There were several large lawns — the task seemed impossible. Gurdjieff got better. On September 11, there was a catastrophe of a sort in New York City. I was in Brooklyn when it happened. There was one person maybe there were two in the offices — but my therapist was not there nor were any of the members of the group. The next week when the therapist learned that I had gone that day there was a nod of something slightly more than assent almost approval.
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Foreword by William Patrick Patterson. Long out of print, this special hardcover reissue of Fritz Peters' account of his five years with G. Gurdjieff ranks among the classics of Gurdjieffian literature. Within weeks, however, Gurdjieff suffered a near fatal car crash. During his recovery the young boy became his "chair carrier. He also was to clean Gurdjieff's room, no small task as Gurdjieff delighted in wrecking it.
Peters was among the few to whom Gurdjieff gave individual lessons on the teaching. An acute observer and talented writer, Peters' crisp images and scenes, often hilarious, give a rare look at what life was like at Gurdjieff's Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man. Orage and Gertrude Stein are quite telling. Said the writer Henry Miller of Peters' book, "It's full of amazing anecdotes and the wisdom of life. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages.
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Be the first to ask a question about Boyhood with Gurdjieff. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Boyhood with Gurdjieff. Both sweet and insightful, a wonderful little book for those interested in different accounts of students of GI Gurdjieff.
What makes this one stand out from other accounts is that it is written by a student of Gurdjieff who was with him as a child. Though written as an adult, he masterfully captures the essence of his young mind and experiences with Gurdjieff. I have read many accounts of his students, but this one ranks near the top both from the perspectives shared of day to day life and spir Both sweet and insightful, a wonderful little book for those interested in different accounts of students of GI Gurdjieff.
I have read many accounts of his students, but this one ranks near the top both from the perspectives shared of day to day life and spiritual learnings. Highly recommended for those interested in the ideas of Gurdjieff that have read the major books in the canon.
View 2 comments. Aug 15, Ben rated it really liked it. Fritz Peters spent several years as a child living in Gurdjieff's community at Fontainebleau, and this is one of the best accounts of that community. Peters is an excellent writer, and this is a vibrant and witty evocation of life around Gurdjieff in the 's.
A fondness for the man himself illuminates these pages, but Peters is also fairly scathing toward the pomposity of other residents adoration of 'The Master'. As such, Gurdjieff is portrayed in a more playful, not to mention fallible ligh Fritz Peters spent several years as a child living in Gurdjieff's community at Fontainebleau, and this is one of the best accounts of that community.
As such, Gurdjieff is portrayed in a more playful, not to mention fallible light than many other 'reverential' books written by his followers. Thoroughly recommended for any one interested in Gurdjieff - as is Fritz Peters excellent sequel, 'Gurdjieff remembered'. View 1 comment. Apr 26, James E. Wise beyond his years, independent but open to growth, in this memoir Fritz Peters displays things we could all learn from.
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