In the months preceding her death in 1987, Louise March worked with Annabeth McCorkle to produce this first-hand account of her years with George Ivanovich Gurdjieff. Here in stunning glimpses, Gurdjieff’s ideas are discovered at work in the formation of a life dedicated to the search for Truth.
The narrative renders boldly and in rich detail Louise Goepfert’s first meeting with Gurdjieff in New York City. The account of her subsequent years at the Prieuré in France––during which she received Gurdjieff’s “all-embracing education”––is liberally salted with anecdotes describing this great teacher’s unorthodox methods. Unique in the Gurdjieff literature is a chapter devoted to the translation of Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson.
This expanded edition
includes new material reflective of her life and work. Of note are the
inclusion of excerpts of her letters to Alfons Paquet written between
1929 and 1931 and her essay, An Introduction to The Tibetan Book of
the Dead, containing some suggestions as to the right method of reading
Gurdjieff’s Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson.”