Sunday, September 18, 2016

Original pamphlets from the Institute for the harmonious development of man

From the Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man. 

The pamphlets are available in English (scanned, and visible at the link), French, and German. Both the English and French copies contain detailed medical and biometric record-keeping forms that offer some interesting insights into the ambitions and interests of Gurdjieff and his followers in establishing the Institute. In addition, the pamphlet lays out a mission statement which will certainly be of general interest to the community.

 Very high quality PDF scans of the original documents are available for download at the link.

These pamphlets are recently discovered property originally belonging to one of Gurdjieff's early and close associates.  They're part of a larger set of documents of very reliable provenance which date from the 1920's and 1930's, and are being published here with the appropriate permissions of the current owner. 

It's likely they will be offered for sale at a later date. Interested parties may contact for further particulars.

More archival material from this collection is expected to be published as it's reviewed and prepared for distribution and sale.


Lee van Laer is a Senior Editor at Parabola Magazine.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for that. I came across this interview with Alexandre de Salzmann, the grandson, recently..I'm sure you know of it, but anyway here's the link:


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