To appreciate the teachings of Gurdjieff we must approach him not so much with knowledge as with understanding. Even in the light of Ouspensky and Orage,who strive to make Gurdjieff’s work more accessible, Gurdjieff has often been condemned as a charlatan, difficult to understand and impossible to follow.
Margaret Anderson worked with Gurdjieff in France and during that time learnt that if we could follow his doctrines on human evolution, we could be free from hate, madness and war. Her aims in this book are to create an evocation of his philosophy and to convince the reader that he was by no means an imposter.
This clear, simple study of his teachings will banish misconceptions about this great thinker and demonstrate his contemporary relevance to both the individual and society as a whole.