On a Spaceship with Beelzebub

By a Grandson of Gurdjieff
By (author) David Kherdian
On a Spaceship with Beelzebub
By a Grandson of Gurdjieff
By (author) David Kherdian

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Pages : 288

Book Size : 6 x 9

ISBN-13 : 9780892816736

Imprint : Inner Traditions

On Sale Date : March 01, 1998

Format : Paperback Book

David Kherdian tells the uncompromising inside story of his time in the Gurdjieff Work. He describes his interaction with the hierarchy of various groups involved in the Work and tells the story of his own awakening. Kherdian offers a brutally honest account of the confrontations that arise in the spiritual process.
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About On a Spaceship with Beelzebub

 
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. 

Table of Contents

Table of content


Prologue


I
    The Gurdjieff Foundation

II 
  The Gurdjieff Work

Afterword

After the Afterword

Glossary
Author Bio
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.
Reviews

Reviews

Book Praise

Book Praise

"A brave attempt to express the inexpressible."
The New York Times 

"One of the very best accounts I've read of actually being a member of a Gurdjieff group."
Colin Wilson, author of The Outsider and From Atlantis to the Sphinx 

"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."
John Anthony West, author of Serpent in the Sky 

"Kherdians story should be required reading for serious students of Gurdjieff."
Charles Tart, author of Waking Up and Altered States of Consciousness 

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

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GURDJIEFF / SPIRITUALITY

“Simple, direct, uncompromising, bluntly even brutally honest. . . .Anyone who has ever been in “the Work” will be fascinated. . . .a genuinely original book.”
--John Anthony West, author of Serpent in the Sky

“A brave attempt to describe the indescribable.”
--The New York Times Book Review

“Kherdian’s story should be required reading for serious students of Gurdjieff.”
--Charles Tart, author of Waking Up and Altered States of Consciousness

“Lively, personal and intense. . . . a thoughtful book. . . .honest and penetrating.”
--Gnosis

Acclaimed author David Kherdian gives us the inside story of the powerful Gurdjieff Work of self-transformation, in which individuals increase their capacity for self-awareness by freeing themselves from conditioned patterns.The inspiring story of Kherdian’s own awakening will resonate deeply with others undertaking spiritual quests. Drawing on his own decades of intense study and application of Gurdjieff ’s philosophy, Kherdian offers a stirring account of 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 fifty books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. His book The Road from Home was nominated for the National Book Award and won the Newbery Honor Book Award,The Boston Globe/Horn Book Award, and The Jane Addams Peace Award. He has also won the Friends of American Writers Award. He lives in Sebastopol, California, with his wife, Nonny Hogrogian, an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator.

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