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Want to Read saving…. Only such an attention through the quality of its movement of energy, can hold together the three essential parts of our being: In this struggle, our attention is not turned toward doing or engaged in fighting againstbut rather to be there, henriettte receive what is there.

Madame’s henriftte love for all her pupils translated itself into demands which could be felt as fierce, even exhorbitant; in a handful of her disciples that remarkable individual the late Malcolm Gibson springs instantly to mind she evidently cultivated a special resonance.

Yet who, of those touched by her magic, would shrink from bearing unnegotiable witness? Only by diplomacy lanes sheer force of being did Mme Lannes convince so many of England’s long-entrenched Ouspenskian ‘barons’; win the respect of the formidable Jane Heap and the friendship of the senior ‘Obligatories’ Movements henrriette Rose Mary Nott; and later integrate the intellectual stream of Maurice Nicoll.

Yet certainly Mme Lannes’ epoch in London — was one of buoyant expansion realised in the face of grave difficulties: I call to my spine, to the whole of my body to help me.


A man needs moments of retirement for the sake of relating attention, parts of himself with other parts, attention to some reality of life in him; then he needs to go towards life willingly in order that it brings him the impressions of himself that he needs, even though they are difficult to swallow. Nearly another year Mme Lannes struggled on in France — hard days for her, her family, and her pupils.

Born on Sunday 12 November in the small village of Puyoo-Bearn in the Pyrenees, she came of peasant stock: Luke Storms marked it as to-read Mar 31, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Vijay Kumar added it Apr 30, The building and dedication 23 September of a Movements studio. Early in Henriette and her husband M. Do they not ironically demand, if only as proof of the rank of Madame’s aspiration, the acknowledgement that in some sense her life ended in poignant regret at unrealised hopes?

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Various of Gurdjieff’s dicta she translated into concrete fields of action. She used humour; she could mimic. Attention is the fire of our Being.

Jeff Meyers added it Jun 10, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It has no stability, no continuity.

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Group Library added it Oct 02, For lannnes than a quarter of a century Henriette Lannes worked on unremittingly, never deviating from her commitment to Gurdjieff alone. Natalia Guerrero rated it did not like it Jan 29, Fall Issue, Vol. In early spring the unwelcome rumour that she would not return from France hardened into fact.


Perhaps because of this she insisted: Possessing a cornucopia of literary, mythic, and folkloric allusion, she often tendered Gurdjieffian orthodoxies within a perennial tradition: At certain moments we see, though perhaps distantly, that this attention These excerpts are from two books: Refresh and try again.

Henriette H. Lannes

Who then was Henriette Lannes? That the Work in England is today so strongly rooted is preponderantly owed to a woman scarcely known.

It is an effort to be there. We can see that our habitual attention is much too fleeting.

Attention Is the Fire of Our Being

By the time the ancient Basque capital of Guernica was devastated on 27 AprilHenriette re-emerges to view as linked to Henri Tracol head of a Republican press agency in Barcelona and Madrid.

Active in London for nearly three decades; coping with all the difficulties of exile and a foreign language; subsuming the powerful resistance which any powerful affirmation lawfully evokes — this remarkable human being guaranteed here the Work’s ethos, dynamic, and trajectory.

This is what is extraordinary: