All & Everything 2016
21st International Humanities Conference
Salem, Massachusetts, USA
Wednesday, April 20 through Sunday, April 24, 2016
A gathering of the Companions of the Book by G.I. Gurdjieff: All and Everything: Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson, Meetings with Remarkable Men and Life Is Real Only Then, When “I Am”.
“And however long a time may have already passed, every three-brained being in whose presence there has been acquired the ability to enter into the being-state called ‘Soorptakalknian contemplation’ can perceive and cognize the texts of these Korkaptilnian thought tapes. Beelzebub’s Tales, p. 294
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. Papers may be presented in one of two forms:
- Oral presentation of a synopsis of the paper (twenty minutes), followed by forty minutes of questions and discussion,
- Poster presentation at designated times during the conference.
Creative or artistic works may be displayed/presented during the conference as appropriate.
Authors/Presenters are requested to submit the following using the online Call for Papers form.
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 2016:
- In Beelzebub’s Tales, we will continue with the chapter “The Holy Planet Purgatory.”
- In Meetings with Remarkable Men, we will continue with the chapter “Professor Skridlov” and then continue in “The Material Question.”
- In Life Is Real Only Then, When “I Am”, we will continue with the Prologue.
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 $320 for early birds. Early bird registration ends at the end of February, 2016. After that, registration fee is $370.
Fees for day attendees: Day attendee conference fee for early birds is $80, until the end of February, 2016. After that, it is $92,50.
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 2016 Hotel Reservations page on our website. The conference cannot make reservations for delegates. The hotel is the Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square W, Salem, MA 01970.
Hotel Room Rate and Meals, Wednesday-Sunday
Rooms are $149 (plus 10.7% tax) double occupancy. Breakfast and lunch are included in the conference fee. Dinner is not included.
The Proceedings for 2015 are now available
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