• The Hazards of Human Society

    JG BennettUndated(Excerpts from a talk by J.G. Bennett – undated. Published in the Enneagram, #5, April 1976. This and related talks by J.G. Bennett will soon be published by Coombe Springs Press under the title "Hazard; Transformation of Man Series…

  • J.G. Bennett ~ 120th Anniversary ~ June 8, 1897

    The picture of JGB with his hand under his chin always makes me smile, as I remember where and when it was taken. Hodder & Stoughton the publishers wanted a dust jacket portrait for Vol. 3 of Dramatic Universe, but…

  • Suffering

    Excerpt: Intimations Talks with J.G. Bennett at Beshara Chapter: Suffering; page 59 "In the Sermon on the Mount we are told 'Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, pray for them that despitefully use you and that persecute you'.…

  • Meeting on September 9 1948 ~ Gurdjieff

    Meeting on September 9, 1948GURDJIEFF Livingston Hall, London UK J.G. BennettAbout sixty years ago a small group of people came together in the Caucasus to study two questions: firstly, to verify or disprove the reality of what are sometimes called…

  • The Distinction Between Sensing and Feeling

    J. G. BennettThursday, 17 March 1949 Livingstone HallThere is one thing I advise you all to work on persistently until you have mastered it, and that is the distinction between sensing and feeling. This is one of the foundations of…

  • December 13, 1974 ~ On The Death of Mr. Bennett

    On The Death of Mr. Bennett Fourth Year Sherborne Students Friday, December 13, 1974 (Published in The Enneagram # 9 - January 1977)   I wrote this three days after Mr. Bennett's death and for the present article have translated…

  • Extracts from a Seminar

    J.G. BennettUndated(Published in The Enneagram #9, January 1977)This is what really attracted me to Gurdjieff’s teaching years ago: From the beginning, it was plain that this was an account of a mutual need, of a need the spiritual has for…

  • OTHER PEOPLE

    OTHER PEOPLEBy J. G. Bennett(This is an excerpt from a talk J.G. Bennett gave on 17th November 1963. Published in the Enneagram #3, October 1975.)I want to direct your attention to some of the ways in which other people affect…

  • THE THEMATIC TECHNIQUE

    When Mr. Bennett began working with themes at Sherborne House he gave the introduction reproduced below. Reading the presentation and discussion of themes, without having worked on them oneself, can create the illusion of understanding. It is important that the…

  • Reversing Negative Attitudes

    “When some of us met a month or two ago at Shantock, I said that I would like to work with a number of people who had already experience of our work, and who would like to follow a program,…

  • The Last Supper ~ 27th JUNE 1949; Special Lecture

    *some pages are missing from the original document  I said I would give a lecture on the Last Supper, because Mr. Gurdjieff had told me to give such a lecture, and I said I would give it to those people…

  • The Recorded Talks of John G. Bennett ~about

    The Recorded Talks of John G. Bennett   At Sherborne House, between October 1971 and December 1974, more than 450 cassette recordings were made of talks by Mr. Bennett to public audiences, various groups of students and other groups of…

  • Istanbul 1972 Hasan Shushud and Sheik Muzaffer Ozak

      HASAN SHUSHUD (1901-1988)   click the link for more informationHASAN SHUSHUD (1901-1988)Bennett met Hasan Shushud, a Turk, in Istanbul on his return from India after his second and final meeting with the Shivapuri Baba in 1963. Shushud is an enigmatic figure…

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