The Magic Language of the Fourth Way: Awakening the Power of the Word
Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
Description
An application of Gurdjieffian principles to fully and properly activate the power of language

• Explains the relationship between the Gurdjieff enneagram and sacred geometry and harmonics

• Shows that the objective power of language--and art and music--lies in the ability to use symbols that will mean precisely the same thing to anyone

• Includes a new English translation of René Daumal’s essay “The Holy War”

In The Magic Language of the Fourth Way, Pierre Bonnasse applies the esoteric teachings of Fourth Way mystic G. I. Gurdjieff and the insights of initiate René Daumal to show how to fully and properly activate the power of language. Bonnasse shows how words can regain the strange magical powers they possessed in the first days of humanity, when words created the realities of what they described. This is a far cry from today’s world in which even writers lament the impotent nature of language.

Bonnasse uses the relationship between the Gurdjieff enneagram and sacred geometry and harmonics to reveal the power given to words by the notes of the scale. He shows not only how to discover the objective power of words but also how to apply the relationship between language and living to maximum effect. He explains that the objective power of language--and art and music--lies in the ability to use symbols that will mean precisely the same thing to anyone. The Magic Language of the Fourth Way serves as a clear and generous introduction to the complexities of Gurdjieffian thought as well as a descriptive how-to manual for Fourth Way aspirants on the uses of objective language for spiritual advancement.




Praise and Reviews
“Pierre Bonnasse helps us to perceive the secret landscape where words arise, a forgotten world that is closer than ever. Here is a poetic journey to the source of human consciousness. Be careful--this book is magic!”
Jan Kounen, film producer and director of Blueberry (Renegade)

"The Magic Language of the Fourth Way is a long, very deep and thoughtful piece of writing, full of words which are meant to show us how to discard words. It is directed toward that segment of the human population that, according to Gurdjieff (and other great teachers), is small and sincerely dedicated to finding a higher path."
Barbara Ardinger, Curled Up with a Good Book

"Being a longtime reader of George Gurdjieff and the 'Fourth Way' knowledge, I found The Magic Language of the Fourth Way to be a powerful step into the world of language and music for anyone seeking spiritual advancement through exact and precise knowledge. . . . If you want to go deep into the science of consciousness and reality you will want to read and study this book."
Rahasya Poe, Lotus Guide magazine, Issue No. 27, Sep/Oct 2008

" . . . the insights are so pivotal that the reader is left to wonder why the points did not occur to him, or to her, before Bonnasse gave them expression. This is language itself at work in the spirit of man."
John Robert Colombo, reviewer, Oct 2008





 
Pierre Bonnasse
Pierre Bonnasse is a poet, international consultant in Sophrology, student of Fourth Way esoteric traditions, and researcher of religious sciences, hermetic philosophies, and &ldqu More...