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Select a subject at the left or search with the Google button (left bottom). There are hundreds and hundreds of archive talks to choose from!
These invocational talks are direct transmissions from a School that reaches across time and space, life and death.
You are invited to participate in them as a listener within the private intimacy of the group. It's the next best thing to having been there.
You will find a list of subjects on the left side of this page. Merely click on a subject to see the archival recordings that are available. They date from 1970 to the present.
Hear what you've missed when E.J. Gold got together with Claudio Naranjo, A.H. Almaas, Lee Lozowick, Robert Anton Wilson, Andrew Cohen, Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, John Lilly, Murray Yagan, Reshad Feild, David Atkinson, Marilyn Gossen, Stan Howard, Patricia Elizabeth, Flying Karamazov Brothers, Amanda Foulger, Mary Houston, John Reynolds, Eve Ilsen, Armando Molina, Toni Lilly, Heather Valencia, Glenn Perry, Lee Perry, Martin Silverwolf, Dru Kristel, Dr. Abe Levitsky, Larry Roberts, Fritz Perls, core group and others.
Archive Talks are authentic work chamber talks of E.J. Gold recorded over the years under diverse and frequently not ideal recording conditions on location where the talks were given or radio interviews happened. Your Archive Talk may have sounds of a restaurant, city traffic or clinking of dishes at an invocational dinner, and many talks have questions and comments from students or audience members. These Archive Talks were originally available only on cassette.
Now they have been digitally remastered and converted to CD. SOON to be direct digital download.
This talk describes the completion and activation of the Body Kesdjan or Astral Body using the first two Tantric levels, the development of Will through the intentional exposure of weaknesses, and the first two fundamental rules of a School.
This talk explores the mechanics for the extraction of first, second and third Being food and presents a wide range of invaluable work data relating to formation of the Body Kesdjan.
A talk on octaves, candidacy for the Work and the voice of conscience. Introduces the idea of "making everything quiet inside" as a condition for Work.
Side 1: A talk on the symbolism of the Tarot as it relates to the science of types and the assimilation of impressions.
Side 2: Reversing the flow of substances so they pass through man from the outer world to the inner world is the subject of this informal talk to an intimate group.
A talk on the acquisition and accumulation of substances needed for the formation of a vessel for the soul and the exact organic foods beneficial to this accumulation.
What is the objective purpose of human life? Becoming subject to higher laws and the sacrifice of Eternal Peace. This talk also explores the question, "Does God really suffer?" This talk has just been recently re-mastered to save this aging recording and also to restore and improve in a high fidelity professional recording studio the sound quality available for the serious student.
The method and use of Real Work Questions is presented in this very fundamental talk that is a blessing for newcomers.
This talk examines the possibility of living a three-centered life, economizing the use of centers, accelerating the flow of impressions and intensifying our attention.
This discourse provides precise definitions of laws and of the active and passive principles. Will be particularly appreciated by those familiar with the concept of the laws and their process of derivation and reflection.
Ordinary man, by trying to escape his own minimum obligation of personal suffering, increases his pain and suffering. Expansion beyond one's personal suffering is examined in this talk.
Psychometry, teachings intentionally recorded in artifacts, the nature of The Work, and the Unspeakable Sacrifice are explored.
A discussion of the objective purpose of human beings, the impossibility of attaining completion by mastery from below and the function of cosmic maintainers within the Work.
A public workshop led by Rob Newmarch which centers around a reading from Secret Talks IX and the ideas of voluntary and involuntary postures, impartiality, moving center and the machine, and the idea of resisting nature.
This talk on the conditions for the invocation of healing entities explores the effects of metal and electricity on a healing space, the major causes of illness and organic toxicity, the use of sound and certain scents and oils in the healing space, and the feeding habits of Chief Features.
Man as he stands in nature is food for his Chief Feature entity which originates many of his activities, states and attitudes. This powerful talk explores the invocation and banishing of Chief Feature.
This talk examines the function of man on the planet, his involuntary or voluntary feeding of lunar or solar entities, the invocation of entities by actors on stage, and the play as a form of invocation.
This talk examines the invocation of Lunar and Solar entities during childhood and its significance for child rearing, the importance of impartiality, the ingestion and absorption of the teacher, and the survival of data in work cell colonies through protein chains.
A discussion of the banishing of Chief Feature, our periodic "moments of freedom" from its influence, and the technique of initiating action during these moments of freedom.
This workshop presentation explores the concepts of resurrection and reincarnation, as well as the invocation of Work forces and the recording of work-data in certain ancient artifacts.
This public talk describes how we are subject to the conditioning of the organic machine and how we can be either free or spontaneous.
An open discussion with E.J. Gold, Murray Yagan and Fourth Way students on the difference between Baraka and Grace, and the significance of these forces in human life.
This discussion of ancient theater and the power of manifestations includes a powerful exercise for working with attention and the source of attention.
This introductory lecture explores topics such as pain and sensation, time and the sensing of personal death, aging and increased human life span, belief structures which inhibit the healing process, and the principle of resonance and electrical receptivity of the body.
A discussion of the electrical fields of the body in connection with attenuation and bio-stasis, muscular triggers for alternative states of reality, associated brain-wave alternations and techniques for organically self-conditioning one's own after-life.
A discussion of stilling the body through nonattachment, voltages of bioelectrical currents within the body, higher frequencies of perceptions, cycles of sensation, connecting the chakras, "hooding the cobra," and mastery of attention, visualization and observation.
In a question and answer format, this talk covers topics such as symptoms of concern, changing habits in the musculature of the body and associated neurological responses, centers and their associated sensation, and the necessity for responsibility.
An exploration of various effects of the sexual experience, breath alterations and skin conductance in relation to sweating and muscle control, ideas of creation in Tantra and the early development of habits.
In a question and answer format, many topics are explored including alchemy, creative visualization, blending into one form with a partner, food and digestion, your partner as the yantra, and the merging of bioelectrical fields.
A discussion on centers and stress functioning levels, the accumulation and use of sexual substances for spiritual evolution, and Taoist tantric rituals.
This talk includes a discussion of the Five-Fold Mastery (mind, breath, emotions, appetite and sex), working with the natural flow and tempo of life, the transformation of ordinary experience into evolutionary work, and the role of Avatars and Tulkus.
In this talk, E.J. Gold examines the question "sensation + fear = pain." If one were to remove fear, the equation would balance in a new way. This talk also includes a discussion of the Sacrifice of Infinity.
Topics covered in this talk include being in the organic machine, the biological body and its use for transformation, escape from the cycles of birth and death, periods of blackout, essence and psyche, and the dangers of being a "space-junkie".
Your partner as the Guide, the Cosmic Computer, soulmates and essence friendships, the Here and Now, the trap of enlightenment and removing the veils.
An intimate discussion of the broader aspects of the Sufi path. This talk is a practical demonstration of "opening the door," exposing the secret of reincarnation.
A public talk, beginning with a lighthearted television interview. The subject of transformation is explored here.
This talk on the American Book of the Dead covers such topics as the difference between psyche and essence, the development of the essence and how it takes rebirth, the mechanism and breakdown of the psyche, death as a form of stress, the corridor of madness, transit tracking, recurrence and the Bardo Thodol.
A talk on Science Fiction Writing, space changes, animating the story with attention, the seed of death contained in life, spiritual work and life-sized Bunraku puppetry.
Workshop with Rob and Shelley Newmarch and E.J. Gold. This startling presentation of techniques for transforming the human chemical factory into an "alchemical laboratory" includes presentation of the concept of the Adamic Body.
E.J. Gold. The mechanics of Alchemy are explored with an emphasis on accumulated understanding as a basis for the assimilation of Work data.
David Atkinson and Marilyn Gossen. Terminal Midwifery is an approach for preparing terminal patients for death through the use of trained "Terminal Midwives." In this panel discussion, David and Marilyn explain the function of terminal midwifery within the community.
In this talk, Lee stresses the practical reality of the Work in terms of Self-remembering and Self-forgetting and includes several anecdotes from Lee's past experiences in the Work.
Lee Lozowick, Menlo Macfarlane, Zoe Alowan and E.J. Gold. This free-wheeling panel discussion on Objective Art includes several definitions and examples of Objective Art and its significances in the transmission of Work ideas.
David Atkinson, Marilyn Gossen and Stan Howard in this workshop present important information about Chief Feature and its spontaneous periodic banishing during "moments of freedom." The art of "waiting not impatiently" is described and illustrated with examples, and a powerful exercise for working with moments of freedom is presented.
Jerry Berman explains the ritual and practice of Objective Prayer, including techniques for recognizing and acting within "moments of freedom." Includes the presentation of an important sensing exercise from the Japanese School of Sumi-e Painting.
Side I, II, III: Meg McDonnell and Pat McKenty discuss in this workshop presentation the use of Transformational Massage treatment to expose the body to a mild organic shock. In the resulting state of imbalance, the individual has a greater ability to sense the habits and postures locked in the body's musculature and greater freedom to crystallize new habits.
Side IV: Mike McDonnell in this workshop talk explains how to regain the habit of remaining conscious throughout our nightly sleeping periods. Includes techniques for pacifying the physical body, and allowing the astral body to become active.
These are bardo training techniques.
Rob and Shelley Newmarch. This workshop talk stresses the necessity of organic purification for promoting the growth of "Work Cell Colonies" within the organic machine.
Awards and idiot toasts at the Granlbakken 4th Way Convention. Features E.J. Gold and Lee Lozowick, Clifford and the Wizard, work data, music and comedy. Menlo Macfarlane serves as an offbeat Master of Ceremonies. The reading explains invoking work entities through posture and movement, and what to feed a solar entity.
E.J. Gold and Robert Anton Wilson take a wonderful and playful look at the major symbolic metaphors of this contemporary archetypal story. Tongue-in-cheek but totally artful and impeccably outrageous!
Robert Anton Wilson gives an introduction to his popular workshop on the eight circuits of the evolving human nervous system.
Features Robert Anton Wilson and E.J. Gold revealing many occult secrets of the oldest and most widespread conspiracy on the planet.
This is an introduction to the Black Sheep material. Excellent for the novice.
Panel discussion with Robert Anton Wilson, Claudio Naranjo, E.J. Gold and the Flying Karamazov Brothers. The difference between subjective and objective art is explored by each of the panel members. They explain how being temporarily free from the work hypnosis can provide a Moment of Freedom in which objective art can be created.
Claudio Naranjo. Stories and poetry composed and read by Claudio give the listener intuitive perceptions into the evolution of human spirituality.
Questions are answered by Robert Anton Wilson and E.J. Gold. The focus of this talk is a powerful meditation utilizing the question "What do you know for sure?"
Lee Lozowick, during the September 1981 Convention, the "Conference of the Birds," gives an informative talk on perspectives of Work aptitude and attitude as well as stages of growth and change within the Work.
A talk to new students about teaching methods, being asleep and awakening from the dream, and why many people cannot come to a school. The second cassette, Transit - Third Stage, is a precise descriptive talk on the first, second - and especially the third - stages of transit, including some unique perspectives on rebirth.
Movement from one world to another, closing the door to the womb, the Gurus, Grace, and reception of Baraka.
This talk focuses on Liberation and the Guru.
This Pacifica Radio interview with Sheikh Al-Wahshi demonstrates again that words cannot express or do justice to the Sheikh's unique message. Side 2 is a reading from the book Spontaneous Surrender.
Amanda Foulger interviews E. J. Gold.
Assuming responsibility for the inner and outer worlds and the work of consciousness is examined in this talk.
This talk explores the place of humanity within the universe, creation cycles, isolation from the cosmos and fear of unity, and the question of what survives the cycles of death and rebirth.
Side 1: An exploration of the six worlds in which humanity lives. These worlds are not psycho-physical. Side 2: A talk to new study group on work attitudes, including a discussion of the hopeless idiot and the enlightened idiot. Call for Availability.
A reading and musical play from the book,A Child's Guide to Altered States of Consciousness. Also on side 1 and continuing onto side 2 is a reading from the bookCosmic Acupuncture: the Spiritual Science of DNA -- a manual of black box training. -- Call for Availability.
Similar in presentation to the Grapefruit Talk, this talk includes a discussion of man and Being, the occurrences necessary for the formation of a soul, and the solar plexus as a "black box" (an unknowable and internally inaccessible source of catharsis).
A talk on death, transit and rebirth; the difference between the "psychotic" and the "mystic"; "Be-ing" in nonexistence and experiencing the between-lives state before organic death.
Topics include biofeedback states in the brain wave frequency bands, using the tank to work with these states, and the process of producing between-lives experiences. This talk has been remastered and included in The Tank Talks CD-T239.
This talk focuses on the use and function of the tank, including a presentation of its use to reflect one's own essential nature and a startling revelation of the method for using the tank as a gateway to another world.
The third in a series of talks on the sensory attenuation tank. The gateways leading from one world to another and the method for surviving sudden translations between worlds are openly discussed with a small, private group. (This talk has been re-mastered to improve the sound quality and also is included as part of the 5 cassette series The Tank Talks TP239.)
This talk explores the body which operates during the transit experience (the Body of Habits), how it guides itself through transit to rebirth by habits mechanically accumulated through biological and psychological conditioning, and how special techniques can be used to consciously alter its conditioning for higher rebirth.
This talk to a Vancouver study group includes a discussion of the nature of psyche and essence, the formation of higher bodies, the surrender of psychological control and the moments of the Great Betrayal.
This presentation of the process of growth within Creation includes an examination of the states of confront, super-confront and non-confront.
A lecture given by Lee Lozowick.
Lee Lozowick discusses the Ascended Masters and the mystery schools that teach one to separate from the body and "float around in realms of light." He also talks about mystical initiation experiences and confrontation with the Raw Divine.
An excellent talk given by Lee Lozowick.
A lecture given by Lee Lozowick.
Lee Lozowick talks about his encounter with a long-time student of Gurdjieff, and Gurdjieff's statement, "All my sins are on the surface." The ordinary man does not recognize his sins while at the same time feeling guilty about things that are not sins. Lee discusses purity of intention and internal integrity, alignment of centers, recognizing help, and the development of real compassion.
Tales told to a group by Lee Lozowick. Lee Lozowick states we are realized, enlightened beings -- the problem is we are asleep; we need to wake up.
A discussion of the Five being-obligonian strivings preserved in Gurdjieff's book Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson. Also the inhibiting effect of the mental apparatus, momentary satori, sensing, Prayer Absolute, angelic conductivity and shattering the mental apparatus are explored.
The method of service and the function of a work community as a challenge. In this revealing talk, the truly esoteric idea of "Die before you die" is elaborated within the context of one student's personal dilemma -- a frank presentation of a universal barrier which few face.
This talk begins with a discussion of witchcraft and Christianity. Other topics include entering into and gaining the ability to work with "Work Atmospheres," ritual dinners. Prayer Absolute as an obligation, contemplation of the Man on the Cross, creation as a one-sided mirror of no dimension and angelic conductivity are discussed.
A fascinating and informative presentation of what the Fourth Way is in respect to the way of the Fakir, Monk, Yogi and Sufi. The purposes, identities and manifestations of a work community, the functioning of the one voice and the breath of God are vividly detailed.
The process of evolutionary invocation causes the concentration of a presence and/or its attention out of the Face of God. The diffused state, serious meditation, the effects of invoked presence, the mystical "rubberado" and closing the door to open-house invocation are included.
This talk traces the traditions of hunting, marriage and tribal religions from prehistoric times up to the culturalization of Europe by Christianity. Unique historical data on the important role of Western Religion throughout medieval Western Europe and its influence on Christianity is given.
Beginning from a broader discussion of contemporary religious practices, this talk explores the characteristics of higher chambers and means of their penetration through storytelling and discourse. Also included is the "Empty Room" exercise.
Beginning with the question, "Is it possible to alleviate the suffering of God?", this talk examines the consequences of candidacy for initiation, the sacrifice of union, real questions, powers and attainments, the nature of sacrifice and the end of the Work.
Voluntary descent into self-imposed conditions of purgatory are a powerful means for the growth of conscience within the individual. Also, headbrain and tailbrain functions, lineage transplants and invocation of an Angelic host are discussed.
As any serious seeker can attest, Man on the Cross material is hard to come by. The difficult and esoteric work idea of "Die before you die" is explored within the context of voluntary reascension of the cross. Very esoteric ideas are presented here with full candor. This talk is pan-religious and erases all barriers between oneself and one's cosmic position.
The necessity for the decontamination of the chemical factory and machine as a condition of its transformation into an alchemical laboratory. The "great biological purpose" and the six causes of chemical changes within the machine are given.
The development of higher being bodies as vehicles of consciousness is discussed; the functions, conditions and activities of work communities are explored. Other topics include attention, obligation, laws of the work, organic man as a weed and self-cultivated man.
This dinner talk was given at the Pan-Angelic Conference, the third annual IDHHB Fourth Way Convention in September, 1982. Work ideas are presented within a practical and common-sense context. Slavery to the "tube," the Work as work, how to approach the Work and making one's survival dependent upon one's own work are explored.
Mary Houston interviews E.J. Gold. In this lighthearted yet informative interview, Mr. Gold discusses the human biological machine, the chronic, transformation and the upcoming Chronic Workshop. A practical treatment of the subject provides the best introductory single cassette talk for new students of the Work. Highly recommended.
This talk begins with readings from The Human Biological Machine as a Transformational Apparatus, and centers on the work question, "How can I create a place for myself in the Work?" Also, the mechanism of the chronic in the machine is conceptually presented.
What is the Chronic? E.J. Gold talks on the biological machine's sleeping state and its transforming response to the directed attention and adoration of the essential self. The nature of negative emotions, the "wind-and-water" method of awakening the machine, sensing the waking state and the power of discrimination are discussed during the second day of this remarkable New York workshop.
In this first easaphone conversation between the New York Study Circle and Core Group in California, the nature and behavior of the machine, the chronic and the essential self are explored.
This fascinating talk covers the machine as a four-dimensional tunnel through creation, the soul as raw material, turning on the alchemical factory, the illusion of time, and the creation in higher dimensions.
Sensing the machine in sleep, the sixty-day exercise to gather "Exhibit A," beginning steps to awaken the machine, transference from the machine to a nonphenomenal self then to the Being, and eating consciously are discussed. Parker Dickson offers three new work folksongs.
This talk covers the subjects of Alchemy, Repairing the Heart, Head Brain/ Tail Brain. How to awaken the machine, letting the dead bury the dead, and the vision of higher dimensions are revealed in this informative presentation.
In this talk to senior students, Mr. Gold reveals that people do not know why they are in a work community. Work aims and purposes, work commandos, and invading the 4th dimension, reflexive evolution and the group as a mountain climbing expedition are discussed.
This talk emphasizes the differences between the machine's problems and those relevant to transformation. Relaxing within the tension, life-repair and the resolution of organic problems as an inhibitor of the transformation effect are revealed. The usefulness of this talk for practical work on self quickly becomes apparent upon listening.
E.J. Gold presents the qualities of the waking state and differences from the sleeping state. Consequences and conditions of movement from the sleeping to the waking state and back are explored. Ritual, theatre, transit, hypnotism, psychosomatic diseases, The Work, Teacher as the guest and other domains are discussed as well, in relation to these states.
Inner transformation sooner or later comes to address the issue of negative emotions. This Montreal talk with partial French translations explores the nature and arising of negative emotions. Moving centrum sensations, higher emotions without mental significance, presence of the essential self and banishing negative emotions are presented.
This New York easaphone call to core group examines work on self in a controlled space, within the context of the American Book of the Dead -- Labyrinth Reader's Course. Learning how to function in higher dimensions, the power of the machine, the function of mood in the waking state, koans and zhikrs are discussed.
This talk focuses on the need for Group Work, doing the work of a Fallen Angel, transforming and healing radiations, and physiological changes in the biological machine as a response to transformation. An indispensable talk for those interested in candidacy for the Work.
This pre-movement workshop talk discusses the objective perspective of healing and peace of mind. It also discusses voluntary descent into hell as opposed to enjoying one's freedom, and the use of the movements.
This easaphone conversation between the Chicago Study Circle and Core Group begins with references to the Redfin Material and magnetic center. Mr. Gold is asked to present his credentials for teaching this work and he answers beginners' questions definitively.
This conversation with the Winnipeg group reveals the work question, "How can I make my transformation a necessity to the Work?" Recognition of organic emotions, transformation as opposed to evolution and "What is a Real Question?" are pursued.
The idea of perfecting the same lifetime through repetition as opposed to being blown by one's own Karma into running apparently different lifetimes in different bodies is presented. Creation as a mathematical equation, psychoanalysis, the fragmentation of light and sound and penetration into the eternal moment are also discussed.
The possibility and process of mutual reciprocal initiation is explored. What do women want from men? What do men what from women? Unmasking the woman, man's fixations, alchemical sex and weaknesses as tools for work on Self are also covered.
This talk with French translations begins with a reading from Secret Talks, Volume Six: The Seven Bodies of Man. The origins of Alchemy, generation of electrical force and exchange and transformation of exact substances through alchemical sex is presented. Why a woman is like the Absolute (a shining grave) is explored.
Mr. Reynolds, a Tantra initiate, presents the primary tenets of Indian and Tibetan Tantra. The nature and differences of the Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhist paths are presented. Similarities in practice and origins of Buddhism and Fourth Way ideas are explored. A fascinating and informative presentation of Work ideas.
This workshop examines the conditions and phenomena of the descent of healing entities, barriers to healing within the machine, the cause of illness and the cradle of the soul, and the invocation of presence. Tape 1 describes the origins of Gurdjieff's work and Biblical scenarios.
The mask as a medium of essence expression, communication and self-healing is explored in this workshop. Participants focus and divide their attention as they create their own clay masks and learn to use them as reminding factors and vehicles for their own work on self.
The construction and work of jewelry modeled after designs that originated in ancient cultures is explored. In this talk, the Work use and practical work application of jewelry construction and marketing is discussed.
This talk reveals the purposes and functions of a work group. Heterosexual lesbianism, permanent bonding and Baraka, the no exit chamber, voluntary corruption, God's pursuit of man, posts and typicalities are also revealed.
This tape explores the efficiency and consequences of using different methods to achieve the waking state. Adoration of the machine is stressed and students reconstruct instructions given, but not recorded, concerning the Popcorn exercise and the reversal of headbrain/tailbrain functions.
This direct talk to a senior work community explores the idea of learning to want the Work and then to need the Work. The failure syndrome, eternal recurrence in the Bingo Hall and a secret of attention are also presented.
This workshop is not a presentation of data but a group exercise designed to penetrate and assimilate the significance and mood of the Man on the Cross. For this reason, it has only been partially condensed. Students may order just tapes 5, 6 and 7 (for $32.95) to sample this attempt to momentarily break the suffocation of self-esteem and penetrate the difficult method of dying before one dies for the purpose of entering the Work.
Work data on dreaming and sleep states, out-of-body experiences, the Face of God exercise and adoration of the machine.
Are there women in the Work? Can there ever be women in the Work? This workshop for women explores adoration of the machine, initiation of men by women, recognition of the machine in sleep and three work songs by Parker Dickson. It's just the thing for that hard-to-let-go-of Male Myth.
This revealing discourse between E.J. Gold and Lee Lozowick begins with a discussion of Roman-occupied Judea and the crucifixion. The universe as a purely decorative object, creation and destruction cycles, the teacher as a guest, conflict management, the danger of harmony and joining the Work Chain outside of Creation are explored in this informative discourse. Not for the timid.
This revealing presentation explores the multiple meanings of the term "Chief Feature" and man's choice of whether or not to feed it. Equilibrium of tensions, modern superstitions, emotional bodies as psychic phenomena and feeding a higher dimension are explored.
An excellent invocational dinner talk in which Mr. Gold elicits from a group, with the help of two other groups by easaphone connection, the understanding and background for a precise formulation of a work idea. This invocation covers the awakening of the heart, machine voice versus essential voice, nonphenomenal anatomy, correspondences between higher and lower dimensions and other fresh data related to group work towards awakening the machine.
An examination of the angelic character begins using the bookAngels by Peter Lamborn Wilson for comparison. E.J. Gold explores the activities and responsibilities of angels, their relationship to humans and the maintenance of Creation.
Full title is "The Alchemical Foundation for the Accretion of Higher Substances or Is There Life After Mayonnaise?" This talk introduces and outlines a homeopathic diet that is most conducive to the ingestion and absorption of higher hydrogens used for the formation of higher being bodies. Machine addiction, immunity and toxicity screens, elimination of wastes and poisons from the body, rancidity of food, digestion and absorption factors are all elaborated in relation to this life-saving diet.
This outstanding talk presents love in the shamanistic view, distinguishing it from other meanings of the word love and forms of love in machine life. Information includes opening up to the breath of love, using attention to mold the force of love, non-dependency and risk of real love, differences between love, God and lightning handlers. A revealing and perspective-altering discourse.
This talk begins from an historical and cultural perspective on shamanism and moves through topics such as seeing within expectations, the invisible world, drug-induced non-organic perception, holographic interpretive visions, shape-shifting, man and woman in relation to the Work, the evolution of the Absolute, the creation as a single moment, accelerating one's experience of creation, and the shaman within the context of the work group.
In this revealing presentation of work data and perspectives, E.J. Gold speaks on the Angel of Death, being the center of one's own mandala, the Man on the Cross, stillness and silence at the speed of light, light in infinite extension, eternity, the void and the deathbed experience.
After a survival training intensive sponsored by the Institute, Lee Lozowick examines listeners' wishes to survive for the Work, body reaction, receiving help, the value of the Sangha and the death of the teacher.
New York workshop explores the cultural stereotyping and weaknesses and strengths of men and women in relationship to the Work. Relationships and the fragility of man, theatrical gender lines, work necessity, shamanism, and cleansing the self of identity are discussed. This tape should be listened to as a follow-up to Women in the Work I.
These two talks by Lee Lozowick, one of which includes the "Work Aptitude" talk, focus upon gaining necessity for working on self, being of real service to others, awakening the machine, changing one's perspective in relation to organic life, the Fourth Way -- is it real?, and a method called "casino worship."
Lee Lozowick and E.J. Gold join in a rollicking 1985 convention session that ranges from grim survival subjects to ribald expression of work ideas to the 100th Monkey Syndrome as a means of understanding The Work. Mr. Gold recommends this talk that uses the analogy of "running & f--king" as a prime example of an invocation in which the content is not significant for its meaning but rather for indication of group mood-shifts and space changes that reveal how the invocation is proceeding.
Opening session of the convention with E. J. Gold and Lee Lozowick. This panel discussion covers answering and not-answering work questions, use of the teacher's time and attention, and possibilities for evolution all through dialogue with convention participants. Short samples of the R. & F. talk, 2 scenes from a performance of The Creation Story Verbatim and other excerpts are also included.
In this Aquarian Vibrations show broadcast live in July, 1985, E.J. Gold and Menlo Macfarlane preview "The Oracle and the Garden," a sacred dance performance. Answering questions and trading stories with Justyn Vallori, they touch on the history of objective theater, magical invocation, interdimensional travel, ritual and magical improvisation, persistence of neolithic dance traditions and other related topics. Menlo Macfarlane fills in the audience on Indonesian cooking in New York apartments, African dance and percussion, shamanism in the work of modern dance master Nikolai and much, much more during the 90-minute program. He also demonstrates a dance step for the radio audience, possibly a first. Music clips are from Saturday Nite in the Higher Dimensions. This is a lively, informative and fun interview.
This is a studio recording of the classic play on Creation featuring the Lord God Herself and her trusty sidekick, the Archangel Gabriel. It's read by Grace Kelly Rivera and Robbert Trice who have been working with and perfecting these roles for over a dozen years.
Music and various sound effects have been added to accentuate the drama. They also help to convey the special mood of this classic on voluntary evolution. The result is a compelling soundscape which supports this eternal dialogue and divine comedy.
It has been said that all conversations can be heard in this conversation.
How long, and what intensity of work on self is needed to bring one into a position where transformation is possible? Necessity to awaken the machine, the evolution of the Absolute, the immortality of the machine and the Law of Triads are all examined in this very relevant talk for work on self.
Students attending a work tactical survival workshop are given the opportunity to ask their hypothetical last question of the Teacher. Attention and the waking state, accumulation of attention, tension and the Work, barriers to the waking state, and catfighting are all explored in this survival training workshop. Learning how to survive with style is emphasized.
This talk centers on electromagnetic radiations, higher bodies and colors in relation to the Work perspectives. Radiational effects are discussed in the context of the bardo or transit, the between-lifetime chambers. The astral body and the "in-sleep" perspective are also presented.
The mechanics and sensitivity of the Zen Bo are explored in this pre-archery workshop discussion. Attaching the arrow to one's own heart, shooting arrows in the dark, the nothing-left-to-lose dervishes, blind archers and the need for being "on" in context with working in the Work are targeted for practical application.
At the Sacramento Convention, Lee Lozowick and E.J. talk about dying to ordinary life, overcoming fears and the necessity of risk-taking in the school. New Age imitation spirituality is debunked. The kind of attention needed for work, what it means to be in the Work, and making oneself available to receive the teaching are also discussed.
E.J. Gold and Lee Lozowick. Lee talks about how a lot of people are attracted to the work ideas but are afraid to take any risks. Just listening to the ideas won't do anything. Work groups and entry into the work are discussed.
A provocative pair of Convention dinner talks concerning Work Group invocations, shape shifting, the One Room exercise and the differences between a seance and an invocation.
Traditionally many male shamans have adopted female clothing, to get in touch with their feminine side. This shamanistic practice of "Dressing in drag" and how one can learn from it is discussed here.
Samuel Avital is present for this vital discourse with E.J. wherein one student is put on "Lookout" for the Messiah and another is taken on a journey up "Shit Creek" to try and retrieve her life mantram.
What is the relationship of the Voyager to the Absolute? The necessity for discipline and the Creation as a dead lover are explored in this revealing talk.
The machine and the electric bubble, expansion of one's own morphology, repetition in beginning work, expansion, contraction, focusing and withdrawal of attention are all explored.
"Please extinguish all light. We are about to enter the primate sector...." In this fascinating talk, the Voyager's quatrain is examined in relationship to movement through the Labyrinth. Also, an encounter with what the Absolute sees is discussed.
Required listening for all newcomers, this tape is an eye-opener on the subject of apprenticeship and its use in the studios of such masters as Rembrandt. E. J. Gold discusses how apprentices can earn a place for themselves in the studio of a master craftsman. This tape discusses apprenticeship, practical work, and the difference between coming to the Work to learn and coming to the Work to work. A fundamental talk that lays the ground rules for working with a teacher of any kind. Highly recommended.
Contemporary artist Dick Hart asks a question which begins this exploration, hence the title, "Hart of the Labyrinth". You will hear a discussion about an important work tool - the use of video games as a means of training yourself as a Labyrinth voyager. Give yourself this opportunity to learn how to develop these new skills.
Problem solving in the labyrinth may utilize skills that are not readily acquired. The Zelda game requires a method, although limited, of learning how to think in other categories and how to look at things in a new way, as you might do in voyaging situations. Join us on this fascinating discovery where many learning surprises await you.
These three 90-minute cassettes record the community gathered for an invocational dinner during which the impromptu comedy routines and jokes never quit. This humorous evening of repartee is recommended listening. Words fail to convey the moods arising during one continuous listening of the entire invocation.
A talk on the difficulties of working with attention in day-to-day life. Moments of being "on," exalted states, phenomenal outcomes, retaining one's Buddhahood, the dark side of the Force and the world beyond illusion are examined with references from the film Golden Child.
In this discourse with an individual who has made a break with organic strivings, the curse of organic life is explored. The assumption of wellness, the bottom of the well, organic belief structures, mainstream captors and the way down from apathy are all examined with macrodimensional humor and objectivity.
The Work as seen from the One Chamber is examined. The conscience of the King, keeping the ball aloft, super effort necessity, wake-up calls, borrowing Work will, timing and reliability and learning to die before you die are discussed in their relationship to Obligation to the Absolute.
In this fascinating discussion with some visiting scientists, the inability of the brain to represent the universe in its field of interpretation is unveiled. Life-form tracking through the DNA and the ultimate weapon against death are topics also covered in this examination of the sensory apparatus of the human biological machine.
In this birthday question, the benefits of working for the Work in a Work community are explored. Also, the topics of form versus content, form changing, what Work ideas are for, the feel of the Work, Work mechanics, and selflessness versus generosity are examined.
An exploration of the macrodimensional significance of this important question. Also, the original moment of creation, the last temptation of Christ, the seduction of suicide, reading artifacts, Zen power yell, and the view from the cross are looked at.
Shamanism and the riddle of the labyrinth along with the conditions of travel to the heart of the labyrinth are explored in this revealing talk.
In this birthday question, "If nothing needs to be done, why is anything happening at all?" The removal of the social and primate directives is examined. Also, the creation of motivation from nothing, the alternative to human life, the significance of human life in the higher dimensions, the height of inertness, purpose powering motivation and confronting the totality of reality are examined.
In this birthday question, the direction and activities of the Work community are questioned as well as levels of perfection, the excrement of concentrated attention, cultural imperatives, art as a form of Work, and more adventures in the Gutai school of painting. The question, "When are you Happiest?" is asked of members of the community.
The attention of the being is contrasted with the attention of the machine from a fourth dimensional perspective. Fear and the aesthetic tolerance to no time flow and movement as a fourth-dimensional figure are also examined.
"A being-task, or an essence-task, is any task that you do with attention and presence. . . The bottom line of everything is how much do you care?"
This archival recording from 1976 of a question and answer session with Mr. Gold includes: Tantra and the importance of visualization, the floatation tank as an alternative to tantra, the key to space changes, discipline, habits and the technique of substitution. Students discuss obstacles and difficulties in their work, and each one answers the primary school question - why are you here?
Why does the Work appear to contain so many contradictions? How does a teacher work with students? Why do teachers intentionally lie? What is the "most real" question you can ask? These and more are answered in this very candid and revealing talk by Mr. Gold as he discloses methods he uses to prepare candidates for the Work. Other topics include what is required of someone wishing to work with Mr. Gold, one view of the initiation process, and the true story of "Oy Vey."
Mr. Gold's talk from June 1970 is the final session of a 6 week course on metaphysics he gave at the Sherwood Oaks Experimental College. It began with the opportunity to ask any question on metaphysics and the occult including Gurdjieff's work and legacy, the Universal Mantra and how to work with it, the nature of space and paradoxes of time, the topsy turvey nature of one's beliefs about the world and much more.
This public talk on various aspects of a life in the Work features two of the zaniest, but most lovable, characters in the transformational field. Self described as one voice speaking through two bodies they each talk about the source of their knowledge, their current work, and the Work in a planetary context.
This tape has the effect of drawing attention to a certain quality of experience. What follows is a guided tour of various spaces and situations one may encounter in the Bardos usually in the third stage just prior to rebirth. The intention here is to enable one to identify the bardo and rebirth spaces through recognition. Also discussed are suggested dos and don'ts for obtaining a good rebirth, and the real nature of the "boogie man."
Side A: Ken Paulson humorously recounts various events both real and fictional from the Cosmo Street era. His whmsical roundabout storytelling captures the mood and spirit of the times providing an unusual insight into the work of the School on Cosmo Street. Side B: A rare recording of improvised music from the same time period. The audio quality has all the quaint charm of an old 78 without the scratches. It also uncannily evokes the atmosphere and mood of `what's happening now' back then in the mid '70's. This talk and musical recording hand in hand effectively portray a timeless moment in the School history.
A demonstration given to a group by E.J. Gold in 1985 on how to communicate with someone on the telephone and make a difference in their life--a work way of marketing music tapes.
This valuable talk on preparing oneself to be in the Work combines the wit, wisdom and spiritual know-how of E.J. Gold, in discussion, with a group of his senior students regarding real concerns of ordinary life. Questions asked: 1. Will I have a better chance of getting into the Work if I do something other than the jobs I'm currently doing? 2. Should I try to replace myself in my jobs and do something else? 3. Once I've replaced myself, what do I do then? E.J. replies that one cannot get into the Work unless one is prepared. He asks if various forms of spiritual gaming have been tried as methods of preparation. In an attempt to answer these questions, he tells his students, "You have to think like an electron." Thereafter ensues a lively, illuminating discussion of Particle Physics, the Heisenberg Principle, and more.plasma clouds
A dramatic reading of the book by the author, E.J. Gold. Learn instantly, the lazy man's way, how to confront the symptoms of death and hang out in white light regions. Key passages read -- Symptoms, First Stage, The Clear Light with background music and sound effects.
Written by E.J. Gold and performed by the Voyager's Guild, the Triad play is recorded with one character on the left channel and one character on the right channel. You play the tape through both channels and hear the complete performance or you may play the tape selecting only one channel. In this case you will be able to read the lines opposite the selected character.
Recorded live at the 1987 Convention. Listen to these transformational psychology celebrities outdoing one another in the medium some call the most effective for transmitting work data. A no-holds-barred joke-telling session based on the simpole rule of the previous joke told is supposed to lead into the next joke.
Recorded at the Transit Chapel in Crestline, Sunday, February 22, 1976. This talk focuses on the American Book of the Dead. Topics include instructions for Choosing Rebirth; the Six Worlds; how the Bardos go on all the time; disintegration and reintegration of the Primal Elements of Consciousness; the experience of the Void as the Ultimate Stress Point; the balance game of Existence and Nonexistence; Liberation seen as something to be reached and then transcended; the function of the Guide; the Mantram for closing the Womb Door.
Complete. The unedited version of the French talks given from May 3 to May 7, 1982 at Meadow Vista, California. Ten hours total. Highly recommended by Mr. Gold.
Side A: No Bullshit Tarot, 1970. The topics include explanations of Tarot card meanings and how to read them; "real" readings as opposed to Peace and Love bullshit readings; the spiritual Self and what we can become. These readings are based on the Albano-Waite deck. Side B: The Yelling Sermon, March 28, 1976. Mr. Gold expresses his anger at the lack of integrity, caring and work efforts in the community. Topics include an individual's betrayal of the Work, and choosing between ordinary ego life and the life of a Being. This one hits home! Some of the topics discussed include: Voluntary Evolution; the organization of Study Groups; directions for the construction of Invocational Dinners; Prayer Absolute and The Man on the Cross; an informative explanation of "the Octave"; invoking and provoking harmful presences; group invocation; the growth of a Soul; passage of an Angelic Presence; preparing for the Bardos; and lots more!
This tape discusses working with the American Book of the Dead in the voyaging space; doing readings to guide a Being through the Bardos; establishing and maintaining contact with the Voyager; preparing in life for what you confront in the Bardo; being thrown off balance into an unconscious rebirth; experiencing the Bardo in the voyaging space; the Bardo seen as the unraveling of one's own consciousness; the shock of being unprepared and thrown from space to space in the Bardos.
Side A: Developing the Permanent "I." Topics include the dilemma of attempting to work before you have sufficient understanding of what you're trying to do; "If you can't get knowledge as a nonpermanent series of I's, how are you going to produce in yourself the necessary Being-completion to get that knowledge?"; the nature of "changing understanding"; developing communication between the I's to produce a unified Human Being; lessening the shock of integration; placing identification with the Being rather than with the body; the requirement of a strong "Being-shock" to produce the "Witness" or "Essence I"; the "Oh, no, not again" syndrome as your strongest ally for work. Side B: Overcoming Personality. Topics include the difference between knowledge and information; the application of shocks and impressions needed to produce a real change in Being; and the efforts one must make in order to receive these shocks.
1986. With art, all the public usually sees is the finished product; not the process of how it was made and how it got into a gallery, home or museum. E.J. Gold discusses the materials and techniques that go into production of art in different media, including techniques used in ancient times; the reproduction of important works and why it is necessary; art pricing, dealing, collecting, and all the business details needed by a professional artist or art dealer. He talks about what constitutes a masterpiece, and the different ways art is evaluated by the artist, the public, dealers, and the critics. He also mentions the idea of objective art as "traps" placed in specific selected locations. This is a practical talk.
Side A: Oneness: The highest form of creation is "the particle" from which comes all other forms. The failure of the human incarnation to awaken the soul leads to this condition known as "Oneness" or "sludge." The human body is a catalyst for the soul's awakening. Its purpose is to infuse the soul with life by passing it through itself. If nothing "real" is done during the lifetime, the soul reverts back to sludge. This tape clarifies the differences between the body, consciousness, being and soul. (1974). Side B: The Attention of the Heart: This talk, given on September 30, 1985 focuses on the different types of attention and primarily on the attention of the heart. Topics include directing the heart's attention at will just as you would the attention of the mind or body; the idea of putting your heart into everything you do.
Given in 1984, this talk discusses: the danger of following leaders and being "had"; the emphasis on the sound in a chamber rather than the words and what they mean; accepting your slavery to the endless round of death and rebirth; learning to trust yourself; the difference between being a character in a game with no choice and subjecting oneself to higher law; being responsible for one's own trip and the unreliability of one's own experiences.
"Your ordinary body above the speed of light is a plasma." This talk from January 7, 1990 focuses on: the goal of Zen; the conditions necessary to produce a seance; the different forms of plasma; "going plasma" as a form of practicing dying; swimming down the entropic stream of evolution; our downfall as shamans is our resistance to change; Jacob's ladder; going plasma as a necessary ability for entering the Work; and passing through the barrier between matter and energy.
(1976) How a Being feels about a body; the nature of illness from the standpoint of a Being's fear of the potential loss of the body; the use of the American Book of the Dead as a healing agent; the relationship between the experience of death and the experience of illness; spiritual DNA -- a desire to have a preferred body/lifetime.
Side A: Origami I: This talk from 1971 centers on the Japanese paper-folding artform, Origami. The Zen Roshis, who use this art as a teaching tool, say "It's all in the folding and the unfolding." The result of the folding and unfolding is called the material world, or Maya, which is the electromagnetic field upon which the Lord works. Origami is a way of teaching one how to work. Side B: Guidelines for the Practitioner/Labyrinth Reader: This talk given in the early '70s explains for Transit Practitioners how to act appropriately in a variety of situations; potential trouble a Practitioner can get into and how to handle it; and how to communicate with the family of the deceased. The talk stresses the point that a Practitioner never backs down from his or her ministry.
From 1974, this talk is centered on "clearing" material in the voyaging space; the ability to reprogram, deprogram or program one's own existence. Topics include: The "Primne" state -- the first awareness of self; the "Pre-Rock" area -- an escape from the Prime State, the area of the Primordial Being; the "Rock" -- an escape from the Pre-Rock area, the persistent throught between the self and the Prime State, the center of the Universe where no time exists and where it's always the same; and Genetic Programs -- what Gurdjieff called influences and what Ouspensky called I's, which are what get you devolved into the material universe (present time) by putting as much distance between you and the Rock as possible.
This discussion from Steve Kunin's birthday 1988, focuses on several questions of his: Why can't the community work as a team? Why is everyone so sarcastic and disrespectful? Why does everybody have a "me first" attitude? How does one find the school within the community? A valuable asset for groups trying to work together and experiencing the usual difficulties.
Is an angel alone in its chamber? This talk addressed angelic invocation, angelic posts, the Angelic Assembly, levels of angels and Archangels and how they are formed; levels of cosmoses and evolution of higher bodies.
From Meadow Vista, May 1, 1982. The meaning behind the phrase "Straight is the Gate and Narrow the Way" from the King James Bible is examined along with the true meaning of the word "saint." Saintly functions are explored, as well as the difference between objective and subjective help.
E.J. Gold, Jimmi Accardi, Evan Lurie, Claude Needham. This important talk looks at music and sound from a very different point of view. Topics include: beat frequency oscillation, subtractive frequencies, chord clash, harmonic waveforms, modulated frequencies, resonance, phase shifting in sound and light, photon echo, and the harmonic for all octaves -- viewing the electromagnetic spectrum as the Cosmic Keyboard. E.J. demonstrates waveform cancellation on the synthesizer.
Dr. Claude Needham interviews Jimmi Accardi. This interview, recorded in The Union Label Studios, includes many topics ranging from commercial musical hooks to the periodic table of elements and Bardo hooks.
Bob Bachtold of the Jeff Spencer Trio with E.J. Gold, Robbert Trice, and Claude Needham. Bob demonstrates and explains the different types of accents and rhythms of the percussionist. Subjects covered are hand movement variations; playing with different "feels"; timing and duration; patterns, flams and pulses; pitch, timbre and volume; accenting hand strokes; single and double stroke combinations; time signatures; counterpoint and polyrhythms; and half-time triplets.
"If you can help me in my work, help comes to you." "It does not diminish a candle in any way to light other candles from it." Talent, skills, information, even aptitude for work are useless without conscience. "You have to derive what the Work is from an observation of how it's done. So it might take you more than a weekend..." These are glimpses of topics covered in this 1985 talk which is only for serious candidates.
"I will tell you the Big Secret...but in order to understand, you must be in an elevated state..." Many have read books on the Work, acquired work materials, performed the exercises, and still find there is an ingredient missing in their work. This convention talk discloses what that ingredient is and how to get it.
Claudio Naranjo takes a different perspective on this character type. Includes comment by Dr. Abe Levitsky.
Dr. Naranjo presents an innovative view of social pathologies by applying the enneatypes to aspects of culture, institutions, and nations. An expanded understanding of the enneagram marks this broad based talk and further confirms the fertility of the enneagram model. Lots of food for thought.
In a rare West Coast appearance, June 2002 in Nevada City, CA, Dr. Claudio Naranjo joins E.J. Gold for a free-wheeling discussion of education and its institutions, possibilities for transforming individuals and society, and new book projects of both authors.
During a surprise appearance at the Feb. 2003 workshop E.J. Gold addresses the question "What does art and video gaming have to do with the Work?" Gold explicitly innumerates skills acquired by penetrating these 2 areas and how this process relates to conditions of work. He reveals the traps / illusions one can get lost in while following both of these paths. Furthermore, he explains what real penetration requires and how that relates to the Work.