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by Whitall N. Perry


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Perry also believes that Gurdjieff might have been an agent of the Russian secret service! . I'm not sure how to rate "Gurdjieff in the light of tradition".

Perry also believes that Gurdjieff might have been an agent of the Russian secret service! The problem, of course, is that "G" (as his followers called him) was lying about pretty much everything.

This book claims to be a view of Gurdjieff . .in the light of Tradition"

This book claims to be a view of Gurdjieff .in the light of Tradition". One would assume that Gurdjieff's teachings would be compared to "Traditionalist" doctrines (. those of Guenon, Schuon, Nasr) but this book does not live up to it's title. Perry's arguements are interesting in places, such as his take on hypnotism, but are not altogether convincing (No, I am not a "Fourth Way" adept who cringes at any criticism pointed towards Gurjieff, but have read nearly every book on the subject that has been printed and have attended "Gurdjieffian" meetings of several flavours).

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Gurdjieff in the Light of Tradition. Part II: The Teaching. Source: Studies in Comparative Religion, Vol. 9, No. (Winter, 1975). that not a trace of atomism is to be found in any of the great traditional systems either Eastern or Western, this tenet-apart from the variations advanced by one or two modern philosophical schools -turning up uniquely in certain heretical pockets on the fringes of these traditions.

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Probably no figure of our time has excited at once more enthusiasm and controversy among serious intellectuals seeking spiritual guidance than Georgi Ivanovitch Gurdjieff

Probably no figure of our time has excited at once more enthusiasm and controversy among serious intellectuals seeking spiritual guidance than Georgi Ivanovitch Gurdjieff.

Source: Studies in Comparative Religion, Vol. 8, No. 4. (Autumn, 1974). Inner Circle of Humanity said in an Armenian book Merkhavat to have been founded there some four thousand, four hundred years ago.


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Marelyne
Hoje em dia , os sinais de desequilibrio em nosso mundocontemporaneo sao tantos que quase todos se do conta de que algo graveeste ocorrendo, em diversos noveis. Nem seria necessario mencionar o verdadeiro achincalhe que se faz das religioes e doutrinas por todo o mundo. Se esta desgraca chamada comunismo cumpriu seu nefasto e devastador papel como genocida e destruidor de religioes, o "liberalismo democrata" tambem cumpriu o seu lado em outro estilo : colocou acima de tudo a adoracao ao dinheiro, relegando as religioes como um tipo de "decoracao" moral ou etica. A natureza, constantemente violada e "vencida", manifesta claramente sinais ameacadores ; a temperatura global vem aumentanto e fenômenos como "El Nino" a cada ano se reapresenta mais devastador. A familia, como instituicao, esta em franca desagregacao ha decadas e hoje vemos filhos nao apenas desrespeitando seus pais, mas desafiando-os. Ate mesmo nas vestimentas podemos constatar sinais inquietantes : o masculino e o feminino cada vez menos se distingue e, com roupas rasgadas, muitos parecem ter gosto em se identificar com a miseria, o sujo, o devasso. A duracao mesma das coisas este dramaticamente abreviada, na epoca dos "descartiveis", denunciando deste modo a inconstancia e a impermanencia, a voracidade consumista levada a extremos inacreditaveis. Cada vez menos se distinguem os valores permanentes, principios e fundamentos. O resultado visivel é a generalizacao do desequilibrio, externo e interno as pessoas, que vivem ansiosas, sem compreender os verdadeiros motivos deste estado de coisas. "O Reino da Quantidade e os Sinais dos Tempos" é uma obra magistral, sem paralelo, que investiga e desmascara passo a passo todas as engrenagens do sinistro plano de "desconstrucao" e aniquilamento do mundo, desde a chamada "Renascença", - que de fato constituiu efetivamente muito mais a morte de valores autonticos do que o nascimento de outros - ate nossos dias, com pseudo-religioes, movimentos "holisticos" e "ecumênicos", tudo convergindo para o estabelecimento de uma homogeneidade e hegemonia da mentalidade laica e materialista hoje dominando a tudo e a todos com velocidade alucinante, prefigurando a vinda do "Anti-Cristo", cujo advento esta previsto , sob diferentes nomes, por todas as tradicoes autonticas. O Instituto Rene Guenon de Estudos Tradicionais , Indicamos como complemento a leitura deste livro "A Crise do Mundo Moderno" e "Oriente e Ocidente", do mesmo autor.
Luiz Pontual IRGET
Kazijora
Perhaps Guenon's greatest work, this book analyses the metaphysical roots of the crisis of this age, explaining the causes of the present condition to lie in modern civilization's rebellion against tradition -- not just one tradition, but the recurring and perennial tradition of every premodern civilization. The author's penetrating insight into modern science and the results of its monopoly over our age is fascinating. His critique of modernity is grounded in the traditional religious view which views human temporal existence not as an evolution, but a degression culminating in the "signs of the hour" and the emergence of the dajjal or the anti-christ. Guenon's radical critique of the 20th Century will no doubt be unpalatable for those to whom the wisdom of the ancients is ignorance relative to the quantum physics of today; but Guenon was well aware of the intellectual totalitarianism of the modern world-view. His objective was not a mass conversion to tradition. He sought rather to help open the eyes of a small number of people to the realities of the modern world and the illusion of progress. And this he did. A good number of prominent intellectuals were influenced by his works; among them: Huston Smith, Martin Lings, Gai Eaton, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, James Cutsinger, Toshiko Izutsu and host of others. Guenon died in the late 50's in Cairo, Egypt where he lived for almost twenty years as an adeherent of the Muslim faith. His last words were "Allah, Allah".
Jothris
Perhaps Guenon's greatest work, this book analyses the metaphysical roots of the crisis of this age, explaining the causes of the present condition to lie in modern civilization's rebellion against tradition -- not just one tradition, but the recurring and perennial tradition of every premodern civilization. The author's penetrating insight into modern science and the results of its monopoly over our age is fascinating. His critique of modernity is grounded in the traditional religious view which views human temporal existence not as an evolution, but a degression culminating in the "signs of the hour" and the emergence of the dajjal or the anti-christ. Guenon's radical critique of the 20th Century will no doubt be unpalatable for those to whom the wisdom of the ancients is ignorance relative to the quantum physics of today; but Guenon was well aware of the intellectual totalitarianism of the modern world-view. His objective was not a mass conversion to tradition. He sought rather to help open the eyes of a small number of people to the realities of the modern world and the illusion of progress. And this he did. A good number of prominent intellectuals were influenced by his works; among them: Huston Smith, Martin Lings, Gai Eaton, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, James Cutsinger, Toshiko Izutsu and host of others. Guenon died in the late 50's in Cairo, Egypt where he lived for almost twenty years as an adeherent of the Muslim faith. His last words were "Allah, Allah".
Roru
The only value of this book is that it might lead the unknowing reader to explore Gurdjieff and his teaching as presented truthfully by many, many other writers who worked directly with him--as did some of Perry's sources who were misrepresented to say the least. Go further if you wish to know Gurdjieff....one star for mentioning the name Gurdjieff in his title......
Gurdjieff in the Light of Tradition download epub
Philosophy
Author: Whitall N. Perry
ISBN: 0900588144
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Philosophy
Language: English
Publisher: Perennial Books Ltd; First Published edition (1978)
Pages: 104 pages