Religion: Harmonious Developer

Not many people in the U. S. have ever heard of Georges Gurdjieff. Not many who have heard of him could repeat more than garbled rumors. Not many of those who know him know what to make of him. He is the strange head of a strange practical religion. Until two years ago his Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man was established in Fontainebleau, France. Then, an atrocious automobilist, he had an accident, closed the Institute. His subsequent movements have been obscure; always he has shunned...

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