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 of Okidanokh ~ Electromagnetic spectrum ~ “misuse” of electricity ~ Strong and weak nuclear and EM forces ~ “Reality” of suns ~ “biophotons” ~ Okidanokh and the possibility of self-perfection

01 Gurdjieff’s Whim

Beelzebub’s Tales as a core manifestation of Gurdjieff’s whim ~ a triune view of the One-Will of his endlessness ~ the reconciliation of science and religion ~ the three readings of Beelzebub’s Tales

02 The Conversation of the old Devil with the Young One

Gurdjieff’s use of the image of devils to confront perennial beliefs and views of
“good and evil”

03 Three Generations

An examination of the relationship and significance of the three generations
represented by Beelzebub, his sons and his grandson, Hassein, in our present day

04 The Dilemma

Explores the dilemma of the Toof-Nef-Tef as an image of the need for both
Conscience and Reason

05 To Wiseacre

What constitutes wiseacring? ~ How working with others can hinder this
“peculiar illness?”

06 Primordial Principles

A thorough and detailed study of the fundamental laws of the Universe as presented
in Beelzebub’s Tales and In Search of the Miraculous

07 Suggestibility

Man’s belief that perceived images produced by the three brains are real ~ the dominance of the survival impulse in each of the three brains ~ the equivalence of the hypnotic state and suggestibility ~ the necessity of a separated, inner observer ~ egoism in contrast to
the Will of his endlessness

08 Okidanokh

Okidanokh as one of Gurdjieff’s major concepts/images to reconcile science and spirituality ~ Okidanokh as the full spectrum of the electromagnetic force ~ Okidanokh and transformation through the three foods ~ the Triune Will of his endlessness ~
the Divine Idea

09 Hassein–Essence–The Future

The significance of Beelzebub’s departure from our solar system and Hassein’s commitment to the beings on Earth ~ Hassein’s Oskiano (education) ~ the relationship
of Karatas with the Holy Sun Absolute ~ the growth of Beelzebub’s Reason ~ Independent Will and the transformation of automaticity ~ the effort to direct the attention

10 Life Force

Gurdjieff’s reconciliation of the historic and scientific views of the “below up” /
“top down” appearance of organic life ~ imbalance in the Law of Three ~ Divine
Will Power and Creation ~ Ilnosoparno and the Lateral Octave ~ Attention

11 The Individual — The Group

Explores the dynamic relationship between the evolutional possibilities of an individual with the same possibilities of a group of individuals ~ a triad of a matured essence

12 The Role of Photons in Life

Definition of the photon ~ the electromagnetic spectrum–Okidanokh–the three foods–
the Ray of Creation–the ‘hydrogen’ table ~ biophotons ~ brain (ELF) waves ~ the “powerlessness” of Divine Attention ~ the triadic nature of attention

13 A Bridge

The concept of Okidanokh, Djartklom, and Aieioiuoa as a route of reconciliation between the laws of the physical world and the possibility for self-perfection

14 Gurdjieff and the Quantum World

Gurdjieff’s presentation of the Laws of Seven and Three as a representation and, further,
a reconciliation of the quantum theory of the particle/wave ~ the paradox and possibilities of the relationship between the non-mass and mass-based worlds


Recommended Reading – References