Autobiography

Meetings with Remarkable Men

By G. I. Gurdjieff

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Taking a look around and in view that the men had long past again to their video games, I back to my position, jam-packed with my options, and persevered the paintings at the monogram, which used to be unlikely good yet needed to be complete in any respect expenditures that very same day. The Yezidis are a sect residing in Transcaucasia, as a rule within the areas close to Mount Ararat. they're also known as devil-worshippers. a long time after the incident simply defined, I made a unique experimental verification of this phenomenon and located that, actually, if a circle is drawn around a Yezidi, he can't of his personal volition break out from it. in the circle he can movement freely, and the bigger the circle, the bigger the distance within which he can movement, yet get out of it he can't. a few unusual strength, even more robust than his general power, retains him within. i actually, even if powerful, couldn't pull a vulnerable lady out of the circle; it wanted another guy as powerful as I. If a Yezidi is forcibly dragged out of a circle, he instantly falls into the nation known as catalepsy, from which he recovers the moment he's introduced again inside of. but when he isn't introduced again into the circle, he returns to a regular kingdom, as we ascertained, simply after both 13 or twenty-one hours. To deliver him again to a typical kingdom by way of the other capability is most unlikely. a minimum of my acquaintances and that i weren't capable of achieve this, although we already possessed all of the capability recognized to modern hypnotic technology for bringing humans out of the cataleptic nation. in simple terms their clergymen may perhaps achieve this, by way of convinced brief incantations. Having one way or the other accomplished and added the protect that night, I trigger to the Russian sector, the place so much of my neighbors and friends lived, within the wish that they could aid me comprehend this unusual phenomenon. The Russian sector of Alexandropol was once the place all of the neighborhood intelligentsia lived. it may be pointed out that from the age of 8, because of likelihood situations, my associates in Alexandropol in addition to in Kars have been a lot older than I and belonged to households who have been thought of socially better than mine. within the Greek a part of Alexandropol, the place my mom and dad previously lived, I had no pals in any respect. all of them lived at the contrary part of town within the Russian region, and have been the kids of officials, officers and priests. I usually went to determine them, and learning their households, steadily won the entrée into just about all the homes of the sector. I keep in mind that the 1st individual I spoke to concerning the phenomenon which had so drastically astonished me was once my pal Ananiev, who used to be additionally a lot older than I. He didn't even hear until eventually i stopped, yet authoritatively acknowledged: ‘These boys easily performed in your credulity. They have been pulling your leg and feature made an ass of you. yet glance, how clever this can be! ’ he further, working to the subsequent room and placing on, as he got here again, his fresh uniform. (He had lately been appointed a postal-telegraph legitimate. ) He then requested me to compliment him to the general public gardens. I made the excuse of no longer having time and went off to work out Pavlov, who lived within the related road.

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