03.19.13

Amazonians Unite against Canadian Oil Giant

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Indigenous Amazonians Unite against Canadian Oil Giant
by Survival International / March 16th, 2013
Indigenous Amazonians from Peru and Brazil have joined together
to stop a Canadian oil company destroying their land and threatening the lives of uncontacted tribes.
Hundreds of Matsés gathered on the border of Peru and Brazil last Saturday and called on
their governments to stop the exploration, warning that the work will
devastate their forest home. Read the rest of this entry »

The US in Iraq

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Comment: Ashley Smith
THE U.S. WAR MACHINE UNLEASHED IN IRAQ
Ten years ago, the U.S. used the full might of its deadly arsenal against a country that had already been devastated by decades of war and sanctions.
http://socialistworker.org/2013/03/19/war-machine-unleashed-in-iraq

History, revolution, and idealism/materialism

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:19 am

An older draft that didn’t get published:
http://darwiniana.com/2012/09/02/the-case-for-historical-idealism-is-stronger-than-that-for-historical-materialism/

03.16.13

Conscious capitalism and echoes of Gurdjieff

Posted in Uncategorized at 11:09 am

http://darwiniana.com/2013/03/16/john-mackey-whole-foods-and-the-gurdjieff-echo-in-conscious-capitalism/

The hundred year war between Gurdjieff and Ouspensky

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http://www.gurdjieff-con.net/2013/03/11/the-exploitative-legacy/

The Gurdjieff legacy is dangerous for many who become known to the sources of the work, including the disembodied G entity or related sufi sharks/devils.
We linked a while back to the movie The Bourne Identity: an agent suffers amnesia (a hollywood cliche, but…) and tries to ‘self-remember’ how he was programmed, if he was, and by whom, and how he can escape it. The movie is so-so, but the symbolism is apt. It comes as a shock to realize you might have been enslaved hypnotically by a devil like Gurdjieff. It is not a bit funny.

If you are part of the Gurdjieff legacy, if you have come to the attention of the G-process or related sufis (thousands pass anyonymously by), you have probably lost your spiritual freedom to a deep set of post-hypnotic suggestions that can persist between lives. Gurdjieff bragged of his power there, not being specific and he wasn’t kidding. It is a dangerous process, because such people do not allow awakening or enlightenment, using them in life after life as ‘energy drones’ milked for their small amounts of conscious energy. The torgoautoegocrat (“I eat ego-crats’: ensaring the will of another for spiritual food in the destruction of that will). Such are the perils of spiritual surrender. Ouspensk became infuriated that his life work was to be propaganda for such devils, and an implacable emnity arose between the two.

The figure Ouspensky reincarnated in the USA and passed through the work again (blunder!), briefly, gravitated toward Rajneesh (who even as an enlightened man was briefly fooled by Gurdjieff), but was never a part of his movement, as such. He was made to realize his ‘deep programming by the work entity, and has been in a kind of continuous warfare with Gurdjieff through two lives. The obsessive clinging of Gurdjieff to Ouspensky in the determination toward revenge is a unnerving, and a warning to naive readers of the corpus, from Ouspensky to the rest.

The only solution to such deep programming is to enter a higher path, the path to enlightenment (not the path of boddhissattwas), which sooner or later must uncover such unconscious hypnosis. Be afraid, if you have ever passed through the Gurdjieff work.

Ouspensky has, in any case, long since denounced/renounced Gurdjieff. The whole episode is unfortunate and has distracted spiritual history for a century with a difficult enigma.

You should be suspicious of the Gurdjieff canon, as was Ouspensky, who realized Gurdjieff was a criminal. No exemplars have emerged in the entire period since the era of Ouspensky. Nothing. Look carefully: enlightenment is never mentioned, because Gurdjieff was so graced, being an occult, a ‘Faustian’ case of unknown provenance.

Good comment on Rafael Lefort

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:20 am

Good comment: http://www.gurdjieff-con.net/2008/08/30/a-sufi-critique-of-gurdjieff/comment-page-1/#comment-40074

03.11.13

The exploitative legacy of Gurdjieff

Posted in Uncategorized at 11:58 am

The book by ‘Rafael Lefort’ was, many suspect, written by Idries Shah. The whole legacy of Gurdjieff is problematical, to say the least. Be practical. Do you wish a spiritual path? Stay well away from the Gurdjieff legacy. I say this and idiots in the fan club protest, but the warning is heartfelt: the legacy of Gurdjieff has not produced any result that I can see. It could be in secret, but I doubt it. There are too many flaws in the known teaching: the enneagram teaching is flawed, for example, and if that is the case, the core teaching is vacuous. Beyond that the suspicion lingers that it is all a put on: a convenient way to attract seekers to exploit them. The legacy of Gurdjieff is false because it is really about keeping people asleep: you can exploit them that way.
Best to move on as soon as possible. And I hope your brief experience of Gurdjieff didn’t prove spiritually fatal. Gurdjieff is not a teacher. He is ambitious to ‘consume seekers’, the ‘trogoautoegocrat’, and the trap is a powerful one in his so-called teaching.