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Higher Being Bodies: A Non-Dualistic Approach to the Fourth Way, With Hope
by Ocke de Boer
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0615982867, Paperback)To be released on May 1, 2014, this new book has already been recognized as "[a]n extraordinary record of one man's understanding of 'The Work' --- the system of Gurdjieff's teaching" - What makes it extraordinary is its clarity of language, its apparent simplicity and directness of approach. It is eminently readable, and constitutes a veritable guide or manual for self-help and development. Ocke presents his own, and very personal understanding in a manner that encourages his reader to follow the same path. What is remarkable is that he brings to his subject a broad understanding of sources and analogues to Gurdjieff's teaching that are not found so succinctly presented in any other works I know. Ocke knows Gurdjieff's Eastern sources in Hinduism and Buddhism. His portrait of the chakras of the human body and their relation to its psyche is clear and convincing. He is particularly convincing in his comparing Gurdjieff's ideas with fundamental Christian thought. Ocke encourages his reader by assuring him that he has extraordinary possibilities already in his nature. He explains the nature of negative emotions and the dangers of dualistic thinking: mistaking a fly for an elephant, or oneself for God. In doing all this he avoids scientific jargon that tends, in other works on Gurdjieff, to obscure his ideas, and he uses the views of other writers on Gurdjieff with respect and understanding. In a sense, he clarifies much that others have written. This is a book written by one who knows and cares for those who care but do not know yet how to work on themselves. --- from the review by Paul Beekman Taylor, Professor Emeritus, University of Geneva, Switzerland, and Author of G.I. Gurdjieff: A New Life and Real Worlds of G.I. Gurdjieff. For more information please visit www.higherbeingbodies.com
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