In Search of Being by G.I. Gurdjieff
Over one hundred years ago in Russia, G. I. Gurdjieff introduced a spiritual teaching of conscious evolutiona way of gnosis or knowledge of being; passed on from remote antiquity. Gurdjieff's early talks in Europe were published in the form of chronological fragments preserved by his close followers P. D. Ouspensky and Jeanne de Salzmann. Now these teachings are presented as a comprehensive whole, covering a variety of subjects including states of consciousness, methods of self-study, spiritual work in groups, laws of the cosmos, and the universal symbol known as the Enneagram.