Kenneth Walker

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Kenneth Walker


Kenneth Walter—a gifted surgeon—first met P. D. Ouspensky in 1923. He studied and practiced the ideas of Gurdjieff from that time until his death in 1966. A prolific author, his Venture with Ideas and A Study of Gurdjieff's Teaching provide valuable introductions to Gurdjieff's ideas.

Gurdjieff: The Unknown Man

Dr. Walker’s vivid account, particularly of his first visit to Gurdjieff’s Paris apartment in the late 1940s, is distinguished by his keenly trained powers of observation as a physician. “Gurdjieff used to say that a man revealed himself most clearly in his reactions to sexuality and to money. I could add yet another signpost to a man’s personality, namely, his reaction to Gurdjieff himself. Many reactions were possible, but it was impossible to be indifferent to him or to forget that he was there.… Whatever he was, he was something on a much bigger scale than one had ever seen before, or is ever likely to see again.”

Sayings of Gurdjieff

More aphorisms and sayings of Gurdjieff as documented by Kenneth Walker in his book A Study of Gurdjieff's Teaching.

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