From Hinduism and the manu code to Gurdjieff/Ouspensky /2009/03/31/from-hinduism-and-the-manu-code-to-gurdjieffouspensky/

From Hinduism and the manu code to Gurdjieff/Ouspensky Doniger/Hinduism The portrait in Doniger’s book on Hindus of the way the brahmin caste took over the yogic tradition and then made the whole thing keyed into the Manu code is very outrageous. And we can see the same tactics being used in the Gurdjieff legacy, or, … Continue reading From Hinduism and the manu code to Gurdjieff/Ouspensky /2009/03/31/from-hinduism-and-the-manu-code-to-gurdjieffouspensky/

Origins of sufism /2009/03/21/origins-of-sufism/

Origins of sufism Comment on Burton on Sufism James said, 21.03.09 at 8:44 am After reading through several books, I’m guessing that there aren’t any reliable historical accounts of Sufism. Apparently, its beginnings can’t be traced back any further than the late tenth century and without the doctrines that would become associated with it in … Continue reading Origins of sufism /2009/03/21/origins-of-sufism/

Fourth ways and the great freedom sutra /2009/03/05/fourth-ways-and-the-great-freedom-sutra/

Fourth ways and the great freedom sutra 6.6.3 A Sufi myth: Fourth Ways,…and The Great Freedom Sutra One of the more notable anti-modern occult conspiracies springs from the shadow Sufistic world, as documented by the reactionary mystic Ouspensky. The Islamic oikoumene generates the remarkable history of so-called Sufism, and this carries a confused legend of … Continue reading Fourth ways and the great freedom sutra /2009/03/05/fourth-ways-and-the-great-freedom-sutra/

Gurdjieff’s veiled remarks on evolution /2009/03/02/gurdjieffs-veiled-remarks-on-evolution/

Gurdjieff’s veiled remarks on evolution One of the more suspicious aspects of Gurdjieff’s ‘bluff’ routine (and one shared by a number of New Age gurus) is his ignorance of the subject, mixed with some strange mythological/design arguments in relation to that. One asks, how does he know all this? And in fact he doesn’t know. … Continue reading Gurdjieff’s veiled remarks on evolution /2009/03/02/gurdjieffs-veiled-remarks-on-evolution/

Gurdjieff/Ouspensky confusion on evolution /2009/03/02/gurdjieffouspensky-confusion-on-evolution/

Gurdjieff/Ouspensky confusion on evolution One of the strains of the Gurdjieff corpus is the play of isolated remarks on evolution. Here we confront a tricky question. The issue of Darwinism is one thing, check out Darwiniana, the blog, for a series of critical views of Neo-Darwinism. A critique of Gurdjieff/Ouspensky on evolution is not intended … Continue reading Gurdjieff/Ouspensky confusion on evolution /2009/03/02/gurdjieffouspensky-confusion-on-evolution/

Kauffman and ‘God’ concept /2009/02/15/kauffman-and-god-concept/

Kauffman and ‘God’ concept http://www.gurdjieff-con.net/2009/02/07/kauffmans-reticence-and-spinozism/#comment-34686 James said, 15.02.09 at 3:29 pm · I have been harsh towards Kauffman, but I think he deserves credit for trying to rescue the “God” concept from the Judeo-Christian baggage (for some reason Spinoza didn’t succeed here). Nobody would care if the non-anthropomorphic philosophical concept of the Greeks, Plotinus, etc. … Continue reading Kauffman and ‘God’ concept /2009/02/15/kauffman-and-god-concept/