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Beelzebub's Tales - Difference Between the NEW and ORIGINAL Editions (Gurdjieff)

Beelzebub's Tales - Difference Between the NEW and ORIGINAL Editions (Gurdjieff)

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If you are looking for the original book created by Gurdieff, Beelzebub's Talesto His Grandson. LOOK for the 1950 edition of the book!!It is available here on http://www.scribd.com. Just search for "Beelzebub Tales1950"FOR Further reading why the NEW edition is NOT recommended:Review from Amazon:----------------------------------------------------------Be very careful! If you are looking for the original book created by G. I. Gurdieff, this is not the "version" you want. This "revised edition" is the first, most likely of a series, sadly, of "interpretations" which will over time completely lose the meaning of the original. It is obvious to anyone who has seriously attempted to read the original 1950 English version that this "revised edition" is filled with misinterpretations and unnecessary changes. (It seems to me that Gurdjieff probably had a specific purpose in working toward an English publication from the very beginning.) These changes range from a 'watering-down' to an outright alteration of the original meaning to something that ends up being contrary to the intended purpose of the book, which no one, regardless of his or her 'credentials' or nominal association with today's 'Gurdjieff groups,' fully understands except for Gurdjieff himself, and therefore no one has the authority to meddle with or "revise" the book.For examples of just what kinds of changes have been made, as well as some otherinformation and perspectives very relevant to this topic, search in google for"protest made in sorrow on the revision of beelzebub's tales."This is the most widely available version of the original text: Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson: All and Everything: 1st Series [BEELZEBUBS TALES TO HIS GRANDS] [Paperback]----------------------------------------------------------http://digitalseance.wordpress.com/all-posts/concerning-the-revision-of-gurdjieffs-all-and-everything/A Protest Made In Sorrow on the Revision of Beelzebub
s Tales to His GrandsonSubject: A Protest
Part 1
Two Rivers Farm
, Aurora, Oregon, February 1993A Protest Made In Sorrow on the Revision of Beelzebub
s Tales to His GrandsonThe following is a response to the recent publication of a revised version of All and Everything, First Series, or Beelzebub
s Tales to His Grandson, by G.I.Gurdjieff. This is made by a number of students of Gurdjieff
s teaching, and is addressed to those believed to be responsible for the revised publication, but who remain unidentified. While this response presents many questions about the revisionthat arise in the minds of serious students of Gurdjieff
s teaching, it is in actuality a protest, reflecting the dissent and dismay of those presented in the authentic text of his remarkable book. As such, this is written more in sorrow thanin anger. Appended hereto are the signatures of a few of the students who suppo
 
rt this response, and join in expressing their objection to the adulteration ofGurdjieff
s work.For more than 20 years now, we have applied a considerable amount of time, attention, and energy to the reading and study of
Beelzebub
s Tales To His Grandson (Beelzebub
s Tales) and listening to it being read aloud. Time and time again, we havedrawn on Gurdjieff
s writings for answers to questions regarding the Work, our own Work, and how to live a life in the Work. This Book, Beelzebub
s Tales, especially has becomes for us a hearth of understanding and inspiration, and no matter how many times we have read it, always presents us with new insights.I hope very much that you will be kind enough to answer this letter or cause itto be answered.A.L.Staveleycc: Mr. William CarylDr. Bernard Courtenay-MayersMr. Thomas C. DalyMrs.Margaret FlinschMrs. Norma FlynnDr. Jacob NeedlemanLady PentlandMr. Paul ReynardMrs. H.B.RipmanMr. William SiegelDr. William J. WelchSincerely, 7 February 1999. Please take the time to read this.-justinSome corrections are made in blueSubject: A Protest
Part 1
Two Rivers Farm
, Aurora, Oregon, February 1993A Protest Made In Sorrow on the Revision of Beelzebub
s Tales to His GrandsonThe following is a response to the recent publication of a revised version of All and Everything, First Series, or Beelzebub
s Tales to His Grandson, by G.I.Gurdjieff. This is made by a number of students of Gurdjieff
s teaching, and is addressed to those believed to be responsible for the revised publication, but who remain unidentified. While this response presents many questions about the revisionthat arise in the minds of serious students of Gurdjieff
s teaching, it is in actuality a protest, reflecting the dissent and dismay of those presented in the authentic text of his remarkable book. As such, this is written more in sorrow thanin anger. Appended hereto are the signatures of a few of the students who support this response, and join in expressing their objection to the adulteration ofGurdjieff
s work.For more than 20 years now, we have applied a considerable amount of time, attention, and energy to the reading and study of
Beelzebub
s Tales To His Grandson (Beelzebub
s Tales) and listening to it being read aloud. Time and time again, we havedrawn on Gurdjieff
s writings for answers to questions regarding the Work, our own Work, and how to live a life in the Work. This Book, Beelzebub
s Tales, especially has becomes for us a hearth of understanding and inspiration, and no matter how many times we have read it, always presents us with new insights.I hope very much that you will be kind enough to answer this letter or cause itto be answered.
 
A.L.Staveleycc: Mr. William CarylDr. Bernard Courtenay-MayersMr. Thomas C. DalyMrs.Margaret FlinschMrs. Norma FlynnDr. Jacob NeedlemanLady PentlandMr. Paul ReynardMrs. H.B.RipmanMr. William SiegelDr. William J. Welch
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Subject: A Protest
Part II
Two Rivers Farm
28066 S. Meridian Road, Aurora, Oregon 97002February 5, 1993Dr. Michel de SalzmannS.E.A.R.C.H.5 rue de Commandant MarParis 75016FranceDear Dr. de Salzmann:I am sending this letter to you as I understand you are the titular head of theteachings of Gurdjieff in Europe and America
possibly for the whole planet. If this is a misunderstanding on my part, please forgive me. Copies of this letter will be sent to senior persons I know by name in various centers such as London,New York and San Francisco.This letter is a question and conveys a protest about the appearance in bookstores of a revised version of Gurdjieff
s Book, the legacy of his teaching, All and Everything, or, Beelzebub
s Tales to His Grandson. I am led to believe that this revision has been prepared and published as it were, officially, and under theauspices of responsible representatives of the way Gurdjieff
s teaching goes intothe world. However, there is no name, or names of such responsible ones on the published edition, with the exception of Madame de Salzmann who, being deceased,cannot, therefore, have initiated the actual publication of this revision.Enclosed with this letter is a protest compiled by some of the students of Gurdjieff
s teaching in Oregon who have been working with the authentic original, approved by Gurdjieff himself. They have found it a scripture specially prepared forthis time, containing as claimed
All and Everything
. It is exact and precise. Nothing should be changed, nothing omitted. I am quite certain that there are many others who are shocked and outraged at the appearance of this book. In many places alterations are made which even change the meaning of Gurdjieff
s own writing.If the faceless, nameless ones who published the revision really wish to give those new to Gurdjieff
s teaching a fair opportunity of comparing the revised with the authentic edition, they should immediately authorize a reprint of the original authentic one
perhaps reducing the price somewhat to make up for the new students having to buy two books.Naturally, many concerns and questions come to mind when we now see in the bookstores, for the first time since its original publication in 1950, a revised version of Gurdjieff
s written legacy of Work. We have read the dust jacket and enoug

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