Thomas de Hartmann, 1921

Gurdjieff International Review

A Special Evening

at the Essentuki Social Club

From the Notes of Thomas C. Daly


Thomas de Hartmann was never one to trumpet his own importance. He never pushed himself forward as some others did. His level of self-integrity has become more and more evident as time goes by. On the way to self-development he has not stinted to record his own essence weaknesses, and how Gurdjieff worked on them to help him overcome them through real suffering of a positive kind, as evidenced by incidents throughout his story. The “special evening” in Essentuki at the social club comes to mind as an example:…

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