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All & Everything
International Humanities Conference 2017
Wednesday 3rd May to Sunday
7th May, 2017
Hotel, Säffle, Sweden
Below is the dates &
times for Greg Loy's presentations.
Greg is President of the GHS and
Publisher of the GIR
Thursday, 4 May 2017
Greg Loy: Presentation
on behalf of Gurdjieff Heritage
Saturday, 6 May 2017
Greg Loy: Presentation
about the Gurdjieff
Website at http://aandeconference.org/
Contact address is:
KROKSTAD HERRGÅRD HOTEL
661 94 Säffle, Sweden
Tel. 0533-69 10 80
Go to the Hotel
Registration post to
learn more about the cost of the Hotel and
how to reserve your hotel room.
The Conference Registration Fee is payable
directly to the “A & E Conferences” and is a
separate fee from your Hotel costs.
It includes lunch and coffee breaks.
New Platz, NY August 6th
We hope you can join us
for the Whirling Dervish
& Persian Sacred Dance
remember to RSVP at your
ARCHIVE MATERIALS OF DUSHKA AND JESSMIN
Work is in progress by the Gurdjieff Heritage
Society, Inc. to continue the process started earlier
by Dushka Howarth to transfer her archive
materials to the research division of the New
York Public Library. The archive includes
materials related to the Gurdjieff Movements and
music, since both Dushka Howarth and her mother
Jessmin Howarth studied Movements directly with
Mr. Gurdjieff during the earliest years and were
widely known authorities on their original
A newer website at http://
provides a link for on-line
tax-deductible contributions for the much needed
support for this effort, through an affiliated,
supporting non-profit organization with
The newer website at
has periodic updates regarding progress with the
"Howarth Gurdjieff Archive." Anyone interested
in being informed when Dushka's archive of Work
materials has been situated for appropriate
access for study purposes, please check either
website periodically and join the Gurdjieff
Heritage Society email list.
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Your informing us of your interest in,
any volunteer assistance
for, this important
archival Work resource is vital and needed
support to the overall archive project.
ARCHIVE UPDATES (after the death of
Dushka Howarth in 2010), in reverse
The first transfer of archive materials to the
New York Public Library occurred in September.
Over 100 published books related to the
Gurdjieff Fourth Way Work and its students,
which NYPL did not already have in its existing
collections, were sent to NYPL research division
at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth
Avenue at 42nd Street. These books are being
assimilated by NYPL, and are beginning to be
available to the public as research materials.
Many are rare, out-of-print, limited editions,
private publications, and/or with notations by
elders of the Work community.
(a) use "keywords" category to search authors
and titles more broadly,
(b) use English titles and keywords to find
non-English materials, and
(c) try alternate spellings. For example, P. D.
Ouspensky is coded as "Uspenskiĭ, P D" by the
The future archive collection is expected to be
established in the research division of the New
York Public Library, under the name "Howarth
Gurdjieff Archive," with cross-references to
materials already in NYPL about the Gurdjieff
Much of the Howarth Gurdjieff Archive is
intended primarily to serve as study materials
for Gurdjieff Movements teachers and musicians.
Other archive materials are of more general
The Howarth Gurdjieff Archive is expected to be
available according to NYPL policies for
research collections, for visitors to the NYPL
branches where the Howarth Gurdjieff Archive
materials will reside (to be determined).
Establishing an archive collection at NYPL is a
lengthy process, so please check back for
further updates on either of our websites, as
archive materials become available over time.
If you wish to be added to the list of those
who have requested email notifications, kindly
join the Gurdjieff Heritage Society e-mail list
as requested above**.
Thank you for your interest and patience. We
hope you will make good and appropriate use of
the archive materials as they become available,
as Dushka wished.
New Book out
GURDJIEFF IN THE PUBLIC EYE By Paul Beekman
The history of Gurdjieff
in newspaper articles, magazines and books during his
lifetime traces his public figure; that is, what has
been said of him on the world stage. Some of the
writers were reporters, others visitors to the
Institute or followers, and still others were persons
interested in social and religious fads of the day.
Many of the newspaper reports that were written by
journalists who had neither seen his demonstrations
nor listened to him or his followers, invented stories
about his activities that pandered to readers
intrigued by scandal and the sensational.
printed between 1914 and 1949, the year of his death,
constitute a topical history of his life and his work.
They constitute a running account of Gurdjieff’s
changing public image as a man and a teacher, and
provide an insight into the way his teaching was
perceived from an age in which theosophy was a
prevalent intellectual occupation, before political,
economic, and moral concerns captured the public’s
Many of the writers whose
work appears here were leading figures in the
intellectual and cultural life of their age, among
them the editor A. R. Orage, fiction writer Katherine
Mansfield, Communist journalist Maurice Donzel,
theosophist and actress Maude Hoffman, actress
Georgette Leblanc, architect Frank Lloyd Wright,
critic Denis Saurat, literary historians Waldo Frank
and Gorham Munson, Hollywood screen writer Nunnally
Johnson, and the founder and editor of the influential
English New Statesman Clifford Sharp.
From Paul B Taylor
GURDJIEFF IN THE PUBLIC
NEWSPAPER ARTICLES, MAGAZINES AND BOOKS 1914-1949.
Available at By The Way Books
Edition: First edition
Condition: Paperback in new condition
Book Id: 13965
Description: See above
Events 2010: Reports on Services for Dushka
Click here to see
Sunday morning, May 9, In Memory of Dushka, a Mass was
celebrated at St. Vartan's Cathedral. Later, a Requiem Service
began around noon. As it was Mother's Day,
Jessmin Howarth's name was included. That evening an
intimate service was held @ 4:40 in the Chapel where
Dushka's remains were transferred from a lovely urn
made by Sylvia March to the permanent church urn. A Vespers Service was
then held at 5:00pm May
9, which included Dushka's inurnment.
of Events May 21, 2010 at St. Peter's for
Dushka’s Memorial Service:
Port o' Monkeys Band ~ Dushka
singing ~ An appreciation of Dushka -- Patty de Llosa
(text below) ~ Dick Hyman at the
piano ~ Speaking of Dushka -- Lillian Firestone &
others ~ Poem – Robert Schneck ~ Lord’s Prayer in
Russian -The Foundation Choir ~ Georgian "Kartuli" -
Victor Sirelson and Partner ~ Gurdjieff music: Duduki
and Easter Hymn and Procession in the Holy Night - Meg
Sinclair ~ Greek Dance - Livia Vanaver and attendees.
(Patty de Llosa): "As Dushka’s
oldest friend here, we grew up together, it falls on
me to welcome everyone to this celebration of her
life. So welcome to the many who’ve come from the
Gurdjieff Foundation, and those from Warwick and
Claymont and Philadelphia and the West Coast. Welcome
all! Dushka's ashes are right over there...
What’s that? Excuse me? Dushka? You’d like to welcome
them yourself with a song? Ok.
When I think of Dushka, three words come to mind:
Talent, Fidelity and Courage. She and I had
extraordinary parents*, hard to live up to, so I know
she had a struggle to become her own person. You will
read about her in the small biography in your program,
but let me say that at 25 she spent time with her
father, G. I. Gurdjieff in the last year of his life
and recorded much of the music he played on the
harmonium, which has recently become available to the
She started off as a publicist for up and coming young
stars of stage and screen, including Dick Hyman, who
has come here tonight to help us celebrate. Her talent
showed up as she learned the guitar and began to sing
and play in performance, finally becoming a cruise
entertainment leader on the Greek Line.
When her mother became elderly she left that job and
came home to be with her. That’s where the loyalty
comes in. And the courage? After her Mother died she
taught herself computer techniques and in spite of
heart attacks, fractures and illnesses which left her
bedridden in the last few years, she put together a
book which she published early this year, “It’s up to
ourselves:” A Mother, A Daughter and Gurdjieff. So
perseverance is another word we can apply to her.
Excuse me, Folks. Dushka’s talking to me again. Enough
talking? You want a dance? Is Livia anywhere around?
And you want to know where’s Dick Hyman? He’s right
over there and he’s going to play for us after the
DICK HYMAN PLAYS
"Have I mentioned Dushka’s adopted son? I bet you
didn’t know she had one! But it’s Robert Schneck, who
will read a
poem he wrote for Dushka".
One of the people who has most cared for and taken
care of Dushka in the last few years when she was
bedridden is Lillian Firestone. Lillian will be the MC
for the rest of the evening".
Patty de Llosa
*(Patty is daughter of Dr. William and Louise Welsh)
for Gurdjieff Heritage Society, Inc ~ Copyright 2006 ~ Dushka Howarth, President ~ New
York ~ All Rights Reserved ~
Photographs on this website appear in Jessmin & Dushka Howarth's Book
Up To Ourselves"
A Mother, A Daughter, and GURDJIEFF