Gurdjieff Videos

Gurdjieff Videos offers videos on the Teaching of The Fourth Way. Also included are videos that relate to the Teaching in the context of the present times.


Award-Winning Video Documentary Trilogy:
The Life & Significance Of George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff.

The Life & Significance of George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff, Part I
Gurdjieff in Egypt: The Origin of Esoteric Knowledge

Created and narrated by William Patrick Patterson

Winner of the WorldFest 2000 Gold Award

Follows Gurdjieff's search for pre-sand Egypt, beginning with the Sphinx and Great Pyramid, to Thebes and the Temple in Man and Karnak, to the Valley of the Kings, the Temples of Edfu and Abu Simbel, and into Ethiopia where he unexpectedly discovers the origin of the ancient teaching of The Fourth Way.


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The Life & Significance of George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff, Part II
Gurdjieff's Mission: Introducing The Fourth Way to the West, 1912–1924

Created and narrated by William Patrick Patterson

Winner of the WorldFest 2002 Gold Special Jury Award for Outstanding Excellence

Shot on site in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Constantinople, London, Fontainebleau-en-Avon, New York and Lascaux, this documentary video - narrated by William Patrick Patterson and based on his book 'Struggle of the Magicians' - retraces Gurdjieff's mission to introduce the teaching to the West. P.D. Ouspensky's and J.G. Bennett's enigmatic relationships with Gurdjieff are explored. Particularly stressed are the "St. Petersburg Conditions" and Gurdjieff's technique of "divine acting." The video vividly demonstrates Gurdjieff's warning to America of the rise and challenge of the East with footage recalling the 9/11 attack and its aftermath.



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The Life & Significance of George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff, Part III
Gurdjieff's Legacy: Establishing The Teaching in the West, 1924–1949

Created and narrated by William Patrick Patterson

Winner of the WorldFest 2003 Gold Special Jury Award for Outstanding Excellence

Shot on site in Paris, Avon, Mont. St. Michel, Lascaux, London, New York, and New Haven, the documentary traces Gurdjieff's life from his near-fatal car crash through to his giving meetings during the Nazi-occupation of Paris to his death in 1949. Examined in depth are the writing of his Legominism All and Everything and his relationships with Orage, Ouspensky and Bennett. Also included is the Rope and his final trip to the Caves of Lascaux.


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Spiritual Pilgrimage
Mr. Gurdjieff's Father's Grave

By William Patrick Patterson

Winner of the WorldFest 2016 Gold Medal Award in the Religion, Ethics, Spirituality Category

In the spirit of a son of Mr. Gurdjieff, William Patrick Patterson undertook a 21-day pilgrimage to visit Mr. Gurdjieff's father's grave in Gyumri, Armenia. Travelling backward in time, he revisited Gurdjieff's life:

  • Gurdjieff's grave and the Prieuré in Avon, France
  • Kumbaraci and Yemenici streets in Istanbul, where Gurdjieff and his students lived
  • Prinkipo Island on the Sea of Marmara, where Gurdjieff often visited P. D. Uspenskii
  • Tiflis, where Gurdjieff opened his Institute at 22 Nikolas Street and first named it the Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man
  • Kars, Gurdjieff's home in the medieval quarter and the Kars Military Cathedral where he sang in the choir
  • Ani, the ancient city where the Sarmoung manuscript was discovered
  • Sanahin Monastery, Armenia, where Gurdjieff served as an acolyte
  • Gyumri, Armenia, where Gurdjieff was born in the Greek Quarter at 222 Matnishyan Street
  • Gyumri's Old Cemetery and Mr. Gurdjieff's father's grave


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Introduction to Gurdjieff's Fourth Way


Volume 1: From Selves To Individual Self To The Self
By William Patrick Patterson

William Patrick Patterson, a leading exponent and teacher of The Fourth Way, this ancient, sacred, seminal teaching of self-development, explores: Images of God. Bioplasmic machines. Science of Being. Egyptian Mysteries. Nature's trick. Many selves. Self-love's duality. Owning. Futurizing. Historicizing. Ray of Creation. States of Consciousness. Key practices. Embodiment. Direct impressions. Inner space. Self-knowledge and Being. Levels of Understanding. Using ordinary life to come to real life...


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Volume 2: The Movement from Sex to Love
By William Patrick Patterson

William Patrick Patterson probes and explores: instinctual, emotional, formatory-mental love, conscious love, divine love, real relationship. Falling in and out love, bio-plasmic machines, false unity, sex as physical, emotional; conscious intimacy, passing beyond gender, exchange of vibration-substance, reciprocal maintenance. Eating and being eaten, futurizing, historizing, past living the present. Embodiment. Self-observation, self-listening, inner space. Origin of the Universe, its harmony and needed disharmony, being-Partkdolg-duty, conscience, esoteric religion.



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