With Gurdjieff; gurdjieff Remembered; Balanced Man
Fritz Peters, with a preface by Henry Miller
a highly delectable book… Not only is it full of amazing anecdotes,
it is also full of wisdom… I have read the book several times myself
and each time with renewed interest. In a way of speaking I regard it
as something on a par with Alice in Wonderland, a real treasure of our
funny child’s eyes vignettes…”
James Moore, author of Gurdjieff: a Biography
1924, at the age of eleven, Fritz Peters first met Gurdjieff, the great
master who introduced the West to the teachings of the Fourth Way.
Boyhood with Gurdjieff covers Fritz Peters’ time as a young troublemaker
at Gurdjieff’s Institute in Fontainebleau, France. Gurdjieff’s
unconventional yet strangely logical behavior made him the only adult
who made sense to Fritz Peters. In a series of brilliantly told anecdotes,
Peters relates Gurdjieff’s impromptu and surprising responses to
the day-to-day problems of the Institute.
In Gurdjieff Remembered, Peters describes his adult encounters with Gurdjieff
from 1932 to 1947. As an adult, Peters is more circumspect about Gurdjieff,
but Gurdjieff still makes a huge impression on him as a man who lives
in the present, heedless of the opinions of others.
Peters’ third and final book about Gurdjieff, the rare Balanced
Man, which has never before been published in the USA, looks back at the
previous two books, and to the future of Gurdjieff’s teaching.
This limited edition hardcover (300 copies) for the first time includes
all three of Fritz Peters' books on Gurdjieff, which have been long out
of print. Also included in this Bardic Press edition is a preface by Henry
Miller, the author of Tropic of Capricorn and Tropic of Cancer, and an
index. The cover illustration is a previously unpublished painting by
Published January 2005 by Bardic Press. Hardcover, 372 pages, ISBN 0-9745667-6-4,
note that this edition is not available for sale in the USA. It is printed,
published and sold in the United Kingdom.