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Psychological Commentaries on the Teaching of Gurdjieff and OuspenskyMaurice Nicoll

Volume 3

CONTENTS Quaremead, Ugley, 1945 22.9.45 29. 9.45 6.10.45 13.10.45 10.10.45 27.10.45 3.11.45 17.11.45 24.11.45 1.12.45 8.12.45 22.12.45 29.12.45 The Second Line of Work......................................... Commentary on Making Decisions in the Work ... Commentary on the Application of the Work-Ideas to Oneself ................................................... Commentary on the Observation of One's Psychology A Note on the Law of Fate........................................ The Observation of 'I's and States ................ A Note on Relaxation ... ... ... ... Work on the Emotional Centre ............................ Work on Attitudes...................................................... Where We Live Psychologically ............................ On Obeying the Work ....................................... The Parable of the Horse, Carriage and Driver (I) The Parable of the Horse, Carriage and Driver (II)PAGE

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Quaremead, Ugley, 1946 12. 1.46 19. 1.46 26. 1.46 2. 2.46 9. 2.46 16. 2.46 22. 2.46 2. 3.46 9. 3.46 16. 3.46 23.3.46 3. 3.46 6. 4.46 13. 4.46 20. 4.46 27. 4.46 4.5.46 11. 5.46 18. 5.46 25. 5.46 1. 6.46 8.6.46 15. 6.46 22. 6.46 The Unobserved Side of Ourselves ................. On putting Feeling of 'I' into the Work ............... Note on the Effect of Early Impressions ................. On Keeping the Work Alive in Oneself ................ Commentary on one's Level of Being ... ... Commentary on Giving up one's Suffering ... The Psychological Meaning of Foot ................. Commentary on being Sealed against Life ... A Note on the Difficulties of Giving Out and Receiving Esoteric Teaching ... ... ... ... Further Note on Sealing oneself from Life................. The Importance of Observing Mechanical Disliking Commentary on Acceptance of Oneself ... ... Further Note on Acceptance of Oneself ................. The Parable of Walking on the Waters ................ A Note on False Personality and Imaginary 'I' ... Commentary on Attitudes.......................................... The Study of Mechanical Associations ................ Further Note on False Personality............................. Commentary on Self-Remembering ................. Commentary on Identifying ............................ Commentary on Memory........................................... On Thinking in a New Way ............................ A Note on Relaxation ....................................... Work on Emotional Centre........................................ 831 837 839 840 845 850 856 861 864 868 871 874 876 879 882 886 890 892 896 899 902 905 908 910

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Note on Self-Rcmembcring ... ... ... ... Commentary on False Personality and Self-Love ... Inner Separation ... ... ... ... ... On Living more Consciously ... ... ... A Short Note on Different Ways of Self-Remembering A Note on Second Body ....................................... On Awakening from Sleep......................................... Further Note on Second Body ............................ Recapitulation on Essence and Personality ...

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Great Amwell House, 1946 21. 9.46 28. 9.46 5.10.46 13.10.46 19.10.46 26.10.46 2.11.46 11.11.46 16.11.46 23.11.46 30.11.46 7.12.46 14.12.46 21.12.46 28.12.46 Further Note on Self-Remembering ... ... Time-Body ... ... ... ... ... ... Further Note on Time-Body ... ... ... The Relation of Memory to the Fourth Dimension A Note on Personal Work on Oneself ... ... Essence and Personality ... ... ... ... A Note on Buried Conscience ... ... ... Inner Contradictions... ... ... ... ... A Note on False Personality ... ... ... Third Force ... ... ... ... ... ... A Note on Effort ................. ................................. Efforts Against certain 'I's ... ... ... ... Our Psychological Country....................................... On Finding Solutions ... ... ... ... Feeling of 'I' .............................................................. 941 943 947 950 953 955 958 963 966 968 971 974 977 979 982

Great Amwell House, 1947 4. 1.47 11. 1.47 18. 1.47 25. 1.47 1. 2.47 8. 2.47 15. 2.47 22. 2.47 1. 3.47 8. 3.47 22. 3.47 Positive Ideas in the Work (I) ... ... Positive Ideas in the Work (II) ... ... Further Note on Positive Ideas in the Work Reversal of Signs ... ... ... Magnetic Centre and Positive Ideas ... Our Relationship to Psychological Space ... A Note on Self-Justifying ... ... ... Note on Taking in Negative Impressions ... On Realizing that One is not Conscious ... Work on Undeveloped Functions ... ... Further Note on Undeveloped Functions ... Personal Realization that one is a Machine ... ... and ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 984 987 990 993 996 999 1000 1003 1006 1008 1010

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29. 3.47 5. 4.47 12. 4.47 19. 4.47 29. 4.47 3. 5.47 10.5.47 17. 5.47 25. 5.47 31. 5.47 7. 6.47 14. 6.47 21. 6.47 28. 6.47 5. 7.47 12. 7.47 19. 7.47 26. 7.47 6. 9.47 13. 9.47 20. 9.47 27. 9.47 4.10.47 11.10.47 25.10.47 1.11.47 8.11.47 15.11.47 29.11.47 6.12.47 13.12.47 20.12.47

Mechanics and Psychology ... .. ... ... Neutralizing ForceTriads ... ... ... Accident and Fate ... ... ... ... ... On Psychological Thinking ... ... ... ... Further Note on Psychological Thinking ... ... A Note on External Considering ... ... ... The Body and the Different Minds that Act on it (I) The Body and the Different Minds that Acton it (II) A Note on Understanding ... ... ... ... On Violence and Understanding ... ... ... On Centres and Parts of Centres ... ... ... Further Note on Violence and Understanding, (Violence and Fear) ... ... ... ... Commentary on Psycho-Transformism ... ... Intelligence and Instinct ... ... ... ... A Note on Relationship ... ... ... ... Aim ........................................................................ Further Talk on Essence and Personality ... ... The Idea of Payment in the Work ... ... ... Separation and Self-Remembering ... ... The Inner Man .................................................. Note on Self-Observation ... ... ... ... Different 'I's............................................................... Further Note on 'I's ................................................. The Work-Octave (I) ...................................... The Work-Octave (II) ...................................... The Work-Octave (III) ...................................... Personality and Essence or Outer and Inner Man or (in my case) Nicoll and 'I' ... ... ... On Hearing the Work ... ... ... ... Centre of Gravity (Sun, Moon and Stars) ... Commentary on Increase of Consciousness ... Commentary on Aim ... ... ... ... One of the Work-Ideas about Imagination ...

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Great Amwell House, 1948 3. 10. 17. 24. 31. 7. 1.48 1.48 1.48 1.48 1.48 2.48 The Step-Diagram ..................................................... Notes on Self-Observation ... ... ... ... 6144............................................................................. Essence and Personality ... ... ... ... Internal Considering and Inner Talking ... ... Commentary on Being ....................................... 1103 1106 1109 1112 1115 1120

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2.48 Commentary on Habits ... ... ... ... 1123 2.48 Commentary on Time ...................................... 1127 2.48 Commentary on Imaginary 'I' and False Personality 1132 3.48 Further Commentary on Self-Remembering ................. 1136 13. 3.48 Internal Considering ...................................... 1140 27. 3.48 A Note on External and Internal Attention ... 1141 3. 4.48 The Work Conception of Energy ... ... ... 1144 10. 4.48 The Food of Impressions ... ... ... ... 1149 17. 4.48 A Universal Language ... ... ... ... 1153 24. 4.48 Lying .......................................................................... 1158 1. 5.48 On Consciousness ... ... ... ... ... 1161 8. 5.48 Brief Note on Self-Change........................................ 1165 15. 5.48 Self-Change (Change of Attitude) ... ... ... 1167 22. 5.48 Note on Observation of Intellectual Centre and Useless Thinking and Wrong Thinking ... 1169 29. 5.48 Notes on the Meaning of this Work ... ... 1173 5. 6.48 The Transformation of Impressions ... ... 1175 12. 6.48 Self-Transformation ... ... ... ... ... 1179 19. 6.48 Note on Self-Remembering and Self-Acknowledgment 1183 26. 6.48 Wrong Work of Centres ....................................... 1185 3. 7.48 The Unmanifest Earth and the Manifest Earth ... 1188 10. 7.48 A Further Note on the Table of Hydrogens ... 1191 17. 7.48 The Unmanifest as Cause of the Manifest ... 1194 23. 7.48 Essence and Personality ... ... ... ... 1197 31. 7.48 Further Note on Work-Effort ........................... 1200 7. 8.48 Buffers, Pictures and Work-Shock ... ... ... 1203 21. 8.48 On Being under Different Laws ... ... ... 1205 28. 8.48 On Identifying with your Part in Life ... ... 1208 4. 9.48 Further Notes on Self-Observation ... ... 1210 11. 9.48 A Note on Violence................................................... 1213 18. 9.48 Further Note on Violence......................................... 1215 2.10.48 Crisis .......................................................................... 1218 9.10.48 Notes on Work on Oneself ... ... ... ... 1221 16.10.48 Evaluation ... ... ... ... ... ... 1224

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Quaremead, Ugley, September 22, 1945 THE SECOND LINE OF WORK There are three lines of Work. The first line of Work is work on yourself in connection with what the Work teaches. The second line of Work is work in conjunction with other people who are in this Work. The third line of Work is