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 February 8, 1974





We discussed the possibility of having a minimum fee to cover the cost of duplicating transcripts of the meetings. We also need a name in order to incorporate. There are many advantages to incorporating. When there is $300 in the treasury, we can incorporate.

WE DEFINITELY AGREE THAT THE COMMITMENT IS NECESSSARY BUT WOULD SEE YOU CONSIDER SOME OTHER THAN FINANCIAL FOR SOME STUDENTS. WE WOULD SEE A GOODS-FOR-SERVICE ECONOMY EMERGENCY WITHIN THIS GROUP AND ITS EXTENSIONS. WE WOULD HAVE YOU CONSIDER SERVICES RENDERED AS AN ALTERNATIVE FOR THOSE WHO ARE UNABLE TO PAY. WE AGREE THAT THIS TEACHING IS FAR FROM FREE, BUT WE DO NOT SEE MONEY NECESSARILY AS THE PRICE. WE WOULD WARN YOU TO BE EXTREMELY CAUTIOUS IN IMPLEMENTING THE SERVICE ANGLE. FOR INSTANCE, YOU MUST MAKE THOSE IN ACCEPTANCE PHOTOGRAPH THEMSELVES IN ACCEPTING MORE THAN THEY WISH FROM FALSE PERSONALITY, OR THOSE IN SUBMISSION SUBMITTING TO THOSE IN DOMINANCE. THIS WOULD BE ONE WAY OF STARTING THE PROCESS OF PHOTOGRAPHING. WE WOULD PREFER THAT YOU NOT DROP THIS.

Should we send the transcripts out to those who do not participate? Should there be a school within a school for those who come each time?

WE WOULD PREFER THAT YOU ASSEMBLE THE MATERIAL HERE GIVEN, EDITORIALIZING IF YOU WISH, AND PRESENT IT TO ALL POTENTIAL STUDENTS IN A PALATABLE FORM. THERE ARE SCHOLARS AMONG YOU WHO ARE UP TO THIS TASK AS WELL AS ARTISANS APLENTY WHO CAN CONTRIBUTE THE IMAGINATIVE APPROACH. WE COULD SEE THIS AS ONE OF YOUR MAJOR TASKS, AND WE HAVE ADVISED YOU THIS BEFORE. WE WOULD SEE THE CORE “SCHOOL” REMAINS SMALL, AS OTHERWISE THE COMMITMENT WILL NEVER BE STRONG. NOW IT IS OUR AIM TO SEE YOU EVENTUALLY PROPAGATE THIS TEACHING AT LARGE. WE WOULD SEE YOU EXORCISE THE PERSONAL DATA PRIOR TO DISSEMINATING ANY INFORMATION BEYOND THIS CORE; OTHER THAN THAT, YOU MAY PUBLISH AT WILL. OUSPENSKY AND GURDJIEFF DID. THE DATA CONCERNING INTERNAL CENTERS OF GRAVITY PRESENTED BY THESE GENTLEMEN IS, OF COURSE, VALID, AS IS INFORMATION PERTAINING TO THE SEPARATION OF THE EARTH-BOUND PERSONALITY AND THE SPIRITUAL ESSENCE. BEYOND THAT, WE HAVE TAKEN YOU INTO ANOTHER REALM.

Then the Gurdjieff teachings are not true?

[Ouspensky's book] IN SEARCH OF THE MIRACULOUS IS VALUABLE MOSTLY IN THAT IT POINTS TO THE DILIGENCE WITH WHICH SOME SOULS SEARCH, AND ONE MAN’S STRUGGLE TO UNITE WITH A TEACHING. PHOTOGRAPHING IS MERELY A TOOL TO USE IN SEPARATING THE PERSONALITY FROM THE ESSENCE: THAT IS, [separating the] MECHANICAL FROM THE SPIRITUAL BEHAVIOR.

He said that the left side of the face is essence while the right is personality. Is this so?

WE DO NOT AGREE WITH THIS ENTIRELY. WE WOULD SAY THE DOMINANT SIDE.

Do you mean that the right side is the essence side and the left side is personality?

ESSENTIALLY IT IS. IT WAS OUSPENSKY WHO DID NOT UNDERSTAND NEUROLOGY, NOT THIS ENTITY.

HOPEFULLY, THE PERSONALITY WHICH PRODUCES HARSHNESS WILL SOFTEN AS YOU MOVE TOWARD BALANCE.

Should the face become more symmetrical?

IT SHOULD, YES.

So the right side is essence?

THE LEFT SIDE IN YOU IS DOMINANT.

Does that mean the information Gurdjieff received was incorrect?

FILTERED. THE DOMINANCE IS LIKE THE MOON. IT SHINES BY REFLECTED LIGHT.



 

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