The point is to awaken the human machine using whatever works and to get on with the business of transformation and service to the Absolute, whatever form that takes. Much valuable communication occurs among genuine schools and teachers, and cross-fertilization or ideas from various lineages and traditions is welcome. E.J. Gold has done an exceptional amount of personal research in ancient and modern esoteric traditions and passed on a great deal of what he has gleaned from them. The tapes listed in this section include data on work traditions, particularly Sufi and Tantric schools, often revealed in a startling new light by Mr. Gold’s no-nonsense pragmatic approach.
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.
CDT037 Public Talk with E.J. Gold, Reshad Feild....
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.
CDT050 Fourth Way Awards Banquet/Toast of the Idiots
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.
CDT051 Secret Esoteric Teaching Within Star Wars
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!
CDT067 The Six Worlds/The Valentine's Day Talk
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.
CDT083 Mystery Schools - A Satirical View
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.
CDT086 All My Sins Are On the Surface
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.
CDT099 The One Voice
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.
CDT101 History of Religions
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.
CDT130 Tantra Dinner with John Reynolds and E.J. Gold
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.
CDT149 Survival for the Work
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.
CDT170 The Rembrandt Tape
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
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.
CDT188 Pir Al-Wahshi & Reshad
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.
CDT221 ECCO 2
Side A: Begins with John and Toni Lilly discussing Earth Coincidence Control
Office during a visit to Red House in August, 1975. The next day, E.J. Gold
and Morgan Fox recorded a hilarious satire of this discussion, which
Side B: Mike McDonnell interviews John Lilly at his home in Decker Canyon,
Los Angeles, about his work with the Sensory Attenuation Tanks.
CDT222 The Human Potential Movement
This public discussion between Claudio Naranjo and E.J. Gold kept the
audience in uproarious laughter, and gave them some thoughts to take home
and ponder. Is there such a thing as human potential? Tune in and see.
CDT223 Cosmo Street 1970
This is the only recorded material from the Cosmo Street era. Tape recorders
were not allowed in these early meetings. This recording is available
because someone smuggled a tape recorder in. Warning -- inferior sound
quality, but very rare and collectible.
CDT225 An Informal Talk with Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi
This talk, soundtrack from the videotape of the same name (VID023), is full of stories told by Reb Zalman and Eve Ilsen. Similarities and practicality of ideas of different esoteric schools are discussed.
CDT234 Alchemical Oils: an In-Depth Interview
Practical applications of the oils as they relate to work-on-self and learning obligation are discussed. Kelly Rivera has worked with Alchemical Gold oils since 1987 and explains their use as effective tools to translate work theory into work practice.
CDT235 Don't You Want Samadhi To Love?
Glenn and Lee Perry, of Samadhi Tank Co., have worked with John Lilly and E.J. Gold, who also co-authored their book Tanks for the Memories. On this tape they share their experience with floatation tanks and how to use them.
CDT237 The Medicine Wheel - Martin Silverwolf
This is an instructional talk to actually take you through the Medicine
Wheel process introducing the vast possibilities of the multiple ways with which to apply
the practice of "Turning the Wheel".
CDT272 How The Enneagram Works
In this dynamic workshop Mr. Gold looks at this unique figure of Sacred Geometry from several angles including where the Enneagram came from, how it works, and practical applications for using the Enneagram in daily life. The workshop begins by defining Sacred Geometry as the correlation of magical activity with geometric form and looks at the magical properties of the circle. It is stated that the Enneagram represents a musical scale, a musical notation system which leads to a thorough examination of the laws of the octave. These laws, which seem to govern all cyclic processes, are most easily understood by studying how they work in music. Knowledge of music theory is not required to grasp the basics of these principles. How sound waves interact and that this interaction, when viewed through the lens of the Enneagram, may be seen to be folding and unfolding like Japanese origami paper art or like a lotus flower folding in on itself. This lotus flower aspect of the Enneagram is said to be the remnants of a teaching that came through Tibet, Bhutan and Northern India some 10,000 - 20,000 years ago. It is similar to finding the jewel in the lotus.
CDT276 Astral Projection Workshop
Be prepared to have all beliefs and ideas about astral projection turned upside down and challenged by E.J. Gold in this workshop that emphasizes practical techniques over theory. Mr. Gold states flat out that, "almost everything you think you know about astral projection is probably wrong and most people who write about it don't know how it works. That fact that astral projection works is no big deal - this is the most important (thing) you can know because this will give you the key to what astral projection really is." Learning to flex your muscles as an essential being is the central theme of this workshop. Astral projection is the Being's way of breathing. Consistent daily exercise and practice is critical to success at any skill. You have, as a Being, the ability to manifest anywhere. Use it or lose it should be your motto related to your essential self. The principle along with a practical method to astral project is simply and clearly demonstrated. It's up to you to learn it and apply it. This is an exercise that can be utilized in a number of different situations. Later, this exercise is applied while drumming as a group. Drumming is a way to get out of body as a group. "You can train your essence to do what it does most naturally - exist without an organic form, exist apart from organic needs and involvements." This workshop will show you how.
CDT293 Movements Workshop 2005 - Excerpts, Jokes, Anecdotes
In the course of presenting a workshop Mr. Gold will often include jokes, anecdotes and data apparently tangential to the subject at hand. These asides may be as valuable as the course itself. This collection presents highlights of additional material from the 2005 Movements Workshop. Here you will find a wealth of information and advice on setting up an online Work business as well as much information not given elsewhere. Additionally, these CDs communicate the atmosphere of the workshop space and provide a clear dispatch of current Institute activity.