Fourth Way – Analysis of A. R. Orage [7w6]

  Introduction A.R. Orage was an English intellectual who was one of Gurdjieff’s more prominent pupils, having first met Ouspensky. Just happening to read a compilation of meeting notes taken of Orage by students, his ‘type’ was fairly apparent within the first hundred pages or so. For interest’s sake (given the enneagram’s early Fourth Way… Continue reading Fourth Way – Analysis of A. R. Orage [7w6]

Speculation on Parallels between the Psychological Enneagram and Gurdjieff’s Fourth Way

Note: the following is fairly speculative discussion on how Gurdjieff’s ideas could be related to the modern psychological enneagram. Most concepts referenced here can be found in ‘In Search of the Miraculous’.   Gurdjieff’s Fourth Way appears to have flowed through into much modern enneagram theory – including the ideas of ‘centres’ (and balancing of… Continue reading Speculation on Parallels between the Psychological Enneagram and Gurdjieff’s Fourth Way

Author Case Study – Robert Heinlein [8w7]

Type: 8w7 Functions: Se/Ti/Fe/Ni [“ESTP”];┬áDominant centres Instinctive/sexual, Intellectual Heinlein has been mentioned in another couple of case studies, but I am profiling him further for completeness as the existing 8w7 profile [Gurdjieff] is really intended more to add perspective on his Fourth Way teachings. This study is only a very limited review of Heinleins’ work,… Continue reading Author Case Study – Robert Heinlein [8w7]

Case Study – Gurdjieff [8w7]

Gurdjieff is fairly often described as an 8. Here I will consider the theory that he’s an 8w7. In person we can see that he’s quite active, at times combative, and there is a marked tendency toward ‘excess’ or ‘lust’, apparently having a number of affairs with students. He explains his position as not being… Continue reading Case Study – Gurdjieff [8w7]

Movie Analysis – James Cameron [6w7]

Normally movies are much more difficult to analyze than novels – I believe, mostly because there are extra people involved, partly from actors but mostly because the script may be written by someone different to the director (or several people), probably going through more editing from yet others. A movie also gives only an external… Continue reading Movie Analysis – James Cameron [6w7]