Maurice Nicoll: The Psychology of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky’s Fourth WaywithGary Lachman

Books Mentioned In This Interview

gary lachman beyond the robot: the life and work of colin wilson gary lachman jung the mystic gary lachman rudolf steiner: an introduction to his life and work gary lachman lost knowledge of the imagination gary lachman the quest for hermes trigmegistus gary lachman aleister crowley: magick, rock and roll, and the wickedest man in the world gary lachman madame blavatsky: the mother of modern spirituality gary lachman swedenborg: an introduction to his life and studies gary lachman in search of p. d. ouspensky gary lachman dark star rising: magicking and power in the age of trump

Gary Lachman is the author of over twenty books about the history of esotericism and its influence on politics and society. He has written biographies of Carl Jung, Aleister Crowley, Rudolf Steiner, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, Emanuel Swedenborg, P. D. Ouspensky, and Colin Wilson. His newest book is Maurice Nicoll: The Forgotten Teacher of the Fourth Way.

Here he weaves a fascinating tapistry involving the ferment in the early twentieth century, including the emergence of depth psychology and a burgeoning esoteric culture including theosophy, anthroposophy, ritual magick, and โ€“ particularly โ€“ the Fourth Way movement of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky. Maurice Nicoll was in the center of this world.

00:00:00 Introduction

00:01:53 The Fourth Way

00:18:13 Maurice Nicoll and depth psychology

00:28:36 Fourth Way paradoxes

00:44:12 Fusion of psychology and esotericism

00:57:38 Gurdjieff movements

01:06:56 Maurice Nicoll’s significance

01:16:46 Conclusion

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(Recorded on June 6, 2024)

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Published on June 21, 2024


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