Well, I was recently interviewed by the MindMatters team. They asked some rather searching questions about Gurdjieff’s ideas, and his practices concerning death and help for the deceased. I have dealt with that exercise, or rather series of exercises, here: http://www.josephazize.com/2021/09/14/gurdjieffs-help-for-the-deceasedexercise/
I was impressed by the team: they understood the significance of this topic, and never descended into mere curiosity.
This is a marvelous interview.
And the work continues.
Lord have Mercy.
Thank you for this interview.
From your 2020 piece on George Mountford Adie
>>>”When someone I loved had died suddenly, I telephoned him. He said to me: “No, nothing that has been created in the universe can ever be destroyed. He still exists. But perhaps he is passive. So there’s a question: you are still connected to him, but what is he connected to in you—someone becoming more conscious or what?”<<<<
JGB spoke of the distinctions between the post-death psychic planes and the more timeless spiritual realities in regard to people's identities/individualities…and yes, there's so much about this in the first series as well. In my own minimal knowledge/understanding, this is also well covered in the Tibetan Book of the Dead and likely in many other traditions/teachings of which I know nothing much. What is, is. Formulations differ based on unique existential factors. Still, the reality remains primary/prior to any verbal expression. Yet, we do have these *exercises* that are, perhaps, like holographic film that can be reconstituted, to some degree, in a new present moment when the right kind/quality/quantity of light is present.
I have just some hours ago been informed of the death of an old friend…and *coincidentally* somehow came across a youtube recommendation that I watch the video of your interview…and subsequent googling/reading. Will leave it there, for now, thank you Mr. Azize.