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The Gurdjieff Society of Massachusetts

The Gurdjieff Society of Massachusetts is an affiliate of the Gurdjieff Foundation of New York.  The Society is nonsectarian and nondenominational, and its membership is composed of individuals from a wide variety of personal, ethnic, and professional backgrounds.  The aims of the Society are


Winter 2017 Series of Talks


Introduction to the Ideas and Practice of the Gurdjieff Teaching
Presented by experienced members of the Society,
followed by questions and discussion

Next talk: Wednesday, February 8, 7:30pm

Knowing and Not Knowing

How do we know? What different ways of knowing are there? What are the differences between knowing with the head, knowing with feeling, knowing with body, and knowing from experience?

What kind of knowing cuts us off from experience? Is there a knowing that keeps us from being present?

Is "not knowing" the opposite of knowing? We often think of not knowing as a lack, as ignorance. But is there a "not knowing" that is integral to any true Way?

And then another question, hidden among all these: what is the difference between knowing and being?

Our talks are held at
First Parish Church of Cambridge
3 Church Street, Cambridge, MA
Harvard Square T-stop


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The evolution of man is the evolution of his consciousness. And 'consciousness' cannot evolve unconsciously.  The evolution of man is the evolution of his will, and 'will' cannot evolve involuntarily.  The evolution of man is the evolution of his power of doing, and 'doing' cannot be the result of things which 'happen'.

G. I. Gurdjieff