Fourth Way Books

Ten Fourth Way books by William Patrick Patterson. To order these titles or to view other Fourth Way books please visit the The Gurdjieff Legacy Foundation Bookstore.

Eating The "I": An Account of The Fourth Way—The Way of Transformation in Ordinary Life
by William Patrick Patterson
Expanded edition. Includes a gallery of 17 paintings depicting different stages in the journey.

First modern book to show Gurdjieff Work in action. By a pupil of Lord John Pentland. "Vivid, rare insider's account,"—Yoga Journal. "A classic of Gurdjieff literature."—Syzygy. "Gives as full a picture of the Work as it may be possible to get without joining it . . . comes from a great depth and carries much conviction."—Gnosis.
$20.00, 351 pp.

Struggle of the Magicians: Exploring the Teacher-Student Relationship
by William Patrick Patterson
Explores the teacher-student relationship as seen through the lives of Gurdjieff and Uspenskii. "The tension between the richly contrasting personalities of Gurdjieff and Uspenskii is a cameo of the problems with which the personal transformation tradition has had to contend....[A] finely-told chronicle of a classic event in occult history, set against the backdrop of overwhelming dramatic, historic events, effectively set into the narrative as date-lines."—Robert S. Ellwood, Chairman, Dept. of Religion, University of Southern California.
$20.00, 312 pp.

Taking with the Left Hand: Enneagram Craze, The Fellowship of Friends, & the Mouravieff Phenomenon
by William Patrick Patterson
The first book to examine the spiritual theft and appropriation that marks our time. A detailed and well-documented study, it illustrates how the enneagram movement commercialized an ancient alchemical symbol, how Robert Burton, founder of The Fellowship of Friends, arrogated The Fourth Way teaching, and how Boris Mouravieff plagiarized and tried to appropriate it.
$15.00, 156 pp.

Ladies of the Rope: Gurdjieff's Special Left Bank Women's Group
by William Patrick Patterson
This is the first book to examine the Rope, the ladies-only group of spiritual seekers, all lesbians except one, that G.I. Gurdjieff formed on Paris' Left Bank. During his thirty-seven years of work in the West, Gurdjieff's creation of the Rope remains his most enigmatic. The conclusions reached by the author about why Gurdjieff created the Rope are as original as they are surprising and will be of serious interest to those involved with feminine spirituality in all its many forms.
$20.00, 302 pp.

Voices in the Dark: Esoteric, Occult & Secular Voices in Nazi-Occupied Paris 1940-44. Including transcripts from 31 of Gurdjieff's wartime meetings.
by William Patrick Patterson
Voices in the Dark weaves together the oppression and fear of the Nazi Occupation of Paris with the transcripts from 31 of G.I. Gurdjieff's wartime meetings. Voices that helped to mold the time speak out—Camus, Malraux, Sartre, Beauvoir, Gide, Daumal, de Gaulle, Churchill, Hitler, Stalin and many others. Explored in depth is the little-recognized but powerful influence of the pseudo-occult in the ideology at the foundation of Hitler's vision.
$50.00 Softcover, 342 pp.
Photos, Maps, Notes, References, Bibliography & Index.

The Life & Teachings of Carlos Castaneda
by William Patrick Patterson
Since Castaneda's first book, The Teachings of Don Juan, readers have wondered about his sources. Here, shown concept-by-concept, is the primary source of Castaneda's ideas—Gurdjieff's Fourth Way. Also explored is don Juan's true identity, the meaning of Castaneda's "jump into the abyss," the life of the Nagual and his witches. Also included in full is the first reference to Nagualism, anthropologist Daniel Brinton's essay "Nagualism: A Study in Native American Folklore and History" written in 1894.
$27.95 Hardcover, 290 pages
Notes, Chronology, Index, Appendices

Spiritual Survival in a Radically Changing World-Time
by William Patrick Patterson
Spiritual Survival warns of Technology's challenge and how it can spur us to awaken to a new integration of body, senses and mind. Explored in great and original depth is how the seminal teaching of G.I. Gurdjieff's Fourth Way—the teaching for our time—offers the esoteric keys and practices to self-awakening in a radically changing, high voltage and mercurial world-time. First 300 copies are numbered and author-signed. No softcover will be published.
$25.00, Hardcover, 400 pages
Notes, Index, Bibliography

Adi Da Samraj—Realized or/and Deluded?
by William Patrick Patterson
The first critical assessment of the life of Adi Da Samraj and his teachings. Born he said in the "Bright," with his kundalini risen after only a few years of practice, Franklin Jones had a breakthrough into the pointless point of view. Young, hip, articulate and funny, this first American-born guru had a meteoric rise, bringing him thousands of seekers until the sex scandals brought a public shaming and his withdrawal to a Fijian island hermitage where he, now Adi Da Samraj, announced he was God Incarnate.
$25.00, 232 pp.
References, Appendices, Vedic Horoscope, Bibliography, Index

Georgi Ivanovitch Gurdjieff: The Man, The Teaching, His Mission
by William Patrick Patterson
The author's ninth and final book on the Work is a comprehensive and factual account of Gurdjieff and The Fourth Way. Material from all of Gurdjieff's direct students and their library archives, much of it not available until recently, is assembled in chronological form as it happened.

The aim is to give an objective, panoramic view of Gurdjieff's life, the inner substance of the seminal and scientific teaching of self-development he discovered, and his unrelenting mission to introduce and establish this esoteric teaching in the West.

Included are Uspenskii's (original Russian spelling) never-before-published essays "Why I Left Gurdjieff" and "Where I Diverge from Gurdjieff"; original deleted material from Search; Uspenskii's American femme fatale, Carman Barnes; Jessie Dwight Orage's short stories "Elsie at the Prieuré" and "Elsie and Allah"; notes of Kathryn Hulme and Solita Solano (1935-39); The Science of Idiotism, and the complete scenario of Gurdjieff's ballet, The Struggle of the Magicians.
$35.00, 6 x 9, Hardcover, sewn binding, 668 pp.
Essays, Notes, References, Bibliography, Photos, Index

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