The Fourth Way

Petaluma Fourth Way Talk

Location:William Patrick Patterson
Copperfield’s Books
140 Kentucky Street
Petaluma, California
(707) 762-0563

Thursday March 5, 2009, 7:00 P.M.

If you have questions, email Introduction@Gurdjieff-Legacy.Org or call (800) 470-3086.

Please join us as author William Patrick Patterson discusses his new book Spiritual Survival in a Radically Changing World-Time. The evening includes guided meditation and a taste of Conscious Body-Breath Impressions™.


Technology is the new ideology. We live almost totally enframed by it. To control it, we must understand it. Technology is not different from us, something alien. It is man’s rational part developed to an extraordinary binary degree. As it is a part of us, to understand it we must first understand ourselves. We must seek to know our own essence, our true purpose and meaning. Technology faces us with the urgent call to explore anew the primordial question – Who am I? Spiritual Survival in a Radically Changing World-Time explores technology’s challenge and how it can spur us to awaken to a new integration of body, senses and mind. It illustrates how the seminal teaching of G.I. Gurdjieff’s Fourth Way meets the challenge of Technology and gives the esoteric keys to self-awakening in a radically changing world-time.

William Patrick Patterson is the founder/director of The Gurdjieff Studies Program and the founder/editor of The Gurdjieff Journal (est. 1992), the first domestic and international Fourth Way journal. He has led groups, as well as given seminars and talks throughout the United States for many years. He is the author of seven books on The Fourth Way and is the director-writer-narrator of the award-winning Fourth Way video trilogy, The Life & Significance of G. I. Gurdjieff.

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