Inner Order

In the heart of the Gurdjieff Work stands the „harmonious development of man“. Described by Georgi Ivanovich Gurdjieff himself as the „Fourth Way“, his teaching aims at the simultaneous development of a human’s mental, emotional and physical centers, bringing them into balance and establishing an inner order of a higher nature.

It is the illusion nature maintains in Man about his limitations that generates his anguish before the brutal shock of reality. Knowledge of this autohypnosis removes its power of fascination, in other words all its power over Man.“

Georges de Maleville

Automatisms beyond control

In everyday life we ​​are exposed to a variety of influences. When looked at honestly, our inner life resembles a roller coaster ride, with amazing heights and equally terrifying lows. We are powerless in face of these changes. They are beyond our control. The Gurdjieff Work addresses seekers who sincerely like to enquire these automatism-based and purely reactive states of their existence. A wholehearted wish for a different life unites us.

Gurdjieff
Work in Life

Inner Order

In the heart of the Gurdjieff Work stands the „harmonious development of man“. Described by Georgi Ivanovich Gurdjieff himself as the „Fourth Way“, his teaching aims at the simultaneous development of a human’s mental, emotional and physical centers, bringing them into balance and establishing an inner order of a higher nature.

Automatisms beyond control

In everyday life we ​​are exposed to a variety of influences. When looked at honestly, our inner life resembles a roller coaster ride, with amazing heights and equally terrifying lows. We are powerless in face of these changes. They are beyond our control. The Gurdjieff Work addresses seekers who sincerely like to enquire these automatism-based and purely reactive states of their existence. A wholehearted wish for a different life unites us.

Gurdjieff
Work
in
Life

Gurdjieff
Work in Life

Inner Order

In the heart of the Gurdjieff Work stands the „harmonious development of man“. Described by Georgi Ivanovich Gurdjieff himself as the „Fourth Way“, his teaching aims at the simultaneous development of a human’s mental, emotional and physical centers, bringing them into balance and establishing an inner order of a higher nature.

It is the illusion nature maintains in Man about his limitations that generates his anguish before the brutal shock of reality. Knowledge of this autohypnosis removes its power of fascination, in other words all its power over Man.“

Georges de Maleville

Automatisms beyond control

In everyday life we ​​are exposed to a variety of influences. When looked at honestly, our inner life resembles a roller coaster ride, with amazing heights and equally terrifying lows. We are powerless in face of these changes. They are beyond our control. The Gurdjieff Work addresses seekers who sincerely like to enquire these automatism-based and purely reactive states of their existence. A wholehearted wish for a different life unites us.

The Gurdjieff Group Stuttgart meets weekly at 7.30 p.m. Meditation, attention exercises and the exchange about inner experiences are the main pillars of this circle.

The group is open to anyone with serious interest in the Gurdjieff Work and with willingness to attend our weekly meetings.

Movements

The Movements are the non-verbal part of G. I. Gurdjieff’s teaching. The Sacred Dances he taught and choreographed are unique in the world. All movements follow precisely prescribed patterns, so that the automatisms of one’s own personality are deprived of any space for manifestation. Complex sequences of movements and unusual rhythms require a maximum level of attention and leave no room for daydreaming.

The Gurdjieff Movements represent notes of an octave on a different level than that on which we live automatically. They lead the energy of our functions in an ascending direction, to a quality of vibrations of equal intensity in all the centers.“

Jeanne de Salzmann

Sacred Dances and inner Work

The Movements are a perfected language for the expression of objective laws and one of the essential tools of the Gurdjieff Work. Though the Sacred Dances might entail painful moments on the part of the participants, their contribution to the process of achieving a more earnest self-image is unmatched.

Movements

The Movements are the non-verbal part of G. I. Gurdjieff’s teaching. The Sacred Dances he taught and choreographed are unique in the world. All movements follow precisely prescribed patterns, so that the automatisms of one’s own personality are deprived of any space for manifestation. Complex sequences of movements and unusual rhythms require a maximum level of attention and leave no room for daydreaming.

The Gurdjieff Movements represent notes of an octave on a different level than that on which we live automatically. They lead the energy of our functions in an ascending direction, to a quality of vibrations of equal intensity in all the centers.“

Jeanne de Salzmann

Sacred Dances and inner Work

The Movements are a perfected language for the expression of objective laws and one of the essential tools of the Gurdjieff Work. Though the Sacred Dances might entail painful moments on the part of the participants, their contribution to the process of achieving a more earnest self-image is unmatched.

  • What type of dances are the Movements?

    G. I. Gurdjieff’s Movements cannot be assigned to any common dance form. They can be classified as group dances, whereby all dancers share the music or a common rhythmn.

  • Is there a choreography?

    Each Movement has a unique choreography. Depending on the Movement, the choreography can be the same for all dancers or vary. The bodily gestures, postures and foot patterns are demonstrated by the teacher and rehearsed step by step by the class.

  • Does the group position itself in a certain formation?

    At the beginning of a Movement, the dancers position themselves into rows, consisting each of six people. Each participant is assigned a fixed position in the formation, which it does not leave or only leave temporarily during the course of the dance. The respective column in which the dancer is located is also important in Gurdjieff’s Movements.

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„If you wish your children well, you must first wish yourself well. For if you change, your children too will change.“

G. I. Gurdjieff

Movements

The Movements are the non-verbal part of G. I. Gurdjieff’s teaching. The Holy Dances he taught and choreographed are unique in the world. All movements follow precisely prescribed patterns, so that the automatisms of one’s own personality are deprived of any space for manifestation. Complex sequences of movements and unusual rhythms require a maximum level of attention and leave no room for daydreaming.

Sacred Dances and inner Work

The Movements are a perfected language for the expression of objective laws and one of the essential tools of the Gurdjieff Work. Though the Sacred Dances might entail painful moments on the part of the participants, their contribution to the process of achieving a more earnest self-image is unmatched.

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Seminars

The basics of the Gurdjieff Work are taught in our weekend seminars. They address all people with a serious interest in spiritual work. By practicing together in a group, an energy is generated, which is not available to the individual, or if so, only in exceptional cases. This approach enables deeper access to the Work and engenders an intensive examination of one’s own existence.

Participation at Gurdjieff Movements

For participating in our Movements-seminars no prior knowledge of the Gurdjieff Work or other disciplines is required. The basic premise however is a minimum level of physical fitness.

Upcoming Movements-seminars

If you are interested in participating in the Movements seminars, please contact us using the contact form. For further information on the seminar program follow the link below.

Music

Music is an integral part of ceremonies, rituals and feasts in all religions of the world. It has a direct effect on a human’s emotional center and conveys what cannot be put into words. The pieces of music memorized and later transcribed by G. I. Gurdjieff during his long travels are a treasure of immeasurable cultural value. They grant us a deep impression of faith-imbued mystical worlds.

Original compositions

For the seminars we resort to the traditional compositions by Gurdjieff and his students and accompany the dances on the piano. The music is a living part of the group’s inner work, aiming to complement the processes brought about by the Gurdjieff Movements.

Recordings

Coen van Hoboken plays from „Gurdjieff De Hartmann“ the piece „Hindu Melody“.

Coen van Hoboken plays from „Gurdjieff De Hartmann“ the piece „Sayyid Chant Dance II“.

Music

Music is an integral part of ceremonies, rituals and feasts in all religions of the world. It has a direct effect on a human’s emotional center and conveys what cannot be put into words. The pieces of music memorized and later transcribed by G. I. Gurdjieff during his long travels are a treasure of immeasurable cultural value. They grant us a deep impression of faith-imbued mystical worlds.

Original compositions

For the seminars we resort to the traditional compositions by Gurdjieff and his students and accompany the dances on the piano. The music is a living part of the group’s inner work, aiming to complement the processes brought about by the Gurdjieff Movements.

Recordings

Coen van Hoboken plays from „Gurdjieff De Hartmann“ the piece „Tibetan Dance – Fragment 6 from the ballet“.

 

Coen van Hoboken plays from „Gurdjieff De Hartmann“ the piece „Hindu Melody“.

Coen van Hoboken plays from „Gurdjieff De Hartmann“ the piece „Sayyid Chant Dance II“.

Seminars

The basics of the Gurdjieff Work are taught in our weekend seminars. They address all people with a serious interest in spiritual work. By practicing together in a group, an energy is generated, which is not available to the individual, or if so, only in exceptional cases. This approach enables deeper access to the Work and engenders an intensive examination of one’s own existence.

Participation at Gurdjieff Movements

For participating in our Movements-seminars no prior knowledge of the Gurdjieff Work or other disciplines is required. The basic premise however is a minimum level of physical fitness.

Upcoming Movements-seminar

If you are interested in participating in the Movements seminars, please contact us using the contact form. For further information on the seminar program follow the link below.

Music

Music is an integral part of ceremonies, rituals and feasts in all religions of the world. It has a direct effect on a human’s emotional center and conveys what cannot be put into words. The pieces of music memorized and later transcribed by G. I. Gurdjieff during his long travels are a treasure of immeasurable cultural value. They grant us a deep impression of faith-imbued mystical worlds.

Original compositions

For the seminars we resort to the traditional compositions by Gurdjieff and his students and accompany the dances on the piano. The music is a living part of the group’s inner work, aiming to complement the processes brought about by the Gurdjieff Movements.

Recordings

Coen van Hoboken plays from „Gurdjieff De Hartmann“ the piece „Tibetan Dance – Fragment 6 from the ballet“.

Coen van Hoboken plays from „Gurdjieff De Hartmann“ the piece „Hindu Melody“.

Coen van Hoboken plays from „Gurdjieff De Hartmann“ the piece „Sayyid Chant Dance II“.

Gurdjieff Arbeit im Leben Conscious Efforts

Groups

Central to the Work is the transmission of Gurdjieff’s esoteric teaching in schools or groups coordinated and led by a teacher. Unlike in ordinary schools, the teacher decides on the composition of this community. He defines content, gives exercises and serves as a corrective role model. His directive, based on his own experience, determines the inner development of the students, without which their progress on the Fourth Way is impossible.

Gurdjieff group Stuttgart

The Gurdjieff Group Stuttgart meets weekly on Thursdays from 7.30 to 9.00 p.m. Meditation, attention exercises and an exchange about personal Work experiences are part of every meeting. The group is open to anyone with serious interest in the Gurdjieff Work and with willingness to attend our weekly meetings.

Gurdjieff group Berlin

The Gurdjieff Group Berlin is led by Wim van Dullemen and Christiane Macketanz. Weekly Movements classes are offered, as well as seminars lasting several days.

Literature

There are numerous books on the Gurdjieff Work. These include the works that G. I. Gurdjieff wrote himself, transcriptions of his lectures, reports of his students‘ experiences and attempts to summarize the teaching of the Fourth Way.

Recommendations for reading

The existing literature should be seen as a supplement to the Work within a Gurdjieff group. It offers a mental perspective on the teachings that Gurdjieff always conveyed in the most direct way.

P. D. Ouspensky
In Search of the Miraculous

Fritz Peters
Boyhood with Gurdjieff

Wim van Dullemen
The Gurdjieff Movements: A Communication of Ancient Wisdom

Beelzebub’s Tales to his Grandson

Meetings with Remarkable Men

Life is real only then, when „I Am“

C. S. Nott
Teachings of Gurdjieff: A Pupil’s Journal

Thomas und Olga de Hartmann
Our Life with Mr. Gurdjieff

Kathryn Hulme
Undiscovered Country: In Search of Gurdjieff

René Zuber
Who are you Monsieur Gurdjieff?

Henri Tracol
The Real Question Remains

Jeanne de Salzmann
The Reality of Being

J. G. Bennett
Witness: the autobiography of John Bennett

Margaret Anderson
The Unknowable Gurdjieff

Literature

There are numerous books on the Gurdjieff Work. These include the works that G. I. Gurdjieff wrote himself, transcriptions of his lectures, reports of his students‘ experiences and attempts to summarize the teaching of the Fourth Way.

Recommendations for reading

The existing literature should be seen as a supplement to the Work within a Gurdjieff group. It offers a mental perspective on the teachings that Gurdjieff always conveyed in the most direct way.

P. D. Ouspensky
In Search of the Miraculous

Fritz Peters
Boyhood with Gurdjieff

Wim van Dullemen
The Gurdjieff Movements: A Communication of Ancient Wisdom

Beelzebub’s Tales to his Grandson

Meetings with Remarkable Men

Life is real only then, when „I Am“

C. S. Nott
Teachings of Gurdjieff: A Pupil’s Journal

Thomas und Olga de Hartmann
Our Life with Mr. Gurdjieff

Kathryn Hulme
Undiscovered Country: In Search of Gurdjieff

René Zuber
Who are you Monsieur Gurdjieff?

Henri Tracol
The Real Question Remains

Jeanne de Salzmann
The Reality of Being

J. G. Bennett
Witness: the autobiography of John Bennett

Margaret Anderson
The Unknowable Gurdjieff

Enneagram - Gurdjieff Movements

Gurdjieff
Movements Seminars

Our weekend seminars offer an insight into the characteristics of the Gurdjieff Work. No prior knowledge of this discipline or other spiritual paths is required.

Registration

If you are interested in participating, please contact us using the form below.

Participating in the Gurdjieff Movements is an extremely intense experience, especially for beginners. The dancers are confronted with their illusions in a complex way and learn to face and accept them honestly.

Groups

Central to the Work is the transmission of Gurdjieff’s esoteric teaching in schools or groups coordinated and led by a teacher. Unlike in ordinary schools, the teacher decides on the composition of this community. He defines content, gives exercises and serves as a corrective role model. His directive, based on his own experience, determines the inner development of the students, without which their progress on the Fourth Way is impossible.

Gurdjieff group Stuttgart

The Gurdjieff Group Stuttgart meets weekly on Thursdays from 7.30 to 9.00 p.m. Meditation, attention exercises and an exchange about personal Work experiences are part of every meeting. The group is open to anyone with serious interest in the Gurdjieff Work and with willingness to attend our weekly meetings.

Gurdjieff group Berlin

The Gurdjieff Group Berlin is led by Wim van Dullemen and Christiane Macketanz. Weekly Movements classes are offered, as well as seminars lasting several days.

Literature

There are numerous books on the Gurdjieff Work. These include the works that G. I. Gurdjieff wrote himself, transcriptions of his lectures, reports of his students‘ experiences and attempts to summarize the teaching of the Fourth Way.

Recommendations for reading

The existing literature should be seen as a supplement to the Work within a Gurdjieff group. It offers a mental perspective on the teachings that Gurdjieff always conveyed in the most direct way.

P. D. Ouspensky
In Search of the Miraculous

Fritz Peters
Boyhood with Gurdjieff

Wim van Dullemen
The Gurdjieff Movements: A Communication of Ancient Wisdom

Beelzebub’s Tales to his Grandson

Meetings with Remarkable Men

Life is real only then, when „I Am“

C. S. Nott
Teachings of Gurdjieff: A Pupil’s Journal

Thomas und Olga de Hartmann
Our Life with Mr. Gurdjieff

Kathryn Hulme
Undiscovered Country: In Search of Gurdjieff

René Zuber
Who are you Monsieur Gurdjieff?

Henri Tracol
The Real Question Remains

Jeanne de Salzmann
The Reality of Being

J. G. Bennett
Witness: the autobiography of John Bennett

Margaret Anderson
The Unknowable Gurdjieff

Enneagram - Gurdjieff Movements

Gurdjieff
Movements Seminars

Our weekend seminars offer an insight into the characteristics of the Gurdjieff Work. No prior knowledge of this discipline or other spiritual paths is required.

Participating in the Gurdjieff Movements is an extremely intense experience, especially for beginners. The dancers are confronted with their illusions in a complex way and learn to face and accept them honestly.

Registration

If you are interested in participating, please contact us using the form below.

Seminars in Gurdjieff Movements in Germany
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Gurdjieff
Movements Seminars

Our weekend seminars offer an insight into the characteristics of the Gurdjieff Work. No prior knowledge of this discipline or other spiritual paths is required.

Participating in the Gurdjieff Movements is an extremely intense experience, especially for beginners. The dancers are confronted with their illusions in a complex way and learn to face and accept them honestly.

Registration

If you are interested in participating, please contact us using the form below.

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