Recognizing A True Fourth Way School

The Fourth Way Over the past decade there has been a growing interest in the paranormal, and due to such, we have also witnessed a resurgence in Fourth Way literature. Long before I was introduced to the Necronomicon, or divination in general, I was introduced to the teachings of urd!ieff by a Fourth Way initiate over a decade ago. I thought it would be good to gloss over some of the Fourth Way principles that I learned during my studies. I would also li"e to add that one reason why I feel this is necessary at this time is due to a growing amount of misinformation that I see circulating across the internet about the Fourth Way. #ome people who have never even been initiated into Fourth Way studies are now claiming to be a $master% of a Fourth Way school. here are a few points to consider when searching for Fourth Way Teachings. 1) It is Not Easy Finding and Authentic Fourth Way School.

/. not what is read in boo"s.4 %e!ore reading any %oo/s) hearing any lectures or grou discussions. you will see readers of Fourth Way material all over the internet. as it may deter one5s growth. it is not #ust a art o! Na$sh%andi Su!is& " nor is it so&e eclectic a&alga&ation !ro& se'eral traditions.duversity. and this is why wor"ers of the Fourth Way do not really discuss $boo" information% to those beginning on the path because it is not useful./12-. *The transition is &ade ossi%le %y a teacher o erating on a certain le'el. -. In all actuality when one is first introduced into an authentic Fourth Way #chool it is not uncommon for the student to be told to stop reading material written about urd!ieff and others./.g. This how one can identify an authentic Fourth Way Initiate./&N.gurd!ieff6heritage6society.F*No. It is almost li"e an oral tradition.0-.aster. Nota%ly &y &other) 1ess&in 0o(arth) and her !riend and colleague) 1eanne de Salz&ann) %oth o! (ho& a%andoned success!ul dance and teaching careers a!ter %eing ex osed to . but something entirely different to those in the wor".o'e&ents) to de'ote their li'es to 2urd#ie!!3s “Syste&. There is a directness o! connection (ith the Source (hich %y asses the esta%lished chains o! trans&ission (hile) at the sa&e ti&e) %eing a%le to ta into these. but I was able to catch a slight reference to this on the following lin" http)**www. Without the teacher) the situation could not %e sustained.&uthentic Fourth Way #chools do not put a lot into advertising and very rarely will you see the sub!ect discussed by Initiates of the system all across the internet. Nothing can be gained by the study of conclusions. 'owever. through 'er%al ex ositions. 5) No Fourth Way Teacher Will E'er 6all 0i&sel! A “.org*e7cerptsboo".o'e&ents) until their res ecti'e deaths at the ages o! ninety+t(o and one hundred and one.o'e&ents that attracted Westerners to the Wor/ and &any o! these gained understanding) and o!ten had ro!ound ex eriences !ro& (or/ing (ith . The Fourth Way is redo&inantly a co+o erati'e e!!ort) %ut the reality o! the co+o eration or synergy has to %e entrusted to the teacher..ore that the Wor/.htm) “0o(e'er) it (as o!ten the . The principal about all of this is that the urd!ieff material is sometimes written in wherein the terms may mean one thing to the layman. .-. They continued acti'ely instructing and reser'ing the Wor/) es ecially the ./(3NN3TT-.& LIN WO2T'.. -) Focusing on Reading .org*+. &nother uni4ue feature of an authentic Fourth Way #chool is that it focusses on the wor".pdf “The Fourth Way is not an ex ression o! any articular tradition " e. Fourth Way Initiate &nthony (la"e mentions the following in this online article http)**www. you will find little information in this regard.o'e&ents long %e!ore they learned o! the “Ideas. but we should "now that there is a big difference between the Initiate and a reader of urd!ieff material.

urd!ieff indicated that there are fa"e schools where the teacher either) • • • 1ay be genuinely mista"en and thin" that he "nows something. Ouspens"y 4uotes urd!ieff saying that these teachers lead nowhere. 'igh +riest :enger #antanis promotes the 9o9 as if it is a Fourth Way #chool while demanding that all members of the 9o9 address him as $master. Notice the differences of approach and how the 9o95s teachings are not Fourth Way Teachings 9:. One must thin" of how to find the right way. . NPG C?=I=K C CY=Q= ZC@[AL=?P BE <=>?@>A BC> BEF@=KC>A B@= ?AM= EI L=IK= I=J=KAL=. The ne7t video is $1aster% :enger #atanis.<=>?@A@B. GA NGE >PFER= N?=IEJA ESA?TP?PQ= <=>?@>A BC> HA>=@P>C@A. 'e also added that $It is impossible to recogni8e a wrong way without "nowing the right way. X=FA TCIA FELA KAFPIP KANC KA ]AHA AKAJA@PKA C Y=>?@>A BC> N>CIAL= NC NPIP >?@I= IP N= aGPLN>E@a EI <=>?@>A BC> MFEH=. \ANHAE NPG IP ]A ]AHE IE]@E IP WPK=GP@= K=F= Y=>?@>A BC> B@AKJABAGP FEL= NPG KPCYAE >EFEG N>CIALP.It is important we are taught Fourth Way methods by a capable teacher. UCVE B@= K=VE M>E NPG N= CBEWKPE NP X=J@EKEGAJEK. e7cept ma"ing the students believe that they are going somewhere. A CNH=I >PFE. This teacher must be an initiate of the Fourth Way. F. b?E K=FEHAFE >PYPFP WP @PWGP>@PQ= FPIP >@PSA>= <=>?@>A KPYAK CY=QP. AHA B@E@AJPQ= CEBM>=. &lthough. CD=E. who in his turn may be mista"en.ames . not someone who !ust read a few boo"s and can toss ideas around. This means that it is no use troubling oneself how to recogni8e a wrong way. When we compare the two videos see below this is clearly evident. someone who is highly educated in Fourth Way philosophy.% will notice that these practices has nothing at all to do with Fourth Way teachings.% The first video that appears below is conducted by . Trait8. 1ay deceive consciously. when in reality he "nows nothing.GA:G=H 9IG@ <=>?@>A BC> DEFEG B@E>=FH= I=J=KAL= IEMHE L= IE N?= ?=O= AK>=@=NE?PQ= C BP@PKE@GPHK=.% Fourth Way Teacher 7enounces The 6ult o! 6thulhu 8hiloso hy 1any who are familiar with the 9ult of 9thulhu5s philosophy of addressing the beloved leader of the cult as $master% or the $I am the way.. 1ay believe another man. 9:@A. DPFER= ]A^ S=H=E IP IEIPG IP L= L=IPK EI @PWHEVP WPM>E LP EN=OPG IP L= >E K=EB^EIKE C E?EG >@=KC>FC L= W]EV N?= ?=O=V AWKENP I=WAK_E@GPJALP IP ?AIAG F@CSA B@=FE AK>=@K=>P E <=>?@>EG `C>C.

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