Gurdjieff's America: Mediating the Miraculous

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Lighthouse Editions Limited, 2004 - Philosophers - 337 pages
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Offers information and stories about Gurdjieff, setting him within the cultural and social contexts of America between 1924 and 1935.
 

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Contents

From Sarmoung to Seventh Avenue
1
Chapter 118921922 Gurdjieffs Myths of America
9
Chapter 219221929 Americans at Avon
15
Gurdjieffs Seizure of New York City
31
Boston Taken by Storm
45
Completing the Conquest
59
Orage Toomer and King Staking Gurdjieffs Claim in America
63
19251928 Gurdjieffs True Fiction of America
71
Chapter 1319391948 Gurdjieffs American Oil Well
187
Chapter 1419481949 Gurdjieffs Recapture of America
197
Ghosts of Gurdjieff in America
209
Pouring the Empty into the Void
219
The Cultural Space of Gurdjieffs America
231
Modern Forms of Gurdjieffs American
239
Gurdjieffs Logokinesis
251
Semper Americana
257

Chapter 819251928 The Americanization of the Work
95
19251928 The Work in America Without Gurdjieff
117
19281932 Gurdjieff Stepping on Corns in America
133
19321935 Gurdjieff the Wanderer
149
19351939 Gurdjieffs Strands of American ldentity
169
ln Quest of the Historical Gurdjieff
261
Notes
267
Works Cited
319
lndex
327
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Taylor earned a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University in 1954, a Master of Arts from Wesleyan University in 1958, and received a Ph.D. from Brown University in 1961.

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