A Study of Gurdjieff's Teaching Author:Kenneth Walker The original first American paperback publication of Kenneth Walker's renowned and highly readable summary of Gurdjieff's teachings about the path to self-knowledge. — Who am I? Why am I here? What is the meaning of life? Gurdjieff challenges each of us to find the answers to these questions. His whole teaching is designed to bypass opinions and ... more »take root in the heart. Only conscious work and self-awareness can provide an organic understanding of our condition, release us personally from the inner enemies which plague us and awaken us to a greater consciousness and new life.
Kenneth Walker on Gurdjieff's teachings:
"It is not under the Bodhi tree but in the mirror of your relationships with people, property, animals and ideas that we ordinary people are best able to catch sight of ourselves more clearly. This self-observation in the moment is difficult work in which those who follow Gurdjieff's teachings are engaged, but it is essential to the attainment of self-knowledge."
Gurdjieff was born in 1877 and grew up in Alexandropol, near the Persian border of Russia. He became the central figure in an occult group that searched for answers to the deepest questions we can ask about ourselves and the universe.« less