The book list comprises firstly Mr. Gurdjieff's canon of work and then books by other people about Mr. Gurdjieff, the 'work' itself or books which are generally deemed helpful for a 'seeker of truth'. The list was compiled by the Bristol and West country group simply based on what we have personally found to be useful or interesting.

The music list below it is self-explanatory.

by G.I. Gurdjieff 

 All and Everything - Beelzebub's Tales to his Grandson  
 Meetings with Remarkable Men 
 Life is real only then, when 'I am'

Ten Books in three series.
Everything is expounded according to new principles of logical understanding with the purpose of solving three cardinal problems;

PROBLEM OF THE FIRST SERIES: Mercilessly, without any compromise whatsoever, to extirpate from the mentation and feeling of man the previous, century-rooted views and beliefs about everything existing in the world.

PROBLEM OF THE SECOND SERIES: To furnish the material required for a new creation and to prove its soundness and good quality.

PROBLEM OF THE THIRD SERIES: To contribute to the arising in the mentation and feeling of man of an authentic and correct representation of the World existing in reality and not that illusory one, which, according to the affirmation and proof of the author is perceived by all people.

It is strongly recommended that the books are read as Mr. Gurdjieff admonishes us to; In the order intended and three times, the second time being aloud to oneself.

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Also by Mr. Gurdjieff;

  • The Herald of Coming Good

Recollected by his 'pupils'.

  • Views from the Real World

P.D. Ouspensky

  • In Search of the Miraculous (Fragments of an Unknown Teaching)
  • A New Model of the Universe
  • The Fourth Way

C. S. Nott

  • Teachings of Gurdjieff
  • Journey through this world

Thomas and Olga de Hartmann

  • Our Life with Mr Gurdjieff

Margaret Anderson

  • The Unknowable Gurdjieff

Needleman & Baker (Editors)

  • Gurdjieff: essays and reflections on the man and his teaching

Ravi Ravindra

  • Heart without Measure


Gurdjieff/de Hartmann

  • Music for Piano, in four volumes, published by Schott