A Son’s Gratitude

FreedomwRecently, Aimee received a poem from her son on her birthday and I asked her to share it with us.  I wanted to give others the opportunity to see how this work has changed Aimee’s life and how you too can experience dynamic growth in mind and spirit once you embrace this work.

Aimee has been my student for one year six months.  How she found me was by accident which is usually ...

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Spinoza and Gurdjieff Work – A Life Changing Experience

freeI’m Aaron Butler, I’m 19 years old, and I’ll be 20 in November 2014. Currently I work part time, and I attend college. I live in Queens, New York. I met Lewis, my teacher, in February 2012 about two years ago. While searching for Gurdjieff videos on youtube I found Lewis’s video. Since 10th grade I felt that happiness was illusive. The wealthy lacked it and poor people certainly didn’t have ...

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Applying Spinoza’s & Gurdjieff’s Philosophy

This is a new school of self-study and the object is to know “ThySelf” meaning, ordinarily everything we learned in the so called normal schools is about things outside the realm of human nature. Our former education was to teach us how to survive or to succeed in life. To go to college, get a good education, get a good job, get married and raise children are so called normal and acceptable pursuits.

However, man continues to suffer. He tries desperately ...

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The Lotus Thrives in Rotting Matter

lotusLewis: An anonymous student, I’ll call him John Martin, has been studying with me for the past six months. The following story is from my perception of John. John has studied Gurdjieff for 40 years and has been involved with several different Gurdjieff groups. When he first called me he was in a quandary, his thinking was “I’m tired and I’m unhappy. I sit and vegetate in a dark room. I ...

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Louis C.K. On the Meaning of Being Empty

textingwComedian Louis C.K. was on the Conan show on September of 2013 and joked about how we avoid the truth by keeping busy with our smart phones.  Smart  phones users rush to text so they don’t want to face the fact that they are alone, because when they are in that moment of aloneness they feel something. It’s that thing, the loneliness thing: that when being alone brings up the feelings that we are really empty, and it scares ...

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Our Prison Within


As infants our education begins. Our nature includes the five senses; which are, touch, sight, hearing, smell, and taste. Depending on our environmental upbringing, we will necessarily adapt to the surrounding before us and we learn by example what is right, what is wrong. We learn conformity, we learn about prejudice; we learn hate, envy, jealousy, and revenge. We learn by example, that the least amount of effort for a desired ...

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The Psychology of Adam and Eve

adam-and-evewFrom my studies of Spinoza I have learned how to dig deeper into the psychological nature of Adam and Eve, as if I was in Garden of Eden with them.  This is how I understand the story of Adam & Eve, being tempted by the devil to eat of the fruit of knowledge, and by doing so eventually banished from the Garden of ...

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Lao Tzu – Yield With Life


“As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, to yield with life solves the insoluble.  To yield I have learned is to come back again.  But this un-worded lesson, this easy example is lost among men.”

To grasp the depth of this demands that we let go of associated thoughts and open our mind in a wonder state of being.  For example: as you allow the flow of water to overflow ...

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The Unconscious Man

we-haveMan is unconscious and is governed by his emotions and is led by different desires that trigger them. Consequently, man cannot see that his habits have a negative effect on his surroundings and the environment. Spinoza explains that the mental tool of reason if applied by the mind’s understanding will follow what is necessarily good. Unfortunately, man lives by the first level of knowledge which is the lowest and its knowledge ...

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Godly Treasures

jesusLay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:  But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

As we begin to awaken our essential intelligence and our understanding; then, it’s possible to see and understand ...

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