Profoundly true!! Gurdjieff had a better definition not widely employed outside mystics.
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Posted by: LateForLunch ®

10/01/2019, 22:37:52

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Gurdjief's system includes viewing the human consciousness as being primarily divided into three fundamental elements 

Thinking 
Instinct (Organic)
Feeling

Also he postulates Objective Conscience as a function of a morally-superior (healthier) mind. 

This is similar to the Jungian view of normal personalities as having thinking and feeling/intuition-centered elements.

Gurdjieff's beliefs are particularly consistent with Jung's on the specific point of instinct, which also reemerges in Maslow's and also Janov's work - in regard to healthy (normal) vs. neurotic (abnormal) perception/motivation. 








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