29 October 1949: Death of George Gurdjieff, Armenian-French monk, psychologist, and philosopher (b. 1872) (Source)

G. I. Gurdjieff August 1922 – Author: Dushka Howarth (Source)

George Ivanovich Gurdjieff[a] (/ˈɡɜːriɛf/; 1866-1877 – 29 October 1949)[2] was a Russian philosopher, mystic, spiritual teacher, and composer of Armenian and Greek descent, born in Alexandropol, Russian Empire (now Gyumri, Armenia).[3] Gurdjieff taught that most humans do not possess a unified consciousness and thus live their lives in a state of hypnotic “waking sleep”, but that it is possible to awaken to a higher state of consciousness and achieve full human potential. Gurdjieff described a method attempting to do so, calling the discipline “The Work”[4] (connoting “work on oneself”) or “the System”.[5] According to his principles and instructions,[6] Gurdjieff’s method for awakening one’s consciousness unites the methods of the fakir, monk and yogi, and thus he referred to it as the “Fourth Way“. (Source)

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