Writings of Henri Tracol

Bibliography of Works Available in English

I wanted to put this brief bibliography together mostly to help resolve confusion around the contents of the three main books of Henri Tracol’s writings in English. The main point is simple, the most recently published, The Real Question Remains, Morning Light Press 2009, contains everything from the previous publications, except for one piece which originally appeared in Parabola.

However, in the interest of recording the bibliographic details, here is a rundown of the contents of each English publication in book form. Many of the pieces appeared separately in periodicals. I have not captured all of these details.

Georges Ivanovitch Gurdjieff: Man's Awakening and the Practice of Remembering Oneself. Bray: Guild Press, 1968, 19 pages.

                Second edition: Bray: Guild Press, 1968, 19 pages.

                Reprinted, 1977.

                Revised edition, Pembridge Design Studios, 1987, 18 pages.

 

Man, Heaven, Earth. Bray: Pembridge Design Studios, 1980, 13 pages.

 

The Taste for Things That Are True: Essay & Talks by a Pupil of G.I. Gurdjieff. Shaftesbury: Element, 1994, 137 pages.

Contents:

Foreword (by Tracol)

The Taste For Things That Are True

The Mystery of Rebirth (Originally in Parabola, Vol. X, No. 3, Fall, 1985; Not in The Real Question Remains)

A Born Seeker (Originally appeared as Introduction to Search: Journey on the Inner Path, edited by Jean Sulzberger.)

Birth of a Sculpture

Individual Culture

In Search of a Living Culture

Why Sleepest Thou, O Lord?

Thus Spake Beelzebub

Testimony

Gurdjieff and the Science of Being

Between Flights

A Question of Balance

Georges Ivanovitch Gurdjieff: Man's Awakening and the Practice of Remembering Oneself

Interview (With Robert Amadou for magazine Question de, No. 50, 1982)

 

Further Talks, Essays and Interviews. Bray, The Guild Press, 2003, 71 pages.

Contents:

A note on the use of the word ‘master’

Yes, Memory . . .

Memory and Forgetting

The Study of Traditions

The Master

How to Remain Open?

At Gordes

In New York: The Critical Mind

In New York: Work on Oneself

At Armonk: Morning Talks

A Life  . . .  A Search

Let Us Not Conclude

 

The Real Question Remains: Gurdjieff: A Living Call. Sandpoint: Morning Light Press, 2009, 228 pages.

Contents:

Foreword (by Tracol)

I: Disillusion and Dissatisfaction:

The Taste For Things That Are True

II: Studies and Questions on Culture and Traditional Perspectives:

Man, Heaven, Earth

A Born Seeker

Birth of a Sculpture

Individual Culture

In Search of a Living Culture

Why Sleepest Thou, O Lord?

Thus Spake Beelzebub

III: The Discovery of a Teaching:

Questions put to Henri Tracol by Luc Dietrich

Testimony

Gurdjieff and the Science of Being

Between Flights

Georges Ivanovitch Gurdjieff: Man's Awakening and the Practice of Remembering Oneself

Interview (With Robert Amadou for magazine Question de, No. 50, 1982)

A Question of Balance

Yes, Memory

Memory and Forgetting

The Study of Traditions

The Master

How to Remain Open?

At Gordes

At Armonk: Morning Talks

In New York: Work on Oneself

In New York: The Critical Mind

Impressions

The Work in Life

IV: An Afterword:

A Life  . . .  A Search

V: The Real Question Remains . . . :

Some Reflections on What is Specific to Gurdjieff’s Teaching (Tracol’s contribution to Gurdjieff: Essays and Reflections on the Man and His Teaching; in Further Talks, Essays and Interviews as Let Us Not Conclude)