Due to the continued uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2021 Conference will again be a Virtual On-Line Conference and held in May 2021.
A Call for Papers and Artistic/Creative Contributions
Prospective authors are now invited to submit original papers or artistic/creative contributions for the May, 2021 On-Line A&E Conference. Papers may be presented in one of two forms:
- A thirty-five minute oral presentation of a synopsis of the paper, followed by forty minutes of questions and discussion.
- Presentation of artistic/creative work at designated times during the conference. Creative or artistic works may be displayed/presented as appropriate. Authors/Presenters are requested to submit their proposals using the online Call for Papers form.
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ALL and Everything Conference Background
A gathering of the Companions of the Books by G. I. Gurdjieff: ALL and Everything: Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson, Meetings with Remarkable Men, Life is Real Only Then, When “I Am”, and The Herald of Coming Good.
“For each and every peculiar situation great and small in the existence of the beings there,” Beelzebub continued, “this same terrestrial sage Mullah Nassr Eddin had an apt and pithy saying.
“As all his sayings were full of the sense of truth for existence there, I also always used them there as a guide, in order to have a comfortable existence among the beings of that planet.
“And in the given case too, my dear Captain, I intend to profit by one of his wise sayings.
“In such a situation as has befallen us, he would probably say:
“ ‘You cannot jump over your knees and it is absurd to try to kiss your own elbow.’
“I now say the same thing to you, and I add: there is nothing to be done; when an event is impending which arises from forces immeasurably greater than our own, one must submit.
“The only question is, which of the alternatives you mentioned should be chosen-that is, to wait somewhere or to add to our journey by a ‘detour’.” Beelzebub’s Tales, pp 57-8.
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.
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