All & Everything 2019
24th International Humanities Conference
Kendal, United Kingdom,
Wednesday, April 3 through Sunday, April 7, 2019
A gathering of the Companions of the Book by G.I. Gurdjieff: All and Everything: Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson (1950 edition), Meetings with Remarkable Men and Life Is Real Only Then, When “I Am”.
“Today, civilisation, with its unlimited scope in extending its influence, has wrenched man from the normal conditions in which he should be living.” The Herald Of Coming Good, p. 27
The All and Everything International Humanities Conference is a forum for the presentation and discussion of recent studies associated with the writings and work of G.I. Gurdjieff.
The A&E Conference series was initiated from the wish to “try and fathom the gist” of Gurdjieff’s writings as advised by the author. The conference provides a common ground for those who wish to explore these teachings with the hope that, by sharing our questions, insights and even half-baked notions in a neutral and congenial atmosphere, a wider horizon of understanding and practical incorporation will appear.
Call for Papers and Artistic/Creative Contributions
We are receiving proposals and would like to encourage you and others to submit if you are interested.
Prospective authors are now invited to submit original papers or artistic/creative contributions for the forthcoming A&E Conference using the online Call for Papers form. Papers may be presented in one of two forms:
- Oral presentation of a synopsis of the paper (thirty minutes), followed by fortyfive minutes of questions and answers,
- Poster presentation at designated times during the conference.
Creative or artistic works may be displayed/presented during the conference as appropriate.
Call For Seminar Facilitators For Chapter Discussions
At each conference we hold seminars (questions, conversation, dialogue) on chapters in Beelzebub’s Tales, Meetings with Remarkable Men and Life Is Real Only Then, When “I Am”. Each seminar is guided by a facilitator who sees to a balanced exchange. Facilitators need to have a working familiarity with the chapters that will be discussed. The facilitators are also responsible for the transcriptions of the seminar that they facilitate. The chapters to be discussed for 2019:
- In Beelzebub’s Tales, we will start with the chapter “Beelzebub Tells How People Learned and Again Forgot About the Fundamental Cosmic Law of Heptaparaparshinokh”.
- In Meetings with Remarkable Men, we will continue with the chapter “Mr. X or Captain Pogossian” from page 85.
- In Life Is Real Only Then, When “I Am”, we will continue with the Prologue from page 45.
If you would like to volunteer to facilitate a seminar, please contact the Reading Panel.
For more information, see the Seminar program page.
Five day conference registration fee for Wednesday to Sunday is £145 for early birds. Early bird registration ends at the end of January, 2019. After that, the registration fee is £160.
Day attendee conference fee for early birds is £30, until the end of January, 2019. After that, it is £35.
Hotel Reservation Information
It is not too early to make reservations with the hotel, and delegates are asked to book early and directly with the hotel. Please see the 2019 Hotel Reservations page on our website. The conference cannot make reservations for delegates. The hotel is the Castle Green Hotel, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 6RG, United Kingdom.
Hotel Room Rate and Meals, Wednesday-Sunday
24 hour delegates
Rooms are £526 per person for the whole conference (£791 for two persons sharing a room), including breakfast and dinner (except for the Friday evening, which leaves an opportunity to go down town, if wished). Lunch is included in the conference fee.
Hotel rates for day delegates are £6.50 on Wednesday 3rd (from 2:00pm), £19.50 on Thursday through Saturday and £4.00 on Sunday 7th (till 11:30am).
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