… to live and teach so that there should be a new conception of God in the world, a change in the very meaning of the word.*
A "new conception of God in the world" would, necessarily, require the destruction of the old conceptions. This destruction is the stated aim of Gurdjieff in the opening pages of All and Everything: Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson.
To destroy, mercilessly, without any compromises whatsoever, in the mentation and feelings of the reader, the beliefs and views, by centuries rooted in him, about everything existing in the world.
In the end destruction leaves only ashes, which immediately leads to the question, "What is put in its place?" This question leads to one of the essential simultaneities contained in The Tales. Gurdjieff presents images of a new creation (an evolutional motion) while he simultaneously destroys the " beliefs and views, by centuries rooted in him, about everything … " (an involutional motion).
* Gurdjieff's comment as noted in:
Mairet, Philip,— A.R. Orage: A Memoir, p.105.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
00 Introductory Comment on the Whim
01 Gurdjieff's Whim
02 The Conversation of the Old Devil with the Young One
03 Three Generations
04 The Dilemma
05 To Wiseacre
06 Primordial Principles
09 Hassein—Essence—The Future
10 Life Force
11 The Individual—The Group
12 The Role of Photons in Life
13 A Bridge
14 Gurdjieff and the Quantum World
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|Publisher: ||ATOM Press|
|Date published: || 2014|
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