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  The Five Strivings  
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quote small leftAll the beings of this planet then began to work in order to have in their consciousness this Divine function of genuine conscience, and for this purpose, as everywhere in the Universe, they transubstantiated in themselves what are called the ‘being-obligolnian-strivings’ which consist of the following five…quote small right - Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson

  Seven primary obstacles to self-awareness  

obstacles ahead-smIdentification – One of the characteristics of our psychology is that we lose ourselves by becoming absorbed into events, thoughts, and emotions.

Negative Emotions – One of the chief obstacles to awakening is losing energy through the expression of negative and unpleasant emotions.

Imagination – Our imagining that we already possess qualities and abilities that we do not have, and that can only be developed through long efforts.

Lying – Our tendency to talk about things we do not know, or can not know, as though we do know.

  Structure and Function of the Human Machine  

human machine1-smFrom: fourth way® gurdjieff ouspensky school

The human machine has seven different functions.
Five ordinarily and two potential.
   ■ Four lower functions
      (also known as:  centers = brains = minds)
   ■ Sex centre
   ■ Potential connection with two higher centers
      (soul & spirit)

Confluence and waking sleep       From:  Cassiopaea Glossary

confluence-01-smMoravieff uses the term confluence to designate a peculiar hypnotic state in man where he is identified with the mental currents that flow through him and mistaking the thoughts that are engendered from this current as his own thoughts.

Man's submersion into this mental current is what Gurdjieff calls 'waking sleep' or 'relative consciousness' and it is this level of consciousness that an ordinary man is born into, lives his everyday life, and then dies, without ever waking up into more objective states of awareness.

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Seven primary obstacles to self-awarenes…

Seven primary obstacles to self-awareness

  Seven primary obstacles to self-awareness   Identification – One of the characteristics of our psychology is that we lose ourselves by becoming absorbed into events, thoughts, and emotions. Negative Emotions – One of the chief obstacles to awakening is losing energy through the expression of negative and unpleasant emotions. Imagination – Our imagining that we already possess qualities and abilities that we do not have, and that can only be developed through long efforts. Lying – Our tendency to talk about things we do not know, or can not know, as though we do know.

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Confluence and waking sleep

Confluence and waking sleep

Confluence and waking sleep       From:  Cassiopaea Glossary Moravieff uses the term confluence to designate a peculiar hypnotic state in man where he is identified with the mental currents that flow through him and mistaking the thoughts that are engendered from this current as his own thoughts. Man's submersion into this mental current is what Gurdjieff calls 'waking sleep' or 'relative consciousness' and it is this level of consciousness that an ordinary man is born into, lives his everyday life, and then dies, without ever waking up into more objective states of awareness.

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Structure and Function of the Human Mach…

Structure and Function of the Human Machine

  Structure and Function of the Human Machine   From: fourth way® gurdjieff ouspensky school The human machine has seven different functions.Five ordinarily and two potential.   ■ Four lower functions      (also known as:  centers = brains = minds)   ■ Sex centre   ■ Potential connection with two higher centers      (soul & spirit)

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The Five Strivings

The Five Strivings

  The Five Strivings   All the beings of this planet then began to work in order to have in their consciousness this Divine function of genuine conscience, and for this purpose, as everywhere in the Universe, they transubstantiated in themselves what are called the ‘being-obligolnian-strivings’ which consist of the following five… - Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson

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