Author: Kathryn Hulme
Publisher: Book Studio
Publish Date: 2012
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
“The event which compels me into this book was my meeting with the celebrated mystic, teacher and philosopher, George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff, whom I encountered as if by chance and came to love as if by design.”
Kathryn Hulme’s life was radically changed and enriched by the influence of Gurdjieff. Undiscovered Country is a tribute to him and his teachings, a vivid personal memoir of her experience as his student, and of the burning spiritual intensity that dominated her life as a result of his influence.
“Undiscovered Country is in the tradition of Kathryn Hulme’s best work; painstaking, poetic, and always sincere. In recording her soul’s search for ‘something more,’ she contributes an arresting document for those who believe this to be their function on earth.”
“This is a ‘must’ for all interested in Gurdjieff and his school, and strongly recommended for all who are concerned in the Pilgrimage of the Soul. It gives the best intimate picture I know of what it meant to be a ‘follower of Gurdjieff’s ideas.’ ”
— J. G. Bennett
“A picture of the relation between a teacher and his pupil . . . the way he opens her to a wider world through a relation which touches the whole of one’s being.”
— Jeanne de Salzmann
5.0 out of 5 stars A Spiritual Journey
Kathryn Holmes just wanted to show us a glimpse of the master who taught her the ‘Work.’ What she unveils about Gurdjieff is astounding. The many places they visit in Europe and the many restaurants where they dine together create a place of excitement for his teachings. She really was a crocodile and led an incredible life that helped many people. I will always remember this book. MW
5.0 out of 5 stars A valuable resource in audiobook form.
Preserving and disseminating this book in audio form is a valuable service to humanity. The reader’s voice was of good timbre and well-paced. I wish that either the reader or whoever directs the reading could have studied the correct pronunciation of the words in the text. Because this is a book about Gurdjieff, I used the mispronunciations as an opportunity to self- remember, but just a little practice on the narrator’s part could have cleared up many of these errors. Perhaps they were included on purpose to deter those without persistence and commitment to the teachings. With a Gurdjieff-related book, who can say?
Item as described, arrived on time.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Timely arrival, very interesting book
5.0 out of 5 stars an excellent book
If you love Gurdjieff, this is a book you'll want to read!
5.0 out of 5 stars some info
Some info you might find interesting.
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable life story
Outstanding autobiography of Katherine Hulme and perspective on Georges I. Gurdjieff as a person and spiritual Master.
3.0 out of 5 stars Not clarity driven
I am a fan of Hulme's (The Nun's Story, The Wild Place), but I felt this book was a muddled account of her spiritual journey. I heartily recommend the factual The Wild Place (her five years helping resettle Europe's millions of displaced persons after WWII)or the Nun's Story (a good nun who left her order and I suspect based on Hulme's relationship with a nun Hulme met in The Wild Place). But this is one book where I skipped here and there, hoping for some clue as to why she wrote it. Hulme evidently found her spiritual place in the universe, but she couldn't take me with her.
5.0 out of 5 stars Read closely and learn
The other review about "writing better" should understand the value of letters and journaling. Excellent book on interaction and lessons of life given and received from teacher to pupil. If you find a copy keep it and will it to your children.