BORIS MOURAVIEFF GNOSIS PDF

A commissioned officer of the Imperial Russian Naval Academy Mouravieff rose through the ranks, in particular from to when he served aboard the Russian cruiser Aurora. Aurora won fame in , giving the signal for the start of the Bolshevik Revolution. Promoted to lieutenant commander in , he commanded a flotilla of fast torpedo boats of which he had been the designer and the promoter. In March at the age of 27, he was promoted to frigate captain, before being appointed Principal Private Secretary to Alexander Kerensky in the first provisional government, led by Prince Georgy Lvov. Following this he was appointed deputy chief of staff of the Black Sea fleet by Kerensky, who in turn became head of the Russian government until his overthrow by the Bolsheviks during the October Revolution of

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The reader who has surveyed the material on this site has surely come to the conclusion that what we are saying is "nothing is as it seems and never has been," including the many religions and "methods of ascension" promoted down through the ages. But what is lacking is a clearly defined WAY that might give guidance to the seeker in his quest for the keys to his own "salvation" in whatever terms he might define it. I have worked on presenting the WAY in both the Wave Series and the Adventures series by sharing my own experiences and what I have gleaned from much study and research, but some readers are put off by material that deals with all the lies and deceptions that we face in our reality and simply want to read something "uplifting.

What seems to be true is that we live in a world of lies - ruled by lies and stealing - and that human beings lie because it is impossible for them to do otherwise. Without a Way, that is. As a result of our own searching and questing for answers, the repeated trying and testing of sources and materials, little by little we have come to the idea of what NOT to do. But again, there has not been a whole lot about what TO DO.

The Cassiopaeans have indicated certain pathways to follow, but as always, we are more or less on our own in acquiring the knowledge and learning how to apply it - and for good reason, as the reader may know. In recent months however, we have been surveying a body of teachings that not only meshes with, but vigorously expands upon the Cassiopaean Transmissions to an extent that we cannot think that it is accidental.

In fact, the overlapping and "filling in the gaps" quality of this work is so astounding that we are certain that the Cassiopaeans themselves are very likely involved in this teaching in ways we do not understand. The work in question is that of the Russian exile Boris Mouravieff, presented in his three part study and commentaries entitled Gnosis.

Very little information is available on the background of these materials while a good deal of disinformation is circulating in other circles, and it is best to address these problems before we even attempt to present the material.

As it happens, during our research into Boris M. Dating from his first lectures in Moscow and St. Petersburg in , George Ivanovich Gurdjieff attracted the attention of occultists and many Western aristocrats.

Ouspensky, and were later propagated by Alfred Orage, John G. Bennett, Rodney Collins, and Dr. Maurice Nicoll. It seems that Gurdjieff himself saw this coming at the end of his life. But, what seems clear is that, in the case of Gurdjieff, no one group can claim the whole cheese since he was curiously selective about what he told whom, and even those who were closest to him obviously misunderstood what he was trying to convey, as evidenced by his own statements about this factor towards the end of his life.

Mouravieff tells us: People interested in esoteric matters will probably have read the book by P. Gurdjieff indicates the basis of his teaching: "for the benefit of those who know already, I will say that, if you like, this is esoteric Christianity. And only a study of the complete tradition can give access to the revelation. For those whom He foreknew, He also destined from the beginning to be molded into the image of His Son, that he might become the firstborn of MANY brethren.

And those whom He thus foreordained, He also called; and those whom He called, He also justified, made them righteous, and those whom He justified, He also glorified. The attentive reader will easily find the answer to that question himself in the contents of this article: we must begin by separating the message from the messenger, and we must look for the message beyond the level or information.

This is the way to discover and eliminate error. The fable adds that if we put milk mixed with water in front of one of them, it will separate out the milk and drink it, leaving the water. That must be the attitude of students. Is it necessary that we keep away from "the light which lights every man who comes into the world," and wait for the terrible shadows of ignorance to illumine us, on the pretext that, just as serpents are useful, this is something useful for us?

For the flesh of serpents is only useful to us if they have been killed, and cut up and used with reason as a remedy against their own bites. Those who kill them in this way turn a part of these snakes against themselves, just as if they had killed with his own sword a new Goliath, who had taken arms, who had set himself up to oppose us, who cursed the army of the living God - someone educated in divine things by sinners and illiterates. As noted above, it was "Mission Impossible.

It is not appropriate for his followers to insist that this bare trail is all there is and that there is no more. Rather, it is only logical to widen the trail, to pass through the gate revealed at the end of the trail, and discover what lies on the other side. If they know how, let them pray for the salvation of their souls. Nottingham, from which the following is excerpted: Patterson fails to bring forth the least fact, the least witness, the least clue, the least element of proof.

He only states an opinion, his own, considering it of sufficient weightiness to confuse it with the truth. In fact, Mouravieff reports the admission from Gurdjieff himself. He brings a testimonial and it is the testimonial of an admission.

The minimal space given to this fact can be compared to the long developments which Patterson devotes to his own assumptions. On one side an admission, on the other suppositions.

To which does Patterson give more attention? We can see several aspects of this: The first aspect is evoked by Patterson himself: "the projection onto the teacher". Indeed, it seems that certain individuals cannot approach the Knowledge without associating a name or a face to it. They "personalize" that which, in essence, is beyond all personalizing; and then emotion surpasses thought, that is, intelligence.

This personalizing can take the acute form of veneration, not to say idolatry. Then, all questioning of their idol, even in the name of truth, is judged iconoclastic. The "blasphemer" must be punished -- that is, invalidated -- so that the worship of the idol may continue.

The second aspect: he who identifies with the messenger finds himself inevitably wounded by the "attacks" as they see them against the idol. His personality, cut to the quick, will react. Pushed on by Nature -- which refuses all suffering -- it will fall back on the "self-tranquilizing machine".

We know that, among the means used by the self-tranquilizing machine, there are two primary ones: the first is sentimentality toward oneself, self-pity, the second is accusation of the other.

Each of these attitudes -- or both together as they generally form an "infernal couple" -- will calm, place a balm on the wound. And this will occur to the detriment of truth, replaced by justifications and rationalizations calling upon imagination whenever necessary.

This is proven wrong by many readers who "have commented on the clarity of the text" preface of Gnosis II. It should be noted that the Cassiopaeans have definitively supported the existence and work of a man around whom the Jesus legend formed - though they tell us that the story in the Bible that is supposed to be history is a myth - and here we find a body of teachings that lends background to this view, as well as supplemental information that elucidates the many clues offered by the Cassiopaeans.

Is not the System of Octaves symbolized by the musical scale tones and semitones as well as by the notes that compose it Dominus, Sidereus orbis, etc Is not the origin of these notes a Christian hymn to John the Baptist?

Mouravieff reminds us of this in detail Gnosis, chapter He therefore responds, in preventive measure, to the issues raised by Patterson by showing that Christianity, including its European version, contained the System of Octaves at a certain period. Finally, there is no question that the Philokalia contains all the precepts of the Work and its "Christianity" need not be proven Besides, Gurdjieff himself -- as Mouravieff reminds us -- made reference rather often to both monasteries and to Christian esotericism.

Mouravieff himself tells us that he learned the System "in " in Constantinople through Ouspensky and Gurdjieff. On this last point, having no information, we can only ask questions: Did Mouravieff have Christian masters? Did they know the System? Or did Mouravieff study for himself "monuments such as the Philokalia", and discovered on his own the keys to the Gospels from Psalm ?

It would be an exceptional exploit of a self-taught person in a field where everyone claims the importance of an oral tradition. In saying that Ouspensky had "never been initiated in the oral Tradition other than through Gurdjieff", Mouravieff suggests that he personally had access to this oral Tradition among confirmed masters.

But this can only be a deduction, based on our crediting the honesty of Mouravieff; there is no "objective" certainty. How can Patterson explain that the copier knows more than the one copied, that the thief is richer than the one who is robbed? Certainly, one should analyze the nature of this additional material contained in Gnosis. Are these traditional teachings or ideas belonging to Mouravieff? It is also possible that Ouspensky, or his inheritors, did not reveal everything in Fragments.

Considering his type, his teaching activity was in great risk of being contaminated and parasited by the hypnotic influence that he "automatically" exerted over people. He had to rely on an intermediary -- Ouspensky. Mouravieff also has reservations on the oral expression [of Gurdjieff] which was sometimes brutal and insulting. Why did Gurdjieff hide his sources? Why does he remain silent on this subject, except in rare exceptional circumstances, such as that encounter with Mouravieff at the Cafe de la Paix: "I find the system at the foundations of the Christian doctrine.

What do you say on this matter? This is the very opposite to the accomplishment of a mission. Why would one who fulfills a mission hide his sources? Nottingham] In his book, Struggle of the Magicians, Patterson includes quotes on the front pages which say: The Magus is the highest that man can approach to God. Gurdjieff Toast to Gurdjieff: God give you the strength and the manhood to endure your lofty solitude. Rachmilevitch Gurdjieff is a kind of walking God - a planetary or even solar God. Orage In response to these ideas, obviously dear to the heart of many Gurdjieff followers, including Patterson, let me just point out that Gurdjieff never accomplished the transmutation.

He died just like everybody else. So, in reading these many sources and comparing, we do have some chance of discerning the gems caught between the cracks in the pavement. Patterson has done himself and all other seekers a great disservice in his attacks on Mouravieff.

Connect the threes Q: So, in everything there are three aspects? A: And why? Because it is the realm of the three that you occupy. In order to possess the keys to the next level, just master the Third Man Theme, then move on with grace and anticipation.

And I can guarantee the reader that Mouravieff presents the keys to move on to the next level. This brings us back to the issue of what we are supposed to DO in this day and age that is getting scarier by the minute.

Q: L Well, that leads back to: what is the wave going to do to expand this awareness? Because, if the wave is what "gets you there," what makes this so? A: No.

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