Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson: All and Everything, First Series (Compass) (Paperback)

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A landmark exploration of the human condition with the goal of bringing self-awareness in one's daily life

With Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson, G. I. Gurdjieff intended to "destroy, mercilessly . . . the beliefs and views about everything existing in the world." This novel beautifully brings to life the visions of humanity for which Gurdjieff has become esteemed. Beelzebub, a man of worldly (and other-worldly) wisdom, shares with his grandson the anecdotes, personal philosophies, and lessons learned from his own life.The reader is given a detailed discussion of all matters physical, natural, and spiritual, from the creation of the cosmos to man's teleological purpose in the universe. This edition of Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson--the first single-volume paperback to appear in English--restores the original, authoritative translation.

About the Author

G. I. Gurdjieff was born in 1887 in Alexandropol. After studying with spiritual masters in the Near East and Asia, he founded the Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man in France.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780140194739
ISBN-10: 0140194738
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: August 1st, 1999
Pages: 1248
Language: English
Series: Compass