I hope to read the Kindle version of this book soon but I am wary here of the confusions over secularism. So without having read the book I will caution those who approach this to be wary of defini… Source: Stephen Batchelor on After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age – YouTube – … Continue reading Is buddhism doomed?
https://www.academia.edu/5838643/The_Value_of_E_J_Gold_Unearthing_the_Real_Mr_G?email_work_card=view-paper This paper has been kicking around for a while but I would caution most attempts to explicate EJ Gold. New agers have suffered a lot from Gurdjieff and Gold and the lies disinformation and exploitation are cleverly concealed from the general public. The issue of the occult enters but no one can deal with … Continue reading Gold? and Bannon the new ager (???) and Trump’s hidden doppelgangers..
This is a useful attempt at critique but in the end it is itself puzzling. The critic has no real standard by which to judge. He cites Guenon as a yardstick. Unbelievable. The critique is itself puzzling. It ought to be dead easy to critique this figure but attempts fumble the ball. Pious upholders of … Continue reading the Animal House verdict: puke in your face…so who was puking?….Osho counterfeit guru: google link – The Gurdjieff Con
This grotesque book points/hints at the danger of the Gurdjieff/Gold circle with its hidden infestation of ‘djinn’ magic and the demonology inflicted on ‘disciples’ long after they have disconnected from a public sphere or group. It is not clear what that means! Many of these formerlies are ‘food’, go insane, and find all their spiritual … Continue reading the djinn racket…//Secret Talks with Mr. G.: To a Specially Formed Group as Recollected By His Pupils: E. J. Gold: 9780895560018: Amazon.com: Books
The critique of yoga is par for the course here, but in comparison to our critique of sufism/gurdjieff the critique of ‘hatha yoga’ is almost brand trivia. And there is a possibility of doing it right, possibly. Big deal, do the asanas, then move on to Raja Yoga, another possibly mechanized ‘no longer a method’ … Continue reading Experiencing your birth right, ‘self-consciousness’…
If we haven’t made that point clear yet, wouldn’t know what to say. We can see both the problem and its expose in the coming of gurdjieff (and Blavatsky to some extent. The sufi world is especially confusing and insidious. Much in that world is innocuous, but the whole realm is entirely obscure and treacherous. … Continue reading Saying goodbye to sufism…(and islam, christianity…)
Introduction We have uploaded all the posts from the old Gurdjieff Con: it might be time to distill the gist with a selection, commentary, and a short book about the issues raised in a unique blog: as far as I know noone has ever stood up to occult gurus and lived to tell the tale. … Continue reading Ages, new ages, axial ages, last and first men and an archive of The Gurdjieff Con
Is it a duty for buddhists following gautama to confront the demon mara? and other toxic nonsense
What do you suggest…? I suggest nothing. (Update 2018; Do what homo sapiens has done since the dawn of homo sapiens, pay attention. Period.That’s the path The issue of a spiritual path has been so clobbered everyone is knocked senseless.First stay away from gurus, and that includes jesus, moses, mohammed, psychiatrists, preachers, etc… Flip the … Continue reading Gurus /2010/02/08/gurus/ What do you suggest…?
Ouspensky is often dismissed or hated for his criticism of Gurdjieff, but it is telling that this criticism has taken root and passed into a new generation. Ouspensky could have been a notable teacher in his own right, but was a superconservative russian reactionary… At least he might have been. Something new has happened, a … Continue reading A reborn older ‘Ouspensky’ generation warns the next