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All and Everything
is the name of a trilogy composed by ten books, all written by G. I. Gurdjieff
George Ivanovich Gurdjieff according to Gurdjieff's principles and instructions, or the "Fourth Way."At one point he described his teaching as "esoteric Christianity."...
. The ten books were further categorized into three series:
- Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson
Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson or An Objectively Impartial Criticism of the Life of Man is the first volume of the All and Everything trilogy written by the Greek-Armenian mystic G. I. Gurdjieff...
- Meetings with Remarkable Men
Meetings with Remarkable Men is the second volume of the All and Everything trilogy written by the Greek-Armenian mystic G. I. Gurdjieff...
- Life Is Real Only Then, When 'I Am'
Life Is Real Only Then, When "I Am" consists of the incomplete text of the third Series of All and Everything by G. I. Gurdjieff...
An outline of the form and content of All and Everything was first published by
Gurdjieff in his book The Herald of Coming Good
The Herald of Coming Good is the first book published by Gurdjieff.The book was privately published in Paris in 1933.The book was published with the help of Charles Stanley Nott a student of Gurdjieff.- Structure :...
In his prospectus for All and Everything
, printed at the beginning of each part of the trilogy, Gurdjieff states his aim in publishing these texts:
- FIRST SERIES: Three books under the title of 'An Objectively Impartial Criticism of the Life of Man,' or, 'Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson.
- SECOND SERIES: Three books under the common title of 'Meetings with Remarkable Men.
- THIRD SERIES: Four books under the common title of 'Life is Real Only Then, When I Am.'
- All written according to entirely new principles of logical reasoning and strictly directed towards the solution of the following three cardinal problems:
- FIRST SERIES: To destroy, mercilessly, without any compromises whatsoever, in the mentation and feelings of the reader, the beliefs and views, by centuries rooted in him, about everything existing in the world.
- SECOND SERIES: To acquaint the reader with the material required for a new creation and to prove the soundness and good quality of it.
- THIRD SERIES: To assist the arising, in the mentation and in the feelings of the reader, of a veritable, non-fantastic representation not of that illusory world which he now perceives, but of the world existing in reality.