This page lists all G. I. Gurdjieff aphorisms explained and illustrated, as inscribed in a special script on the walls of the Study House at The Prieuré, d’Avon, France, together with R. A. Smith DOG Tales, extending and developing the aphorisms, to describe the objective world. `
First section shows all indexed aphorisms. Second section shows illustrations and explanations.
The Changing of the Law of Seven from Sevenths to Diatonic
“These changes in the functioning of the sacred Heptaparaparshinokh consisted in this, that in three of its Stopinders HE altered the, what are called ‘subjective actions’ which had been until then in the Stopinders, in this respect, that in one HE lengthened the law conformable successiveness; shortened it in another; and in a third, disharmonized it…”
The Nutrition Diagram (with music)
All three foods enter the top story, through the mouth, through the nose, or through sight or hearing. Then, food goes to the lower story, to the stomach; air goes to the middle story, to the lungs; and, impressions stay in the upper story, in the head brain, where they entered.
Food then moves up by Harnel-Miaznel, until it cannot move up anymore. Another force must enter and shock food. That other force is air. When air enters and moves up, it carries food with it. Now, both food and air are moving up by Harnel-Miaznel… but there comes a moment when air stops, too.
Now, impressions, which stopped where they entered, need self-remembering to become higher. If they receive self-remembering, they get shocked; when they do, they carry air along for the ride. Next, there is a place where both food and impressions stop… where one final shock is needed to complete the model. That shock is called the transformation of negative emotions into positive emotions.
From the Big Bang to the Diatonic Enneagram
“…And, namely, with the purpose of providing the ‘requisite inherency’ for receiving, for its functioning, the automatic affluence of all forces which were near, HE lengthened the Stopinder between its third and fourth deflections.”
Placing the fourteen lines of supervision on a vertical Enneagram, allows us to envision three separate flows of movement, Will, Being, and Function. The red line is the flow of Will through the event, the yellow line is the flow of Being through the event, and the blue line is the flow of Function through the event. The flow of Will, Being, and Function begin near the bottom of the animation, at the notes LA, FA, and DO, respectively, and each proceeds, sometimes independently, and sometimes enjoined with others, through the event.
To witness their individual flow through the event, play the animation, and listen carefully to the sound of their motions. Begin at LA, and follow the Will, the Red line through the event. Then from FA, follow the Being, the Yellow line through the event. Lastly, starting at DO, follow the Function, the Blue line through the event. Notice how they all meet up as they complete the event and then check to see if the event will produce the desired result.
Here is the diagram of the 14 lines of supervision that can be found in an Enneagram, from which the animation was made, as well as a rhyme, written by Mr. Smith of the 14 lines in action.
The lines of action are labeled in red. Notice that some of the lines are mentioned twice, as they not only start the event but evaluate it. In addition you should also take note that three of the lines, lines 5, 7, and 8, actually occur twice, as those lines bring knowledge from the past event into the current event, as well as, carry knowledge from the current event into the next event.
When Russell began to examine how the mathematics of octaves might apply to the evolution of life at the molecular level, he looked at the molecule of “transfer ribonucleic acid”, or tRNA. tRNA is composed of building blocks called nucleotides, and is thought to be one of the first molecules to develop for reproducing proteins. He postulated that transfer RNA molecules had a similar structure to the octave of an oscillation which includes all of the notes of its 3 scales of inner octaves, each note representing a nucleotide.
The tRNA long chain molecules are modeled by this octave, which folds over on itself, creating two adjacent rails of nucleotides. The center of the fold is the central DO of three consecutive DO’s, one from each scale. These three consecutive DO’s form what is called the “anti-codon loop” of the tRNA molecule, which allows for the construction, and later on, the bonding, with three complementary nucleotides, of the tRNA molecule to what is called the “messenger RNA” strand, which encodes the amino acids for an entire protein.
The two adjacent rails are, for the most part, linked. However, one end of the adjacent rails is longer than the other by the count of three nucleotides, and it becomes what is called the “acceptor stem” of the tRNA molecule. These three protruding nucleotides, which are the same in most tRNA molecules, are the location at which the appropriate amino acid becomes attached (called “charging” or “loading”). This occurs via enzymes called aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase – and there is a separate one for each amino acid. This enzyme matches the tRNA anti-codon loop to the appropriate amino acid. Later, this enzyme seems to “mediate an editing reaction to ensure the high fidelity of tRNA charging”. (ref: Wikipedia, Aminoacyl tRNA synthetase).
Russell made a wooden model of this molecule, with each cube being one vibration of the 71 vibrations found in the three scales of an oscillation, and representing one nucleotide. The first image is that of a Major Oscillation (an oscillation from 1024 to 2048). The top LA is in yellow, because it will disappear from the model, separating at the mi-fa interval in Scale-3, in order to leave all Scale-3 major oscillations intact. When the model folds at the “Triple Dos”, 3 nucleotides will be protruding at one of the adjacent ends. See pages 167-182 of the Merged Teaching Guide.
Cards Diagram Into Oscillations
This animation shows two scales of the card diagram converted into three scales of oscillations, that is, to dualities. The centers and parts of centers go from two scales into three, resulting in the beginning of the 2-6-18-54 inner structure of the octave.
Within the structure of an octave are two places of harmonic existence, which we call Oscillations.
This animation explains their creation.