INNERTOOLS.COM

A B O U T INNERTOOLS.COM

CORRESPONDENCE COURSE

C O N T A C T

KEY MATERIALS

QUOTE

BOOKSTORE & LINKS

WORK RETREATS

WEEKEND SEMINARS

 

 


A B O U T INNERTOOLS.COM

About: the Federation for the Independent Study of the Harmonious Development of Man and its website Innertools.com Established in 2001 by Colin Brown as a request by his teacher, George Cornelius. George Cornelius was a student of Gurdjieff in Paris, where Mr. Gurdjieff called him "The American". George Cornelius also studied with J.G. Bennett, Jane Heap, P.D. Ouspensky and Rodney Collin. Mrs. A.L. Staveley called Mr. Cornelius, "formidable" and "a strong meat - not for everyone". She said that Mr. Cornelius worked with those who had no group and who found it difficult to work within a group. George Cornelius said "I teach discrimination" and drove away many who came to him. A friend of John Pentland and John Lester, George Cornelius was in essence the embodiment of "the spice of the Work" who kicked down doors, rode across boundaries and stepped on corns. It is in this tradition this motley gathering follows. The website innertools.com makes available teaching in this line of Work and the hidden tradition, of which Mr. Cornelius was part. Teaching is available in a correspondence course and accompanying exercises in the form of CDs. The materials available from this website are designed for independent students who do not have access to a group that is able to give such materials. if you have access to such a group, make use of it. Groups such as "The Gurdjieff Foundation" and those in the Bennett traditiona are all good people.

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CORRESPONDENCE COURSE

Correspondence Course The Correspondence Course is given in the form of a weekly material emailed to the recipient. The material is designed for students who are out of reach of a modern work tradition. The Correspondence Course consists of four weekly packets of written material, thirty minutes of inner work direction by telephone every month (for those located in the USA). The cost of the course is $60 a month, paid in advance through Paypal. Please write to Director@innertools.com to begin this process. You will receive a paypal button in return. Payment will be processed by Succeed Consulting.

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C O N T A C T

Contact: INNERTOOLS PO Box 234 Aurora OR 97002

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KEY MATERIALS

Essential Books By G. I. Gurdjieff: All and Everything: Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson (1950) New York: E. P. Dutton; Arkana, 1992. Meetings with Remarkable Men (1963) New York: Dutton "The Material Question," published as an appendix to his book, Meetings with Remarkable Men (1963). Views from the Real World: Early Talks in Moscow, Essentuki, Tiflis, Berlin, London, Paris, New York and Chicago, as Recollected by His Pupils (1973) Foreword by Jean de Salzmann. New York: E. P. Dutton. Life is Real Only Then, When "I Am" (1975) New York, Triangle Editions By P. D. Ouspensky In Search of the Miraculous: Fragments of an Unknown Teaching (1949) New York. The Psychology of Man's Possible Evolution (1st ed., 1950; 2nd ed. 1974, enlarged, New York: Vintage Press)

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QUOTE

Quote from G.I. Gurdjieff: "First of all it is necessary to understand that a Christian is not a man who calls himself a Christian or whom others call a Christian. A Christian is one who lives in accordance with Christ's precepts. Such as we are we cannot be Christians. In order to be Christians we must be able 'to do.' We cannot do; with us everything 'happens.' Christ says: 'Love your enemies,' but how can we love our enemies when we cannot even love our friends? Sometimes 'it loves' and sometimes 'it does not love.' Such as we are we cannot even really desire to be Christians because, again, sometimes 'it desires' and sometimes 'it does not desire.' And one and the same thing cannot be desired for long, because suddenly, instead of desiring to be a Christian, a man remembers a very good but very expensive carpet that he has seen in a shop. And instead of wishing to be a Christian he begins to think how he can manage to buy this carpet, forgetting all about Christianity. Or if somebody else does not believe what a wonderful Christian he is, he will be ready to eat him alive or to roast him on hot coals. In order to be a good Christian one must be. To be means to be master of oneself. If a man is not his own master he has nothing and can have nothing. And he cannot be a Christian. He is simply a machine, an automaton. A machine cannot be a Christian. Think for yourselves, is it possible for a motorcar or a typewriter or a gramophone to be Christian? They are simply things which are controlled by chance. They are not responsible. They are machines. To be a Christian means to be responsible. Responsibility comes later when a man even partially ceases to be a machine, and begins in fact, and not only in words, to desire to be a Christian."

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BOOKSTORE & LINKS

Links: Innertools aims to bring you a living resource of material to support your independent work.

Colin R. Brown's Book
Innertools Bookstore
Gurdjieff Exercises CD (s)
Gurdjieff Movements
School of Wisdom (Keyserling)
Bennett Books
From Don Hoyt
Boston Work Group
Sarmoun
Gurdjieff Legacy

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WORK RETREATS

Extra1: Work retreats and work seminars will be available for the student during this period at the discretion of the Director For retreats, a reference letter of recommendation will be necessary from a person of authority who knows you. Retreats will take place in either Oregon, Washington or Alaska.

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WEEKEND SEMINARS

Weekend Seminars Seminars are held in cities across the US - and are designed to support the student in their studies. The seminars also exist to allow contact between different people of the tradition. Contact Director@innertools.com for details.

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