Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson

This is a difficult but primary resource for those who who are working with Gurdjieff’s fourth way inner work exercises.

Cynthia’s newest teaching has drawn heavily from Jean Gebser’s book. Many of her wisdom school students are actively studying this volume.

A landmark exploration of the human condition with the goal of bringing self-awareness in one’s daily life

With Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson, G. I. Gurdjieff intended to “destroy, mercilessly . . . the beliefs and views about everything existing in the world.” This novel beautifully brings to life the visions of humanity for which Gurdjieff has become esteemed. Beelzebub, a man of worldly (and other-worldly) wisdom, shares with his grandson the anecdotes, personal philosophies, and lessons learned from his own life.The reader is given a detailed discussion of all matters physical, natural, and spiritual, from the creation of the cosmos to man’s teleological purpose in the universe. This edition of Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson–the first single-volume paperback to appear in English–restores the original, authoritative translation.