In 1922 a mysterious figure appeared in Western Europe. With a band of disciples he had rescued from the Russian Revolution, E. I. Gurdjieff established himself in a château in the Forest of Fountainebleau, where he founded the Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man. Gurdjieff and his two major disciples, P. D. Ouspensky and A. R. Orage, attracted a large number of writers and intellectuals, including Katherine Mansfield, John Middleton Murray, Jean Toomer, Aldous Huxley, J. B. Priestley and many others from both sides of the Atlantic.
While the jacket has some noticeable tears and creases (especially on the front cover), the book itself is generally in good condition, with all of the text and occasional monochrome imagery being of excellent quality.