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Masters of Wisdom
J. G. Bennett, philosopher, mathematician and outstanding practical interpreter of the ideas of G. I. Gurdjieff, examines in this, his last book, evidence for one of the most persistent of human beliefs - that throughout history a hidden group of men has existed which, with wisdom beyond normal human understanding, has periodically intervened in troubled world affairs to ...more
Unknown Binding, 178 pages
Published January 1st 1995 by Bennett Books
(first published January 1st 1980)
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This book had two parts that I really liked. I found the concept of the demiurge to be fascinating, this is a lesser god that is in charge of the Earth who is distinct from God who created the universe. I also loved his section on the Gospel of Matthew. This gave me new appreciation for Jesus and his message of love. I am not particularly religious but this was my favorite part of the book. A sizable portion of the book is taken up by a spiritual history of the middle east which I did not find ...more
Sep 05, 2007 Netanel Miles-Yepez rated it really liked it
Bennett takes a Gurdjieffian approach to spiritual history in this book, and it is most interesting if one accepts that perspective as one reads. By far, the most interesting chapters were those in which he discussed the Khwajagan (masters of wisdom), Sufis of Central Asia.
John Godolphin Bennett (8 June 1897 – 13 December 1974) was a British mathematician, scientist, technologist, industrial research director and author. He is perhaps best known for his many books on psychology and spirituality, particularly on the teachings of G. I. Gurdjieff. Bennett met Gurdjieff in Istanbul in October 1920 and later helped to co-ordinate the work of Gurdjieff in England after ...more