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Summer 1991
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Alternative Realities
The Spirit in Health and Disease
A column by Stephan A. Hoeller

Skeptic's Corner
The Razor's Edge
A column by Ted Schultz

Meetings With a Remarkable Paradox
by Richard Smoley
A glimpse into Gurdjieff's rich and mysterious life.

The Fourth Way and Inner Transformation
by Theodore J. Nottingham
Steps to the evolution of the self.

The Cosmology of the Fourth Way
by Walter Scheer
Where man fits into the universe, according to Gurdjieff.

The Essence of the Work: An Interview with Jacob Needleman
by Richard Smoley & Jay Kinney
The well-known author and student of the Gurdjieff teachings gives his views of the Work.

The Work Today
by Joel Friedlander
Gurdjieff's ideas live on in a variety of groups and approaches.

Gurdjieff and Kabbalah
by Z'ev ben Shimon Halevi
Striking parallels between the Tree of Life and Gurdjieff's System.

Mouravieff and the Secret of the Source
by Robin Amis
Gurdjieff's hints about the origin of his System point to early Christian teachings.

Gurdjieff and the Tower of Babel
by Anonymous
Was Gurdjieff simply a representative of the "wisdom of the world"?

A Remembering Feast: The Gurdjieff Legacy
by Kathleen Riordan Speeth
The author of The Gurdjieff Work imagines a conversation among the master's mourners.

Book Reviews
  • In Search of the Masters: Behind the Occult Myth by Paul Johnson
  • A Separate God: The Christian Origins of Gnosticism by Simone Petrement, translated by Carol Harrison
  • Plato Prehistorian: 10,000 to 5000 B.C.: Myth, Religion, Archaeology by Mary Settegast
  • Homer the Theologian: Neoplatonist Allegorical Reading and the Growth of the Epic Tradition by Robert Lamberton
  • Subterranean Worlds: 100,000 Years of Dragons, Dwarves, the Dead, Lost Races and UFOs from Inside the Earth by Walter Kafton-Minkel
  • The Lion People: Intercosmic Messages from the Future by Murry Hope
  • Ancient Egypt: The Sirius Connection by Murry Hope
  • Sefer Yetzirah: The Book of Creation translated and with a critical commentary by Aryeh Kaplan
  • Spells and How They Work by Janet and Stewart Farrar
  • On a Spaceship with Beelzebub: By a Grandson of Gurdjieff by David Kherdian
  • The Sufi Path of Knowledge: Ibn al-'Arabi's Metaphysics of Imagination by William C. Chittick
  • Where the Spirits Ride the Wind: Trance Journeys and Other Ecstatic Experiences by Felicitas D. Goodman, Ph.D.
  • Looking into Mind by Anthony Damiani
  • Who Are You Monsieur Gurdjieff? by Rene Zuber, translated by Jenny Koralek
  • Complete Works of Pir-o-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan, Original Texts: Lectures on Sufism, 1923 I: January-June edited by Munira van Voorst van Beest
  • The Origins of the Mithraic Mysteries by David Ulansey

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