Types – Know Thyself!


There are many different “human typologies”, for example Ayurveda (Kapha, Pitta, Vata), the four temperaments of Humorism (Phlegmatic, Melancholic, Sanguine, Choleric), Chinese Five Elements (Earth, Water, Fire, Metal, Wood).

G I Gurdjieff describes human beings as being “three-brained”, i.e. having intellectual, emotional and moving-instinctive functions or centres which are only rarely working harmoniously. In the psychic life of each person one of these “brains” is dominant – and this is your type. What type are you? Intellectual, emotional or physical?

In this meeting we will study the different ways of looking at types, the nuances and variations, explore the meaning they have for our own lives and the challenges each brings. Is it helpful if we know our own type or can it become a self-fulfilling prophecy? Are we able to understand one another? Is there a possibility of change or development – and if so, in what way?

Come with an open heart and mind to engage in a discussion and search for meaning at our next Meetup in Central London at 11am on Saturday  7 May.

For details of the venue join Café Gurdjieff or email us on enquiries@gurdjieff.org.uk

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