The Gurdjieff Movements presented by Jeanne de Salzmann (1981)

Director: Jeanne de Salzmann
Producer: Jeanne de Salzmann
Genre: Documentary / Meditation / Sacred Dance
Country: France / United States
Language: English / JP subtitles

A visual record of the sacred movements and dances by Gurdjieff’s devoted pupil Jeanne de Salzmann.

The Gurdjieff movements is a series of sacred dances authored by G. I. Gurdjieff and taught to his students as part of the work of self observation and self study. The student, even from the beginning, through the high degree of sustained attention required to perfect himself in the movements, is using one of the specific means of self-knowledge, and of attaining the cognition and comprehension of reality.

The music for the movements was written by Gurdjieff and Thomas de Hartmann.

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4 Responses to “The Gurdjieff Movements presented by Jeanne de Salzmann (1981)”

  1. which movements are taught in Part 6 of the video, when it is in Parts and not all one video?

    • Don’t know exactly… but each posture and gesture represent some cosmic truth that the informed observer could read like a book. An example of Gurdjieff’s later series of movements are:

      1. The Automat.
      2. Prayer in Three Parts.
      3. Four Tableaux.
      4. Prayer for Instruction.
      5. Pointing Dervish.
      6. Movement in canon
      7. Esoteric
      8. Triads in Pairs. Complexity in Simplicity.
      9. ‘Olbogmek’. Double Multiplication
      10. (A light dance with counting in canon)
      11. Lord Have Mercy.
      12. Halleluia
      13. (A prayer movement)
      14. Reading from a Sacred Book
      15. (Tibetan) Days of the Week.
      16. — 17. Multiplication of Enneagram
      18. — 19. Stop Exercise. ‘Frightened’
      20. Six Displacements. Dervish exercise.
      21. Remorse of Conscience
      22. of Mesoteric series
      23. — 24. Chadze Vadze (Lord, Mercy!)
      25. Black and White Magic.
      26. (A multiplication)
      27. (A canon)
      28. — 29. — 30. Canon of Six Measures. A ‘cosmic’ dance.
      31. Fifteen Rhythms. Getting up and Down
      32. Automaton.
      33. Premier exercise apri le retour d’Amerique
      34. (A continuous multiplication)
      35. — 36. Dervish Movement. People scattered about
      37. — 38. (A canon)
      39. (Thinking, Feeling, Sensing)

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