By Bennett, John G.; Gurdjieff, Georges Ivanovitch; Blake, A. G. E
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Sadly, Brian died while still very young, but even he would have found it next to impossible to do now, since things have gotten so much worse: the madness and stupidity of “power-possessing beings” has become so blatant that it is beyond satire. At the same time, modern complexity has made it possible for an increasing number of people to understand that there can be no “system” or final answer to human problems but each of us has to “make it happen” for ourselves, in our own way: which is, I believe, the real import of Beelzebub’s Tales.
Even the apparent genre of the book as a science fiction novel is a particularly western and recent form. Any study of this book, therefore, has to be very different from what happens in, for example, study circles around the works of Ibn Arabi (one of which operated not far from Bennett’s school in Sherborne) or any other “classical” esoteric source. For Gurdjieff’s book there are no terms of reference, no tradition and next to no history of commentary. It was a new kind of global vision, possibly a hundred years ahead of its time, embracing science and religion, west and east, ancient and modern, though of course in a rather provocative way.
Org � 2012 The Estate of JG Bennett All Rights Reserved. This book may not be reproduced, transmitted, or stored in whole or in part by any means, including graphic, electronic, or mechanical without the express written consent of the publisher except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles and reviews. it cover image: Bob Jefferson book design: AM Services photo p viii: Anette Greene CONTENTS Foreword by Anthony Blake PART ONE: The Arousing of Thought Prologue A Study: Gurdjieff’s All & Everything PART TWO: History Glimpses of the Truth The Arousing of Thought The Scenario, 1949 Beelzebub as Historian The Reconciling Force in History PART THREE: Cosmology Harnelmiatznel—Blending The Significance of Evolution Harnelmiatznel—Transformation of Substance Theomertmalogos, Energies, and Etherokrilno PART FOUR: Cosmogony Holy Planet Purgatory Merciless Heropass Law of Sevenfoldness PART FIVE: Work Work on Oneself Conscience Union with the Source Sacred Askokin, Abrustdonis, and Helkdonis Djartklom Being-Partk-Dolg-Duty—Conscious Labor and Intentional Suffering PART SIX: Reality Cataclysm not according to Law Fragments Epilogue Index to special words John Godolphin Bennett, 1973 “Someone asks him a question about the publication of Beelzebub’s Tales.