To Self-Remember

The following is Ouspensky’s description of self-remembering and its possible impact: … at the same time as self-observing, we try to be aware of ourselves by holding the sensation of ‘I am here’—nothing more. And this is the fact that all...

The Five Obligolnian Strivings

“All the beings of this planet then began to work in order to have in their consciousness this Divine function of genuine conscience, and for this purpose, as everywhere in the Universe, they transubstantiated in themselves what are called the...

Three Lines of Work

Gurdjieff taught that there are three lines of work. The “Three Lines of Work” are fundamental to becoming involved in The Work. They are: Work on oneself Work with others Work for The Work Individuals, who are attracted to The Work do not begin to work on all these...

Three Brains

The Work offers the idea that the human being can be viewed as having three controlling functions or brains: The intellect which resides in the head, the moving-instinctive brain which resides in the spine and the emotional brain which is centered in the solar plexus,...

The Preparation, Sitting

he text below is taken directly from The Tales and can be viewed as providing a brief description of The Preparation. It does not say how to carry this out, but it does describe precisely what is being attempted. Beelzebub is speaking to his grandson, Hassein: “… at...

Sleep – States of Attention

Metaphorically, man’s usual state of awareness when he is up and about, can be characterized as a “waking sleep.” In such a state he is capable of many sophisticated actions. Nevertheless he has very little attention – so little that this state...