Listening to a conversation on “Seeking Wisdom”* that keeps bringing up the name of the “great teacher” Gurdjieff (and his student Ouspensky). I am familiar with the name because we have friends who are part of the Rochester Folk Art Guild, which was founded Louise March, secretary and translator to Gurdjieff. Beyond that… vague. So I had to Google.
George Ivanovich Gurdjieff was a Russian spiritual seeker, whose discipline is called the Fourth Way, which explores higher states of consciousness. The Folk Art Guild website translates this to “the effort to invite a special quality of attention in one’s daily life, from moment to moment, whatever activity one is engaged in.” I found the following video on YouTube. It’s 15 minutes long, with irrelevant visuals, and the foreign accent makes it sound very mysterious, BUT it does explain his teaching if you’re motivated to find out.
*Jacob Needleman, from iTunes.