On a Spaceship with Beelzebub: By a Grandson of Gurdjieff

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An award-winning author's uncompromising and brutally honest inside story of the powerful Gurdjieff Work of self-transformation.
Offers a stirring account of spiritual transformation, as well as a warning of the real dangers inherent in being a member of any spiritual group
Acclaimed author David Kherdian tells us the inside story of the powerful Gurdjieff Work of self-transformation. He describes his interaction with the hierarchy of various ...

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Overview

An award-winning author's uncompromising and brutally honest inside story of the powerful Gurdjieff Work of self-transformation.
Offers a stirring account of spiritual transformation, as well as a warning of the real dangers inherent in being a member of any spiritual group
Acclaimed author David Kherdian tells us the inside story of the powerful Gurdjieff Work of self-transformation. He describes his interaction with the hierarchy of various groups involved in the Work and tells the inspiring story of his own awakening that will resonate deeply with anyone involved in disciplined spiritual practice. Drawing on his own decades of intense study and application of Gurdjieff's philosophy, Kherdian offers us a stirring account of spiritual transformation, as well as a warning of the real dangers inherent in being a member of any spiritual group.

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Editorial Reviews

<em>Gnosis</em>
"Lively, personal and intense . . . a thoughtful book . . . honest and penetrating."
<em>The New York Times</em>
"A brave attempt to express the inexpressible."
The New York Times
"A brave attempt to express the inexpressible."
Colin Wilson
"One of the very best accounts I've read of actually being a member of a Gurdjieff group."
John Anthony West
"Simple, direct, uncompromising, bluntly even brutally honest. Anyone who has ever been in the Work will be fascinated by this book . . . a genuinely original book."
Charles Tart
"Kherdians story should be required reading for serious students of Gurdjieff."
Gnosis
"Lively, personal and intense . . . a thoughtful book . . . honest and penetrating."
From the Publisher
"A brave attempt to express the inexpressible."

"Kherdians story should be required reading for serious students of Gurdjieff."

"Lively, personal and intense . . . a thoughtful book . . . honest and penetrating."

"One of the very best accounts I've read of actually being a member of a Gurdjieff group."

"Simple, direct, uncompromising, bluntly even brutally honest. Anyone who has ever been in the Work will be fascinated by this book . . . a genuinely original book."

author of Waking Up and Altered States of Consciou Charles Tart
"Kherdians story should be required reading for serious students of Gurdjieff."
author of The Outsider and From Atlantis to the Sp Colin Wilson
"One of the very best accounts I've read of actually being a member of a Gurdjieff group."
author of Serpent in the Sky John Anthony West
"Simple, direct, uncompromising, bluntly even brutally honest. Anyone who has ever been in the Work will be fascinated by this book . . . a genuinely original book."
From the Publisher

"Lively, personal and intense . . . a thoughtful book . . . honest and penetrating."
Gnosis Magazine
"Lively, personal and intense . . . a thoughtful book . . . honest and penetrating."
The New York Times
A brave attempt to express the inexpressible.
Gnosis
Lively, personal and intense . . . a thoughtful book . . . honest and penetrating.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892816736
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
  • Publication date: 3/28/1998
  • Edition description: Original
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

David Kherdian is the author of over 30 books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. His book The Road From Home was nominated for the National Book Award, and he has also won the Newbery Honor Book Award, The Boston Globe/Horn Book Award, The Jane Addams Peace Award, and the Friends of American Writers Award. He lives in California.

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Table of Contents


Prologue


I
The Gurdjieff Foundation

II
The Gurdjieff Work

 Afterword

After the Afterword

Glossary

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