Heptaparaparshinokh | Law of Seven

“according to the completed result of the fundamental cosmic law of the holy Heptaparaparshinokh, that is, that cosmic law which was called by the three-brained beings of the planet Earth of the mentioned Babylonian period the Law of Sevenfoldness, the ‘common-integral-vibration’ like all the already ‘definitized’ cosmic formations is formed and consists of seven what are called ‘complexes-of- results’ or, as it is also sometimes said, of ‘seven-classes-of-vibrations’ of those cosmic sources, the arising and further action of each of which also arise and depend on seven others, which in their turn arise and depend on seven further ones, and so on right up to the first most holy ‘unique-seven-propertied-vibration’ issuing from the Most Holy Prime Source; “

G. I. Gurdjieff, Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson, 1950, p. 470

Search results for “heptaparaparshinokh” in Keith Buzzell’s books about the Fourth Way

The term “Heptaparaparshinokh” appears in Buzzell’s writings and is indexed below. These results come from using the “Search Books” tool from the menu above. The full search results are accessible by typing “Heptaparaparshinokh” into the search books tool. For convenience we have placed them at the bottom of this page.

Perspectives On Beelzebub’s Tales (2005) — 257 hits
p. 15 Since the Law of Seven (Heptaparaparshinokh) and the Law of Three (Triamazikamno) are the fundamental cosmic laws, the answer to the dilemma lies in a re-ordering, a re-patterning of those same laws. Exploring
p. 19 these sacred laws, particularly knowledge relating to the particularities of the sacred Heptaparaparshinokh , will help you in the future to understand very easily and very well all the second-grade
p. 60 60 Perspectives The circle represents process, the Law of Heptaparaparshinokh. In this process, points 1–2–4–5–7–8 are functional, lawfully mechanical steps. A real decision, a do, is not mechanical


Explorations In Active Mentation (2006) — 2 hits
Intro Being and Becoming — Ilnosoparno How do we persist–and yet, change? ~ the deflections of Heptaparaparshinokh and Triamazikamno ~ the reconciliation of Time ~ Can Triamazikamno be unbalanced? Chapter
p. 47 perceived via the Trogoautoegocratic principle (the total, balanced blending of the laws of Heptaparaparshinokh and Triamazikamno). The cosmic individuality stands in the laws and manifests from them.

Quote from Man – A Three-brained Being

In each of the seven brains, all of this associative activity takes place automatically, activated by an attention that in turn is initiated by instinctive and social survival mechanisms that have appeared within each brain.

In sharp contrast, directing the attention (with an inner separation established) is a conscious effort, intimately related to the third state of consciousness. It is free of the automaticities that derive from instinctive center function and the Itoklanoz-conditioned personality. Because it is held separate from the images of the seven brains, it can direct a far more impartial ‘hunt’ for meanings. To varying degrees (increasing with repeated efforts), the triadic nature of the images is seen into; their origins and dependencies on the past being clarified, with new and deeper meanings appearing. With increasing clarity, the mechanicalness of one’s ‘life of personality’ is laid bare. Simultaneously, (empowered by group work and the sharing of impressions), one comes to see and accept that other people are equally mechanical. Slowly, the personality processes leading to justification, lying, hiding and other egoistic expressions are more and more exposed and, in consequence, progressively devalued. The ‘hot scald’ of the remorse of conscience slowly lays bare the self-created ‘constructions’ which are the crystallized consequences of the properties of the organ Kundabuffer. Other efforts of Work (including following the breath, sensing, tasks and exercises, Movements  and music study) blend with these efforts to see more deeply into oneself  and offer, at this critical juncture of mi12sol12si12, assistance in the effort to be and the effort to create new ways of feeling, thinking and manifesting. 

This is a highly experimental stage, demanding of creativity, spontaneity and risk-taking, because one is not yet totally free of the past and all of its encumbrances and still not able to stand fully in one’s being.

The mi12 level of material vibrations refers to the directed attention enabling the intellect to explore and come to deeper meanings regarding cosmic law (Heptaparaparshinokh, Triamazikamno, second-degree and other laws), while, simultaneously, at sol12, the feeling world of right relationships and values toward and for all others (the manifestations of real conscience) is seen and striven toward. The “special study” regarding the emotional life which Gurdjieff refers to in the opening quotation of this segment is intimately related to this action at sol12

We understand that aspects of si12 (physical-generative material vibrations) are involved in work on the Movements and Sacred Dances. These material vibrations can evoke and support the creative expression of laws that are symbolized or abstracted in bodily form. As such, they are very high ‘hydrogens’ (food) for all seven brains as well as powerful enabling influences in work on being.

To speak of mi12, sol12, si12 as separate aspects of Fourth Way work is not really correct. The work of man number four is the work of man number one, two or seven, making the efforts to become a balanced man. As such, any aspect of work influences, enables and/or creates tensions in other aspects of work. A higher ‘hydrogen’ entering from outside or from an inner work effort, may dramatically influence a number of related lower ‘hydrogen’ states. In all of this, however, directed attention (h12h6) is the singular reconciling influence that enables the emergence of true balance.

The Second Conscious Shock

In the opening quotation of the previous segment, Gurdjieff said, referring to the second conscious shock, “the nature of this effort demands special study.” We are not competent or sufficiently experienced to consider what this “special study” would encompass, but would underscore, again, the importance of the simultaneity and relationship of the seven octaves and their changed intervalsthe mechano-coinciding-Mdnel-In, the Harnel-Aoot and the intentionally-actualized-Mdnel-In. The passage through each inter-
val contributes uniquely to the circumstance into which the second conscious shock enters.

Keith A. Buzzell, Man, A Seven-brained Being. Fifth Press, 2007, pp. 129-130

Name Clarification

In Gurdjieff’s Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson, Heptaparaparshinokh is the name for what is generally known as “The Law of Seven”. In the book it is also referred to as “the Law of Sevenfoldness. Want to see Buzzell’s search results for The Law of Seven instead? check this page.

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3 months ago

What exactly is this word? From where does it come?