Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson or An Objectively Impartial Criticism of the Life of Man by Gurdjieff

Beelzebub Gurdjieff pdf free ebook cover“Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson” or “An Objectively Impartial Criticism of the Life of Man” by Gurdjieff is the first series of works in the larger trilogy. “All and Everything”. Now we got them all here at which is good since Gurdjieff underlined the importance of reading the books in the correct order.

  • FIRST SERIES: Three books under the title of Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson. An Objectively Impartial Criticism of the Life of Man. (Download it below)
  • SECOND SERIES Two books under the common title of Meetings with Remarkable Men.
  • THIRD SERIES Five books under the title of Life Is Real Only Then, When I Am. ” (Download it here: Link)

From the foreword of G. I. Gurdjieff’s “Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson”:

“All written according to entirely new principles of logical reasoning and directed toward the accomplishment of the following three fundamental tasks: FIRST SERIES To destroy, mercilessly and without any compromise whatever, in the mentation and feelings of the reader, the beliefs and views, by centuries rooted in him, about everything existing in the world. SECOND SERIES To acquaint the reader with the material required for a new creation and to prove the soundness and good quality of it. THIRD SERIES To assist the arising, in the mentation and in the feelings of the reader, of a veritable, nonfantastic representation not of that illusory world which he now perceives, but of the world existing in reality.”

Beelzebub’s Tales is included in Martin Seymour-Smith‘s 100 Most Influential Books Ever Written, with the comment that it is “…the most convincing fusion of Eastern and Western thought has yet been seen.

Download “Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson” here (1.134 pages) :

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8 thoughts on “Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson or An Objectively Impartial Criticism of the Life of Man by Gurdjieff”

  1. Rewired my brain. Myself and friends thought we could begin a forth way house about 1967, and had so many insights. Been my main preoccupation ever since. I favor John G Bennett’s work to go onward and develop the ‘work’ in ever more intimate and able-to-be-familiarized ways.

  2. All and Everything is the single most influential book in my life. I followed the author’s suggestion and read it three times. The last reading was aloud to a recorder…30 minutes of reading everyday for exactly 100 days. What a trip! Reading this book so completely has changed my world view, softened my outlook on the antics of humankind and helped my be more equanimous. It’s all just impersonal phenomena rolling on…far beyond the scope of our normal understanding.

  3. I encounter Gurdjieff frequently in books, libraries, and literature. I have read and read and read All and Everything and found it defective. I am quite sure that the edition I got on inter-library loan of Beelzebub’s Tales To His Grandson was abridged.

    • The “Foundation” in New York, totally bowdlerize his book and abbreviated it by 100 page…changed and left out key word…for example in the AUTHENTIC book copyright 1950…chapter seven. pages 77, 76 and 78 he tells “it is indispensably necessary” for you to contemplate the morning rising sun as you remember your self…as you TELL YOUR UNCONSCIUS TO ASSITS YOU. IN YOUR WORK EFFORTS…SO I STRTED DOIN


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