West : the stories of the remarkable men and women from the East and the West who built a bridge across a cultural divide and introduced meditation and Eastern philosophy to the West / John Adago (2014)

Yeah I gotta read this:
https://www.amazon.com/East-Meets-West-John-Adago/dp/0692124217/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=john+adago&qid=1574820060&sr=8-2