Sufism and the Way of Blame: Hidden Sources of a Sacred Psychology
This is a definitive book on the Sufi “way of blame” that addresses the cultural life of Sufism in its entirety. Originating in ninth-century Persia, the “way of blame” (Arab. malamatiyya) is a little-known ...
BEYOND SUFISM - TRAVELS & ESSAYS
A series of travels and essays in modern Sufism and beyond. These essays cover many subjects; modern sufi spirituality, experiences in painting and colour, a history of ...
The Globalization of Hesychasm and the Jesus Prayer:
The meditative prayer practices known as Hesychasm and the Jesus Prayer have played an important role in the history of Eastern Orthodox Christianity. This book explores how these prayer practices have ...
This book holds a treasure of deep insights into the great mystery of breathfrom a spiritual perspective. Inspiring discourses, effective and safe practices and beautiful poetry from various traditions ...
The Holy Trinity and the Law of Three: Discovering the Radical Truth at the Heart of Christianity
Just as she's done in her previous books, Cynthia Bourgeault asks us to take a look at an idea from traditional Christianity—this time the formula of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—as though we're looking ...
The Tantric Path of Indestructible Wakefulness: The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, Volume Three
The third volume of this landmark series presents the vajrayana teachings of the tantric path (edited by Judith Lief). The vajrayana, or “diamond vehicle,” also referred to as tantra, draws upon and extends ...
The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion: The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, Volume Two
The second volume in this landmark series presents the bodhisattva teachings of the mahayana (edited by Judith Lief). At this point, having trained and seen the benefits of looking within, the student ...
The Path of Individual Liberation: The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, Volume One
The first volume of this landmark series presents the teachings of the hinayana (edited by Judith Lief). The hinayana introduces core Buddhist teachings on the nature of mind, the practice of meditation, ...
Gurdjieff Internet Guide was started on the 7th of August in 2002 ( which was my 60th birthday), and retires after ten years on the 7th of August 2012, when I will be 70.
Against all odds, it was meant to give an idea of the Gurdjieff Work on the internet focusing on what is happening in it, particularly in our time, and withouth the hush of a "secret teaching". This has been achieved with interviews, articles, videos, book reviews, event listings, forums and other material related to the teachings of G.I. Gurdjieff.
I now have the pleasure of thanking all those who have taken part in building it and maintaining it. I have been glad to see the support from the visitors; the numbers of those who visited went quickly up to a few thousand a month, reached a peak at around 35000/month, and settled at the present 9-10000/month level during the past four years. In total there have been over a million visits to the site.
I thank especially those who worked with me! First of all my Swedish artist (musician, painter, webdesigner) friend Kenneth Jonsson, who has been responsible through the ten years and further for the database creation and maintenance. It was not only once that Kenneth was able to help with the site maintenace, when the server crashed, or when the site was transferred to a new server and the database did not work!
Extended thanks go also to the trio consisting of Kristina and Adam Turner from England and James Kim from the the U. S. This trio edited the website about three years with me, and made it also availabe on Facebook. Kristina will also continue with her interviews/writings, and these will be shown either here on the site or on the Facebook site. The GIG address on Facebook is: GIG
Amden, Switzerland, 5 February 2014 Reijo Oksanen
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Ten Latest Articles
Jarvis, Jan What We Are Obliged To Do: Thoughts on the Strivings Man has broken the cycle. Although he partakes of the abundance provided by the cyclic transformation and in some instances, enhances it, through good husbandry, more often, he is a drag on the earth, taking more than he provides. Added 4 Feb 2014
Developing Genuine Conscience The aim of our practicum is to explore how we can work practically with the strivings to obtain genuine conscience. Even as we contemplate the intention and meaning of these strivings, we must learn how to practice them in our daily lives. Added 4 Feb 2014
Looker, Azim Gurdjieff, Feeling, Work, Livingness... The Real Gurdjieff Work
G. I Gurdjieff himself is the centre of any consideration of the nature and intent of the "Work" he brought. What is often called “The Work” is frequently an Ouspensky-based rather intellectual pursuit, decorated with diag Added 3 Feb 2014
Turner, Kristina All and Everything Conference 2013 Although our life circumstances may be quite different, in widely diverse parts of the globe, our essential, inner, experience is shared. It is profoundly affirming to be together, even for a few days. Added 18 May 2013
Oksanen, Reijo Ouspensky, Palmer and Father Nikon ..Palmer and further on to Father Nikon of Karoulia. Gerald Palmer was born in 1904 and died in 1984. Apart from having been an MP (Member of the Parliament) and a cricket player, Palmer was one of those who were following the teachings of Ouspensky, Added 9 Apr 2013
The Importance of the Other - Attention is the third force between “me and my donkey”, between the active and the passive; the invisible human element in “us”. It can act as a bridge where these two, the donkey in my possession and me, can meet. This is necessary in order to beco Added 27 Nov 2012
Needleman, Jacob Interview with Jacob Needleman by Kristina Turner April 2012 I feel that aim rising in myself when I see a student actually being touched by; say the vision of a Plato, or the arguments of a Spinoza, or Immanuel Kant, or the Eastern philosophies, or the mystics, like Meister Eckhart. A certain unmistakable lo Added 13 Jun 2012
Oksanen, Reijo Gurdjieff & Orthodox Christianity The psychology of G. I. Gurdjieff and the Orthodox Christian oral teaching of the Startzy provide keys for a better understanding of each other. Added 2 Nov 2011
All and Everything Conference A&E Conference 2011 Synopsis Here is a summing up of the Conference based on the input from the attendees
at the final session of the Conference called the "Where Do We Go From Here"
session Added 31 Oct 2011