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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.

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

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.

Labor MP Andrew MacLaren


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: