George Ivanovich Gurdjieff was born today in 1866. This odd Russian mystic believed that most of us are asleep and go through our lives without full awareness and mindfulness. Gurdjieff introduced the Enneagram to the west and its system of personality typologies are used widely by people keen to work on themselves.
Gurdjieff was something of a mystic, a charlatan and a businessman who imposed his will and personality on others. He also was very bright and we owe him a debt of gratitude for his insights into the human condition.
– Posted by Douglas Racionzer (serendipiday.blogspot.com)