“A watershed event in the development of the teaching, and in spiritual search in the West.”

Jeanne de Salzmann

Excerpts from Reality of Being: The Fourth Way of Gurdjieff.

A Nostalgia for Being
"Man remains a mystery to himself. He has a nostalgia for Being, a longing for duration, for permanence, for absoluteness—a longing to be." Read the extended excerpt.

Another Vision
"I seek what I am, to be what I am. I have a habit of thinking of 'body,' on the one hand, and of 'spirit or energy' on the other. But nothing exists separately. There is a unity of life. I wish to live it, and I seek it through a movement of return toward myself." Read the extended excerpt.