THEDOG is an acronym for Theological Harmonistic Exercitations into the Discoveries Of Gurdjieff. It was founded in 1989 by Russell A. Smith. Our aim is to disseminate the full teaching materials of the school, which are designed for the purpose of helping everyone who finds this website, to objectively and intentionally awaken a higher state of consciousness.
That is, to put into the hands of those who come across this site, a new and completely unique, understandable, and infallible method of awakening.
An awakened state is our right. One where thoughts, worries, anxieties, negativity, and all worldly concerns, cease, and fall away, leaving us with a heightened sense of personal-self, stillness, presence, and unity.
The purpose of this site
This site is designed to supply everyone with the supporting material needed for making a journey to objective awakening. It includes podcasts, which cover exercises to prepare their being; videos, which reveal the objective nature of reality, and help people debunk their subjective ideas; diagrams, which explain all key concepts of Gurdjieff’s universe; and animations of the Enneagram, the changing of the two great laws, and articles on awakening, as well as, explanations of Gurdjieff’s aphorisms and Smith’s DOG Tales.
But most importantly, it gives everyone access to a downloadable PDF E-Book called, “The Blueprint of Consciousness,” which contains an extremely precise and verifiable road map to the reality of being.
Why an objective way?
Unfortunately, all awakened teachers awoke subjectively, and often by surprise. As such, their schools died when they died. Why? Because no one was able pass on to others the subjective way in which they themselves awoke. They could advise and guide others, but their subjective way was utterly unique and personal. People who followed that subjective way may get close, and perhaps may even succeed. That is, after decades of long hard work, but very few actually awoke – because each subjective way depended on chance, not on what was actually being taught. What was being taught was not the way, because it was not intentionally walked; it just happened.
An objective way is based on verifiable truths; ones that everyone can see, understand, realize, and repeat. There are very few things in this world which are like that, aside from numbers. One plus one is two – everywhere in this universe – and for everyone.
Russell’s method of objective awakening is based upon a discovered structure and how that structure works. A structure, which describes both our inner world of thoughts and emotions, and the outer physical world in which we live. If we could just align ourselves with it, we would be able to attain a natural state of being and begin to feel all that comes with it. This teaching dispels all subjective ideas, shows us objective reality, and culminates in an objective exercise, which unifies our lower centers, and allows us to awaken.
The awakening exercise is based on a verifiable structure, which has been tried and tested on hundreds of people as part of an eight day inner journey. It is objective. Everyone can learn it, everyone can do it, and everyone can awaken.
The history of the teaching
In 1980, Russell A. Smith, after years of studying the works of George I. Gurdjieff and the Fourth Way, unexpectedly, and subjectively, “woke up.”
He continued studying the rules and laws of G. I. Gurdjieff’s universe, and uncovering many of Gurdjieff’s “buried dogs.” After which, he ultimately discovered what Gurdjieff wanted us to find – how the structure of the universe and the structure of human beings work; both in terms of their form and in terms of their function. What Russell discovered described everything, and the more he studied, the more connections he was able to verify … until their truth became undeniable. When he was then asked by others to share his discoveries, he was prompted to write his seminal book Gurdjieff: Cosmic Secrets.
And in the late 1980’s, after further intense study, he was given an exercise that caused others to unify into a single state and experience a higher states of consciousness. So, he began showing others how to awaken, one student at a time, because he wanted everyone to achieve success.
Then, in the late 2010’s, transcripts were made of him taking others on the objective inner journey, which resulted in the PDF, “The Blueprint of Consciousness,” which put the flesh on the bones of Gurdjieff: Cosmic Secrets and allowed its readers to be guided through the inner journey, as if Russell himself was taking them through the process.
How we can help you awaken
Russell A. Smith deciphered Chapter 39 of G. I. Gurdjieff’s masterful tome, All and Everything, where Gurdjieff described how the universe was created through two movements.
With that in hand, Russell was able to discover the Diatonic Enneagram, and a matrix of congruent octaves, which explained everything Gurdjieff had alluded to, including many scientific discoveries, but most importantly, the conscious evolution of humankind.
It also explained how we fell asleep and how we can awaken by simply understanding the rules and laws, which apply to the universe and to ourselves.
Everything Russell taught, over the last 30 years, is now being made available to everyone: how to learn and understand the laws of world-creation and world-maintenance, as originally taught by Gurdjieff, and to undertake an objective exercise, which will unify our being and cause us to awaken.
“There is no greater joy in life than to put truth in the hands of those who seek it, and then watch them awaken.”R. A. Smith