Gurdjieff and the meaning of life


This week, while house-sitting on BC’s so-called sunshine coast (it’s raining as I write), I devoured a biography of George Gurdjieff. You don’t know G.G.? The Greek-Armenian mystic? Established a ‘mystery school’ in Paris in the 1920s? No? Don’t worry. You’re not alone. Gurdjieff: Making a New World (by J.G. Bennett), describes Gurdjieff as someone whose […]

An Education

The unbearable consequences of being human – flawed, imperfect, shortsighted – this is what the Brit film, An Education is all about. What better vehicle to highlight human folly than a 17-year-old schoolgirl. The bright and talented Jenny is so hungry for worldly experience that she can hardly be expected to defend herself against the […]

Oops…My Blog Has Offended Somebody

Of course, I was aware from the start that naming my blog The Meaning of Life would appear presumptuous. Meaning? It’s an outrageous proposition in this postmodern age. These days, no one is right, and everyone is right. Life has no meaning; or else God is love is meaning. We’re none the wiser. No wonder […]

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