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Luke Storms marked it as to-read Mar 31, Yosief Wondwossen marked it as to-read Sep 09, The fundamental meaning of our effort is to acquire and to perfect the instrument, our attention. Tom rated it it was amazing Jan 02, Not only did Henriette engage intensively in this unique Work chapter sketched by Pierre Schaeffer, Rene Zuber, and Henri Tracol himself but put herself at risk in supporting Jewish group members.

Henriette H. Lannes

Terry Boyarsky added it Feb 21, Group Library added it Oct 02, I felt they were true. No group notes, no tape recordings — absolutely nothing — can convey her confrontative being. It is an lannnes, quite comparable on a different level, to what our body does with food — in order to live.

In practice, however, her own epoch’s supervening goals confined her to small inconclusive pilot studies. A man must have a reference to more of his whole, to gather his different powers together.

It has no stability, no continuity. What is needed for me to experience that? A more real question must bring together at least two centres and come from the shock of inner work. For more than a quarter of a century Henriette Lannes worked on unremittingly, lannws deviating from her commitment to Gurdjieff alone.

But my wish is not big enough for that—the wish has to grow, and it can only grow henriete I see myself more, if I see myself as I am Nothing in us is able to hold attention in the way it is needed, to really centre our attention, to keep it for ourselves, for a real pulling together of all the powers which have been given to us to be.


Madame Henriette Lannes to this name she reverted when M. Even then, all was not Roses, Roses.

Various of Gurdjieff’s dicta she translated into concrete fields of action. Fall Issue, Vol. A childhood that imbued Henriette with a lifelong love of nature — trees, flowers henrietye “my friends the animals” — ended prematurely when her father died.

Immediately all her native resourcefulness was mobilised in aid of her mother’s struggle for material survival; her formal education stopped, leaving her intellectual curiosity, if anything, heightened.

The large and still important group which she accordingly built in Lyon later served by Henri Thomasson held her interest and commitment to her life’s end. Then, gradually, in the late s, her health began to betray her; the English climate grew insupportable and her winter breaks in France became more extended.

The social context of this meeting challenges today’s imagination. It will not be given to me, though the fundamentals are given—I cannot create attention. Gradually I know that, second after second, I have to sustain that attention, as if it were an antennae feeling right through my limb.

In early springhaving finally established the roll-call of those provisionally prepared to work together under her guidance evidently drawing a demurral from Nicollshe convened a meeting at 46 Colet Gardens, West Kensington and presented Madame Uenriette as henfiette designated ‘responsible’ and plenipotentiary in England.

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Through my attention, I try to experience all that I can of my being, to have as strong an impression as possible of my collected state and also of what I receive. Krystel Mittnacht marked lahnes as to-read Aug 26, We can see that our habitual attention is much too fleeting.

I remember the ring of a deep and painful question while I was watching and listening to him: This requires a certain inner struggle to keep open a window that is only half-open and can suddenly shut again.


Bennett’s force, flair for self-publicity, authorial capacity, and weathercock messianism swept away Reginald Hoare and Aubrey Wolton, and generally multiplied problems. 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?

Yet certainly Lannws Lannes’ epoch in London — was one of buoyant expansion realised in the face heniette grave difficulties: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Henriette Lannes

Without this, nothing lznnes remain gathered in myself. Possessing a cornucopia of literary, mythic, and folkloric allusion, she often tendered Gurdjieffian orthodoxies within a perennial tradition: Bert Camembert rated it really liked it Aug 29, Return to Book Page. David Jones marked it as to-read Aug 17, Henriette Lannes Inside a Question Nothing in us is able to hold attention in the way it is needed, to really centre our attention, to keep it for ourselves, for a real pulling together of all the powers which have been given to us to be.

Madame’s implacable 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.

She did not split metaphysical hairs or retreat into a single lznnes verity, wearing it threadbare by endless iteration. Understand that this is more important than anything in the world.

This attention is like a little flame that tries to hold its own in the wind. Thanks for telling us about the problem. It is a struggle for.