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08-06-2008, 05:43 AM
Doesn't anyone write about G.I. Gurdjieff anymore? Many years ago, he was the darling of the upper and literary/artistic classes, but now seems to have faded into obscurity. Ex.: Chesterwood in the Berkshires (USA) has a house tour where there is an open volume of G. on the nightstand of one of the owners.

IMHO, one of the greats in terms of bridging East and West. Also, a pioneer re inclusion of Lesbians and African-Americans in esotericism. Devotees include Kathryn Hulme, author of The Nun's Story, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mrs. Enrico Caruso, and Zora Neal Hurston, the GREAT African-American writer. Has G. faded from cultural memory??


aka eraser
08-06-2008, 06:55 PM
Hi RAMHALite. I'm not sure where your question belongs but I'm reasonably convinced it's not here in Writing Nonfiction.

A decent rule of thumb, IMO, is to punt the head-scratchers over to the good people at Roundtable. So off we go....

Matera the Mad
08-06-2008, 07:05 PM
Cultural memory has huge inertia. Anything or anyone that threatens to rouse the masses from their sleepwalking state vanishes quickly. Or gets crucified ;)