Philosophy and Art in Gurdjieff's <i>  Beelzebub</i>: A Modern Sufi Odyssey (Value Inquiry Book Series 121)

Philosophy and Art in Gurdjieff's Beelzebub: A Modern Sufi Odyssey (Value Inquiry Book Series 121)

By: Anna T. Challenger (author)Paperback

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This book demonstrates that the most forceful contribution to George Gurdjieff's world-view is Sufism, understood as the tradition of seeking truth wherever it can be found, especially at the meeting place of the world religions. Gurdjieff's masterpiece, Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson, is philosophically analyzed in its use of literary devices to jolt the reader into radical transformation.

Contents

Frontispiece Editorial Foreword ONE Fragments in an Aimful life TWO Connections with Sufism THREE Gurdjieff's Theory of Art FOUR Travel and Transformation: Beelzebub's Tales within the Context of Philosophical Travel Literature FIVE The Tales Themselves: An Overview SIX The Holy Planet Purgatory SEVEN A Sample of Tales EIGHT What Happens When a Master Dies? A Review of the Recent Literature Notes Bibliography About the Author Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9789042014893
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 156
  • ID: 9789042014893
  • weight: 299
  • ISBN10: 904201489X

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