We have completed a brief survey of issues relevant to an assessment
of the Gurdjieff legacy.
Its purpose has been not so much directed to the general public (but there is
no other audience) as those who are caught in the spell of the actual movement,
and its inaccurate information generated by the Gurdjieff hype machine. And the
issue is not just the figure of Gurdjieff, but the inevitable appearance of
epigones claiming his legacy. Mixed with confused (dis)information about sufism
the result is a kind of prison for those who need assistance in thinking
critically about the 'work' of Gurdjieff. To snap out of it then is the
possibility we have indicated. There is something altogether insidious about
this abortive New Age tradition.
Here the legacy of Ouspensky is especially sad. Those able to do so have
noted that in his subsequent incarnation this figure was completely bypassed as
the Aleister Crowley types hijacked his legacy and made sure that the
mesmerizing advertisement that he created would never see the likes of the
Ouspensky's again. This outcome as literature was too priceless an asset to let
anyone sincere about religion control. It is a dismal 'karma' (a very
problematic term) for a man such as Ouspensky. He, in any case, has been
discarded and has no further place in that continuing abortion called the work.
Remember that before you get entangled in this fraud. Ouspensky sensed the trap
into which he had fallen, and forbade the publication of his writings. To no
avail. It's not the first round in this that is the danger, but the 'next
birth', where you can be the object of dangerous manipulations from those who
accept your prior consent to be a slave and a robot. Wake up indeed! These
creepy occultists get all their free advertising from a man they got rid of
rather quickly. Honest men are a danger to the whole enterprise. The sheer
impudence of this can turn your stomach.
Lest this be thought a strange, those aware of the current scene might
consider that Crowleyite E. J. Gold and his malevolent claims to be the
successor to Gurdjieff. His 'school' is a predestigation that at no point
clarifies a single issue of the Gurdjieff legacy yet uses the productions of
Ouspensky to attract the unwary under false pretenses.
Beside this we see the mutating legacy of enneagrammatics, that completely
absurd claimant to esoteric wisdom, proliferate in a series of lucrative
psychological 'character types' cons perpetrated on those who buy into the aura
of an esoteric gimmick. The enneagram is pure bunk and doesn't deserve its
reputation as a key to esoteric truth.
The list of confusions goes on, and we can pursue them in a blog-like
discourse. Perhaps like freemasonry the whole game will peter out and become
The key issue is one's own suggestibility and a warning about false spiritual
Guard your autonomy against false teachers, and NEVER give your consent in
the name of spiritual surrender to criminals with a spiritual mask. If you have
made that mistake, you must learn how to undo the damage (in most cases not
severe, the Dark Lord has learned of your existence, you still have time to
skulk away and change your story, but in some truly horrific). Read the fine
print in Ouspensky (and Gurdjieff also, of course, but he is more canny in his
statements). Why agree to be a slave to an occult who calls himself Beelzebub?
Why? Hire someone to beat you over the head until you see the implications.
Don't be a guinea pig for the experiments of these rogues of the generation, not
of Buddha, but of Nietzsche. The latter, without a doubt, was one of their
victims. As to Buddhists they are pretty far gone too, and are so accused by the
figure Rajneesh, no saint, who charged them with occult conspiracy. Keep in mind
that Gurdjieff claimed the path of love had failed. Can the realm of sadistic
hate been far behind? Keep in mind that schemes of mass murder are secretly
pursued by certain figures in the so-called 'work'. Be done with all of it. You
are doomed to be an accessory as a hanger on.
Remember, most people in this context/nexus are harmless dupes, and good
enough people. Don't be concerned about them, nor make them the object of false
accusations. You can sense them easily enough, they are still mouthing Ouspensky
cliches about the work ad infinitum.
The consequences seem little to start, but can be grave in the end. The
number of people terminally confused by reading from the Gurdjieff corpus is
large and growing. Remember that Ouspensky's effort was the key to everything,
but that he was gotten out of the way, his purpose served. That will be
your own fate in such a mafia. It is an inside game, and its public face amounts
to nothing. Ask yourself what these people have claimed against what they have
proven and 'come to', remembering that one test of your gullibility is your
response to the open materials of Gurdjiffianity: if you bite on the hook of
Ouspensky you will probably be thought too naive for the 'work', so long
It comes as a shock to realize much of what passes for spirituality is a game
run by criminals. And Jesus won't save you here, so that's out. Too
bad. Enough said for the moment. You may be a hopeless case, so don't be
suckered into the miracle cure.