Eight-Days to Enlightenment – A Guided Inner Journey through Gurdjieff: Cosmic Secrets
This downloadable PDF is based upon the transcribed recordings of Russell A. Smith taking students through Gurdjieff: Cosmic Secrets as part of an eight-day inner journey of awakening.
Throughout the time of humanity many people have sought to attain the mysterious state of Enlightenment or Awakening, also known as Self-Consciousness, Objective Consciousness, or Cosmic Consciousness. In pursuit of that aim, various ways have arisen. Some of which have even helped a few people attain it. However, all of those ways were subjective. They applied to only one individual and to their particular circumstances, not to all. If those ways were truly objective, they would have worked for everyone. Unfortunately, every path and every journey was personal and different. Most awakenings just happened. Thus, they were not repeatable. Still, many followed, many tried, and many failed.
But, fortunately, Russell A. Smith discovered an objective way. A way that is the same for everyone. A way that can repeated.
He discovered it in 1990, in the teachings of George. I. Gurdjieff. It seems, Mr. Gurdjieff purposely hid a few “Buried DOGS” in his writings. Buried DOGS, concerning a particular structure that, he said, if found, and understood, would explain everything. So, Russell got out his shovel and started digging. Fortunately, he found them.
In summary, he uncovered an objective structure that explained both the outer physical world of the Universe and the inner spiritual world of a human being. But, most importantly, he discovered an objective exercise that shows us how to reach our human potential, called “The April Fool Exercise”. It awakens the Higher Emotional Center; the seat of our true conscience… and, with it, the attainment of self-consciousness.
Gurdjieff: Cosmic Secrets
Russell thoroughly described the intricacies of that structure in his seminal book,“Gurdjieff: Cosmic Secrets.” And, while teaching it to others, formulated an eight day inner journey to awakening. He shared that journey with hundreds of people hundreds of times, then captured it in his current work Eight-Days to Enlightenment, which not only contains the journey to awakening, but also the objective exercise to acquire it.
Now, for the first time ever, you can undertake that journey, perform an objective exercise, and experience for yourself the third state of consciousness.
You no longer need to follow a person or guide in order to gain what is rightfully yours. Your awakening is now in your own hands, on your own time scale. Your task is to follow a proven method that when fully read and applied will bring you to a state that many have searched for, but seldom found.
To that end, we offer you Eight-Days to Enlightenment in downloadable PDF form. We have merged it with Russell’s first book, Gurdjieff: Cosmic Secrets.
We have also included The April Fools Exercise.
What is The April Fools Exercise?
Do not let the name fool you. It is a serious exercise that leads to awakening, which was first given to students on April 1st, hence its name.
Russell announced, more than twenty years ago, that there was an Objective Way to awaken. And, an Objective Exercise that showed everyone, who learned the rules and laws, how to do it, and there was no charge, no fee, in order to receive it.
His generosity shocked everyone, and most were very excited. However, a few wanted him to give them the exercise, immediately, there and then.
When they first made that request, Russell response was, “Well, if that is all you want, I will sell it to you for $1,000.00. But, as I said, if you spend eight days studying Gurdjieff: Cosmic Secrets one-on-one with me, I will give it to you for free.” Most, chose the latter.
Eight-Days to Enlightenment
However, now that Eight-Days to Enlightenment is complete and you no longer need to spend eight days studying the rules and laws with Russell, he rescinds that offer. Saying, “The April Fools Exercise is no longer available for $1,000.00. Instead, I am including it in Eight-Day to Enlightenment for free.”
He strongly recommends, before you attempt The April Fools Exercise, you read all chapters of Eight-Days to Enlightenment and fully complete the suggested exercises, because the success of the exercise is dependent upon you understanding the rules and laws.
To assist you in that journey, we have placed all the supporting material under Resources.
Enjoy discovering a higher state of consciousness.