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Suggested Reading List

G.I. Gurdjieff
   All and Everything: Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson
   (1950) Harcourt, Brace & Co., New York

   Meetings with Remarkable Men
   (1963) E. P. Dutton & Co., New York

   Views from the Real World: Early Talks in Moscow, Essentuki, Tiflis, Berlin, London,
   Paris, New York and Chicago.
As Recollected by His Pupils
   (1973) E.P. Dutton, New York

P. D. Ouspensky
   In Search of the Miraculous: Fragments of an Unknown Teaching
   (1949) Harcourt& Brace, New York

   The Psychology of Man’s Possible Evolution
   (1950) Hedgehog Press, New York

Jeanne De Salzmann
   The Reality of Being : The Fourth Way of Gurdjieff
   (2010) Shambhala Publications, Boston

Thomas De Hartmann
   Our Life with Mr. Gurdjieff
   (1983) Harper & Row, San Franicsco

C. S. Nott
   Teachings of Gurdjieff: The Journal of a Pupil
   (1961) Samuel Weiser, New York

Maurice Nicoll
   Commentaries on the Teachings of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky Volumes 1 through 6
   (1952) Vincent Stuart Ltd., London

   Living Time - and the Integration of the Life

   (Re-Published 1998) Eureka Editions, Utreecht, The Netherlands

Jean Vaysse
   Toward Awakening: An approach to the Teaching left by Gurdjieff
   (1979) Harper & Row, San Francisco

Hugh Brockwill Ripman

   Questions and Answers Along the Way

   Selections from Gurdjieff group meetings with Hugh Ripman, intended as a companion to his autobio-

   graphical account, Search for Truth, where he describes answers to haunting questions about life.

   (Published 2009) Forthway Center Press, Washington, D.C.

Jerry Brewster
   Spiritual Physics

   An exploration of the ideas of G. I. Gurdjieff through questions & answers with his students.
   (Published May 18, 2013)  Compiled and edited by John Anderson and Marshall May, New York


   Gurdjieff Group Work – The Loft Tapes

   This book is a record of one and a half years of workdays at the Group’s Loft workspace in lower

   Manhattan during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. It is documentation of the way Jerry worked with

   his groups during that time.   

   (Published Feb 19, 2016)  Compiled and edited by John Anderson and Marshall May, New York


   Gurdjieff Work for Inner Unity

   This third book on Jerry Brewster’s work with groups contains questions and answers from over a

   score of workdays and multi-day periods in South, FL from 2001 -2008.

   (Published Jun 2, 2018)   Compiled and edited by John Anderson and Marshall May, New York


   Spiritual Chemistry - Bringing Together the Inner and Outer Worlds of Man

   Questions and Answers from 3 week long work periods of the Brewster and Firestone Gurdjieff Groups

   in the summers of 2006, 07 and 08 at Silver Lake in upstate New York.

   (Published Jan 9, 2020)     By (author): Jerry Brewster, By (author): Lillian Firestone


John Pentland
   Exchanges Within: Questions from Everyday Life Selected from Gurdjieff Group Meetings with John 

   Pentland in California 1955-1984.
   (1997) Continuum Publishing Co., New York

Rita Romilly Benson
   Gurdjieff Group Work with Rita Romilly Benson:  An exposition of the ways in which this student of

   Gurdjieff passed on his teachings and methods in the 1960's and 70's.  
   (2014) Compiled / edited by Marshall May - one of her students for 21 years until her death in 1980.


Links To Other Fourth Way Sources


The Gurdjieff Foundation of New York
Since it's creation in 1953, it has been dedicated to preserving the essence, specificity, and integrity of the teaching of G. I. Gurdjieff in North America.


Gurdjieff International Review
A comprehensive source of informed essays and commentary on the history, writings, and teachings of Georgi Ivanovitch Gurdjieff.

Recommended Book Stores

By The Way Books

a complete list of titles related to G.I. Gurdjieff and the Fourth Way as well as a wide range of rare and out-of-print spiritual classics from all traditions.

Gurdjieff Books & Music

Based in Portland, Oregon. Most books pertain to G. I. Gurdjieff and his teaching, including music and other media, specializing on Gurdjieff/de Hartmann.

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