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Martin Benson Speaks
Martin Benson Speaks
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Carl Lehmann-Haupt - Edited and with an introduction by
Frank Sinclair - Foreword by
Codhill Press
Price: $20.00 
Paperback - 260 pages
Release Date: September 2011
ISBN10: 1-930337-62-0
ISBN13: 978-1-930337-62-6

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Summary

The robust memoirs of an unusual twentieth-century seeker and student of G. I. Gurdjieff.

This is a rambling narration of the life of Martin Benson and in particular his unique relation with the mystical philosopher G. I. Gurdjieff. The time period includes the years at Fountainebleau, where Gurdjieff had established a school of sacred students. Benson’s intimate relation to the master illuminates the living content of his teaching as well as providing cameo sketches of important personalities who were his students.

Carl Lehmann-Haupt, artist, designer, and memoirist himself, has been a student of G. I. Gurdjieff for almost fifty years. His life-long ambition has been to write a history of metaphysics.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction

1. A Vision

2. Talking

3. Childhood

4. Shocks

5. War

6. Sound

7. Nogent-le-Routrou

8. Answering

9. Johnsontown

10. Working

11. The Old Man

12. The Ice House

13. Time

14. Cloven Hoof Farm

15. Stories

16. Thinking

17. A Reading

Appendix


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