Classical Spirituality in Contemporary America: The by Michael S. Pittman

By Michael S. Pittman

G.I. Gurdjieff (d. 1949) is still a huge, if arguable, determine in early 20th-century Western Esoteric proposal. Born within the culturally different zone of the Caucasus, Gurdjieff traveled in Asia, Africa, and in other places looking for functional religious wisdom. even though many times allusive, references to Sufi teachings and characters take a fashionable place in Gurdjieff’s paintings and writings. seeing that his dying, a discourse on Gurdjieff and Sufism has built in the course of the contributions in addition to evaluations of his scholars and interlocutors. J.G. Bennett begun an experimental ‘Fourth method’ college in England within the Seventies which incorporated the advent of Sufi practices and teachings. In the United States this discourse has extra multiplied in the course of the collaboration and engagement of up to date Sufi teachers.

This paintings doesn't easily show the impression of Gurdjieff and his rules, yet techniques the explicit discourse on and approximately Gurdjieff and Sufism within the context of up to date spiritual and religious teachings, fairly within the usa, and highlights many of the adaptive, boundary-crossing, and hybrid good points that experience resulted in the continued effect of Sufism.

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