Dr. David Pecotic (http://independent.academia.edu/DavidPecotic) holds a Ph.D. in the Studies in Religion from the University of Sydney. His dissertation, Body and Correspondence in G.I. Gurdjieff’s Beelzebub’s Tales To His Grandson, examined practices of embodiment, cosmology and the development of subtle bodies in the mysticism of G. I. Gurdjieff. He has published a number of articles and book chapters on Gurdjieff, Ouspensky, Alejando Jodorwowsky and René Daumal, and is on the Advisory Board of Beyond Borderlands. A Critical Journal of the Weird, Paranormal and the Occult. His book Building Higher Bodies: G.l.Gurdjieff and the Place of Materialism in the Academic Study of Esotericism (Routledge, forthcoming) is to be published this year.