A giant motherfucker of a book dictated in multiple languages by G. I. Gurdjieff. The firewall guarding his cosmology, as he demanded it be read first, before his relatively straightforward Meetings With Remarkable Men and Life Is Real Only Then, When I Am. Gurdjieffians can read this monster dozens of times, refining their knowledge with each pass. Gurdjieffian wannabes may suffer aneurysms. One chapter title, Heptaparaparshinokh, was nabbed by Robert Fripp and the League of Gentlemen.