Fourth Way Recital

Gurdjieff Legacy presents
a Recital of Gurdjieff’s Music

Harmony of East & West

Pianist Michael Dale will perform selections from the sacred music of G.I. Gurdjieff Sat., Nov. 3 at 7:30 pm at the First Presbyterian Church of San Rafael, 1510 Fifth Ave., San Rafael, CA 94960. A donation of $15 is appreciated. Five dollars of the donation may be applied to the purchase of CDs, books and videos exploring the sacred teaching of self-transformation Gurdjieff brought to the West.

Michael Dale is a composer-improviser and multi-instrumentalist residing in the San Francisco Bay Area.  He performs regularly with many jazz and classical groups including New Keys and Death of Cool.  Recently, he is featured on the recording Sacred Music of the Eternal Present: Hymns and Prayers of G.I. Gurdjieff and Perseverance, by the free-jazz group Sound Immersion.

He is also a composer for film, having scored the award-winning short Milo’s Wheels. He also maintains a full studio of private students in the East Bay. A reception will follow the recital.

Questions regarding this event?  Email Introduction@Gurdjieff-Legacy.Org, or call (800) 470-3086.

Mayan Ball Court: Science, Religion & Architecture in One

Archaeologists have found the Mayas built structures on top of the ball court at Chichen Itza to observe the equinoxes and solstices. They have determined the sun shines through slit-like openings during the winter solstice when the setting sun touches the horizon. It appears to be one of a kind and coincidentally the Chichen Itza ball court is the largest one found in the Mayan world.

“The fact that the sun rise can be observed behind a structure should be understood in that sense, as reverence to the sun or other star, not necessarily as an observatory in the technical sense,” Estrada-Belli said. The orientation of the structures “emphasized the sacrality of the ritual space.”

First printed by the Associated Press.