- Paperback: 404 pages
- Publisher: AuthorHouse (April 19, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1434306593
- ISBN-13: 978-1434306593
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,431,073 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Hidden Meanings and Picture-form Language in the Writings of G.I. Gurdjieff: (Excavations of the Buried Dog)
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Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson, by G.I. Gurdjieff, is a special influence that has proven to reach many people deeply on a subconscious level and help them significantly in their lives. This help that Gurdjieff labored for many years to provide us has been continuously available now for over six decades and has had a beneficial action on many people, without any help from Mr. Henderson. We benefited long before Mr. Henderson came along to proclaim that Mr. Gurdjieff's book cannot be understood without Henderson's proud pontifications. Mr. Henderson claims to appreciate that Beelzebub's Tales is a work that is intended for the subconscious, but Henderson's treatment of Beelzebub comes, obviously, solely, from what Gurdjieff called "the formatory mind." Anyone relying on Henderson's guidance is going to be led astray from the help Beelzebub's Tales can give. Whereas Gurdjieff wrote from his whole being, what Henderson offers is only from the eyebrows up. Anyone with the capacity to discriminate real substance will find it impossible to swallow what Henderson offers. Unfortunately, there are some who, not having guides with conscience, and not having the experience to discriminate, will be led astray. Henderson's book is, in all fairness, only, as Gurdjieff called such endeavors, "wiseacring," or, in the words of the mullah, "Kmalkanatonashachermacher?Read more ›
Certainly worth reading, but my advice is, get J G Bennett's "Talks on Beelzebub's Tales" instead.
as a final note : If you've read the book here's another
Definition of the word "regenerate"
: spiritually reborn or converted
: restored to a better, higher, or more worthy state
After reading this book, I was excited to read through Beelzebub again to see if I could understand more layers of meaning. Of course this happens, to some degree, each time I reread the Tales, but this time in particular, many newer meanings were revealed to me... and not just the specific ones that were brought to my attention in Mr. Henderson's book either; I was able to extract newer meanings by myself from parts he didn't even mention. That was a breakthrough for me and it was very exciting. My strong suspicion is that the majority of people who read Mr. Henderson's book will have the same experience. That's why I recommend this book so highly.
Please write a follow-up book soon Mr. John Henderson, whoever you are. Very informative (understatement). Very entertaining. Thanks again.
Then "Hidden Meanings" may be written for you.
What "Hidden Meanings" will NOT do:
-Offer you titillation for your long-held beliefs, including those you may have learned “in the work”.
-Do the work of digging for you.
-Turn you into man number seven in one reading.
What "Hidden Meanings" WILL do:
+Present a unique, helpful and well-supported perspective on Gurdjieff’s writings.
+Help you to recognize the evil perpetrated upon Gurdjieff’s writings through revision and the need to read Gurdjieff’s books as he intended.
+Demonstrate some tools to assist in revealing Gurdjieff’s communications to those who are ready to receive them.
+Lead you to an example of a small, but important exercise, as demonstrated by Gurdjieff in his unique language.
+Help you to see a clear path in which one may move forward in the work.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A very nice little book for those who are not willing to work to understand Mister Gurdjeff's writing themselves. A good effort.Published 13 months ago by Hanbledzoiner
Mr. Henderson uses impeccable 'one brained' logic with much titillation and a dash of wiseacering. This book promises much, but delivers nothing.Published 16 months ago by seeker
I think this is an interesting book and very informative. Iyt is well written and should be on the shelf of anyone who is interested in the fourth way.Published 24 months ago by Byron Lacy
"Henderson's book is a solid contribution on the writings, and should be more widely read simply to jostle the crystallized mainstream ideas. Read morePublished on December 30, 2013 by Skafooti
It looks to me that "Mr." "Henderson" has done an invaluable service in revising the Legominism of The Tales into mere logical arguments with "his" highly developed wiseacring. Read morePublished on February 7, 2013 by Reijo Oksanen
Due to recent "discoveries", what I feel I can in good conscience say about this book is that it is one of the better "work" books i have encountered in the Gurdjieff milieu. Read morePublished on July 25, 2012 by Mark A. Frazer
This is a revolutionary book in the practice of the Work of G.I.Gurdjieff, which reveals the deeper level of teaching in Beelzebub's Tales to his grandson as a stealth bomber... Read morePublished on June 22, 2012 by C. F. Looker
This book is ESSENTIAL for SERIOUS students of Mr. G. - i.e., you've read his books, including Beelzebub's Tales. Read morePublished on October 12, 2010 by David Jodrey