Solita Solano (Contributor); Kathryn C. Hulme (Contributor)
United Kingdom: Book Studio, 2012 Hardcover, 271 pages
There is no narrative quite like this one. These are not "group meetings" as such but a diary chronicling exchanges with Gurdjieff at his "table" in the 1930s. It centers around a group of four women: Solita Solano, Kathryn Hulme, Elizabeth Gordon, and Alice Rohrer. Gurdjieff likened their inner journey to a high mountain climb under his guidance where all are roped together for safety and must help each other "all for one and one for all." Among themselves they called their foursome "The Rope."
Both personal life concerns and intensive inner work are present in these extended conversations which capture the pungency of Gurdjieff's thought and manner of expression and leave an impression of what it was like to be in his presence. The circle expands to include other notable women: Louise Davidson, Margaret Anderson, Georgette LeBlanc, and Jane Heap, who was already leading groups in England. There are also notes and letters concerning Gurdjieff at the end of his life, in 1948-1949.
SKU: SO 200