Introduction to The Sixth Sense:
This isn't a very long book. At 72 pages, it's more of a monograph. Yet the subject will certainly be of interest to the Gurdjieff community, especially those interested in studies of the enneagram and the question of why Gurdjieff said man has six—and not five—senses.
During some discussions earlier this year, it dawned on me that most people have no idea of what Gurdjieff meant when he said this. The discussions covered a wide range of what amounted to ultimately unfulfilling speculation.
It occurred to me that it would be a service to the community to investigate what the sixth sense really is, since material one can draw on to support such an explanation is abundant. While this monograph will hardly be the last set of notes on the subject, it lays a foundation for more discussion on the subject.
If you have ever wondered what your sixth sense is, what it ought to do, and whether or not we even have any connection to it, this monograph will (one hopes) raise questions, provide paths for further inquiry, and help move us towards a deeper understanding.
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Lee van Laer is a Senior Editor at Parabola Magazine.