William Patrick Patterson
William Patrick Patterson
WILLIAM PATRICK PATTERSON is the founder/director of The Online Fourth Way School. For many years he has led groups, as well as given seminars and talks throughout the United States.

Lord John Pentland, the remarkable man Gurdjieff chose to lead the Work in America, was Mr. Patterson's primary teacher. After many years of work and discovering no answer to the question that had gradually formed in him—what is the 'self' in self-remembering?—Mr. Patterson was called to explore Advaita Vedanta (non-dualism). In doing so, he realized the full significance of the ideas and practices of The Fourth Way and how this sacred and seminal teaching provided not only the necessary foundation, but was applicable on the very highest levels.

Mr. Patterson has written nine books on the teaching and directed, written and narrated the award-winning video trilogy The Life & Significance of George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff: Gurdjieff in Egypt, Gurdjieff's Mission and Gurdjieff's Legacy.

The recently released video, Introduction To Gurdjieff's Fourth Way: From Selves To Individual Self To The Self explores: Images of God. Bioplasmic machines. Science of Being. Egyptian Mysteries. Nature's trick. Many selves. Self-love's duality. Owning. Futurizing. Historicizing. Ray of Creation. States of Consciousness. Key practices. Embodiment. Direct impressions. Inner space. Self-knowledge and Being. Levels of Understanding. Using ordinary life to come to real life.

He is the founder/editor of The Gurdjieff Journal (est. 1992), the first domestic and international Fourth Way journal. In order to spread the teaching as fully as possible—Mr. Gurdjieff's last wish—Mr. Patterson gives four public seminars.

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