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Books by Gurdjieff

All and Everything is the inclusive title Gurdjieff gave to the three volumes of his major writings which he referred to as the First, Second and Third Series of his writings.

Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson

Gurdjieff said, “I had decided with the contents of the first series of books to achieve the destruction, in the consciousness and feelings of people, of deep-rooted convictions which in my opinion are false and quite contradictory to reality.”

Meetings with Remarkable Men

Gurdjieff said, "With the contents of the second series of books to prove that there exist other ways of perceiving reality, and to indicate their direction."

Life Is Real Only Then, When "I Am"

Gurdjieff said, "With the contents of the third series of books to share the possibilities which I had discovered of touching reality and, if so desired, even merging with it."

Views from the Real World: Early Talks of Gurdjieff as Recollected by his Pupils

As the title suggests, this book is a compilation of early talks.

Books by direct pupils

The Reality of Being, Jeanne de Salzmann (2010)

Based on her notebooks, this book offers new insight on Gurdjieff's spiritual teaching—a way of gnosis or "knowledge of being". It is a complete and authoritative guide to Gurdjieff's ideas and methods.

The Next Attention, Fran Shaw (2010)

This book collects fragments of the talks of Michel de Salzmann during summer gatherings at Chandolin between 1993-2000.

In Search of the Miraculous, Peter D Ouspensky (1949)

Since its first publication in 1949, this book has been regarded as the most profound account written by a pupil. For many, it remains an ideal introduction to the Gurdjieff teaching.

This Fundamental Quest, Henriette Lannes (2007)
Inside a Question, Henriette Lannes (2002)

Henriette Lannes was responsible in the later years for the study of the Gurdjieff teaching in Lyons and London.

Exchanges Within, John Pentland (1997)

John Pentland was influential in the transmission of the Gurdjieff teaching in America.

A Voice at the Borders of Silence, William Segal (2003)

William Segal was a leading figure in the development of the Gurdjieff Work in America.

The Taste for Things that are True, Henri Tracol (1994)

Henri Tracol was a pupil of Gurdjieff and worked closely with Jeanne de Salzmann in the years following Gurdjieff's death.

Books by other pupils

Heart without Measure, Ravi Ravindra (1999)

This is the first published account of the teaching of Jeanne de Salzmann, who was responsible for the Work after Gurdjieff's death.

Toward Awakening, Jean Vaysse (1978)

Jean Vaysse was a long time pupil of Jeanne de Salzmann.


Recommended recordings (commercially available).

The Music of Gurdjieff/de Hartmann. Performed by Thomas de Hartmann. 3-CD set. Triangle Records.

Gurdjieff/de Hartmann Music for the Piano. Vols. 1-4. Perf. Linda Daniel-Spitz, Charles Ketcham and Laurence Rosenthal. Schott Wergo Music Media.

Gurdjieff/de Hartmann. Vols. 1-10. (Various titles) Performed by Alain Kremski. Producers, Maria and Michel Bernstein.

Gurdjieff/de Hartmann. Vols. 1-2. Performed by Laurence Rosenthal. Windemere.

Music of the Search. 3 CD set. Gurdjieff/de Hartmann piano music played by Helen Adie. Available from GSA: Email.


Meetings with Remarkable Men, directed by Peter Brook. Remar Productioins, Inc., 1978.

April 2011

Centres of Work

International Association of Gurdjieff Foundations

Gurdjieff Society, London

Gurdjieff Foundation, New York

Institut Gurdjieff, Paris

Online Journal

Gurdjieff International Review

Our Group Library, located in Sydney, has a wide selection of publications on the Gurdjieff teaching and other spiritual traditions. Members are welcome to study or borrow from the library.


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