Books by G.I. Gurdjieff:

  • All and Everything: Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1950 (New York: Penguin Arkana, 1999)

    This version was edited by A.R. Orage on the basis of a literal English text prepared from Gurdjieff’s original Russian and Armenian by pupils at the Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man.

  • Meetings with Remarkable Men. New York: Dutton, 1963. (New York: Penguin Arkana, 1985)

    Gurdjieff’s autobiographical account of his youth and early search for hidden knowledge.

  • Life is Real Only Then, When “I Am”. New York: Dutton, 1982 (New York: Penguin Arkana, 1991)

    Gurdjieff ‘s account of the discoveries and difficulties in his personal struggle to bring his Teaching to birth in the modern world.

  • Views from the Real World. New York: Dutton, 1973 (New York: Penguin Compass, 1984)

    A collection of Gurdjieff’s lectures from the years 1917 to 1933


Selected Accounts by Direct Pupils:

    P. D. Ouspensky

    • In Search of the Miraculous. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1949 (New York: Harcourt, 2001)

      Ouspensky’s In Search of the Miraculous has served as the most artful, electrifying and profound account written by a pupil.

    Jeanne de Salzmann

    • The Reality of Being Boston & London: Shambhala, 2010

      Based on notebooks kept by G. I. Gurdjieff's closest follower. Practical insights and 'tasks' designed to bring the reader closer to a state of true Being. "We have to see beyond, and through, our ordinary thinking in order to open to another mind."

    Thomas and Olga de Hartmann

    • Our Life with Mr. Gurdjieff. New York: Cooper Square, 1962. Sandpoint, Idaho: Sandpoint Press, 2008

      This book describes the dangerous flight by Gurdjieff and a handful of pupils out of Russia in times of revolution, ending with the establishment of the Prieuré community in France.

    Henriette Lannes

    • This Fundamental Quest. San Francisco: Far West Institute, 2007.

      Henriette Lannes was responsible in later years for the study of the Gurdjieff teaching in Lyon (France) and London.

    John Pentland

    • Exchanges Within. New York: Continuum, 1997 (New York: Tarcher Penguin, 2004).

      John Pentland was immensely influential in the transmission of the Gurdjieff teaching in America.

    Michel de Salzmann

    • “Man’s Ever New and Eternal Challenge” in On the Way of Self Knowledge. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1976, pp. 54-83.

      Michel de Salzmann was both a trained psychiatrist and one of the most respected leaders of the Gurdjieff Teaching throughout the world.

    William Segal

    • A Voice at the Borders of Silence. New York: The Overlook Press, 2003

      A highly successful businessman, an important American artist and a devoted practitioner of Zen, William Segal was for many years a leading figure in the development of the Gurdjieff Work in America.

    Tcheslaw Tchekhovitch

    • Gurdjieff: A Master in Life. Toronto: Dolmen Meadow Editions, 2006.

    Henri Tracol

    • The Taste For Things That Are True. Longmead, Shaftesbury, Dorset: Element Books, Ltd., 1994

      Henri Tracol was a pupil of Gurdjieff for over ten years and worked as a leader of the Work closely alongside Jeanne de Salzmann in the years following Gurdjieff’s death.


Selected Accounts by Other Pupils of the Gurdjieff Work:

  • Jacob Needleman and George Baker, eds.

    • Gurdjieff: Essays and Reflections of the Man and His Teaching. New York: Continuum, 2004.

      The first major collection of essays and interviews by the first and second generation of Gurdjieff pupils.

  • Jacob Needleman, ed.

    • The Inner Journey: Views From the Gurdjieff Work. Sandpoint, Idaho: Morning Light Press, 2008

      A collection of essays and interviews by the first and second generation of Gurdjieff pupils, originally published in Parabola Magazine

  • Ravi Ravindra

    • Heart Without Measure. Sandpoint, Idaho: Morning Light Press, 1999.

      The first published account of the teaching of Jeanne de Salzmann, Gurdjieff’s greatest pupil, who was responsible for the Work after his death.

  • Jean Vaysse

    • Toward Awakening: An Approach to the Teaching Left by Gurdjieff. San Francisco: Far West Undertakings, 1978.. London and New York: Penguin Arkana, 1988; 2008. Morning Light Press, 2009

      Written by a long-time pupil of Jeanne de Salzmann, this concise exposition clarifies much that has seemed obscure in the Gurdjieff teaching.



  • The Music of Gurdjieff /de Hartmann. Thomas de Hartmann, piano. 3-disc set. Triangle Records, a division of Triangle Editions.

  • Gurdjieff / de Hartmann. Music for the Piano. Linda Daniel-Spitz, Charles Ketcham, Laurence Rosenthal, pianists. Volumes 1-4. Wergo (Schott Wergo Music Media, Mainz Germany).

  • Gurdjieff de Hartmann. Volumes 1-10. Alain Kremski, piano.. Fano, Italy: Naive Recording Studio.

  • Gurdjieff-de Hartmann, Volumes 1 and 2. Laurence Rosenthal, piano. Windermere.



  • Meetings with Remarkable Men, directed by Peter Brook. produced by Remar Production, Inc., 1978