Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson: All and Everything, First Series

All and Everything, First Series

G. I. Gurdjieff

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With Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson, G. I. Gurdjieff intended to "destroy, mercilessly . . . the beliefs and views about everything existing in the world." This novel beautifully brings to life the visions of humanity for which Gurdjieff has become esteemed. Beelzebub, a man of worldly (and other-worldly) wisdom, shares with his grandson the anecdotes, personal philosophies, and lessons learned from his own life.The reader is given a detailed discussion of all matters physical, natural, and spiritual, from the creation of the cosmos to man's teleological purpose in the universe. This edition of Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson--the first single-volume paperback to appear in English--restores the original, authoritative translation.

Gurdjieff was born in Alexanderpol in 1877 and trained both as a priest and physician. For some twenty years he travelled in the remotest regions of Central Asia and the Middle East, moulding his thought. On his return he began to gather pupils in Moscow, and from this base his ideas began to spread worldwide.


Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 1248
Altersempfehlung ab 18 Jahr(e)
Erscheinungsdatum 01.08.1999
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-14-019473-9
Reihe Compass
Verlag KNV Besorgung
Maße (L/B/H) 19.8/12.9/5.7 cm
Gewicht 834 g


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  • Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson
    First Book

    1. The Arousing of Thought

    2. Introduction: Why Beelzebub Was in Our Solar System

    3. The Cause of the Delay in the Falling of the Ship Karnak

    4. The Law of Falling

    5. The System of Archangel Hariton

    6. Perpetual Motion

    7. Becoming Aware of Genuine Being-Duty

    8. The Impudent Brat Hassein, Beelzebub's Grandson, Dares to Call Men "Slugs"

    9. The Cause of the Genesis of the Moon

    10. Why "Men" Are Not Men

    11. A Piquant Trait of the Peculiar Psyche of Contemporary Man

    12. The First "Growl"

    13. Why in Man's Reason Fantasy May Be Perceived as Reality

    14. The Beginnings of Perspectives Promising Nothing Very Cheerful

    15. The First Descent of Beelzebub upon the Planet Earth

    16. The Relative Understanding of Time

    17. The Arch-absurd: According to the Assertion of Beelzebub, Our Sun Neither Lights nor Heats

    18. The Arch-preposterous

    19. Beelzebub's Tales About His Second Descent onto the Planet Earth

    20. The Third Flight of Beelzebub to the Planet Earth

    21. The First Visit of Beelzebub to India

    22. Beelzebub for the First Time in Tibet

    23. The Fourth Personal Sojourn of Beelzebub on the Planet Earth

    24. Beelzebub's Flight to the Planet Earth for the Fifth Time

    25. The Very Saintly Ashiata Shiemash, Sent from Above to the Earth

    26. The Legominism Concerning the Deliberations of the Very Saintly Ashiata Shiemash Under the Title of "The Terror-of-the-Situation"

    27. The Organization for Man's Existence

    28. The Chief Culprit in the Destruction of All the Very Saintly Labors of Ashiata Shiemash

    Second Book
    29. The Fruits of Former Civilizations and the Blossoms of the Contemporary
    30. Art
    31. The Sixth and Last Sojourn of Beelzebub on the Planet Earth
    32. Hypnotism
    33. Beelzebub as Professional Hypnotist
    34. Russia
    35. A Change in the Appointed Course of the Falling of the Transspace Ship Karnak
    36. Just a Wee Bit More About the Germans
    37. France
    38. Religion
    39. The Holy Planet "Purgatory"

    Third Book
    40. Beelzebub Tells How People Learned and Againt Forgot About the Fundamental Cosmic Law of Heptaparaparshinokh
    41. The Bokharian Dervish Hadji-Asvatz-Troov
    42. Beelzebub in America
    43. Beelzebub's Survey of the Process of the Periodic Reciprocal Destruction of Men, or Beelzebub's Opinion of War
    44. In the Opinion of Beelzebub, Man's Understanding of Justice Is for Him in the Objective Sense an Accursed Mirage
    45. In the Opinion of Beelzebub, Man's Extraction of Electricity from Nature and Its Destruction During Its Use, Is One of the Chief Causes of the Shortening of the Life of Man
    46. Beelzebub Explains to His Grandson the Significance of the Form and Sequence Which He Chose for Expounding the Information Concerning Man
    47. The Inevitable Result of Impartial Mentation
    48. From the Author