Meetings with Remarkable Men

Meetings with Remarkable Men

Format
Paperback
Price
$17.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140190373
  • 320 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

Meetings with Remarkable Men, G. I. Gurdjieff’s autobiographical account of his youth and early travels, has become something of a legend since it was first published in 1963. A compulsive “read” in the tradition of adventure narratives, but suffused with Gurdjieff’s unique perspective on life, it is organized around portraits of remarkable men and women who aided Gurdjieff’s search for hidden knowledge or accompanied him on his journeys in remote parts of the Near East and Central Asia.
            This is a book of lives, not doctrines, although readers will long value Gurdjieff’s accounts of conversations with sages. Meetings conveys a haunting sense of what it means to live fully—with conscience, with purpose, and with heart. Among the remarkable individuals whom the reader will come to know are Gurdjieff’s father (a traditional bard), a Russian prince dedicated to the search for Truth, a Christian missionary who entered a World Brotherhood deep in Asia, and a woman who escaped white slavery to become a trusted member of Gurdjieff’s group of fellow seekers. Gurdjieff’s account of their attitudes in the face of external challenges and in the search to understand the mysteries of life is the real substance of this classic work.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Translator’s Note
I. Introduction
II. My Father
III. My First Tutor
IV. Bogachevsky
V. Mr. X or Captain Pogossian
VI. Abram Yelov
VII. Prince Yuri Lubovedsky
VIII. Ekim Bey
IX. Piotr Karpenko
X. Professor Skridlov
The Material Question

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