Stress, epigenetics and the dangers of the gurdjieff work…
The deliberate creation of stress, the creation of psychological diseases in ‘disciples’, the crippling of lifestyles and biographies with black magic, the endless occult shenanigans of the rogue sufi gurdjieff deserves to be denounced and in the light of epigenetics we must expect monstrosities in the rebirth cycles of such shadow gurus…What is the connection with sufistic/yogic traditions?
It is by now well established that people who suffer trauma directly during childhood or who experience their mother’s trauma indirectly as a fetus may have epigenetically based illnesses as adults. More controversial is whether epigenetic changes can be passed on from parent to child.
Source: Epigenetics: The Evolution Revolution | by Israel Rosenfield | The New York Review of Books