David Pecotic

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.


Contributions by David Pecotic


"For a Secret Teaching, They Sure Do Write A Lot About It" - Is There a Gurdjieff Studies or only a Gurdjieff Industry?

While there is little disagreement as to the basic content of Gurdjieff’s spiritual teaching, there is currently no concrete proposal about the place of Gurdjieff within the broadly scientific study of religions. In David Robertson’s interview with Professor Carole Cusack of the University of Sydney and Steven Sutcliffe, Senior Lecturer in the Study of Religion at the University of Edinburgh, ...