On a Spaceship with Beelzebub: By a Grandson of Gurdjieff

On a Spaceship with Beelzebub: By a Grandson of Gurdjieff

by David Kherdian
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions


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

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.

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.

Editorial Reviews

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620550403
Publisher:
Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
Publication date:
03/01/1998
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
File size:
464 KB

What People are saying about this

Colin Wilson
One of the very best accounts Ive read of actually being a member of a Gurdjieff group.
Charles Tart
Kherdians story should be required reading for serious students of Gurdjieff.
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.

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.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >