John Godolphin Bennett – was a British mathematician, scientist, technologist, industrial research director, and author, who was. The Way To Be Free: Talks and Conversations with Students. 20 Aug by John Godolphin Bennett and Anthony G.E. Blake. Born in London, John Godolphin Bennett was the eldest of three children. A brilliant, mercurial man, with a talent for languages, he grew up speaking English .

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Bennett’s parents met in Florence, Italy ; they later married.

John Godolphin Bennett 1897 – 1974

Goodolphin page was last edited on 10 Decemberat ByBennett had concluded that godollphin practice of ‘latihan’ alone was inadequate, and he resumed the work that he had learned from Gurdjieff.

Each contributor can upload a maximum of 5 photos for a memorial. Bennett proposed that there should be five experimental courses each of ten months duration.

He quickly attracted one hundred pupils, and inwith the support of the Institute for Comparative Study, he inaugurated the International Academy for Continuous Education, in the village of Sherborne, GloucestershireEngland. He disputed Maharishi’s presentation of the Gita in which he eliminated the need for sacrifice and suffering. Bennett served the British government as a consultant on the Middle East, and interpreter at the conference in London intended to settle disputes between Greece and Turkey.

Gurdjieff’s death in was a serious blow for all his followers. Gurdjieff encouraged Bennett to stay longer, but Bennett was short of money and so felt obliged to return to work in England.


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Friendly relations continued with Madame de Salzmann and godolphkn groups throughout andbut by then Bennett bbennett convinced that his more senior students were not making progress.

InOuspensky left England to live in the United States. This photo was not uploaded because you have already uploaded 20 photos to this memorial.

However, Shushud eventually agreed that what Bennett was doing for young Western seekers was more suitable for them than his own strict methods of fasting and zikr.

He studied Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic and Christian sacred texts in their original languages. The work with the Hirst Research Laboratories of G.

Bennett met Gurdjieff in Istanbul in October and later helped to co-ordinate the work of Gurdjieff in England after the guru had moved to Paris. Bennett later displayed an extraordinary talent for languages, which enabled him to talk with many spiritual teachers in their native tongues.

Bennett approved permission for M. During this period he made experiments with the Islamic namaz and Sufi zikr. Bennett later married Beaumont, who was twenty years his senior; they were together until her death in The courses proved fruitful, and many people have continued, as he had hoped, to work with the ideas and methods he presented.

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He showed that at last he was independent of Gurdjieff and had his own understanding of the spiritual world, based on a radical questioning of all current assumptions. He was, as he put it, “a little gold By now, Bennett was running his own study groups and giving talks on the subject of Gurdjieff’s system.

This period was described by Bennett’s third wife, Elizabeth Bennettwho was part of the study group, in her book Idiots in Paris: Include my email in message to volunteers.

This article has multiple issues. Some of Bennett’s pupils were dismayed. ByBennett left the Subud organization, feeling that a return to the Gurdjieff method was necessary. The journal ran for 11 years with major contributions from all disciplines.

Display my name Display alternate name Don’t display any name Anonymous You are only allowed to leave one flower per day for any given memorial. Please check your email godollhin click on the link to activate your account. Wandrille[8] interested in Subud, contacted Bennett. Bennett welcomed this, as it would allow him to concentrate on research and writing.

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