By G. I. Gurdjieff
Publish yr note: First released in 1950
The instructing of G. I. Gurdjieff (1866-1949) has end up famous as the most unique, enduring, and penetrating of our century. whereas Gurdjieff used many alternative capability to transmit his imaginative and prescient of the human hindrance and human chance, he gave unique significance to his stated masterwork, Beelzebub's stories to His Grandson.
Beelzebub's stories is an ocean of tale and of principles that it is easy to probe for an entire life. it's majestic in scale and content material, challengingly creative in prose type, and, for these very purposes, frequently approached with apprehension. the 1st English language version of the Russian unique seemed in 1950. when you consider that then, readers have famous the necessity for a revised translation that may make clear the verbal floor whereas respecting the author's personal inspiration and elegance.
This revised edition, in coaching for a few years lower than the path of Gurdjieff's closest student, Jeanne de Salzmann, meets this desire. initially released in 1992, this translation bargains a brand new adventure of Gurdjieff's masterpiece for modern readers. it truly is offered in a robust textile version that echoes its unique e-book.
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Knowing all this and having become, since the accident that befell me, just and fastidious in the extreme, I cannot help repeating, or rather I cannot help warning you again and even insistently advising you, before beginning to cut THE AROUSING OF THOUGHT 21 the pages of this first book of mine, to read very attentively, even more than once, this first chapter of my writings. But if notwithstanding this warning of mine you still wish to become acquainted with the rest of my expositions, there is nothing left for me but to wish you with all my "genuine soul" a very, very good "appetite," and that you may "digest" everything you read, not only for your own health but for the health of all those near you.
At the same time, in the whole region of my spine there began an intense, almost unbearable itching and in the very center of my solar plexus an equally unbearable colic; and after a while these two mutually stimulating sensations gave way suddenly to a peaceful inner state such as I experienced in later life only once, when the ceremony of the "great initiation" into the brotherhood of the "makers of butter from air" was performed over me. And later, when my "I," that is, this "something unknown" which in ancient times a certain eccentric-called by those around him a "learned man," as we still call such persons-defined as a "relatively mobile arising, depending on the quality of functioning of thought, feeling, and organic automatism," and which another renowned scholar of antiquity, the Arabian Mal elLel, defined as "the compound result of consciousness, the subconscious, and instinct"-a definition, by the way, which was later "borrowed" and repeated in a different form by the no less renowned and learned Greek, Xenophon- THE AROUSING OF THOUGHT 35 when this same "I" turned its dazed attention within, I first constated very clearly that everything, even down to each single word of this saying, recognized as an "all-universal life principle," was transformed in me into a special cosmic substance which, merging with the data crystallized long before from my deceased grandmother's behest, was converted into a "something" which, flowing everywhere through my whole presence, settled forever in each atom composing it.
This population, so foreign to that planet, accommodated itselflittle by little to its new dwelling place; and to shorten the long years ofexile, many of them found some occupation or other, either on Mars or on neighboring planets that had been almost entirely neglected because of their remoteness from the Center and the poverty of all their formations. As the years rolled by, many of these exiles, either on their own initiative or in response to needs of a general character, gradually migrated from Mars to other planets; but Beelzebub himself with his close attendants remained on the planet Mars, where he organized his existence more or less tolerably.