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Index and Study Guide for Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson: Compiled by Willem A. Nyland & Groups (New)
by Nyland, Willem
Book ID: 9780615326139, 0615326137
Land House Printing, Occidental, CA 2010. 858p.
Early in 1949, Mr. Gurdjieff made his last trip from Paris to the United States. At the Hotel Wellington in New York, Willem Nyland, a long-time student, showed Gurdjieff the beginning of an index to the manuscript version of Gurdjieff's book, All and Everything: Beelzebub's Tales to his Grandson. Gurdjieff suggested that the Index be published along with the book.
The undertaking of such a detailed project was far too large for joint publication with the first volume of All and Everything, which occurred in 1950 shortly after Gurdjieff's death. Mr. Nyland gathered members of his group to work on the Index on a weekly basis, using the project as a way to focus on understanding Beelzebub's Tales. The work continued through the 1950s and into the 1960s.
Mr. Nyland was intimately involved in the creation of the Index and it reflects his commitment to the primacy of Gurdjieff's formulation of the ideas of Work on oneself as well as Mr. Nyland's profound understanding of how those ideas are brought to life within All and Everything. Throughout his teaching life Mr. Nyland emphasized the value of the continuous study of Gurdjieff's book. He believed that in the evaluation of one's own Work on oneself, there could be no better tool and so this Index was conceived.
In the early 1990s, a group under the leadership of the late Terry Winter Owens, who had herself taken part in the initial Index project while she was a member of Mr. Nyland's group, re-typed the Index into a digital form. After this took place, the goal of publishing the Index for wider dissemination gained increasing support. Later work commenced with proofreading, copyediting, deleting unnecessarily repeated entries, and many inclusions of new contributions as entries.
The Index now stands as a useful tool to be shared.
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