Meetings With Remarkable Men

Meetings With Remarkable Men

'You must learn not what people round you consider good or bad, but to act in life as your conscience bids you'

For twenty years, the spiritual teacher Gurdjieff journeyed through Central Asia and the Middle East. Part travelogue, part adventure, part spiritual guide, Meetings with Remarkable Men vividly describes his encounters with the people who aided his search for knowledge: his father, a bard, who handed down to him tales of wonder and magic; a Russian prince dedicated to the truth; a Persian dervish who taught him a new way of living; a woman who escaped slavery to become a trusted fellow seeker. Through them, we see a young man discovering the answers to who we are and what it means to live fully.

With a new Introduction by Gary Lachman

Title:Meetings With Remarkable Men
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780710070326
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    Meetings With Remarkable Men Reviews

  • Manoj Chugh

    Beautiful book. I found this gem in my local library... they had stored this old book in a special section only to be taken out on request. I was privileged. Gurdjieff is misunderstood by many to be a...

  • David Rauschenbach

    Favorite quotes:... Yelov had a very original view about mental work. He once said:It's all the same. our thoughts work day and night. instead of allowing them to think about caps of invisibility or t...

  • Sarah

    Look, I don't know much about Gurdjieff except that my library apparently subscribes to the newsletter, but this book was pretty good. I don't know if it was the eye-opening wisdom tome Greg may have ...

  • Christy

    Loved reading this 1974 paperback edition ;) Excellent stories of spirituality and adventure travel. Could've earned 4 stars but for this: "In my opinion in employing contemporary maps it would be ide...

  • Austin the Yogi

    Spirituality, adventure, wisdom, exotic places, grand ideas, wonderfully fresh worldviews... there are so many things I enjoyed about this book. " [...] I had always and everywhere, in all conditions ...

  • Delia Parker-Bailey

    I was reminded again about a book I read years ago in my teens. What a bloody remarkable man he was too!...

  • Timm

    if you've been looking for a book about feeding sand to livestock, this is your lucky day! you may also learn how to escape sandstorms using stilts....

  • Anna-Carolina

    I feel Gurdjieff said a lot in this book but left even more unsaid: this book is rather a lengthy adventure novel slash travel guide than a book on his philosophy or spiritual teaching. It can also be...

  • Lina Slavova

    Review to follow....

  • Parris Young

    I am glad I read this book. I've always heard good things about Gurdjieff and it is enlightening to actually get to know the man a bit for myself.GurdJieff is a bit of a con man. He had no compunction...