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2010 ALL & EVERYTHING CONFERENCE

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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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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

2009: 14th ALL & EVERYTHING INTERNATIONAL HUMANITIES CONFERENCE

Toronto

THE 14TH ALL & EVERYTHING INTERNATIONAL HUMANITIES CONFERNCE

will take place in:

Toronto, Canada – Wednesday, 22 April to Sunday, 26 April 2009

The ALL & EVERYTHING Conference provides an open, congenial & serious atmosphere for the sharing of researches and investigations 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 Conference includes the presentation of academic papers, individual view papers, seminars on chapters and themes in All & Everything, and relevant cultural events.

The gathering is open by invitation to all serious students of All & Everything. The Conference is not intended to be a ‘Group Work event’ and thus does not include work on Movements or on exercises that are related to personal or group Work. The program is scheduled so as to encourage time for dialogue and the developing of personal relationships outside the structured meetings.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CONFERENCE
Originally conceived as a congenial meeting of the “Companions of the Book” in 1996, the conference has developed into a world forum for the presentation and discussion of recent writings, themes and music associated with the Work and writing of G. I. Gurdjieff. Conferences have been held in the UK, USA, Greece and the Netherlands.

See http://www.aandeconference.org
for full details of
venue
call for papers
past papers

STATEMENT ON INDEPENDENCE OF THE ALL AND EVERYTHING CONFERENCE
The All and Everything Conferences are totally non-sectarian, and not presented under the auspices or sponsorship of any Gurdjieff Group or umbrella organization. The Conferences are and will remain entirely independent. They are organized by a volunteer Planning Committee of students from many countries, supported by a diverse volunteer Advisory Board composed of academics and prominent students of Gurdjieff’s teaching. The composition of the Planning Committee and of the Advisory Board varies from year to year.

No individuals, groups or umbrella organizations are permitted to exercise influence over the conference programme or to make use of its facilities. No participant has any authority to impose his or her views or opinions on any other participant; all participants have an equal right to hold their own particular views and opinions. All participants are encouraged to exercise their right of liberty of thought and of expression within the limits of orderliness and courtesy to others.

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“And all cosmic truths usually become known to all on these planets, thanks to the fact that the beings of the given planet who by their conscious labors learn some truth or other share it with other beings of their planet, and in this way all the cosmic truths gradually become known by all the beings of the given planet without any distinction.” (All and Everything, “An Objectively Impartial Criticism of the Life of Man,” or, “Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson.” p. 563)

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