In 1922, A.R. Orage, then in his fiftieth year and at the crest of his career as editor of London’s most influential literary journal, the New Age, abruptly laid aside his pencil, said farewell to his colleagues and disappeared into the forest of Fontainebleau. His destination was The Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man, the esoteric school run by G.I.Gurdjieff.
This book written by Louise Welch, a member of the early Orage Group, tells how Orage was primarily responsible for taking Gurdjieff’s teaching to the United States. Through her accurate accounts she shows how great was the impact of Orage on all those who studied with him.
Louise Welch went to Fontainebleau herself where she met Gurdjieff and became even more convinced of the wisdom and universality of his Method.