Living in a New World Seminar series 2018

Residential Seminars 2018First Introductory series beginsMarch 10 – March 23rd, 2018 For information about this seminar series ….  scroll down and click below “read more” …Details for registration, location, facilitators etc….        Please select the photo below – you will be redirected for more information Ben Bennett Transformation Now       Clicking the player below will redirect you to the video to watch and view  Cosmic Consciousness – a talk by Ben BennettEdited element of a talk given in Massachusetts USA – reflections on the life and work of JG Bennett in the presence of former students […]

Extracts from a Seminar

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 the natural that is as great as the natural has for the spiritual. Of course, it is said by mystics that God would not be God without me, but there is something more than this, the awareness that we are a necessary part because we are so created that we can become a necessary part […]

Gurdjieff: Making a New World ~ 2016

Gurdjieff: Making a New World ~ 2016 Introduction: Ben Bennett, July 2016 I am not going to include this article in any JGB publication as it represents no more than my own thoughts after working carefully through his book over the past three months. When Bennett began work on this book, he was deeply involved with the work of his friend and mentor Hasan Shushud. Through Shushud’s books and from discussions and correspondence with him, Bennett developed an absorbing interest in the work of the Khwajagan masters of the 11th -14th centuries in Central Asia. In 1972 he began work on a projected […]

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 reader should try to grasp and take seriously what Mr. Bennett says about the thematic technique. “The technique of theme consists in this: in persistently and with great determination occupying one’s mind with a specific clear notion so that one can penetrate into it in depth. There are various techniques that involve this persistent directing of the mental attention towards […]