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By Michael S. Pittman

G.I. Gurdjieff (d. 1949) is still a huge, if arguable, determine in early 20th-century Western Esoteric notion. Born within the culturally diversified area of the Caucasus, Gurdjieff traveled in Asia, Africa, and somewhere else looking for functional religious wisdom. although frequently allusive, references to Sufi teachings and characters take a favourite place in Gurdjieff’s paintings and writings. for the reason that his dying, a discourse on Gurdjieff and Sufism has constructed throughout the contributions in addition to evaluations of his scholars and interlocutors. J.G. Bennett all started an experimental ‘Fourth approach’ college in England within the Seventies which integrated the advent of Sufi practices and teachings. In the United States this discourse has extra multiplied throughout the collaboration and engagement of up to date Sufi teachers.

This paintings doesn't easily show the impression of Gurdjieff and his principles, yet ways the categorical discourse on and approximately Gurdjieff and Sufism within the context of latest spiritual and non secular teachings, relatively within the usa, and highlights the various adaptive, boundary-crossing, and hybrid good points that experience ended in the ongoing effect of Sufism.

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