Gurdjieff: Cosmic Secrets – The Teaching Guide. A complete and guided Inner Journey to awakening.
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 Objective 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 Gurdjieff: Cosmic Secrets – The Teaching Guide, 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 Gurdjieff: Cosmic Secrets – The Teaching Guide in downloadable PDF form. We have merged it with Russell’s first book, Gurdjieff: Cosmic Secrets. We have also included The Objective Exercise, and the Great Secret and Great Truth for free at the end of Gurdjieff: Cosmic Secrets – The Teaching Guide. He strongly recommends, before you attempt The Objective Exercise, that you read all chapters of Gurdjieff: Cosmic Secrets – The Teaching Guide, 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.
Gurdjieff: Cosmic Secrets: The TEACHING GUIDE
This is a course for development of knowledge and being, and for awakening. It’s delivered as an 389-page E-book of an 8-day course to objectively awaken from the illusory nature of “sleep”, to understand the diatonic nature of reality, to learn how to stop thoughts, and to gain personal presence and command of self. Click here to purchase.
This document has been hand transcribed and edited from the best three inner journeys, drawn from over 500, and the whole package comprises the following:
- A transcript of the entire teaching narrative for an 8-day course in awakening objectively, delivered by Russell A. Smith to over 500 students who have traveled worldwide over the last 30 years to Texas, USA. This enables you to experience and undertake the full inner journey as if Russell was sitting with you face-to-face, walking you through each chapter of his book, Gurdjieff: Cosmic Secrets. He fully explains each concept within the book, recounting background stories on reality, relating the structure of music to physics and psychology, and practicing exercises to enhance their being and presence. All this in preparation for the objective exercise to awaken higher centers on the final day. This path to objective awakening is structured as follows:
- Introduction – a discussion on the sense and significance of humanity, how the laws of three and seven have been hiding in front of us all, and how we must verify truth for ourselves. Showing how numbers are the basis of all, but how easy it is to grasp.;
- Part 1 – the five strivings of a conscious being, objective way to awaken, the real Enneagram of Gurdjieff, three forces and seven stages, musical harmonies, and diatonic scales and octaves, showing the basis of the nature of reality. Octave worksheets, confidence in the simple mathematics;
- Part 2 – the creation and uncreation of the universe, seven triads, the changing of the laws, alignment of forces, mathematics of forces in the Enneagram, a model to create the Diatonic Universe. Grasping creation and sensing an objectivity to this work;
- Part 3 – octaves of radiations, fundamental points, Ray of Creation, oscillations, definition of things and scales, mapping music, creation and evolution to a standard deck of playing cards, self-remembering, reason and how it destroys itself, the four “ways” to awaken, the fall of man. Our right to awaken, and how we have the necessary cards. Introduction to 36 exercises and beginning of the exercise program;
- Part 4 – cosmic loop, three stories, oscillating, ascending and descending DO’s, duality, the atom and quarks, three scales, three forces at DO, LA, and FA, harmonic stability, major and minor oscillations, three scales in an oscillation, mapping music, creation and evolution to human DNA. Proof of how music is the basis of life;
- Part 5 – defining fabric of the Universe, outer octaves, diatonic forces, RNA, chords, Diagram of Nutrition, blending, Symbolic Enneagram becoming Diatonic Enneagram. Assisting forces and the removal of uncertainty;
- Part 6 – completing structure of the Universe, Diagram of Everything Living, cosmic symbols and boundaries, every force contains two forces, Pascal’s Triangle, Fibonacci Sequence, 19 outer octaves, diatonic structure of the Universe, supreme vibrations and families, mapping to atomic orbitals, octaves in the Universe, Universal Cosmic Weave, Big Bang, how the diatonic structure maps to the Periodic Table of Elements. Things make sense, and awakening is not just expected but is a right;
- Part 7 – obligatory gap aspects, outer octaves and shared vibrations, the Octave of Life, major oscillations affecting octaves, how the gaps are created, duplicating principle, to awake, die and be reborn consciously, man as a three-story factory, family octave members, chords, areas of coincidence between spirit and matter, brains come into being, objective reason, aspects of the notes, three particularities of being, evolution and involution, why processes stop, similarities to the already arisen, three trinities, gravity, electro-magnetic forces, lines of supervision in an Enneagram. Recapitulation, polishing centers, preparation for awakening, undertaking the Objective Exercise;
- All and Everything Conference dialogue;
- Beelzebub’s Last Wish – the beginning sequel to Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson;
- A Law Conformable Schematic for Awakening Higher Centers;
- Help sheets for worksheets and diagrams;
- Enneagram examples;
- Foundational Literature.
- A copy of Russell’s book, Gurdjieff: Cosmic Secrets, for free, embedded within the PDF, with teaching notes, additional models and images, or background stories for every page;
- A 34 page document transcribing a discussion on the 36 exercises from THEDOG in 3 levels, designed to improve Knowledge and Being and presence intellectually, emotionally, and physically;
- The Objective Exercise to Awaken – 20 pages of explanation and directions to awaken your higher center.
- Links to a whole set of videos that teach the background knowledge required to complete the inner journey, plus a series on debunking false beliefs, leading to a clearer, more objective mind;
- Access to the archive of THEDOG school, containing articles and discussions on Gurdjieff: Cosmic Secrets, exercises, the Fourth Way, and the objective exercise to awaken;
- 42 worksheets, models and diagrams, supporting each chapter of the Gurdjieff: Cosmic Secrets walkthrough;
- Links to over 50 podcasts, covering walkthroughs for 11 exercises (2 hours of audio), and 32 discussions on consciousness, and the diatonic universe explained within Gurdjieff: Cosmic Secrets (17 hours of audio). Full transcripts are given with every podcast, and associated diagrams where applicable;
- Animations and explanations on key processes and models
- 38 Gurdjieff Aphorisms with images and explanations;
- 48 DOGTALES, aphorisms from THEDOG with full explanations
- Articles relating to objective consciousness;
- Recommended reading list of background Fourth Way books.