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The Gurdjieff Journal

The Gurdjieff Journal™
Current Issue #73 Vol 18 Issue 4

Contents of the current issue:

  • 20th Century Teachers in America Part I
  • Who Is Gurdjieff?
  • Milton, the Mortalists & the Soul
  • Basil Tilley’s Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
  • The Literary Career of the Devil
  • Book Review: Sapiens & Homo Deus
  • Atis, The Bloodless Sacrifice Part I, Chapter VII
  • Letters, Sayings of Substance & Kultur

For more information visit Gurdjieff Legacy Foundation.

The Gurdjieff Journal

The Gurdjieff Journal™
Current Issue – #72 Volume 18 Issue 4

What are Humans For? Part II
Constand Questioning: Martin Heidegger’s Black Notebooks
Uspenskii on Love by Claude Bragdon
Probe: Appropriate The Moment
Gurdjieff: A New Path for the World? by Dorothy Phillpots
Film Review: Holy Hell—A Spiritual & Sexual Predator
Atis, The Bloodless Sacrifice Part I, Chapters V & VI
Letters
Sayings of Substance
Kultur

For more information visit Gurdjieff Legacy Foundation.

Fourth Way Seminar–Labor Day Weekend

Seminar with William Patrick PattersonRepairing the Past—
The Gurdjieff Approach

Friday 4 p.m., September 1 through Monday noon, September 4, 2017

St. Francis Retreat Center
San Juan Bautista, California

Through guided meditation, Conscious Body-Breath Impressions™, dialogue and private interviews, William Patrick Patterson explores the theme. Open to all levels of simplicity. No previous experience necessary.

Deep Diving Intensive*
September 4–7, 2017

* Students Only

For more information visit Gurdjieff Legacy Foundation.

Fourth Way Seminar

Seminar with William Patrick Patterson

Exploring

Silence is Not Silent, Space is Not Empty,
Time is Not Time, Love is Not Love

Friday 4 p.m., May 26 through Monday noon, May 29, 2017

Santa Sabina Retreat Center
San Rafael, California

Through guided meditation, Conscious Body-Breath Impressions™, dialogue and private interviews, William Patrick Patterson explores the theme. Open to all levels of simplicity. No previous experience necessary.

GURDJIEFF FOURTH WAY SEMINAR IN TUCSON ARIZONA

Seminar with William Patrick Patterson
Exploring The Art of Real Listening

Friday 4 pm, March 3 – Monday noon, March 6, 2017

Redemptorist Renewal Center
Tucson, Arizona

Through guided meditation, Conscious Body-Breath Impressions™, dialogue and private interviews, William Patrick Patterson explores the theme. Open to all levels of simplicity. No previous experience necessary.

For more information or to register visit The Gurdjieff Legacy Foundation.

The Gurdjieff Journal

The Gurdjieff Journal™
Current Issue – #71 Volume 18 Issue 3

The new issue is available now. Here are the contents.

What are Humans For? Part I
Sophia Grigorievna Uspenskii—Pillar of The Work
Principles from Notes on Talks with Madame Uspenskii 1946–1954
Probe: Gates of Hell
G. I. Gurdjieff—A Graphic Story
Book Review: Last Call
Book Review: Reality Decoded
Film Review: Lo and Behold
Atis, The Bloodless Sacrifice Part I, Chapter IV
Letters
Sayings of Substance
Kultur

For more information visit The Gurdjieff Legacy Foundation.

William Patrick Patterson

wpp-webphoto5A new website is available showing William Patrick Patterson’s  biography and activities in The Fourth Way; detailing announcements, books and films he has written and produced, audio interviews, and publications of The Gurdjieff Journal.

Here is the lead in on the home page:

William Patrick Patterson is a leading exponent and teacher of The Fourth Way. He is in the direct lineage from Mr. Gurdjieff to Lord John Pentland, the remarkable man Gurdjieff appointed to lead the Work in America. Mr. Patterson is the founder of The Gurdjieff Legacy Foundation, The Online Fourth Way School, and The Gurdjieff Journal (est. 1992), the first and only domestic and international Fourth Way journal. He leads study groups, gives seminars and has written nine books, as well as written-directed-narrated six films on The Fourth Way.

WilliamPatrickPatterson.org

Fourth Way Seminar

William Patrick Patterson explores
What Are Humans For?

Friday, December 2 – Monday, December 5, 2016

La Casa de Maria Retreat Center
Santa Barbara, California

Casa de Maria
Casa de Maria

Through guided active-being meditation, Conscious Body-Breath Impressions™, dialogue and private interviews, William Patrick Patterson explores the theme. Open to all levels of simplicity. No previous experience necessary.

For more information visit The Gurdjieff Legacy Foundation.

NEW MAYAN TOMB DISCOVERED IN BELIZE LARGEST EVER

The ancient Mayan archaeological site known as Xunantunich, about 80 miles to the west of Belize City, is the site of the largest Mayan tomb in Belize.

Xunantunich-Belize

Researchers found the tomb as they excavated a central stairway of a large structure: within were the remains of a male adult, somewhere between 20 and 30 years old, lying supine with his head to the south.

In the grave, archaeologists also found jaguar and deer bones, six jade beads, possibly from a necklace, 13 obsidian blades and 36 ceramic vessels. At the base of the stairway, they found two offering caches that had nine obsidian and 28 chert flints and eccentrics – chipped artifacts that are carved into the shapes of animals, leaves or other symbols.

The tomb represents an extraordinary find, if only for its construction. At 4.5 meters by 2.4 meters, it is “one of the largest burial chambers ever discovered in Belize”, Awe said. It appears to differ dramatically from other grave sites of the era. Most Maya tombs were built “intrusively”, as additions to existing structures, but the new tomb was built simultaneously with the structure around it – a common practice among cultures such as the ancient Egyptians, but uncommon among the Mayas.

“In other words, it appears that the temple was purposely erected for the primary purpose of enclosing the tomb,” Awe said. “Except for a very few rare cases, this is not very typical in ancient Maya architecture.”

The city was called Xunantunich, meaning “stone woman” in the Yucatec Maya, long after its abandonment by original residents. The name derives from folklore around the city about a hunter who saw a ghostly, statuesque woman, dressed in indigenous garb, standing near an entrance to a temple called El Castillo.

The temple is impressive in its own right, a stone structure that towers 130ft above the city’s main plaza, adorned with a stucco frieze that represents the gods of the sun and moon.

Reprinted from TheGuardian.