Excerpts from the Notice to the Reader: After Gurdjieff's death, Dr. Michel Conge began to gather together a nucleus of men and women whose search he accompanied and led until 1984, the year of his death. The passages in this book originated, for the most part, in convivial and provocative exchanges between Dr. Conge and his students. Although not intended for publication, they constitute a record of his thought. Reading these passages assumes a familiarity with the ideas brought by Mr. Gurdjieff as revealed in both In Search of the Miraculous and, in a more veiled form, in the myth of Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson. However, memorized knowledge of these ideas alone is not enough to enter into an understanding of this book. In this search, an understanding of the whole body of the ideas brought by Mr. Gurdjieff is inseparable from the practice of an inner discipline, a discipline in which the intelligence of the heart can only be awakened when the body is transparent to the energy of an intelligence from another world.
MICHEL CONGE Inner Octaves
Toronto: Dolmen Meadow Editions, no year specified
Hardcover, 211 pages