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A Biographical Sketch of Gurdjieff

Joseph Azize

in Gurdjieff: Mysticism, Contemplation, and Exercises

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190064075
eISBN:
9780190064105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190064075.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Gurdjieff is described as a man with a rich heritage, that of the Greek-origin inhabitants of Asia Minor, but no home, being disposed by the events of the Russian Revolution. He transplanted his ... More


An Overview of Gurdjieff’s Ideas

Joseph Azize

in Gurdjieff: Mysticism, Contemplation, and Exercises

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190064075
eISBN:
9780190064105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190064075.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Gurdjieff’s teaching was based on a set of coherent principles, relating the ultimate unity of the Creation to the diversity of the phenomena in it. Reality, for Gurdjieff, is a property of the ... More


‘A child of the sun’: Katherine Mansfield, Orientalism and Gurdjieff

Gerri Kimber

in Katherine Mansfield and Russia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474426138
eISBN:
9781474438681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474426138.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Less than two years after KM’s arrival in London in 1908 to pursue her dream of becoming a writer, the enormous Japanese exhibition was held at in London from May to October 1910. It was a concerted ... More


Introduction

Joseph Azize

in Gurdjieff: Mysticism, Contemplation, and Exercises

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190064075
eISBN:
9780190064105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190064075.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The introduction provides the necessary background and definitions to study our questions: When and why did Gurdjieff introduce his contemplation-like exercises, and why? It defines “meditation,” ... More


Katherine Mansfield and Russia

Galya Diment, Gerri Kimber, and W. Todd Martin (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474426138
eISBN:
9781474438681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474426138.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

It is hard to overestimate how huge the “Russian influence” was on both Mansfield’s craft as a short story writer and her life choices, including, even, whom she most trusted to treat her ... More


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