|"If we contemporary men desire at the present time to do something beneficent for men of future times, all we must do is just to add to this already existing means of transmission some new means or other, ensuing from the ways of our contemporary life on the Earth as well as from the many-centuried experience of former generations, in accordance with the information that has come down to us." (46)|
|This website has been designed to convey the
teachings of Mr. Gurdjieff, as they were transmitted to me by Mr. Beidler, to a
wider public audience than
has been possible in the past, before the advent of the internet. However, reading is not doing;
and while many people do
Work on themselves in isolation, most students find they make greater
efforts when working and sharing within a group of like-minded people. The
online group thsat has beenconvened here aims to give committed students a
forum where they may share their observations and insights.
Gurdjieff groups are not evenly spread across the globe, and many individuals find that they are remote from a common center where they can share their observations and insights. With this in mind, I have begun an internet Work Group where people from all over the globe can participate and share their observations and insights about the Work.
The format consists of a weekly Work Program that has been constructed by Seekers conversant in the ideas of Gurdjieff / Beidler as presented on the Endless Search web site.
Feedback and discussion within the Group is maintained through our private online discussion forums. Lurking is actively discouraged and Members are encouraged to respond weekly to the forums about their Inner Work.
It is hoped and expected that all participants in this venture will eventually, after an appropriate probationary period, become members of an online Triad and contribute suggested exercises to the weekly Work Program.
You may view some sample Work Programs here.
All this requires much administration on my part, and server costs for the forums and website also need to be met. For this reason, membership cannot be given free. Therefore we are offering a 1 month Trial Membership, after which we ask for an Annual Membership Fee of £20 from each member to help meet these overheads. Registration and submission of a personal biography is required to participate in the Group.
If you are interested in participating in the Online Work Group and Discussion Forums, you may submit an Online Group Registration Request by email after reading and agreeing to the Membership Agreement.
If you wish to become a member of the online group, you may submit your request here -
Payment by PayPal is the preferred method for payment for those who wish to become annual members of the Online Group. Please Email Endless Search for details.
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