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The Gurdjieff Work - Austin Pages

This is a meetup group hosted by the Gurdjieff Foundation of Austin. The meetings are intended to provide interested parties with an introduction to what Gurdjieff called the "4th Way", also known as "The Work".

Is my state of ordinary state of consciousness all that it can be?
Do I have a strong attention that is free from distraction?
Can a life dominated by reaction be fully satisfying?
Why is it necessary to Work on Being?
Does gaining new knowledge lead to the understanding I am looking for? What does it mean to change my level of Being?
Is it possible to experience the Sacred in the midst of ordinary life?
Are all forms of meditation the same? How can I distinguish between those forms of meditation which promote a movement towards self-calming instead of a movement towards awakening?
What is the purpose and value of the "movements" or sacred dances Gurdjieff brought from ancient temples in the East?

In the tradition of the 4th Way, nothing is to be taken on faith. We offer a practical approach to self study which, if properly applied, can lead to the awakening to a new level of consciousness.

For individuals that are new to the ideas of Gurdjieff, here are some books you might consider reading:

Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson
Gurdjieff, G.I., Penguin Arkana, New York, 1999

Meetings with Remarkable Men
Gurdjieff, G.I., E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc, New York, 1974

Views from the Real World: Early Talks of G.I. Gurdjieff
Gurdjieff, G.I., Viking Press, New York, 1991

In Search of the Miraculous
Ouspensky, P.D., Harcourt, San Diego/New York, 2001

The Psychology of Man's Possible Evolution
Ouspensky, P.D., Vintage Books, Random House, New York, 1981

Toward Awakening
Jean Vaysse, Morning Light Press, New York, 2009

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