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GURDJIEFF, G.I. - The Struggle of Magicians

GURDJIEFF, G.I. - The Struggle of Magicians

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G. I. GURDJIEFFScenario ofthe %d?etTHE STRUGGLE OF THE MAGICIANS
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PrivateIp Printedat *THE STOURTON PRESSCAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA
 
THE STRUGGLE OF TkHE MAGICIANSI
Act One
THEACTiONtakesplace~naIargecommerc~a~to~of
the
East..The mm-ker squarewherit various streets and alleys
meet:
around it, shops
and stalls with eve17 variety of
merchandise-silks, earthenware, spices;
open-fronted
' workshopsoftailorsand shoemakers.To t,fi,e im"*
LlL, i iO’W
of
fruit
stdis;
lat-roofed houses
of two and three stories with
many
baIconies, some hung
with carpetsand others stre\vn withwashingTo the left, on
3
roof. a tea shop: further on, childrenare pIaying; two monkeysare climbingonthe cornices.Behind the houses are seen winding streets eadingto
the
mountain; houses,mosques,minarets, gardens,
palaces,
Christianchurches,Hindutemples.and pagodzs.Inthedistance,onthemountainis seenthetowerofan old fortress.
Amongst
the crowd movingaboutthe alleys and themarket
square, types of
almost every Asiatic peOp!eare- tobemetwith,
clad
intheirnationalcostumes:a Persianc
 
THE
STRUGGLE OF THE MAGl[CIA74S
with dyed beard; an Afghan all in white, with proud
and
bold expression; a Baluchistani in a white turban with
a
. sharp peak to it andshort white sleeveless coat with abroad belt, out of which stick several knives: a half--naked Hindu Tamii, the front of his head shaved and awhite and red fork, the sign of Vishnu, painted on his.forehead;. a native of Khiva wearing a huge black furcap and a thickly wadded coat: a yellow-robed Buddhistmonk, his head shaved and a prayer-wheel in his hand;an Armenian in a bIack ‘chooka’ with a siIverbelt anda black Russian forage cap; a Tibetan in a costume re-sembling the Chinese, bordered with valuable furs; alsoBokharis, Arabs, Caucasiansand Turkomans.
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beggars with whining voices beg for alms; a sherbet-vendor amuses the crowd with a witty song.
A
street barber, shaving the head of a venerable old‘hadji’. recounts the news and the gossip of the to.wnto a tailor who dines in the adjoining eating house. Afuneral procession passes hrough one of the alleys; infront is a ‘mu!lah’ and behind him the corpse is borne.on a bier covered with a pall, followed by the womenmourners. In another alley a fight is in progress and allthe boys run there to watch. On the right, a fakir withoutstretched arms, his eyes fixed on one point. sits onan antelope skin.A rich and important merchant

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