Baa, Baa, Black Sheep Have You Any Wool?

Three notable biographies from the Gurdjieff Work

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The Very Rev. James Parks Morton (1930-2020)

Parabola regrets the passing of James Parks Morton. He served for many years on the Board of the Society for the Study of Myth and Tradition, which publishes the magazine, and so was a great friend to us as well as to the many who knew him through his inspiring work as Dean of the Cathedral…

GURDJIEFF RECONSIDERED: The Life, the Teachings, The Legacy

“GURDJIEFF RECONSIDERED: The Life, the Teachings, The Legacy” by Roger Lipsey. Reviewed by Jeff Zaleski

A Moment with Mister Rogers, by Jeff Zaleski

Chatting with America’s favorite saint

To Feel the Love: A Conversation with Barry Svigals

In the beautiful woods of Newtown, Connecticut, a new elementary school is about to open. Pleasing to the eye and soul, this new school replaces the Sandy Hook Elementary School in which, on December 14, 2012, twenty young children and six adults were shot and killed […]

George Adie: A Gurdjieff Pupil in Australia

A review of “George Adie: A Gurdjieff Pupil in Australia” by Jeff Zaleski

The Challenge of Artificial Intelligence, by Jeff Zaleski

The toy company Mattel has announced the release in Fall 2015 of “Hello Barbie,” the first Barbie doll to feature artificial intelligence. Through the toy’s wireless transmission of a child’s voice (“Hello, Barbie!”) to offsite computers, which will wire back a response that the doll will speak aloud, children can enjoy an extended conversation with…

A Stopinder Anthology, Edited by David Kherdian

The first issue of Stopinder: A Gurdjieff Journal for Our Time appeared in the year 2000. […]

Georgi Ivanovitch Gurdjieff: The Man, The Teaching, His Mission

Readers will find here an expertly assembled narrative—a chronological mosaic of the activities, inner and outer, of Gurdjieff and his followers, pieced together from the records kept by many. …