A Remarkable New Book by Jeanne de Salzmann. Based on notebooks kept by G. I. Gurdjieff ‘s closest follower, this book offers new insight on his spiritual. Salzmann, Madame de (Jeanne), i ?-i 99o. The reality of being: to live the Fourth Way of Gurdjieff /. Jeanne de Salzmann.— 1st ed. p. cm. Includes index. Based on notebooks kept by G.I. Gurdjieff’s closest follower, this book offers new insight on his spiritual teachings—a way of gnosis or “knowledge.

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Total nonsense, an amalgamation of different eastern spiritual teachings with some extravagant twists, presented in a negative an unsupportive of the self way.

The Reality of Being

Gurdjieff as far as I can tell was just trying to teach presence, and he could have done what the Zen teachers did and just have people sit and stare at the wall. She married Alexandre de Salzmann, a well-known Russian painter, in and returned to his home in Tiflis in the Caucasus mountain region of southern Russia. That makes texts.

Paul Vittay rated it really liked it Sep 24, Mainly because it is composed of the author’s personal diary entries, and in no particular plan or aim. Changed in a Flash. I really think these folks just discover the old truths and then try to re-invent the wheel, when they could easily just go back to the existing traditions. Wendy Newton and Alan Finger.


Absolve ego, ascend self,stop thinking, repeat lol. He has a sxlzmann for Being, a longing for duration, for permanence, for absoluteness—a longing to be. As the closest pupil of the charismatic spiritual master G.

The Reality of Being: The Fourth Way of Gurdjieff by Jeanne De Salzmann

There are more examples of where she has gone off realjty her own philosophy throughout the book, which is fine, though probably needs to be acknowledged by some of her students rather than the usual story of how the author was the ‘appointed heir and custodian’ of Gurdjieff’s work. Travers’s life time fascination with the Gurdjieff’s teachings. They will give the flavour of the whole and a sense of its direction.

William Patrick Patterson, Struggle of the Magicians: The Mushroom in Christian Art. Those who remain cannot create the same conditions. Dec 31, Lina Slavova rated it did not like it.

Frederik rated it it was amazing Dec 22, At one point she more or less gives the instructions for zazen, including the way we hold the cosmic mudra. I am encumbered by names, which become more important than the things themselves. This is a self-effacing sentence, so I wish I knew reeality, so I could credit the collective effort of family and followers.

Lorenzo Di Gennaro rated it really liked it Dec 13, He presented his teaching as a Fourth Way that integrated these three aspects into a single path of self-knowledge. Buh rated it really liked it Sep 18, Refresh and try again. Salzzmann is a handsome piece of book-making.


The present volume is about as far from a gossipy book as it is possible to be. The Wisdom of King Solomon. View all 3 comments. Again stay away from this book. If the sign of a fine translation is that the reader hears the sound of the voice of a person whose words are being rendered into another language, this translation is sound indeed!

Jeanne de Salzmann’s “The Reality of Being” | Gurdjieff’s teaching: for scholars and practitioners

Based on notebooks kept by G. It is a complete and jeajne authoritative guide to the great teacher’s ideas and to his methods for liberating ourselves from the state of “waking sleep” in which most of us live our lives. They married in and later moved to Tiflis, Georgia, where she opened a school of dance and music.

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