Tales Commentary

A collection of postings which relate to reading and  studying The Tales. New posts are added as time passes…

  • Gurdjieff’s Advice on Reading The Tales From The Tales… ACCORDING TO the numerous deductions and conclusions made by me during experimental elucidations concerning the productivity of the perception by contemporary people of new impressions from what is heard and read, and also according to the thought of ...
  • We Do Not Know How To Read From In Search of the Miraculous “A great deal can be found by reading. For instance, take yourself: you might already know a great deal if you knew how to read. I mean that, if you understood everything you have read in your life, you would already know what you are looking for now. If you ...
  • Did You Read This? This paragraph appears in The Tales at the very beginning on a page of its own under the copyright notice: “Original written in Russian and Armenian. Translations into other languages have been made under the personal direction of the author, by a group of translators chosen by him and specially trained according to their defined individualities, in ...
  • To Read Gurdjieff’s Writings It seems as though it should be a simple thing. Gurdjieff wrote books and, if we have any genuine interest in The Work, we should read them. Indeed we should regard the books he wrote as a primary source. But it is not so simple… No point in beating about the bush: We don’t know how ...