A rich and multi-faceted literature has been created over the years from the pens of Gurdjieff, his direct students (first generation), pupils of his students (second generation), scholars and researchers, journalists and critics, and biographers.

At best these writings (Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson, In Search of the Miraculous) are works of ‘objective art’ which convey, on multiple levels, great spiritual truths and ideas with an undeniable impact on the reader.

At worst they are shallow, ill-informed and misleading, as they attempt to define Gurdjieff and his teachings through the lens of subjectivity, preconception and dogmatic bias.

Taken as a whole, the Gurdjieff literature forms a composite multi-dimensional mosaic or portrait of this exceptional teacher, his teachings and his students.



Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson







The Gurdjieff Literature: An Annotated Bibliography

(Last updated: June 21, 2019)

Writings and Talks of Gurdjieff
Books Written by Students of Gurdjieff
Secondary and Ancillary Literature
Biographies of Gurdjieff