Idiots in Paris: diaries of J.G. Bennett and Elizabeth Bennett, 1949

Santa Fe, N.M.: Bennett Books. Edited by Elizabeth Bennett (1980)
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These diary entries from John and Elizabeth Bennett cover the few months before Gurdjieff's death in Paris on October29, 1949. Twice daily the group would go through a series of rituals, the most significant of which was known as "the toast of the idiots". This "science of idiotism" portrayed the human situation and the hazards of attaining liberation.



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