Charles S. Nott

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Charles Stanley Nott (1887-1978) was a writer, publisher, translator and pupil of G.I. Gurdjieff. He met Gurdjieff and Alfred Orage in New York in 1923. Following this meting, he joined the Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man at the Prieuré, where he studied very intensely with Gurdjieff. He provided assistance in the publication and distribution of Gurdjieff’s first published book The Herald of the Coming Good. He was closely associated with Orage, Dr. Stjoernval, Thomas de Hartmann and later Ouspensky. He wrote two books about his experiences with Gurdjieff, Ouspensky and Orage.
Charles Stanley Nott was born in Bedfordshire, England, and grew up in a Hertfordshire village.


  • Teachings of Gurdjieff - A Pupil's Journal, C. S. Nott, 1961, Published by Penguin Arkana, 1990, ISBN 0-14-019156-9
  • Further Teachings of Gurdjieff - Journey Through This World - Including Account of Meetings with G I Gurdjieff, A R Orage and P D Ouspensky, C. S. Nott, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1969, ISBN 0-7100-6225-7 (cloth), ISBN 0-7100-8938-4 
  • The Conference of the Birds - Mantiq Ut-Tair, Farid Ud-Din Attar, English Translation by C. S. Nott, First published 1954 by The Janus Press, London, Reissued by Routledge and Kegan Paul Ltd, 1961, ISBN 0-7100-1032-X