GURDJIEFF FOUNDATION of ARMENIA
Gurdjieff also commonly referred to as Georges Ivanovich Gurdjieff, G. I. Gurdjieff, Gurdjieff, Mr. Gurdjieff, and G. He was a very influential early 20th century Armenian mystic, philosopher, spiritual teacher, dance teacher, and composer.
Gurdjieff taught that most humans do not possess a unified mind-body consciousness and thus live their lives in a state of hypnotic "waking sleep", but that it is possible to transcend to a higher state of consciousness and achieve full human potential.
Gurdjieff described a method attempting to do so; calling the discipline "The Work" this is different from every day work one does for living, although ideally one can use every day work as “Work”. This term is used for "work on oneself" or "the Method" of waking up in the moment from mechanical waking sleep. According to his principles and instructions, Gurdjieff's method for awakening one's consciousness unites the methods of the fakir (trains the body), monk (trains the emotions) or yogi (trains the mind), and thus referred to as the “Fourth Way” because it is interested in developing harmoniously all the parts.
Gurdjieff who said he did not create the “Fourth Way” but collected the fragments of lost knowledge distributed in different parts of the world and combined it in a way that would help the western world.