A recording of the reading of the first edition, published in 1950. An additional bonus chapter, The Holy Planet Purgatory from the 1931 typescript, is included.
Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson is Gurdjieff's world-famous cosmological epic. It examines human life on Earth from the viewpoint of beings belonging to a distant world, led by the all-wise Beelzebub. Through this cosmological allegory—rich in humour, anecdote, and linguistic elaboration—Gurdjieff demonstrates a methodology for the spiritual growth of all mankind.
The music in this audiobook is played by Wim van Dullemen and composed by G. Gurdjieff and Thomas de Hartmann. There are nine pieces of music, some of which have been documented in the Gurdjieff literature. The music was composed for specific chapters. The audio engineering for this audiobook is by Jason Joslyn.
About the narrator: Anthony Blake is a British author and researcher. Born in 1939, he studied physics and philosophy at Bristol University and Cambridge. He was a student of the physicist David Bohm. He worked with John Bennett, a leading endorser of the ideas of Gurdjieff, and was his main assistant in the writing of the last two volumes of Bennett’s The Dramatic Universe. He is the author of numerous books and articles on a wide range of topics and narrator of several audiobooks. He currently lives in Scotland. Some of his noted works are: A Seminar on Time, The Intelligent Enneagram, The Supreme Art of Dialogue, and Gymnasium of Beliefs in Higher Intelligence.