MARCH 24 — GEORGE GURDJIEFF QUOTES
I FELT AND SENSED WITH FULL CONVICTION THAT, THROUGH HIM, THE GRAIL WAS BEING KEPT ACCORDING TO LEGEND — GUARDED BY ANGELS IN THE AIR
“As Gurdjieff wrote intensively with pencil onto the thin French paper he liked to use, Dr. Stjoernval almost always sat with him. It was as if what poured into Mr. Gurdjieff, which he then put into words, was so strong that two people were required to receive it. Gurdjieff needed someone else to act as an antenna, and Dr. Stjoernval served him in that way. While Gurdjieff wrote, the waiters at the cafe in Fontainebleau or the Cafe de la Paix kept his cup filled with hot coffee, just as his nieces did at the Prieuré. Occasionally some Russians came, received something from him, kissed his hand devotedly, gratefully, and left.
“Sometimes Gurdjieff would tell me, "Come at such and such a time." When I arrived, he barely motioned me to sit down. He remained concentrated in his world, unaffected by the peripheral noise of chattering people and traffic on the street. Maybe in the beginning I said something, but I soon learned to wait until he turned to me and opened his "visor." Only then could I tell him what I had to report. It was the same for everyone. All of Gurdjieff's many visitors had to wait until he turned toward them, and that could take one, two, or three hours. Whoever came sat in his silent circle. In Mr. Gurdjieffs presence, people experienced the striking contrast between the noisy, hasty, deceptive outer world, and his quiet surety and inner, dense collectedness. I felt and sensed with full conviction that, through him, the Grail was being kept according to legend — guarded by angels in the air.”
~ Louise Goepfert March “The Gurdjieff Years”