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G.I. Gurdjieff, Derek Lamar & Thane Walker
mechanicalness is an important focal point of Fourth
Way attention. For instance, the Fourth Way
Teacher pays more attention to what you hide than what you seek.
It is our desire in the "work" to wake up. In order
to do this we must first recognize that we are asleep. This is
the beginning of what is termed "self-observation".
Q.M.I. is a Fourth Way organization which offers specific
techniques where self-observation is a necessary aspect but whatever
path you are on, the "work" is what you do to expand
your consciousness. Unfortunately, too many people still think
that "bigger is better" and they pursue occult knowledge
rather than the esoteric approach of discovering the truth already
within. The approach of Quantum Metaphysics Institute is a process
of unlearning as the emphasis and the goal is on how to think
rather than in what to believe. Many of the concepts of an esoteric
nature have become cliche and so much New Age jargon, but understanding
the meaning behind appearances is of the utmost importance if
we wish to survive the growing pains of humanity. This entails
a serious study that goes beyond the weekend fling into the metaphysical.
It means a razor's edge path that is sometimes painful because
you force yourself to face your problems, but fulfilling because
you are then able to let them go.
Fourth Way schools focus
on three lines of "Work": (1) Work on oneself, (2)
Work with other students, (3) Work for the school.
The Fourth Way School
I went to operated on these three lines of work as well but it
was worded and perhaps for some perceived just slightly differently.
(1) Work on oneself, (2) Work for the school (other students
and the basic facility of school), (3) Work for children yet
unborn. Essentially this is the same thing if you understand
the esoteric qualifications of what is being said. To "Work"
on oneself is clear. To "Work" with other students
is to also help with the functioning of the school, and it relates
the "The Hall of Mirrors" and functioning within the
group to effect the Teaching. The "Work" for children
yet unborn relates the "Work" for the esoteric concept
of "The School" which has nothing to do with the physical
structure but with the spiritual abstract understanding of the
unfoldment of a "secret teaching" as it were. This
would conform to the esoteric understanding of mind, body and
soul. The self related as "mind", the others: physical
entities and school, thus "body", and children yet
unborn: the abstract unfoldment of Consciousness on a Higher
Level of Mind, thus "soul." This would be in keeping
with the 3 classic paths which when combined become the Fourth
Way. The path of the Yogi: the mind. The path of the Fakir: the
body. The path of the Monk: the soul.
of the basic Teachings of Gurdjieff and thus Fourth Way are as
Man is asleep. Man is a machine. Man is mechanical.
Man cannot do. A person does not need to retreat from the world
to work on themselves but rather can use the everyday settings
as the stage for inner work. Self observation is a tool which
helps one to view themselves in everyday life. A Teacher is necessary
for effective work on oneself. The Teacher must be someone who
themselves have broken the chains of "sleep" which
humankind finds themselves in. Otherwise it would only be the
blind leading the blind. One who has attained a higher level
of consciousness can see what the student does not see. He or
she is able to shake the student and help them to awaken. This
is a step by step process which differs for every person. The
"Teacher" does this through knowledge and intuitive
unfoldment which operates more freely for those who have stepped
outside of the footsteps of their own sleep walking. To "remember
oneself" is to gain the insight necessary to recognize their
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