內容簡介 "I bury the bone so deep, the dogs have to dig to find it." Life is Real, Only Then, When I Am, is the incomplete text of the third part of Gurdjieff's All and Everything Series which includes Beelzebub's Tales to his Grandson and Meetings with Remarkable Men. The purpose of this series, according to Gurdjieff, is 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." Gurdjieff's style is intentionally difficult, as he purposefully violates the conventions of proper writing in order to force the reader to flex the muscles of the mind to glean the pearls of wisdom contained within.
作者介紹 Georges Ivanovich Gurdjieff was born January 13, 1866 in Alexandropol, then part of the Russian empire known as the Transcaucasus. After reaching the age of responsible adulthood, he formed a small group who called themselves the "Seekers After Truth," and traveled throughout Central Asia, Egypt, India, Tibet and Rome, finally returning to Russia in 1912, when he began teaching the metaphysical "system" of personal development he learned while abroad, and which he called Esoteric Christianity. He brought this system to Europe and the United States. Some of his famous pupils included P.D. Ouspensky and Frank Lloyd Wright. Gurdjieff transitioned to another dimension on October 29, 1949.