God begins to lose control over his creations. Through his chain
smoking, whiskey fueled journey, he must reassert Himself as man's
creator whilst finding time to deal with his problematic teenage son.
Even with his faithful but morally downtrodden assistant, Peter, never
more than a beer bottle top throw from his side, there are bound to be
one or two mishaps along the way.
world, starting from the very beginning. Well, maybe not the very
beginning. I skipped the bit where I come out of my mother's bum. I mean
nobody wants to read about that, right? Me just sliding out of there,
covered in all that icky omelette stuff. That'd be gross. I also didn’t
include the pain I endured as my wisdom teeth came through. Took like
six weeks and it hurt like a punch in the balls. So anyway, back in 2009
I decided I was going to take a leaf out of Jade Goody's book; I shaved
my head and did the off, never to return again. So join me as I
accidentally circumnavigate the globe a few times for want of a map or
itinerary, hoping that one day the next leap will be the leap home.
Wait. That’s a TV show, I don’t want to go home. But I would like a
hologram for a friend.
It comes with the intriguing stories of how both the author found himself involved in the project, and Gurdjieff s explanation of why he had to resort to such a means of communication. Much of the mystery surrounding the man and his mission is unpacked, and many things about his life and work are revealed for the first time. We get a fuller picture at last of what he was trying to achieve during his lifetime.
Special groups were set up by Gurdjieff before his passing to protect his writings and disseminate his teachings when he was no longer here. Many groups in many countries still carry on that work.
What Gurdjieff addresses in the message of this book is the incompleteness of what he was able to pass on by that means. His students simply werent ready to receive all he had to give to them. What couldnt be directly said or grasped was hidden in his enigmatic writings. At some future time, those messages would need to be revealed. This book is part of that process.
Followers of Gurdjieff will find invaluable updated teaching here. Those previously unacquainted with him will nevertheless find a reliable path to self-development.
as much forward planning as my life long friend and travel partner,
Mike, had come to expect of me. Together we travel throughout Thailand,
Vietnam and Cambodia in an adventure many have described as
‘unnecessarily long’ and ‘venereally diseased.’ Despite Asia’s
remarkable lack of wheelchair accessibility, (I don’t like walking up
steps. Give me a ramp any day) we move through the countries relatively
unhindered with only a few minor culture shocks to the balls.
Whatever happened to Darren Aronofsky's Batman movie starring Clint Eastwood? Why were there so many scripts written over the years for Steven Spielberg and George Lucas's fourth Indiana Jones movie? Why was Lara Croft's journey to the big screen so tortuous, and what prevented Paul Verhoeven from filming what he calls "one of the greatest scripts ever written"? Why did Ridley Scott's Crisis in the Hot Zone collapse days away from filming, and were the Beatles really set to star in Lord of the Rings? What does Neil Gaiman think of the attempts to adapt his comic book series The Sandman?
All these lost projects, and more, are covered in this major book, which features many exclusive interviews with the writers and directors involved.