All-Quarters Maintainer --> Return of the King
> A physical wall in a house is made[the "special connector" is the internet]
> up of studs and drywall. The studs
> function to support the actual wall.
> The studs have been severed from the
> tree, so in a manner of speaking
> they are no longer alive.
> Now picture this:
> The studs are telling the tree outside
> of the house about leaves, how to brace
> itself against storms, about the earth
> and how to take in the necessary nutrients
> and water from the earth, about the sun
> and how to receive life energy.
> Respect informs appropriate behavior...
> when someone beloved dies, we are
> momentarily transformed...questions of
> convention become moot.
> s.w. of e_o list
"Between Gornahoor Harharkh and myself there
was also a 'special connector,' so that once
inside the 'hrakhartzakha,' when the
atmosphere had been pumped out to produce an
absolute vacuum, we could easily COMMUNICATE
WITH EACH OTHER."
[There is real value in understanding what is
intelligent use of the internet; something akin
to conscious role-play which is so essential
in this fourth way, and can be role-played
here by way of this FOURTH WAY INTERNET METHOD,
as a method for keeping a check on all tendencies
regarding involuntary manifestations. In this is
the basis for MUCH FREEDOM TO EXPRESS YOURSELF
OVER THE INTERNET without the usual and law-
conformable concerns that arise if any of us
participants on these lists were to meet in
the flesh, to imagine what it would be like,
etc., ---> you must remove all concern about
"One end of this connector was fitted in a certain
way, by means of appliances on the helmets, to my
organs of 'hearing' and 'speech,' and the other end
to those of Gornahoor Harharkh.
"Thus a sort of 'telephone,' as your favorites call
it, was set up between my future essence-friend and
> Fear and loathing often parade"While I am recalling these events of a period
> around as wisdom and politeness,
> sleazy turds that they are.
so long ago in my existence, the wish arises to
make a sincere confession to you just to you,
one of my direct heirs, who will inevitably
represent the sum of all my deeds in the course
of my being- existence. That is to say, I wish
to confess to you in all sincerity that although
my essence, with the consent of the parts of my
presence subject to it alone, HAD DECIDED TO
PARTICIPATE IN THE SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENT [FOURTH
WAY INTERNET METHOD] about to take place within
Gornahoor Harharkh's new invention, and although
I had entered its chief demonstrating part without
the least compulsion from outside, yet this same
essence of mine had allowed to creep into my being
and to develop there, side by side with the strange
sensations I have described to you, a CRIMINALLY
EGOISTIC ANXIETY FOR THE SAFETY OF MY OWN PERSONAL
["criminally egoistic anxiety for the safety of my
personalexistence" ---> FEAR OF DEATH]
"However, my boy, so that you may not be too
distressed by this confession, it is not superfluous
to add that this was the first time this ever happened
to me, and also the last, throughout my entire
"But perhaps it would be better for the present not
to touch on questions that concern only our family.
"Let us rather return to my tale about the
Omnipresent Okidanokh and my essence-friend
Gornahoor Harharkh who, by the way, was once
recognized by ordinary three-brained beings
everywhere as a 'great scientist,' but is today
no longer considered 'great'; indeed, thanks to
the fame of his own result, that is to say, his
son, he is now a 'HAS-BEEN' or, as our dear Mullah
Nasr Eddin sometimes says in such cases, 'He is up
to his neck in an old American galosh.'
[notice the above refers to Gornahoor Harharkh as
no longer considered "great" in connection with
"ordinary" three-brained beings. Like Cincinnatus,
perhaps, and then retiring from such worldly fame
and position, etc. allowing his son to work and
pay for his own arising.]
"Well, my boy, although I watched everything that
went on very attentively and everything I saw was
impressed in my essence 'pestolnootiarly,' that is,
forever, I could not now, however much I might wish
to do so, put into words a hundredth part of what then
took place in that small fragment of an intraplanetary
formation. Nor shall I even try to do so, for I have
just thought of a way of actually showing it all to
you so that you too can soon be an eyewitness of
that astonishing cosmic process.
[pestolnooriarly ---> integration ---> integration
is "forever" and this is the law-conformable
consequence of the results of the "inexpressible
anguish" which Gurdjieff talked about in Holy
"I was obliged to do this on account of the
SINS OF MY YOUTH. For when I was pardoned by His
Uni-Being Endlessness and allowed to return to my
native land, certain Sacred Individuals decided to
demand of me that this sacred process be performed
over my essence, both as a precaution against my ever
again manifesting myself as in the days of my youth,
and so that nothing similar would recur in the Reason
of most of the Individuals dwelling at the Center of
the Great Universe.
[Gurdjieff is talking here of the days of HIS
youth] as stated by
Gurdjieff in LIFE IS REAL, page 18:
". . . there were recollected in me all my BLUNDERS
in my former searches.
"While from one side I constated my BLUNDERS and in
gereral the IMPERFECTIONS of the methods previously
applied by me, from the other side it became clear
how I ought to have acted in this or that instance."
--Gurdjieff, LIR, p. 18
> Erudition is often tinsel shrouded[The above is perhaps a product of the sins of youth
> ignorance touted to high heaven.
of a fourth way authority.]
Another nail in the coffin?
"You probably do not yet know what the sacred
'aliamizoornakalu' over an essence means. Later
I will explain that to you in detail, but
meanwhile, I shall simply turn once more to our
dear Mullah Nasr Eddin, who describes this process
as 'giving one's word of honor not to poke one's
nose into the affairs of the authorities.'
["THE AUTHORITIES" -- fourth way authorities?]
"And this all-gracious promise was given me just
after my return from exile, when my first duty was
to present myself to our All-Quarters Maintainer,
the Arch-Cherub Peshtvogner and, prostrating myself
at his feet, to perform before him what is called
"I was obliged to do this on account of the sins
of my youth."
[the sins of Gurdjieff's youth]
" . . . in the whole region of my spine
there began an intense, almost unbearable
itching and in the very center of my solar
plexus an equally unbearable colic, and after
a while these two mutually stimulating sensations
gave way suddenly to a peaceful inner state such
as I experienced in later life only once, when the
ceremony of the "GREAT INITIATION" into the
BROTHERHOOD of the "MAKERS OF BUTTER FROM AIR"
was performed over me."
--chapter 1, arousing of thought
Gurdjieff continues in chapter 18:
"He then continued: 'I am now going to demonstrate
how and by what combinations of the processes of
"djartklom" and the "striving to reblend into a
whole" of the active parts of Okidanokh there arise
in planets from the "minerals" composing their
interior presence certain definite formations of
varying densities, such as "mineraloids,"
"gases," "metalloids," "metals," and so on."
> I am talking about the terror of theTHE LION KING
> situation. I am talking about the Black
> Magician and his sheep. Do you know to
> what I am refering?
> The sheep are under so many orders of
> manipulation that only an extreem shock
> can break the spell. Yet, let us not forget...
> We can Work.
" 'God is God, and not vindictive and
evil like man. Certainly He will not
punish you or take revenge upon you,
as you would have done to the vandal
who destroyed the goods it had taken
you years to collect.
" 'It goes without saying God forgives
everythingthis has even become a LAW
IN THE WORLD.
" 'But His creaturesmen in this caseshould
not abuse His all-gracious and everywhere-
penetrating Goodness, it is their duty not
only to watch over all that He has created
but also to maintain it.
" 'Yet here on Earth men have even divided
beings of all other forms into "CLEAN" and
"UNCLEAN." Tell me, what guided them when
they made this division? Why, for instance,
is a sheep "CLEAN" and a lion "UNCLEAN"?
Are they not equally beings? This also was
invented by men. But why this invention, why
this distinction? Simply because the sheep
is a weak being, and moreover stupid, and
they can do just what they like with it.
" 'But men call the lion "UNCLEAN" only
because THEY DARE NOT DO WHAT THEY LIKE WITH
IT. The lion is cleverer and above all stronger
than they are. Not only will the lion not allow
itself to be destroyed, it will not even let
people come near it. And if anyone should
venture too close, this MISTER LION would
give him such a crack on the noddle that our
hero's life would fly away to regions concerning
which the less said the better [Hell].
" 'I repeat, a lion is "UNCLEAN" simply because
men are afraid of it; it is a hundred times
STRONGER than they are, a hundred times
SUPERIOR. A sheep is "CLEAN" because it is much
weaker than they and, as I said before, much more
" 'EVERY BEING, ACCORDING TO ITS NATURE AND THE
GRADATION OF REASON ATTAINED BY ITS ANCESTORS AND
TRANSMITTED BY HEREDITY, OCCUPIES A DEFINITE PLACE
AMONG BEINGS OF OTHER FORMS.'
--Gurdjieff, chapter 19, Beelzebub's Tales
from CHAPTER 18
"My first meeting with the three-centered being who
later became my 'ESSENCE-FRIEND,' and thanks to whom
I saw these experiments with the
'Omnipresent Okidanokh,' took place in the following
TRUSTING ANOTHER AS ONESELF
"You must know that at the beginning of my exile to
that solar system, certain ESSENCE-FRIENDS of mine,
who had not taken part in the events that caused my
exile, carried out in relation to me personally the
sacred process which exists in the Universe under
the name of the sacred 'vznooshlitzval,' that is to
say, they implanted in the presence of certain
corresponding three-centered beings, by means of
another sacred process called 'askalnooazar,' the
impulse that Objective Science describes as 'TRUSTING
ANOTHER AS ONESELF.'"
[Delegation of authority is the process that
Gurdjieff is describing above]
"Well then, soon after my arrival in the solar
system Ors I began visiting its various planets.
And when I first descended to the surface of the
planet Saturn, it turned out that one of the beings
who had undergone the sacred action of 'vznooshlitzval'
in regard to my person was what is called there
the 'harakhrakhrookhry' of all the three-centered
beings arising and existing on that planet."
[Consistent with and in terms of the above mentioned
process of delegation of authority, the HARAKHRAKHROOKHRY
is the "head" of all the three-centered beings arising
and existing on that planet]
"On the planet Saturn 'harakhrakhrookhry' is the name
given to the sole chief of all the other beings on
"Such being-chiefs also exist on every other planet
where three-brained beings breed; on different planets
they are differently named, and on the Earth such a
chief is called a 'KING.'"
"Well . . .
"When I descended to the surface of the planet Saturn,
and began to mingle with the three-centered beings
there, it chanced that on the day after my arrival
I had occasion to have a meeting with the
HARAKHRAKHROOKHRY himself. In the course of our
exchange of subjective opinions he invited me to
stay in his own 'harkhookhry,' that is, HIS PALACE,
for the whole of my sojourn on his PLANET." --
"So, my boy, once while we were talking, simply
according to the flow of 'associative being-mentation,'
we happened to touch upon the question of the strange
results that arise from the manifestations of the
particularities of the Omnipresent Okidanokh. The
venerable harakhrakhrookhry of the planet Saturn
mentioned that one of his learned subjects by the
name of HARHARKH, in order to study certain previously
unexplained properties of that cosmic substance, had
recently devised an exceedingly INTERESTING APPARATUS,
the chief demonstrating part of which he called
"And so, my boy, I shall not repeat these conversations
word for word, but simply give you their meaning in our
language, continuing of course to use those 'terms' and
'specific names'or rather those combinations of sounds
produced by the being-vocal cords of your favorites on
the planet Earthwhich, owing to their frequent
repetition in my tales, have by now become familiar
to you and easily understood."
"Before going into this, perhaps I should warn you
once and for all that my conversations with three-
centered beings dwelling on the various planets of
that solar system where I was obliged to exist for
the 'SINS OF MY YOUTH' as for instance the
conversation with Gornahoor Harharkhwere all held
in languages still unknown to you, whose consonances
were sometimes quite 'indigestible' by the normal
being-functions meant for this purpose."
--Beelzebub to Hassein, chapter 18,
[Gurdjieff is clearly referring to himself in some
way here regarding the sins of his own youth]
"Having said this, he again pointed to the
'hrakhartzakha' and added that by means of this
experimental apparatus any ordinary being could
clearly understand in detail the properties of
the three partsentirely independent in themselves
and in their manifestationsof the 'unique active
element' whose particularities are the chief cause
of everything existing in the Universe. Furthermore,
any ordinary being could become categorically
convinced that no results normally obtained from the
processes through which this omnipresent world-
substance passes can ever be perceived or sensed by
beings. The only results of these processes that can
be perceived by certain being-functions are those that
for some reason or other occur abnormally on account
of causes coming from without, either from conscious
sources or from accidental mechanical results."
[In the above, Gurdjieff is saying that it is not
possible to perceive directly the results of the
blending of higher influences with those processes
that connect affirming forces together with denying
forces . . . . this is in connection with
manifestations of clairvoyance and also archetypal
> Faeries, as I use the term, refers toIt is only by self-remembering, either from conscious
> insubstantial folk who flit in and out
> of the real world.
sources or from accidental mechanical results, that
you have any ability at all to separate out what is
false in association with the aforesaid psychic
phenomena . . . only then is the real world revealed
and you are then liberated from the unfortunate
results of conscious-evil-manipulations of living
archetypal phenomena, that is to say, living law-
conformably according to laws of a higher reality
transcendent of the ordinary.]
" 'And it has ceased because by pulling that lever
just now I introduced into the process of the clash
between the two opposing parts a current of the third
component part of Okidanokh, whereupon this third part
at once began to blend proportionately with the other
two. And the result of this blending of the three
component parts of the Omnipresent Okidanokh, unlike
the process of the non-law-conformable clash of its
two parts, cannot be perceived by beings with any of
[Again, Gurdjieff is saying here that the results
of higher influences introduced by the "pulling" of
"that lever", or CONSCIOUS LABOR, cannot be directly
perceived as can the affirming and denying forces.
Life of itself is made of time and teaches us, in
terms of the fourth way, that timing is everything.]
"After this explanation, Gornahoor Harharkh proposed
that I should venture with him inside the demonstrating
part of his new invention, so that there within I might
become an eyewitness of certain particular manifestations
of the omnipresent and everywhere-penetrating active
"Without thinking long about it, I decided of course
to do so; and I agreed at once because I expected to
receive in my being an unchangeable and imperishable
"As soon as he had my consent, my future ESSENCE-FRIEND
gave the necessary orders to one of his assistants.
> Lithium, Mr. Wyley, not Liberty norSelf-appointed psychiatrist?
Wishful fantasy for want of reputation, and to
It is like trying to understand Kurt Cobain at the
moment of his last breath, as if this were possible.
Gurdjieff spoke of those men and women alike,
who had some knowledge of and interest in his ideas,
and he was especially attentive to the psyche of those
who had begun to attempt to practice EXPERIMENTS on
themselves, such experiments as were supposed to
correspond to his ideas. Usually in such cases there
proceeded something so completely wrong that it was
noticeable even to ordinary people in life of itself
involved in those professions which require a certain
knowledge of observation which even most medical
professionals, including those "annointed" by their
"peers" with the title of "psychiatrist" regardless
of the hasnamuss nature of ordinary psychiatric
"science", and that this is acknowledged as a fact
without argument, or, as Mullah Nassr Eddin would
say: "No hokeypokey about it!"