Gurdjieff: Mysticism, Contemplation, and Exercises

Someone has asked me whether my forthcoming book, Gurdjieff: Mysticism, Contemplation, and Exercises, is entirely new, or whether it is made up of my posts on this site. It is new, completely new. It is one connected thesis from beginning to end. Although some of the chapters are based on material first published as separate articles, they have been completely reworked to the extent that I did not need to seek permission to reprint – the two preparations in chapter 17 have never been published, so the one in the article still remains unique. Even the chapter on the Four Ideals has been reworked, and the entire exercise is now published (the article had most but not all of the text of the exercise.) I could elaborate more examples, but it all comes down to this being one unified and fresh volume.

According to the OUP site, the book is to ship on 1 November: here is the link


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      1. Looking forward to it.

        Ps. I’m currently reading ‘Transformation’ by J. G. Bennett, seems quite good, detailed and practical.

  1. Very much looking forward to this release. Your writing standard is top notch and I am certain this title will be of great use to those of us who are “in the work”. Best regards, -RL.

  2. Dearest Joseph,
    I’d firstly like to thank you for your beautiful posts that possess such clarity. I feel very much compelled to always check in on your blog. Looking forward to purchasing your book. Was wondering if you had bought Peterson’s book yet? I’d like to gift it to you.

    Much love, Ronia Haidar.

    1. Thank you. Jordan Peterson on the rules? I have it, thanks. You can help by purchasing the book “George Adie” from By the Way Books for yourself or a friend. Regards

    1. Yes, December in the USA and January in the UK. I was not told why it was delayed a month – but that sort of thing happens so often it is a blimp.

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