order for the various worldwide students of The Work to be able to
effectively communicate, a common work language becomes necessary.
Fortunately for us all, the Fourth Way discipline, as outlined by
Gurdjieff followed closely by Ouspensky, Nicoll, Bennett, deRopp,
K. Walker etc., already contains the requisite language.
of my inability to 'get' what I already knew about being asleep,
I had to devise another adverb for sleep. Since formatory mind remains
unable to see and hear various aspects of sleep coupled with the
fact that formatory mind does not get past the literal (lateral)
interpretation of sleep; once I was able to add the term, psycho/spiritual
sleep, many new avenues of Self Observation became obvious.
refers to two separate aspects of sleep. The cross, as a form, illustrates
one element essential to the correct interpretation of this term.
The cross is comprised of both a horizontal line intersected at
right angles by a vertical line. Each individual contains within
themselves both of these psychic aspects/spiritual potentials as
well as possibilities.
when I use the term psycho/spiritual, I am always referring to the
innate totality of human psychic capacities.
the above, Bob Dylan's lyrics "you gotta serve somebody, it
may be the devil or it may be the Lord, still you're gonna serve
somebody" takes on even more meaning.