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a. Gurdjieff: a historical note
b. Sleeping humanity
c. The verification of new ideas
d. Who am I?
e. What is the purpose of human life?
f. Transferring our identity from personality to essence
g. The Fourth Way
h. Beginning the quest
person's place
The expansion of consciousness
a. Self-observation
b. Expanding consciousness
c. The four states of human consciousness
Table 1:The four states of human consciousness
d. The inner effort required for self-consciousness
e. Attention
f. An experiment in attention
g. Relativity of consciousness in seven different levels of
h. The seven centers (brains)
a. A second experiment in attention
b. The five being-obligolnian strivings
c. Relativity on a larger scale
d. The ray of creation
e. The law of the three forces (the sacred triamazikamno)
f. The law of the octave (the sacred heptaparaparshinokh)
g. The enneagram
h. The human chemical or alchemical factory
Diagram 1: The enneagram
Diagram 2: The enneagram of digestion15
i. An exercise in consciousness: a "stop" in the doorway
a. A third experiment in attention
b. The importance of energy conservation
c. Identification
d. The doctrine of "I"s and the role of "buffers"
e. The "man/woman machine" and the terror of the situation
g. Unnecessary talking
h. Internal considering
i. Negative and idle (not constructive) imagination
j. Daydreaming
k. Identifying with and expressing negative emotions
l. Chief feature: our big button
m. External considering
n. An exercise in consciousness: internal considering
a. First, a look at internal considering
b. The theory of esotericism
c. Gurdjieffian meditation
d. Preparation
e. Quieting the mind
f. Preparing myself for meditation (sitting)
g. Describing the global body-sensing exercise
(objective consciousness)
i. The unitive vision
j. An exercise in consciousness: meditation
a. Am I able to meditate?
b. The importance of a group
c. Existing groups and payment
d. Organizing a group
1.Weekly meetings
2.The recommended text
e. The three categories of practical exercises
f. Principal exercises or strivings
g. The reminding and "stop" category of exercises
h. Psychological exercises for observing identifications
i. Gurdjieff music
j. Sacred dance: the Gurdjieff Movements
k. Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson
l. Toasts to the idiots
m. For whom is the Gurdjieff Work suited?
n. How long is the duration of this Work?
p. Conclusion
Who are you Mister Gurdjieff? A speculative enquiry32
a. What makes a master?
b. Blavatsky and the concept of masters
c. Gurdjieff enters the scene
d. Writing Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson
e. The Mahatma Letters connection45
f. Blavatsky's prediction: an instructor in dancing
a.The importance of accessing the subconscious
b. The development of a dream theory59
c. Psychology and the use of dream symbolism
d. Seven principles of dream analysis
f. Purificatory dreams and noumenal dreams
g. Noumenal dreams and lucid dreaming
h. How much sleep do we need?
i. Forming a dream study group
a. A typical weekly exercise
b. Three categories of exercises
c. The principal exercises or strivings
d. Examples of the reminding and "stop" exercises
e. The game of stops
Table 3:The game of stops
f. Examples of psychological exercises in alphabetical order
a. Burying the dog deeper
b. The perturbations
c. The descents
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