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Sources
Structure and Argument
Gurdjieff, Bennett and the Fourth Way
Abstract
Fourth Way Transmission
Gurdjieff: a “fourth way teacher”
How can authentic lineage be determined?
Methodological responses
The lineage problem reformulated
Gurdjieffians and Post-Gurdjieffians
Gurdjieff's pupils
The post-Gurdjieff era
The „non-lineal pretenders‟
The special significance of J.G.Bennett
The orthodoxy's view of Bennett
Bennett's own understanding of his relationship to Gurdjieff
Deep continuity
The Great Work
Ultimate and terrestrial scales of the Great Work
Christ: Incarnation and Parousia
The human situation
Terrestrial evolution: life, man and the “Demiurgic Intelligences”
The terrestrial “esoteric centre”
Bennett's understanding of the Fourth Way
Bennett as exemplar of the fourth way
“Deep continuity” and the fourth way
Conclusion: implications and questions
Notes and References to Chapter 1
The International Academy for Continuous Education
Introduction
Background
The Teaching at Sherborne
Inner Exercises
The Decision Exercise
Gurdjieff Movements
Self Observation and practical work
Counselling
The „Aesthetic Element.‟
Psycho-cosmology
Content
Context
Conclusions: Was the academy Gurdjieffian?
„Receptive lines of Work‟
Summary
The Purpose of Sherborne
A School of the Fourth Way
Making a New World
Training of Fourth Way Candidates
Ashiata Shiemash
The Great Work, the Parousia and the Higher Powers
The Relevance of Gurdjieff
Obligation
“Group Consciousness”
Transformation of Energies
J.G.Bennett and the „Gurdjieff Tradition‟
Deep Continuity Revisited
Bennett in the light of the orthodoxy‟s critique
“Substance of Work”
Conclusion: The Structure of Bennett‟s Position
Notes and References to Chapter 2
Psycho-Cosmological Ideas
Abstract
Psycho-Cosmological „fragments‟
The Psychological Perspectives
Man is not as he believes himself to be
Centres
Essence development and Higher Bodies
Personality
Psychophysiology
The „paradox‟ of the human situation
Humanity is „hypnotized.‟
The Cosmological Perspectives
Cosmological perspectives in Beelzebub‟s Tales to His Grandson
The cosmological perspective in In Search of the Miraculous
Beelzebub and ISOM compared
The allegory of the two rivers
Conclusions
Part 2: Comparisons
The Great Work and Cosmic Evolution
Time: Entropy and Redemption
Planetary Evolution
The Great Work and Work on Oneself
Terrestrial Evolution, Sacred History and the Origin of Sin
The primaeval hiatus in human development
Bennett‟s Scenario
Issues and Comparison
Demiurgic sin, or Angelic error?223
An hiatus in human development
The transmission of sinfulness
Human development versus human decline
Christianity
Bennett‟s Christology
Cosmic Energies
Sin and the Incarnation
Parousia
Esoteric Christianity
“A virile version of the Gospels”
Maurice Nicoll
Comparisons
Notes and References to Chapter 3
The idea of the esoteric centre
Gurdjieff‟s idea of the esoteric centre
The esoteric centre and the inner circles of humanity
Transmission and Initiation
The Esoteric Centre in Gurdjieff‟s Writings
Indications in the Third Series and Herald of Coming Good
Meetings With Remarkable Men
Prince Yuri Lubovedsky, Professor Skridlov and Gurdjieff
The Sarmoung brotherhood
The World Brotherhood
Beelzebub
The structure of Beelzebub
Time line 1
Time Line 2
The „crossing of the time lines‟
Pole Star and Esoteric Centre
Deskaldino and Central Asia
Hadji-Asvatz-Troov and the Sarmoung Brotherhood
Purgatory, after death experience and reincarnation
Purgatory and the “World Brotherhood”
Three aspects of the esoteric centre
Notes and References to Chapter 4
Spiritual Psychology
The Fundamental Octave of Creation
Faculties of Essence
Gurdjieff's Sevenfold Typology of Man
The Formation of Higher Bodies
Higher bodies and higher centres
The Work of Man No.5 and Man No. 6
The Circles of Humanity
The Household Analogy
The Two Rivers
Concluding Remarks
Bennett‟s Emphasis on Balance Between Effort and Grace
The Four Sources
Sevenfold Work
Gurdjieff‟s three lines of work
Bennett‟s seven lines
Archetypal sevenfoldness
The Great Work Context
Notes and References to Chapter 5
Bennett as Pupil and Teacher
Part 1: 1920-1949
Early Contact With Gurdjieff
Constantinople
Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man
Higher Emotional Energy
The experience
A Gurdjieffian interpretation
The „Great Reservoir‟
Conclusion
Ouspensky
Ouspensky‟s reasons for leaving Gurdjieff
The Gurdjieffian critique
Criteria of connection
Bennett as a pupil of Ouspensky
Bennett as Teacher
Basic history
Human evolution
Was it an authentic transmission?
Final Contact With Gurdjieff
Bennett‟s stage of development
Part 2: Continuity, Impasse and Search
Gurdjieff‟s Intentions
Dissemination and purpose
Authority structure
Organization After Gurdjieff‟s Death
Authority and Groups
Bennett initial attitude
Second Line of Work: Bennett as teacher
Third Line of Work: search for context and source
1953 Journey
Emin Chikhou and Naq‟shbandi Sufis
Return to England
1955 journey
Summary
Subud
Subud: origin and basic doctrine
Bennett, Coombe Springs and Subud
Prophecy and Impasse
Prophecy
Impasse
Experience
Comparative Doctrine
Jiwa and essence
Purification and conscience
Grace and effort
Contact with higher centres and building of higher bodies
Submission and gnosis
Subud and the Gurdjieff path
Disaffection
After Subud
Part 3: The Final Phases and Beyond
Idries Shah
The Gurdjieffians‟ attitude to Shah
Bennett‟s perspective on Shah
External evidence
Direct spiritual perception
Hasan Shushud
Gary Chicoine
Notes and References to Chapter 6
Conclusion
Notes and References to Conclusion
Appendix 1: Bennett Chronology
Appendix 2: Chronology of Beelzebub
Bibliography
J.G.Bennett Lectures on Cassette Tapes
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