Meetings With Remarkable Men: All And Everything, 2nd Series

Paperback | September 27, 1991

byG. I. Gurdjieff

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Meetings with Remarkable Men, G. I. Gurdjieff’s autobiographical account of his youth and early travels, has become something of a legend since it was first published in 1963. A compulsive “read” in the tradition of adventure narratives, but suffused with Gurdjieff’s unique perspective on life, it is organized around portraits of remarkable men and women who aided Gurdjieff’s search for hidden knowledge or accompanied him on his journeys in remote parts of the Near East and Central Asia.
            This is a book of lives, not doctrines, although readers will long value Gurdjieff’s accounts of conversations with sages. Meetings conveys a haunting sense of what it means to live fully—with conscience, with purpose, and with heart. Among the remarkable individuals whom the reader will come to know are Gurdjieff’s father (a traditional bard), a Russian prince dedicated to the search for Truth, a Christian missionary who entered a World Brotherhood deep in Asia, and a woman who escaped white slavery to become a trusted member of Gurdjieff’s group of fellow seekers. Gurdjieff’s account of their attitudes in the face of external challenges and in the search to understand the mysteries of life is the real substance of this classic work.

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Striking portraits of the inspiring individuals Gurdjieff met while journeying to remote parts of Asia and the Near East in search of hidden knowledge. This autobiographical account has become a classic since its publication in 1963

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Meetings with Remarkable Men, G. I. Gurdjieff’s autobiographical account of his youth and early travels, has become something of a legend since it was first published in 1963. A compulsive “read” in the tradition of adventure narratives, but suffused with Gurdjieff’s unique perspective on life, it is organized around portraits of remar...

G. I. Gurdjieff was born in 1887 in Alexandropol. After studying with spiritual masters in the Near East and Asia, he founded the Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man in France.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.7 × 5.1 × 0.7 inPublished:September 27, 1991Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140190376

ISBN - 13:9780140190373

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Table of Contents

Meetings with Remarkable Men Foreword
Translator's Note
I. Introduction
II. My Father
III. My First Tutor
IV. Bogachevsky
V. Mr. X or Captain Pogossian
VI. Abram Yelov
VII. Prince Yuri Lubovedsky
VIII. Ekim Bey
IX. Piotr Karpenko
X. Professor Skridlov
The Material Question

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Striking portraits of the inspiring individuals Gurdjieff met while journeying to remote parts of Asia and the Near East in search of hidden knowledge. This autobiographical account has become a classic since its publication in 1963