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Introduction Early Encounters with Gurdjieff Life, Work, Projects Inventors of Gurdjieff - in pursuit of biographical truth The Making of All and Everything - 1924 to 1950 The Uncourteous Knights of The Canterbury Tales The Oragean Version My Dear Father Gurdjieff Shadows of Heaven - Gurdjieff and Toomer Gurdjieff and Orage - Brothers in Elysium Gurdjieff’s Invention of America The Philosophy of G.I. Gurdjieff G.I. Gurdjieff - A New Life Gurdjieff in the Public Eye Real Worlds of G.I. Gurdjieff Chaucer’s Chain of Love Gurdjieff’s Worlds of Words Gurdjieff's Worlds of Words
Real Worlds of G.I. Gurdjieff
Paul Beekman Taylor
This exposé of truths, half-truths, possible truths, and untruths about Gurdjieff’s inner and outer worlds includes new and surprising realities about a man whose life contained so much mystery.

The American Federal Bureau of Investigation compiled files on his activities in the United States; men worked incessantly for him, women wrote him letters protesting his treatment of them, children revered him and the vibrant artistic life of Paris in the 1920s was the richer for his presence.

He tangled with Immigration authorities of every country in which he established his Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man. The discrepancies between his age recorded on official documents and the age he had, the adventures he recounted in his talks and writings, evoke speculation concerning his various identities. His material and spiritual legacies continue to incite contention between different groups of followers.

The Foreword to the present volume has been contributed by John Robert Colombo, an author and anthologist who lives in Toronto, who has a special interest in lore and literature, especially when it touches upon the mysterious.

Front cover: Kirill Zdanevich, Portrait of Gurdzhiev (1920)


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