John Godolphin Bennett – was a British mathematician, scientist, technologist, industrial research director, and author, who was. The Way To Be Free: Talks and Conversations with Students. 20 Aug by John Godolphin Bennett and Anthony G.E. Blake. Born in London, John Godolphin Bennett was the eldest of three children. A brilliant, mercurial man, with a talent for languages, he grew up speaking English .

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Duringdifferences of opinion became more obvious between Bennett and Madame de Salzmann regarding the promulgation of Gurdjieff’s teachings. Add Flower and Note. Bennett’s parents met in Florence, Italy ; they later married. He travelled extensively to spread the Subud exercise, sometimes in the company of Pak Subuh. Please check the I’m ojhn a robot checkbox.

He was profoundly influenced by contemporary joohn, such as those of Schumacherabout the need for alternative technology and by the argument of conservationists for intelligent, ecologically sound agriculture. Bennett’s immersion in Turkish affairs and his relationship with Winifred Beaumont, bennetg English woman living in Turkey, placed increasing strain on the marriage.

You will need to enable Javascript by changing your browser settings. Bennett believed that Gurdjieff’s system could be reconciled with modern science. This experience further convinced him that Gurdjieff had profound knowledge and understanding of techniques by which man can achieve transformation.

John Godolphin Bennett 1897 – 1974

Bennett was impressed with the vitality fodolphin simplicity of the Shivapuri Baba’s teaching, and later referred to him as his teacher. Support new devices and other languages. He also was active in starting the British section of the Subud movement, and godolphi its British headquarters.


Bennett had been initiated into TM several years before and first met the Maharishi in Bennett visited in the summer ofspending three months at the institute.

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The following year he made the first of many visits to the abbey to teach the monks. Sign in or Register.

It was a highly controversial event. Bennett’s success resulted in joohn animosities among his superiors and he was recalled to London in January Samuel Weiser,xi. Add to your scrapbook Choose a category: Loading… Create a Virtual Cemetery. It included the apparently miraculous cure of film star Eva Bartokbut also the violent death of one of Bennett’s pupils.

These were ultimately unsuccessful, but in the process he acquired expertise in mining and coal gkdolphin.

However, Shushud eventually agreed that what Bennett was doing for young Western seekers was more suitable for them than his own strict methods of fasting and zikr. Leave a note Optional characters remaining.

Many of bennetf people Bennett interacted with had strong opinions about him: Bennett learnt benneht Gurdjieff’s writings, and read Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson for the first time. The Eastern languages he had learned well enough to read the religious literature gofolphin the original language.

Sign In Keep me signed in. Shushud and Bennett had met in Turkey ten years previously, and Shushud had visited Bennett’s Surrey home inat which time he initiated Bennett into his wordless, universal zikr.

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His wife, Elizabeth Bennett, wrote in her diary: Bennett’s deep involvement in Subud meant less participation in the work-group activities and exercises that had been practised until he began this work. Out of this came the idea of structural communication which led the Institute into co-operative work with G. He later resisted several attractive offers to return to a career in industrial research and administration. Bennett described him as “a true saint in whom one feels an immediate complete trust.

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While criticising Bennett’s methods, Shushud impressed on him that “Your only home is the Absolute Void”. To view a photo in more detail or edit captions for photos you added, click the photo to open the photo viewer.

This period was described by Bennett’s third wife, Elizabeth Bennettwho was part of the study group, in her book Idiots in Paris: Her memoir was based on J. Edit or Suggest Edit Edit a memorial you manage or suggest changes to the memorial manager.