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Gurdjieff: Cosmic Secrets
The Teaching Guide
Chapter 1

Read the whole of Chapter 1 of Gurdjieff: Cosmic Secrets – The Teaching Guide. This chapter is entitled “According to Law”, and includes the following subjects:

  • The third striving remains objective 
  • All manifestations are governed by Laws 
  • The Enneagram as three symbols
  • Law of Three
  • Law of Seven
  • The Octave
  • Pythagorean Harmonies
  • Diatonic Scale
  • Diatonic Totality
  • Discontinuity of vibrations
  • Motivation behind Creation
  • Chapter One Worksheet.

“….The most important thing to learn about the strivings is that they must be done in order. You cannot start with the fourth striving or the fifth striving, you must start with the first striving:
To have in their ordinary being existence, everything satisfying and really necessary for their planetary body.
Which means, your first obligation is to your own existence. You need food, clothing, and shelter. The basic needs of life. If the first striving is lacking, you will not be interested in higher things….”

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Chapter 1: Gurdjieff's Enneagram
Gurdjieff’s symbol of the
Gurdjieff's Enneagram. Circle representing everything
The first symbol of the Enneagram – Everything and Oneness
Gurdjieff's Enneagram. Triangle representing the three independent forces present in every whole phenomenon.
The second symbol of the Enneagram – The Law of Three
Gurdjieff's Enneagram. Law of Seven
The third symbol of the Enneagram – The Law of Seven

“….An Enneagram shows the processes that must occur in order to successfully complete an event. The purpose of an Enneagram is to repetitively transform something. Something cycles – transforms something – for some purpose. If things enter at the right time and in the right order, they will produce something. With the help of an Enneagram, things can be built or improved….”

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