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The 16th International Humanities

All & Everything Conference 2011

Wednesday, 6 April to Sunday, 10 April 2011

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Extol Inn Hotel

Pristavni 2

Prague 7

170 00

Czech Republic

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For full details go to: http://www.aandeconference.org

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Written by SOPHIA WELLBELOVED

February 22, 2011 at 4:46 am

ALL & EVERYTHING 2011: 16th annual conference

ALL & EVERYTHING NEWSLETTER—CALL FOR PAPERS, CALL FOR SEMINARS

ANNOUNCING THE 16TH INTERNATIONAL HUMANITIES CONFERENCE IN 2011

VENUE: Hotel Extol Inn, Prague, Pristavni 2, Prague 7, 17000, Czech Republic Wednesday,

DATES: 6th April – Sunday, 10th April 2011

A Gathering of the companions of the book, ‘All and Everything, Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson: A Totally Impartial Criticism of the Life of Man,’ G.I. Gurdjieff

THE ALL & EVERYTHING CONFERENCE:

Our Aim: the conference was originally conceived in 1996 as a meeting of the “Companions of the Book” and it has developed into a world forum for the presentation and discussion of recent writings, themes and music associated with the Work.

The conference provides an open, congenial and serious atmosphere for sharing research and investigation of G. I. Gurdjieff’s legacy. The conference seeks to keep the study of the teachings of Gurdjieff relevant to global, scientific, spiritual and sociological developments. This gathering is open to all serious students of All & Everything and is not under the auspices or sponsorship of any ‘Gurdjieff Group’ or umbrella organization. The conference is not intended to be a ‘Group Work Event’ and thus does not include Work on Movements or Exercises that are related to personal or group Work.

The conference includes the presentation of papers focused on the whole or part of this teaching, seminars on chapters, themes in All & Everything and cultural events. The program is scheduled so as to encourage time for dialogue and the developing of personal relationships outside the structured meetings.

DRAFT PROGRAM FOR ALL & EVERYTHING 2011

Wednesday Evening: Getting to know you session Thurs. Morning: Presentation of two papers, followed by discussions Afternoon Seminar: A chapter from Beelzebub’s Tales
Evening: Cultural Event
Friday Morning: Presentation of two papers, followed by discussions Afternoon Seminar: A chapter from Beelzebub’s Tales
Evening: open social evening
Saturday Morning: Presentation of two papers, followed by discussions Afternoon Seminar: A chapter from Meetings with Remarkable Men
Evening: Conference Banquet
Sunday Morning: Seminar: TBC
Closing Session: Where do we go from here? A conversation providing direction to the Planning Committee for future conferences.

CALL FOR PAPERS

ABSTRACTS – We are currently requesting submissions of abstracts for the papers that will be given at our next conference. Abstracts of accepted papers will be published in advance on the conference website so that delegates can prepare questions/comments. Writers who would like ongoing feedback should contact the Reading Panel.

Examples of previous papers as an indication of the variety of topics can be viewed here: http://www.aandeconference.org/reading-panel
The website is where all the contact and submission information is
provided: http://www.aandeconference.org/reading-panel
The submission form can be downloaded at:
http://www.aandeconference.org/Paper_Submission_Form_2011.pdf
and then submitted by email to: reading_panel@aandeconference.org <mailto:reading_panel@aandeconference.org?subject=Paper_Submission>

CALL FOR SEMINAR FACILITATORS FOR CHAPTER DISCUSSION

At each conference we hold seminars (questions, conversation,
dialogue) on chapters in The Tales and Meetings and other work related subjects. Our experience is also quite remarkable as we bring our questions and understandings to the group at the conference that is made up of various lineages in this teaching. This provides all in attendance to have an opportunity for a respectful and useful exchange of our understandings and experiences.

Facilitators need to have a working familiarity with the chapters or subjects that will be discussed. These facilitators are also responsible for the transcriptions of the seminar that they facilitate. The chapters for
2011 are 29, 32, 33, 34 in The Tales and in Meetings chapter 7, “Prince Yuri Lubovedsky.”

The website is where all the contact and submission information is
provided: http://www.aandeconference.org/seminar-panel
The submission form can be downloaded at:
www.aandeconference.org/Seminar_Submission_Form_2011.pdf
and then submitted by email to: info@aandeconference.org <mailto:info@aandeconference.org?subject=Seminar_Submission>

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“Thanks to this, even the isolation of the inner life of each individual man is increased, and as a consequence what is called the “mutual instruction” so necessary to people’s collective existence is always more and more destroyed.”
– Beelzebub’s Tales, “From the Author,” page 1214
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CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

Five day conference registration fee for Wednesday to Sunday is: £55 (approx CZK 1696, €67, $86) and due by March 1, 2010.
One day registration Fee is £14, (approx CZK 454, €18, $23)

The conference registration fee is payable directly to the A & E Conference and it is in addition to the hotel costs.

To make our administration much easier, please, if possible, register on-line with a credit card at our website: www.aandeconference.org/register

If this is not possible for you, you may register by post. Contact us at:
info@aandeconference.org <mailto:info@aandeconference.org?subject=Register>  and we will provide you a mailing address.
Please make checks payable to “All & Everything Conferences” with the form below or a photocopy.
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MAIL-IN REGISTRATION FORM – ALL & EVERYTHING 2011
Name: Phone:
Address:
City/State/County
Post Code Country:
Email:
5 Day Registration for person(s) @ £55, approx CZK1696, €67, $86
1 Day Registration for person(s) @ £14, approx CZK454, €18, $23 TOTAL (£) The Conference Registration Fee and Form are due by March 1, 2011.
Registrants will receive confirmation by email or post.
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“…I was composing in my thoughts the scheme and sequence of the ideas destined by me for publication and did not know then how to begin either?
“This sensation then experienced I might now formulate in words only thus: “the-fear-of-drowning-in-the-overflow-of-my-own-thoughts.”
“To stop this undesirable sensation I might then still have had recourse to the aid of that maleficent property existing also in me, as in contemporary man, which has become inherent in all of us, and which enables us, without experiencing any remorse of conscience whatever, to put off anything we wish to do “till tomorrow”.
– Beelzebub’s Tales, “The Arousing of Thought”, pages 4-5
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HOTEL RESERVATION INFORMATION

Reservation Email: reservations@extolinn.cz <mailto:reservations@extolinn.cz?subject=Booking_for_A_and_E_Conference>

Please state that you are booking for the All & Everything Conference.

It is not too early to make reservations with the Hotel, and delegates are asked to book them early and directly with the hotel.
The A&E Conference cannot make reservations for delegates.

Extol Inn Hotel
Pristavni 2
Prague 7
170 00
Czech Republic
Reception tel./fax: +420 220 876 541
Reservations tel.: +420 220 802 549
Reservations fax.: +420 220 806 752
Contact Email: info@extolinn.cz
Website: http://www.extolinn.cz/english.html

HOTEL ROOM RATE ALL INCLUSIVE 4 NIGHTS (WED. EVE TO SUN. NOON)

single occupancy 3 star *** standard – CZK8685, £349, €286, $441 single occupancy 2 star ** – CZK7155, £236, €288, $364.
single occupancy 2 star ** economy-shared bath, CZK6415, £212, €258, $326 double occupancy 3 star *** – CZK 6585 per person, £ 217, € 265, $ 334 double occupancy 2 star ** – CZK 5815 per person, £ 192, € 234, $ 295 double occupancy 2 star ** economy – shared bath, CZK 5255 per person, £173, €211, $267

All options above include: “the postage,” conference facilities, breakfast, midmorning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea, three course dinner, and banquet dinner on Saturday evening.

NON-RESIDENT DAY ATTENDEES – HOTEL RATE PER DAY

Non-resident Day Attendee Hotel Conference Package Fee is: CZK 748, £ 25, € 30, $38 includes: mid-morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea. (This is in addition to the day attendee registration fee listed above, and is payable directly to the Hotel, by the day attendee, when they sign in at the hotel front desk.)

PROCEEDINGS


The PDF eBooks versions of the 1998 and 2001 Proceedings are now available from our website at:
http://www.aandeconference.org/proceedings-overview

NEWSLETTER

A PDF printable version of this newsletter, suitable for distribution to your local group or community, is available at:
http://www.aandeconference.org/A&E_2011_Call_For_Papers.pdf
Please share this announcement with any like minded people you know.

ALL & EVERYTHING CONFERENCE MAILING LIST

If you lead or facilitate a Gurdjieff group and would like to recommend any colleagues to receive a copy of this newsletter and subsequent invitations, please email your request to us. If you wish to have your contact information updated, please email your request to us at:
info@aandeconference.org <mailto:info@aandeconference.org?subject=Add_or_Update_Email>

IF YOU WISH TO UNSUBSCRIBE FROM A MAILING LIST,

Please email info@aandeconference.org <mailto:info@aandeconference.org?subject=Unsubscribe>  with “Unsubscribe” as the subject line.

Written by SOPHIA WELLBELOVED

September 14, 2010 at 9:46 am

Cosmology conference: Indian Institute of Science Bangalore India

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

http://www.cosmicmanifest.org/content/index.php for full details

National Institute of Advanced Studies
Indian Institute of Science Campus (IISC)
Bangalore, India

For the first time ever, Scientists and Cosmologists come together to share notes of their expressions on Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science.

Cosmology has always been a dramatic expression of mankind’s grasp of Scientific and Spiritual Insights. Every great Civilisation has had its own perspective on the Cosmos.

Mayan (Peru, Guatemala, Mexico), Aztec (Colombian), Inca (Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia), Greco-Roman, African (Zulu, Kamitic), Chinese, Buddhist, Hindu, are some of the major Civilisational Cosmologies. As assumed that these Cosmologies were largely based on observations, intuitions and mathematical derivations over the millennia, for a long time, the contributions had been considered as fantastic mythologies, by Scientists.

Date            : December 2-4, 2010

Venue          : National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS)
Indian Institute of Science campus (IISc), BENGALURU, India

Organizers : Srinivas Jyothish Vigyan Research Foundation,
Tiruchirapalli, Ind

Date            : December 2-4, 2010

Venue         : National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS)
Indian Institute of Science campus (IISc), BENGALURU, India

Themes

Universe and the Solar System (Origin, Extent, Structure and the Future)

Geocentric and Heliocentric Philosophy (Locations of the Planets, Aspects,

Latitudes and Longitudes and the Significance)

Cosmic Energy Systems and Energy Transfers (impacts on the world systems, humans, human health and human coexistence)

Techniques of Time Measurement, Evolution of Time and Calendars

Earth Processes, Disasters and Climatic Change

Esoteric Cosmology and Human Development

Theosophy and Anthroposophy

Metaphysics and Modern Science

Effects on Cosmology and Health

Cosmology and Social Orde

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Written by SOPHIA WELLBELOVED

July 31, 2010 at 7:16 pm

2010 ALL & EVERYTHING CONFERENCE

gurdjieff

G. I. Gurdjieff (1866? – 1949)

Announcing the 15th International Humanities Conference with program update

THE ALL & EVERYTHING CONFERENCE: WHAT IT IS AND IS NOT
The All & Everything Conference was originally conceived in 1996 as a meeting of the “Companions of the Book.” The conference has developed into a world forum that provides an open, congenial and serious atmosphere for the sharing of research and investigation of G. I. Gurdjieff’s literary legacy. The Conference seeks to keep the study of the teachings of Gurdjieff relevant to global, scientific, spiritual and sociological developments. The gathering is open to all serious students of All & Everything and is not under the auspices or sponsorship of any ‘Gurdjieff Group’ or umbrella organization. The Conference is not intended to be a ‘Group Work Event’ and thus does not include Work on Movements or Exercises that are related to personal or group Work. The Conference includes the presentation of academic papers, individual view papers, seminars on chapters and themes in All & Everything, and cultural events. The program is scheduled so as to encourage time for dialogue and the developing of personal relationships outside the structured meetings.

View the complete Conference Charter on our website:
http://www.aandeconference.org/faq.html

DATES
Wednesday, 24 March – Sunday, 28 March, 2010

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LOCATION
Hotel Pappas
Loutraki of Korinthia
Peloponnese, Greece
Tel. (0030) 27440/62782-4, 23936-8
Fax. (0030) 27440/23940
Email: pappasae@otenet.gr
Website: http://www.hotelpappas.gr/reservation.htm

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HOTEL RESERVATION INFORMATION
Bookings can be made by phone or via the Hotel website (see above).
Delegates are asked to book reservations early and directly with the hotel.

NOTE: The A&E Conference does NOT make hotel reservations for delegates.

HOTEL ROOM RATE PER DAY
Single – €55 per person per day (approximate rate on publish date: £47, US$78, CAD$84)
Double – €42 per person per day (approximate rate on publish date: £36, US$60, CAD$64)
Includes: Breakfast, Mid-Morning Coffee, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, full Dinners, and Banquet Dinner on Saturday evening.

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CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES
5 Day Registration Fee is £50 per person.
(approximate rate on publish date: €58, US$83, CAD$90)
The Conference Registration Fees are due by February 1, 2010.
All registrants will receive confirmation by email or post.

ONLINE REGISTRATION
You may Register on-line with a credit card at our website:
http://www.aandeconference.org/register_online.html

MAIL-IN REGISTRATION FORM
A print and post Registration Form is available to download from our website:
http://www.aandeconference.org/register2010.pdf

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Schedule of Seminars and Discussions

Wednesday
8:30 PM – Informal Session: Getting to Know You

Thursday
8:00 – Voluntary Sitting / Meditation
9:15 – Opening Remarks
9:30 – Stephen Aronson: Egoism and Compassion: A Higher Perspective
10:45 – Coffee Break
11:15 – Paper: Dimitri Peretzi: The Structure of Laws presented in the Tales
12:30 – Lunch
2:30 – Seminar 1: Ch. 31 of Beelzebub’s Tales – The Sixth and Last Sojourn of Beelzebub on the Planet Earth, facilitated by Terje Tonne
3:45 – Coffee Break
4:15 – Seminar 1: continued
Evening open for socializing

Friday
8:00 – Voluntary Sitting / Meditation
9:30 – Paper: Sy Ginsburg: There is in our Life a Certain Very Great Purpose
10:45 – Coffee Break
11:15 – Paper: Andreas Zarkadoulas & Anestis Christoforides: The Autonomous Nervous System in Ideas of Gurdjieff and Modern Neurophysiology
12:30 – Lunch
2:30 – Seminar 2: Ch. 6 of Meetings with Remarkable Men – Abram Yelov facilitated by Ian MacFarlane
3:45 – Coffee Break
4:15 – Seminar 2: Continued
8:30 – Cultural Event: RODA Musical Presentation

Saturday
8:00 – Voluntary Sitting / Meditation
9:30 – Paper: Clare Mingins: The Two Chief Motors of our Existence: Food and Sex
10:45 – Coffee Break
11:15 – Paper: Arkady Rovner: The Gurdjieff Tradition – To Be Continued
12:30 – Lunch
2:30 – Seminar 3: Popi Asteri – Men N1, N2, N3, N4… and N7 in Beelzebub’s Tales
3:45 – Coffee Break
4:15 – Seminar 4: Mike Readshaw – To take the wrong road can be almost as long as a short cut – Or, what was Gurdjieff really doing?
7:30 – Conference Banquet

Sunday
8:00 – Voluntary Sitting / Meditation
9:30 – Seminar 5: Where Do We Go From Here

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Keep up to date on activities and changes at the conference website:
http://www.aandeconference.org

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Examples of previous papers as an indication of the variety of topics:
1996 – James Moore, A Reflection on the Obligolnian Strivings
1997 – Paul Beekman Taylor, Deconstruction of History in the Third Series
1998 – Harry Bennett, Approaching the Neologisms of the First Series
1999 – Dr. Keith Buzzell, The Biological Foundations of the Sacred Impulses
2000 – Dr. Sophia Wellbeloved, Numbers, the Zodiac and The Tales
2001 – Wim Van Dullemen, Principles of Gurdjieff’s Movements
2002 – Ana Fragomeni, Triads and Laws
2003 – Dimitri Peretzi, On the Third Line of Work
2004 – Terje Tonne, Art and the Six Processes
2005 – Sy Ginsburg, Gurdjieff and the Study of Dreams
2006 – Prof. M. W. Thring, The Message of Ashiata Shiemash
2007 – Jose Tirado, Beelzebub’s Buddhas
2008 – Anthony Blake, Beelzebub in a Ring
2009 – James George, What Does Great Nature Now Require Of Us?

CALL FOR PAPERS
You are invited to submit a paper relevant to the study of Gurdjieff’s literary heritage for consideration for A&E 2010. Time: 1 hour – approx 30 minutes for the paper and 30 minutes for questions and answers.
Deadline for submission of an abstract is 1st November 2009.

PAPER SUBMISSION & PUBLISHING RIGHTS RELEASE FORM
The paper submission form may be downloaded from our website:
http://www.aandeconference.org/Paper_Submission_Form_2010.pdf
The form includes submission guidelines for abstracts and papers as well as style guidelines for printed copy. Please note that you will be expected to transcribe the questions and answers for inclusion in the published proceedings. An audio MP3 CD of the recorded session is provided for that purpose.

CALL FOR SEMINAR FACILITATORS
You are invited to volunteer to facilitate a seminar on one of the book chapters listed above in the Draft Program for 2010 or one seminar on Sunday morning on a topic that you suggest.
Time: 1 hour 15 minutes – approx 15 minutes for your introduction and 1 hour for open discussion.
Deadline for submission of an abstract is 1st November 2009.

SEMINAR SUBMISSION & PUBLISHING RIGHTS RELEASE FORM
The seminar submission form may be downloaded from our website:
http://www.aandeconference.org/Seminar_Submission_Form_2010.pdf
The form includes submission guidelines for seminar introductions as well as style guidelines for printed copy. Please note that you will be expected to provide a written copy of your introduction as well as to transcribe the discussion period for inclusion in the published proceedings. An audio MP3 CD of the recorded session is provided for that purpose.

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PROCEEDINGS

The Proceedings of the 14th All & Everything Conference will soon be available.
Printed copies can be purchased from: http://www.amazon.com
ISBN: 9781905578269
The downloadable PDF eBook version will be available to purchase at our website:
http://www.aandeconference.org/proceedings2009.html

Printed versions of past Proceedings are available from Amazon.com.
Ebook versions of past Proceedings are available for purchase and download at our website:
http://www.aandeconference.org/proceedings.html

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2009 A&E CONFERENCE HOTEL & PROGARAMME

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THE 14TH INTERNATIONAL HUMANITIES CONFERENCE – ALL & EVERYTHING 2009
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Wednesday, 22 April to Sunday, 26 April

at:

DAYS HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE
1677 WILSON AVE
TORONTO, ONTARIO, M3L 1A5
CANADA

Tel: +01 416 249-8171 (1-800-267-0997)
Fax: +01 416 243-7342
E-Mail: info@daysto.com
Website: http://www.daysto.com


If you would like to attend and do not have an invitation
you should email
info@aandeconference.org
and ask for an invitation.
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CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES
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Five day registration fee: $ CAD 80 (approx £ 45, E 50, US$ 65) per person.
Per day registration fee: $ CAD 27 (approx £ 15, E 17, US$ 22) per person.

NOTE: Please pay the registration fee in advance to the A&E Conference. You may register and pay online by credit card or PayPal, or send cheque by post. The conference registration fees are due by March 1, 2009.

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HOTEL RESERVATION INFORMATION
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Bookings can be made by phone or via their website.
Delegates are asked to book their reservations early and directly with the hotel.
The A&E Conference does NOT make reservations for delegates.
Hotel reservations are separate from Conference registration and must be made directly with the hotel.

Airport shuttle service available for overnight hotel guests.

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HOTEL RESIDENTIAL ROOM RATES PER DAY
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$99 CAD (approx $81 USD, £55, €63 ) per room (single / double occupancy)
plus $38 CAD (approx. $31 USD, £21, €24) Conference Package per person.
Includes: Breakfast, mid-morning coffee, Lunch, afternoon tea.
Not Included: Daily Dinner, and Banquet Dinner on Saturday evening.

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HOTEL NON-RESIDENTIAL CONFERENCE RATES
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In addition to the per day Conference registration fee, the following Hotel conference package fee will apply to day delegates:
Per day hotel conference package fee is: $38 CAD (approx £ 21, E 24, US$ 31)
Includes: mid-morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea.
The hotel requires that day delegates sign-in at the front desk and pay the conference package fee.

More information is available at the All and Everything Conference website: http://www.aandeconference.org

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SCHEDULE OF SEMINARS AND DISCUSSIONS
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Each day: 8:00 voluntary sitting / meditation

WED, April 22

20:30 Informal Session: Getting to Know You

THU, April 23 9:15 Opening Remarks

9:30 Stephen Aronson-Preparation for the Third Line of Work
10:45 Coffee Break
11:15 Paper: Dimitri Peretzi: Man is Third Force Blind
12:30 Lunch
14:30 Seminar 1: Ch. 25 of Beelzebub’s Tales – Ashiata Shiemash, Sent from Above
15:45 Coffee Break
16:15 Seminar 2: Ch. 26 of Beelzebub’s Tales – The Terror-of-the-Situation
20:30 TBC: Piano recital of Gurdjieff/de Hartmann music

FRI, April 24

9:30 John Amaral – Gurdjieff Exercises and Three Brains
10:45 Coffee Break
11:15 Keith Buzzell – Do-Re-Mi of Food, Air and Impressions
12:30 Lunch
14:30 Seminar 3: Ch. 27 of Beelzebub’s Tales – Organization for Man’s Existence
15:45 Coffee Break
16:15 Seminar 4: Ch. 28 of Beelzebub’s Tales – Destruction of the Labors of Ashiata Shiemash
20:30 TBC: Talk & Piano recital of Gurdjieff/Hartmann music: Elan Sicroff

SAT, APRIL 25

9:30 George Bennett – Being-Partkdolg-duty, Conscious Labor and Intentional Suffering
10:45 Coffee Break
11:15 James George – What Does Great Nature Now Require of Us?
12:30 Lunch
14:30 Seminar 5: Ch. 5 of Meetings with Remarkable Men – Mr. X or Captain Pogossian
15:45 Coffee Break
16:15 Seminar 6: Dorothy Usiskin – Egoism
19:30 Conference Banquet: Speaker – John Robert Colombo

SUN, APRIL 26
9:30 Seminar 7 – Where Do We Go From Here?

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ABSTRACTS AND PRESENTERS RESUMES
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Abstracts of the Papers and Presenter Resumes are available to view on our website: http://www.aandeconference.org/abstracts_2008.html

The Proceedings of the 13th All & Everything Conference are available to purchase from Amazon.com. ISBN: 9781905578122

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THE ALL & EVERYTHING HUMANITIES CONFERENCE: WHAT IT IS AND IS NOT
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The All & Everything Conference was originally conceived in 1996
as a meeting of the ‘Companions of the Book’. The conference has
developed into a world forum for the presentation and discussion
of recent writings, themes and music associated with the Work.

The Conference provides an open, congenial and serious atmosphere
for the sharing of research and investigation of G. I. Gurdjieff’s legacy.
The Conference seeks to keep the study of the teachings of Gurdjieff
relevant to global, scientific, spiritual and sociological developments.

The gathering is open to all serious students of All & Everything and is not under the auspices or sponsorship of any Gurdjieff Group or umbrella organization. The Conference is not intended to be a ‘Group Work Event’ and thus does not include Work on Movements or Exercises that are related to personal or group Work.

The Conference includes the presentation of academic papers, individual view papers, seminars on chapters and themes in All & Everything, and cultural events.

email
info@aandeconference.org

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Written by SOPHIA WELLBELOVED

February 6, 2009 at 7:54 pm

5th ARMENIA-GURDJIEFF CONFERENCE 2009

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5th Armenia-Gurdjieff Conference Location: Armenia
Call for Papers Date: 2009-02-01 (in 8 days)
Date Submitted: 2008-11-30
Announcement ID: 165481

Paper proposals are invited for a conference entitled

The Life and Work of G.I. Gurdjieff

To be held 26-28 June 2009 in Yerevan, Armenia. Scholars and Presenters are invited to examine the various dimensions of the life and thought of G.I. Gurdjieff, and in particular the Armenian and Caucasian roots of his work.

Deadline for proposal submissions: 1 March 2009
Location: Yerevan, Armenia, June 26-28, 2009

Conference Theme: While many works have been written about his life and work, few have addressed the Caucasian and specifically Armenian character of his work. Further, even though Gurdjieff is known outside of the Caucasus, many Armenians remain unfamiliar with him. Building upon the success of the first two conferences, this conference will continue to take steps in redressing these imbalances. This year we hope to present a more in-depth three day conference in which presentations and discussions will take place that investigate Gurdjieff, his life, his work, as well as his ideas. In particular, we hope to highlight and explore the roots of his identity and his role as an important philosopher and thinker of Armenia and the Caucasus. We hope to introduce Gurdjieff to a wider, as well as local, audience and to present and discuss various aspects of his life and teaching. As a result of the conference we hope to form a bridge of exchange that will serve both the local communities and global community that holds an interest in Gurdjieff. By holding the conference in the very heart of Gurdjieff’s homeland, we hope to make new global connections to the Caucasus, a project that has only become possible since Armenia’s break from the Soviet Union.

Paper Proposals: Proposals addressing Gurdjieff’s thought and cultural identity and aspects of the cultures that influenced his ideas, teaching and writing are welcomed. However, papers are particularly encouraged that undertake original research speaking to one or more of the following areas of inquiry.

1. Gurdjieff’s Influence in Contemporary Culture
2. Gurdjieff’s Caucasian and/or Armenian Identity
3. Gurdjieff’s Writings: Language and Terminology
4. Gurdjieff’s “Toast of the Idiots”
5. Gurdjieff and Ethics

Scholars, researchers and students interested in presenting papers at the conference should send a paper proposal of not more than 500 words and a short CV, by e-mail to the conference coordinator: Michael Pittman. The working languages of the conference will be English and Armenian – there will be simultaneous translation. The deadline for the submission of paper proposals is 1 Feb 2009. Authors of the paper selected for the conference will be notified by 1 March 2009.

***Participants MUST submit the full text of their respective papers to the conference organizers by 5 June 2009 (4 weeks before the conference), otherwise the opportunity to participate in the conference may be forfeited.

It is anticipated that the conference papers will be published as a volume. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, the conference organizers will have first option on all papers presented at the conference, and will let participants know by 1 December 2009 whether they will exercise that option.

Informal preliminary inquiries regarding paper submissions are welcome and may be directed to the conference coordinator, Michael Pittman at: michael.pittman@acphs.edu

Michael Pittman
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
106 New Scotland Ave.
Albany, New York 12208
Email: michael.pittman@acphs.edu
Visit the website at http://armeniagurdjieff.org

Written by SOPHIA WELLBELOVED

January 24, 2009 at 9:30 pm

GURDJIEFF AS MAGUS: IMPORTANT OMISSION & ADDITION

G. I. Gurdjieff

The paper Gurdjieff as Magus: Omissions and Redefinitions of the Work
given by Sophia Wellbeloved at the
Association for the Study of Esotericism’s Third International Conference
at the College of Charleston, South Carolina in June 2008 was posted without any references to the sources.

The sources have now been added in the body of the text. We are grateful to the person who drew our attention to this by emailing to ask where he could find the Solita Solano Notes. They are in the Library of Congress, and the precise details are now in the post as well as all the other references to the texts consulted for the paper.

Written by SOPHIA WELLBELOVED

July 10, 2008 at 7:24 am

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