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J. G. Bennett
John Godolphin Bennett (1897-1974), was a British scientist, mathematician and philosopher who integrated scientific research with studies of Asiatic languages and religions. Throughout his life, Bennett travelled widely and met many little-known but important spiritual leaders. In the early 1920s, he was introduced to G.I. Gurdjieff and P.D. Ouspensky, who both became central guiding forces in his life.
A man of extraordinary insight and accomplishment, Mr. Bennett worked with G.I. Gurdjieff and P.D. Ouspensky, traveled extensively in Central Asia, and came into contact with many of the world's spiritual leaders.
Having a remarkable ability to express the most complex ideas with conciseness and clarity, Bennett's books and talks reveal a man who was at home in the worlds of spirit, matter, and time.
Gurdjieff: Making a New World
Author/Artist: J. G. Bennett
Publisher: Bennett Books Publishing
A biography that explores, in depth, the role Gurdjieff played in bringing ancient wisdom to the West. Unique and controversial insights into Gurdjieff's ideas, life, teaching method, search & mission. Bennett, with the world view of an esoteric historian, writes from personal contact & ability to speak to Gurdjieff in Armenian. A book for serious seekers.
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more than a biog
This isn't just "a biography" of Gurdjieff (and is far less soulless than Jim Moore's...), but also gives a nice flavour of G's geographical/cultural background. He tries to trace some of the roots of these ideas (in sufism etc).
The book has a good selection of photos, a thorough index, and a couple of appendices which attempt a summary of The Ideas.
By the way, one of the book's images (the special script used to write the aphorisms) is included on my website...
David A, United Kingdom
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