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An Objective Way to Awaken

Until now, all ways to enlightenment or awakening have been subjective and unpredictable. Now, there is a way to reach a higher state of consciousness, verifiable, repeatable and objective. Not a make-believe way, nor a pseudo way, but a real and actual way to awaken.

It was discovered in 1990 by Russell A. Smith.

The fundamental idea is:

There is a simple structure behind all phenomena in the Universe that – if learnt and understood – allows a person to be guided through an objective exercise and attain a higher state of consciousness…

… a state, which is often called enlightenment; or, the state of being awake.

Most importantly, since it was created intentionally, and not accidentally, it has a sense of permanence, for it can easily be repeated.

Its importance and significance were instantly recognized by Mr. Smith, prompting him to write the book Gurdjieff: Cosmic Secrets and share his discovery.

Its aim was to give readers salient information about the structure of the Universe, knowing that – should they ever choose to pursue his discovery and the objective exercise, they would already possess the fundamental and necessary knowledge.

Many of his readers did make that choice, which prompted them to contact Mr. Smith and ask if they could come and study with him. When they did, he told them that the journey took ten-days – two days travel – and eight days studying Gurdjieff: Cosmic Secrets one-on-one with him, and that he only allowed one student at a time. Saying, “I do not do groups. I teach. I do not do motivational lectures that give people a warm feeling. If that is all you want, stay home and take a hot bath. But, if you want something more, and are willing to put your nose to the grindstone for eight-days, I will personally take you on the journey and show you how to awaken… and, I’ll do it for free!”

Thus, they came.

In addition to receiving his personal guidance, they watched supporting videos, read supporting literature, calculated supporting structures, and did supporting exercises… journaling their results, which Mr. Smith observed and carefully examined.

When he was certain that they understood the structure, he would share with them the objective exercise to awaken. But not before that, as he did not want their efforts to fail. That was a good call, for…

…almost everybody awoke.

After their journey was complete, Mr. Smith allowed another enthusiastic reader to come, and the process was repeated.

Thus, over the next 25 years, hundreds of people from all over the world, sojourned to Texas, completed their ten-day journey, and awoke.

Fortunately, Mr. Smith recorded many of those ten-day journeys, and thereafter, constructed them into “Gurdjieff: Cosmic Secrets – The Teaching Guide”. A book that showed everyone – even those who could not come to Texas – how to awaken.

When people started waking up just by studying Gurdjieff: Cosmic Secrets – The Teaching Guide, Mr. Smith became clearly aware that their awakenings were totally independent of his personal guidance, which compelled him to announce – with a sense of pride – that he would no longer be taking others on the ten-day journey… because…

…equipped with Gurdjieff: Cosmic Secrets – The Teaching Guide, they can complete the journey on their own.

Then, in a tone that indicated a certain definiteness of purpose, he said, “Our goal will now be to gather all supportive material and put it on a website, to construct podcasts, suggest videos, create animations, list foundational literature, and provide additional teachings, so that we can give everyone, who wishes to make the journey, the same supportive material that I gave to those who took the journey.” He then paused, smiled, and said, “If we do this right, instead of waking up just one person every ten-days, we will be able to wake up hundreds.”

As a result, we created this website. Its primary focus is to provide you with the supportive material needed for awakening, with a secondary focus on cutting through the swathes of subjectivity that have clouded our journeys through life, all the while, holding steadfast onto Mr. Smith’s original intention of showing everyone, who wishes to take the journey, how to make the journey.

At its core is Mr. Smith’s first book Gurdjieff: Cosmic Secrets, which is thoroughly examined and explained in his current work Gurdjieff: Cosmic Secrets – The Teaching Guide, and is accompanied by associated diagrams, podcasts, videos, animations, and the aphorisms and “DOG Tales”.

You can purchase a downloadable version of Gurdjieff: Cosmic Secrets – The Teaching Guide for $90.00 from our store. It has Mr. Smith’s first book, Gurdjieff: Cosmic Secrets, merged within it. Thus, giving you his first book for free, which was originally priced at $25.00.

Most importantly, it also contains the objective exercise that shows you how to awaken. It too is free, although, quite frankly, it is priceless. However, Mr. Smith wanted the objective exercise to be his legacy to humanity, so he placed it in Gurdjieff: Cosmic Secrets – The Teaching Guide, insisting that it be included for free, saying…

“If we really want to wake up hundreds, we have to give them everything they need.”

In addition, several podcasts of Mr. Smith’s teachings are available on all major audio platforms, including Anchor FM, Spotify, Google Play, and Apple iTunes.

So, if you wish to take a journey to awakening, Gurdjieff: Cosmic Secrets – The Teaching Guide can show you how. With it, and with the supportive resources found on this website, you will have – as it says in the header:


Vincit Omnia Veritas.

Truth Conquers All.

Thank you for your sincere interest.

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