THEDOG Teachings:


We created this website to announce to the world that there is an objective way to attain higher states of consciousness. Not a make-believe way, nor a pseudo way… but a real way.

It was discovered in 1990 by Russell A. Smith.

The fundamental idea that Mr. Smith found is this:

There is a simple structure behind all phenomena in the Universe. If someone learns and understands this structure, they can be guided through an objective exercise, which will cause them to experience a higher state of consciousness…

… a state that we often call enlightenment; or… the state of being awake. And, since that state was created intentionally, and was not accidently acquired, it has a sense of permanence, and is easily repeatable.

Afterwards, Mr. Smith, recognizing the importance and significance of his discovery, wrote the book Gurdjieff: Cosmic Secrets.

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

Many of the readers of Mr. Smith’s book did choose to pursue his discovery; and, as such, they wanted to study with him. When they did, he took them through Gurdjieff: Cosmic Secrets, one chapter per day. In addition, they watched supporting videos, read supporting literature, did supporting exercises, calculated supporting structures, and journaled their results, which Mr. Smith observed and carefully examined. Then, and only then, after verifying they understood the structure, would he share with them the objective exercise… as, he did not want their efforts to fail. Fortunately, that was a good call, because…

…almost everyone woke up, and the process took just ten-days.

Then, he would allow another reader of his work to visit… and the process was repeated.

Thus, over the next 25 years, hundreds of people from all over the world sojourned to Mr. Smith’s school, completed their ten-day journey, and woke up.

Fortunately, Mr. Smith recorded many of those ten-day journeys, and thereafter, constructed them into a Teaching Guide. A guide which showed everyone – even those who could not sojourn to the school – how to wake up.

When people started waking up, just by studying the Teaching Guide and by assimilating the meaning and content of the supporting material, Mr. Smith became thoughtful, and clearly aware, that their awakenings were independent of his personal guidance.

This compelled him to announce, with a sense of pride, that he would no longer be taking people on the ten-day journey… because…

…once they had the Teaching Guide, they could take the journey on their own.

Then, in a tone that revealed a certain definiteness of purpose, he stated “Our aim will now be to amass all the supportive material and put it on a website, 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 folks who previously took the journey. If we do this right, instead of waking up just one student every ten-days, we will be able to wake up thousands every year.”

Thus, at Mr. Smith’s request, we created this website. Of course, it will primarily focus on his teachings, 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 make the journey… how to take the journey.

At its core will be Mr. Smith’s first book, Gurdjieff: Cosmic Secrets; and, his current work, Gurdjieff: Cosmic Secrets The TEACHING GUIDE, including associated diagrams, podcasts, videos, animations, and aphorisms and “DOGTALES”.

Downloadable versions of Gurdjieff: Cosmic Secrets The Teaching Guide can be obtained from our store, which has Mr. Smith’s first book, Gurdjieff: Cosmic Secrets, merged within it. Thus, with the purchase of the Teaching Guide, you will receive Mr. Smith’s first book for free. A $25 dollar value.

And, most importantly, the objective exercise, which shows people how to awaken, is also included; it too is free… although, quite frankly, it is priceless.

Mr. Smith wanted the objective exercise to be his legacy to humanity, so he insisted that it be placed in the Teaching Guide for free, saying…

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

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

So, if you wish to take the journey of a lifetime, Gurdjieff: Cosmic Secrets The TEACHING GUIDE can show you how. 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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