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The Butterfly

A Symbol of Conscious Evolution
(Beyond Behaviorism)
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Inspired by the Gurdjieff ideas, this long-lost treasure of the Fourth Way, predates Ouspenskys In Search of the Miraculous by over two decades. Originally published in 1927 as Beyond Behaviorism, it has been out-of-print for over half a century. Its historical significance as one of the earliest books about the Gurdjieff work is noteworthy.

C. Daly King presents us with a poetic metaphor of stunning intensity: the metamorphosis of the butterfly from a worm, an intriguing representation of mans potential for transformation. King also examines the nature of higher consciousness and the relationship of mysticism and science. His book reflects a transmission of ideas from Gurdjieff to Orage, bypassing the Ouspensky influence. A long, probing introduction by Terry Winter Owens explores many implications embedded in Kings writing (and in the ideas themselves) and offers her own compelling insights and perspectives.

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