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Book Review Section Book Review Section / Aries 7 (2007) 111-125 123 James Moore, Gurdjieffian Confessions: A Self Remembered , Hove: Gurdjieff Studies 2005. xiv + 281 pp. ISBN 0-9549470-0-2. James Moore is well-known for his Gurdjieff and Mansfield (1980) and his later Gurdjieff : The Anatomy of a Myth (1991) which, despite its flawed research and errors of fact, stands for the moment as the standard biography of Georgii Ivanovich Gurdjieff , the Armenian-Greek teacher of the Fourth Way. One hopes for a new life of Gurdjieff taking into account the amount of material come to light in the past fift een years since the publication of that book. The promise in Moore’s memoir of his own participation in the Gurdjieff “Work” is an inside glimpse into the history and nature of that movement in England since the death of Gurdjieff in 1949. Moore, who did not know Gurdjieff , was introduced to his psycho-philosophical teaching through several who did, beginning with Kenneth Walker. What the reader finds in Moore’s recollections is a view of the particular qualities of Gurdjieff ’s esoterica that has cap- tivated the imagination of thousands throughout the world. The leitmotif and theme of Moore’s recollection http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aries Brill

Book Review Section

Aries, Volume 7 (1): 123 – Jan 1, 2007

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© 2006 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1567-9896
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Book Review Section / Aries 7 (2007) 111-125 123 James Moore, Gurdjieffian Confessions: A Self Remembered , Hove: Gurdjieff Studies 2005. xiv + 281 pp. ISBN 0-9549470-0-2. James Moore is well-known for his Gurdjieff and Mansfield (1980) and his later Gurdjieff : The Anatomy of a Myth (1991) which, despite its flawed research and errors of fact, stands for the moment as the standard biography of Georgii Ivanovich Gurdjieff , the Armenian-Greek teacher of the Fourth Way. One hopes for a new life of Gurdjieff taking into account the amount of material come to light in the past fift een years since the publication of that book. The promise in Moore’s memoir of his own participation in the Gurdjieff “Work” is an inside glimpse into the history and nature of that movement in England since the death of Gurdjieff in 1949. Moore, who did not know Gurdjieff , was introduced to his psycho-philosophical teaching through several who did, beginning with Kenneth Walker. What the reader finds in Moore’s recollections is a view of the particular qualities of Gurdjieff ’s esoterica that has cap- tivated the imagination of thousands throughout the world. The leitmotif and theme of Moore’s recollection

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