(Excerpted from the Annual Retreat of the Perennial Foundation 5-6 July 2019)

The first thing to understand is the meaning of “fourth”. And to do that, we need to know that, according to Gurdjieff, each of us has three centers or functions: We think, we feel, and we move; we each have a head, a heart, and a hand; an intellectual, an emotional, and a bodily aspect; or yet again, to use his anatomical language, three brains: one in the forehead, one in the solar plexus, and one at the b...

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