IMPRESSIONS OF THE OCTOBER GATHERING, 2012

Thank you very much for an excellent weekend! Keith, I appreciate all your effort to communicate your understanding of The Tales and your insights. Throughout the weekend, your interpretations of metaphor in The Tales helped me to catch a glimpse of how various degrees of reason operate. There were a few moments when I felt myself change due to […]

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All & Everything Conference 2012

Keith Buzzell and the Fifth Press staff were present at the All and Everything Humanities Conference 2012, in Salt Lake City. Keith presented a paper from Reflections on Gurdjieff’s Whim, The Dilemma of the Toof-Nef-Tef. Below is a report from Debbie Elliott. My first A & E conference & the 17th to be held, this […]

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Memorial

Dr. Keith A. Buzzell December 14 1932 — June 12 2018 Dr. Keith A. Buzzell passed away on Tuesday, June 12. He was visited by many friends in these last few weeks. Many of us were able to visit with Keith during that time and he was mentally completely present and there were long conversations […]

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Contents: The Third Striving

Preface: Stephen Aronson Author’s Introduction—Essential Qualification Orbit of the Comet The Solar System as an Individual The Third Brain ~ Mechanical/Being Instinct ~ Removal ~ The State of Consciousness ~ “… independent automatic moving …” ~ Paradox ~ Laws To Strive Definitions ~ Levels ~ Hierarchy The Third Striving: “… the conscious striving to know […]

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Contents:   A New Conception of God

Further Reflections on Gurdjieff’s Whim The Guide and Key, “Attention and Work,” provided with this volume is useful in understanding the principles explored in this and all of Keith Buzzell’s books. Foreword by Joseph Azize Author’s Preface Gurdjieff’s vision ~ extraordinary knowledge ~ Great Traditions and modern science 01 A Renewed Concept of Conscience Evolution and […]

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Contents:     Reflections on Gurdjieff’s Whim

Editors’ Prefaces 00 Introductory Comment on the Whim A new conception of God in the World ~ all previously held “beliefs and views” are to be destroyed ~ creating conditions for potential understanding by all three-brained beings ~ Reality, a fundamental concept, challenged and reformulated ~ Ray of Creation, a model of relativity ~ concept […]

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Contents:  Explorations in Active Mentation

Chapter 1 Entirely New Principles The Gurdjieff teaching: is it revolutionary? appropriate? sufficient? ~ scientific method and the third dimension ~ impending catastrophe, conscience and science Chapter 2 The Emergence of the Function of Emotion Triadic nature of emotion ~ feeling and sensation ~ dimensions of the inner world ~ roles of the three brains […]

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Contents: Man — A Three-brained Being

Chapter 1 New Concepts The view of our life as tri-brained, which entered with Gurdjieff circa 1915 and was recapitulated in the 1950s by science, is a perspective capable of reconciling human values and new technologies. In Gurdjieff’s ‘hydrogens’, electromagnetic bonding energies are delimiters of material states, from mass-less to mass-based, which helps us understand […]

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Contents:  Perspectives on Beelzebub’s Tales

Chapter 1 The Enneagramatic Nature of Beelzebub’s Tales Gurdjieff wrote The Tales just as he lived his life ~The enneagram as a ‘new language’, necessary for a new understanding ~ Examples of enneagramatic structure from the text of The Tales. References most specifically Chapter 39, “The Holy Planet `Purgatory’.” Chapter 2 Innocence–The Comet–The Exile Life begins amid great vulnerability […]

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