WITHOUT BENEFIT OF CLERGY.; Some Personal Footnotes to the Gurdjieff Teaching

2009. Second edition. As a Young man, Frank Sinclair looked for, and found, the teaching of G.I. Gurdjieff in Cape Town, South Africa, some eight years after Gurdjieff's death. Moved by his first encounter with Gurdjieff''s chief pupil, Madame Jeanne de Salzmann, at Franklin Farms (the old Ouspensky estate at Mendham, New Jersey), he extended his original two-month visit to the United States into a stay that has lasted close to 50 years. In this brief memoir, he describes some of the unusual events surrounding the last days of Madame Ouspensky, his own extraordinary experiences at Mendham, and his subsequent work under the direct influence of Madame de Salzmann. He gives an intimate account of his lifelong search for meaning, his relations with some unusual people--"seekers all"--and concludes with some random inferences about the place of the Work in the world today. A first rate memoir, profound and sensitive, and filled with humble reflections of events and people encountered during his many years within the Gurdjieff Foundation of New York, including in more detail his encounters with Lord Pentland, William Segal, Martin Benson, Thomas Forman. Also includes, stories of his introduction to the Work with Fairfax Hall in South Africa. Paperback in new condition. Item #13271

Includes a Preface to the Second Edition, an index, reviews of the first edition by David Appelbaum and James Moore and the Parabola Magazine interview with the author; 295 pages.

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