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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.”
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.