July 24, 2014 at 4:23 pm

Randall Carlson on The Essence of The Great Work (Video)

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“We are on a cosmic timetable and at present, we are behind schedule.” – Georgi Ivonovitch Gurdjieff

The following is a selection from a recent email from Randall Carlson to a supporter of our efforts at Sacred Geometry International. The accompanying video features Randall describing in greater detail the nature of the alchemical Great work.

Hello Dave

Thanks for your kind words. It is gratifying to know that you value the information I am attempting to bring to a wider audience. It is absolutely true as you said that one must be proactive in one’s education. Learning should be a lifelong endeavor. The story of human life on planet Earth is a genuine Mystery. There are too many formulaic answers to many of the imperative questions of our time. We are surrounded on all sides by new data and information demanding that we question and reconsider habitual assumptions about our past and our potential future. However when old paradigms fall hierarchies of power are upset, entrenched belief systems are challenged, and resistance to new knowledge is all too typical. I think that the essence of my message is that we have a finite amount of time to accomplish certain things if we are to endure as a society. One of the teachers I looked into early on in my ‘quest for knowledge’ was Georgi Ivanovitch Gurdjieff, an Armenian mystic and all-round scoundrel who, nonetheless, was a conduit for the delivery of some critically important information to 20th century western civilization. A fundamental tenet of his teaching was that, as he put it “We are on a cosmic timetable and at present, we are behind schedule.”

When I first encountered this idea some 4 decades ago I was perplexed as to what he meant. Now, after years of study into Earth history I interpret that statement in a very literal sense. The record of Earth change, encoded into the rocks, the landscapes about us and in the epic and universal mythology of our species conveys the same message, that inherent in the system is a reset button. The evidence now in hand confirms that this reboot command has been activated numerous times in the course of Earth history prior to any human intervention. The preeminent task of our time is, I believe, learning how to overwrite this command before the next system failure, and towards that end, we have a rich legacy of ancient knowledge and traditions that can facilitate our efforts, especially if deciphered in the light of the extraordinary discoveries of modern science. Ancient and modern systems of knowledge are perfect complements of one another.

Potential Earth crossing asteroids as mapped by Popular Mechanics.

Potential Earth crossing asteroids as mapped by Popular Mechanics.

The preeminent task of our time is, I believe, learning how to overwrite this command before the next system failure, and towards that end, we have a rich legacy of ancient knowledge and traditions that can facilitate our efforts, especially if deciphered in the light of the extraordinary discoveries of modern science. Ancient and modern systems of knowledge are perfect complements of one another.

To go deeper down the rabbit hole in consideration of the greatest threat and contrastingly the greatest opportunity for preservation, success and redemption of the human species, please view our film Cosmic Patterns and Cycles of Catastrophe and consider signing up to our Email list, Youtube channel, Twitter stream or Facebook group pages.

  • Rudy

    I have revealed several things deciphered from ancient manuscripts never revealed before, but it seems to fall to deaf and ears, perhaps because I am unknown. But I will again give a small piece, the cycle of Plato. The great year 25920 divided by Pi 3.1416 is is 8.250572956… A number that will not mean much untill as instructed multiplied by the cu it 0.5236 equals 432.000.the length of time.

  • kinkajoo

    So did Randall read Beelzebub’s Tales the required three times ? Never quite managed that meself 🙂

    • I don’t know whether he has or not Kinkajoo, would you mind sharing a little more information about it? Also feel free to post at our facebook group page. facebook.com/groups/sacredgeometryinternational

      Cheers.

      • kinkajoo

        It’s in Gurdjieff’s intro to his own book – says you should read it three times for it to have a profound effect on you. When you get to the end of the first reading you realise this is asking for quite some dedication !
        Anyway, thanks for the invite but I don’t much like facebook, though I’ll give it a read.

        • I will look forward to reading it three times myself, if I know Randall by now he most likely has read it three times by now. Great way to start a book. How about yourself?

          • kinkajoo

            Well, Gurdjieff was a fascinating character, and I do like the sense of humour running through his writing – even if he was a charlatan (which I wouldn’t like to judge) you couldn’t say he was cold – but I never took anything he wrote as gospel, true or necessary for spiritual growth. For me you’d have to run a controlled experiment reading various thick tomes three times over and comparing the effects of control to that of Beelzebub’s Tales, though that may spoil the romance 🙂

          • If you have any books in particular for a novice such as myself to begin studying Gurdjieff’s philosophy please share them with me. I don’t know if a controlled study would be required as repetition is the key to mastery 🙂 Cheers!

          • kinkajoo

            Well, I wouldn’t have anything that isn’t already in the Amazon data base. A few of his pupils and associates wrote quite a lot about him and his system, JG Bennet, AR Orage spring to mind. Colin Wilson wrote about him too, he’s a good read. I have a kind of primer on the system by Michel Waldberg which goes into basics of law of seven and three etc. (none of which I take really seriously, BTW). I’d say that one is worth a read. But there’s a lot of stuff out there and now you can check out you tube for the film of Meetings With Remarkable Men – with the guy who played Alf Garnett as his Dad, and Terence Stamp as a Keeper of the Ancient Wisdoms in a Far Away Monastery. That deserves lots of capitalization I think 🙂

          • Thank you for the notes Kinkajoo. Check us out on facebook sometime if you like, we have thousands of spirited seekers and students of the Mysteries there to converse with on these matters. Facebook.com/groups/sacredgeomteryinternational

            Best wishes,

            Astromonk

          • kinkajoo

            Just watching the latest JR podcast, mentioning oral history, reminds me that Gurdjieff said his Dad was an Ashok with responsibility for maintaining the oral tradition of the Gilgamesh story, Babylonian flood.

          • kinkajoo

            But a book I recommend for those interested in myth and destroyed civilisations is a novel called Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban. Post apocalyptic people in South England survive in a dark ages society living amongst the ruins of our culture, and Hoban reinvents myth, ritual and dialect brilliantly.