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Gurdjieff: Cosmic Secrets Paperback – October 13, 2013

ISBN-13: 978-0964303102 ISBN-10: 0964303108

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Dog, The (October 13, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0964303108
  • ISBN-13: 978-0964303102
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.4 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,337,958 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Avi Solomon on February 12, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book is the only one among the plethora of post Gurdjieffian literature (with the exception of C. Daly King's "The Oragean Version") to take Gurdjieff's actual writings seriously. Smith has developed Gurdjieff's formulations in All & Everything, 1st Series to obtain exact mathematical explanations of all Life (No Less!) which aid one in finding objective meaning in daily life("All Life is Mathematics"-G.). This book definitely demands mental effort and provides objective benefit.
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12 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 30, 2002
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Approaching this book sceptically, I ended up enjoying it and finding it useful to my own struggle with Gurdjieff's ideas. Clearly Smith has a strong intelligence and a skill in communication. It is not clear that Smith necessarily understands much about the real heart of Gurdjieff's "Work." But that is not the focus of this book of ideas, and is left for another context. A cynical critic might label this exploration "formatory." But I feel it helps and encourages the reader to honestly consider what the ideas mean, not put them off for later as "too esoteric." A sincere student does indeed need caution against becoming overly intellectual about the Work, since the ideas--and especially these "cosmic" studies-- are only a very small level of the whole. But in my opinion, there is no benefit to avoiding this level. This book could help many people move a little closer to precision. There's nothing really secret in the book that's not already in the other literature. But Smith takes "fragments" and pieces them together. Thus the serious reader must remember to try to apply the inner work that was the whole point of the original fragmented presentation. Learning what is in this book still leaves the harder exercise of coming to understand it, which effort is not primarily intellectual.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By William Bagley on February 26, 2011
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I have been sorting through my old Gurdjieff books and came upon this book that has been in my library for a long time. A friend of mine had talked to the author and was given a gift of this book. She got a copy for me at the same time. The book is unique in my Gurdjieff library and goes into more number crunching than any other author. I admire the author for doing his inquiry and organizing his findings in this book. Gurdjieff said that he would "bury the dog deeper". One person corrected him and said, "You mean the bone deeper." But Gurdjieff insisted he was right and said, "No, it is the dog, the bone is dead, the dog is alive." That is the last time I had heard about the dog buried in Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson until Russel's book. He quotes enough of the text of Beelzebub to follow how he derives his mathematics, goes into the things that Gurdjieff said about the law of octave, the periodic table of the elements, and the musicial scale. The book gives exercises to follow his reasoning and double check that your math is up to the challenge. It reminds me of the joy I had found finding the law of seven and three in my daily life experience and learning where to do the "shocks" to keep the octaves unfolding in a straight line. The author, happily, shares my enthusiasm for the Gurdjieff chemistry which was the set of teachings that I felt were brilliant in the 4th way and were proof to me that the teaching came from "higher mind". This was especially so for me when I could feel my self-remembering producing Do 48 and actually changing the biological machine or chemical factory into a new something.Read more ›
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