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To Fathom the Gist: Volume II the Arch-Absurd
The first volume of To Fathom the Gist provided techniques for reading and better comprehending the content of Gurdjieff's masterpiece. The second volume goes much further in its explanation and demonstration of these techniques. It examines in depth how Gurdjieff wrote Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson, pursuing the idea that "if we know how he wrote the book, we will be better able to read and understand it." And it then proceeds to examine and discuss the three ways of reading the book that Gurdjieff describes and recommends. It gradually becomes clear that Gurdjieff provided extensive advice on how to read his book. The simple fact is that the reader usually ignores such advice, or fails to even see that it is provided. It gradually becomes clear that most of us need to learn how to read this book effectively. Remarkable though it may seem, we really do not know how to read well - and in order to truly appreciate The Tales we need to have that skill.In the course of the author's discussion and analysis of reading technique, insights into the meaning of different chapters or sections of Gurdjieff's book come into focus and are revealed, often as demonstrative examples and sometimes simply as incidental side notes.This volume also provides original perspectives on The Tales by examining the 1931 Manuscript (the earliest edition of The Tales) and comparing it to Gurdjieff's final version. In some areas of the book, the differences are revealing. And, it proceeds further to analyze the 1992 revision of The Tales in depth, providing what is likely to become the definitive analysis of that version of The Tales.Finally, the book investigates the Arch-absurd; Beelzebub's assertion that our Sun neither lights nor heats. The meaning of this assertion is examined in depth.
Author: Robin Bloor
Published by: The Karnak Press | Publication date: 02/11/2019
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 643 pages

To Fathom the Gist: Volume 1—Approaches to the Writings of G. I. Gurdjieff
This book was written to explain, as clearly and concisely as possible, how to discover meaning in Gurdjieff's masterpiece. The majority of readers of Beelzebub's Tales find it very difficult to read and many abandon the book as a consequence - perhaps not having appreciated that Gurdjieff spent more time writing this book than he did doing anything else. (The record indicates that the book took 7 years to write and involved a team of many people in addition to Gurdjieff himself to get to a "first draft" in 1931. After than Gurdjieff spent a further 18 years refining the book, which was eventually published following his death in 1949.) Clearly, if he did want the book to be read, he would not have devoted many years to writing it. Nevertheless he wrote it in such a way that very significant effort would be required to read it. The reader's problem is that this book cannot be read in the normal way. To Fathom The Gist was written to help the sincere reader of The Tales to improve their ability to read the book. It is now available as an ebook
Author: Robin Bloor
Published by: Karnak Press | Publication date: 02/03/2019
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 230 pages

Cloud Computing For Dummies
The easy way to understand and implement cloud computing technology written by a team of experts Cloud computing can be difficult to understand at first, but the cost-saving possibilities are great and many companies are getting on board. If you've been put in charge of implementing cloud computing, this straightforward, plain-English guide clears up the confusion and helps you get your plan in place. You'll learn how cloud computing enables you to run a more green IT infrastructure, and access technology-enabled services from the Internet ("in the cloud") without having to understand, manage, or invest in the technology infrastructure that supports them. You'll also find out what you need to consider when implementing a plan, how to handle security issues, and more.
  • Cloud computing is a way for businesses to take advantage of storage and virtual services through the Internet, saving money on infrastructure and support
  • This book provides a clear definition of cloud computing from the utility computing standpoint and also addresses security concerns
  • Offers practical guidance on delivering and managing cloud computing services effectively and efficiently
  • Presents a proactive and pragmatic approach to implementing cloud computing in any organization
  • Helps IT managers and staff understand the benefits and challenges of cloud computing, how to select a service, and what's involved in getting it up and running
  • Highly experienced author team consults and gives presentations on emerging technologies
Cloud Computing For Dummies gets straight to the point, providing the practical information you need to know.
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 01/29/2010
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 338 pages

Service Management For Dummies
A plain-English guide to managing IT from the customer's perspective
  • Practical guidance on delivering and managing IT so that it meets the multiple needs and demands of a company and its customers and end-users–both inside and outside the organization–is hard to come by; this accessible book takes a common-sense approach that explains exactly what IT services are and how to fit them most effectively into a business
  • Topics include setting a framework, keeping costs down, improving efficiency, and maintaining standards and best practices
  • This concept of how IT should be wired specifically into the goals and need of the company and its customers is part of a broader picture that includes ITIL, BPM, SOA, and Six Sigma
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 05/11/2009
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 340 pages

The 1931 Manuscript of Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson
This book is a thoroughly edited version of the original 1931 manuscript of Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson by G. Gurdjieff, now available on The Kindle. The text is, for the most part, unchanged from the original manuscript that was published in a limited edition in 1931 under the direction of A R Orage. However some editing to the text has been done to remove obvious typographical errors and to harmonize the spelling of Gurdjeiff's many invented names and neologisms to align with the later published version of this classic literary work. In addition a full index is provided, almost to the level of a concordance. It documents all changes to the neologisms and all edits, aside from typographical corrections made to the text. The attraction of this publication lies in the fact that although Gurdjieff approved this original edition for publication and hence regarded his writing effort as almost complete, he subsequently made significant changes to many parts of it, and hence reading the 1931 Manuscript at times feels as though one is reading a different book, but one that nevertheless bears the mark of its author.
Published by: The Karnak Press | Publication date: 02/13/2019
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 824 pages

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) For Dummies
Feeling overwhelmed by the buzz about SOA—service oriented architecture? Take heart! Service Oriented Architecture For Dummies, 2nd Edition makes it easy to understand, plan, and implement the latest SOA solutions for your business. Whether you’re the IT person responsible for developing SOA or the executive who’s trying to get a handle on the concept, Service Oriented Architecture For Dummies, 2nd Edition will help you understand what SOA is, why it’s important, and how you can make the most of it. You’ll find out about the business and financial aspects of SOA, how to decide if you need it, and what it can mean to your bottom line. Discover how to:
  • Identify the main components of SOA and how they work to create business processes
  • Create reusable, flexible systems and avoid common pitfalls
  • Deconstruct business processes and applications to identify their components, then put them together in new ways
  • Construct SOA business applications for maximum adaptability
  • Confirm quality in a situation that’s difficult to test, and assure the quality and consistency of your data
  • Develop a governance strategy for SOA based on your company’s philosophy and culture
  • Work with XML and understand how it’s used in SOA
  • Maximize the benefits of unified communications
  • Understand software ecosystems, rich interfaces, and the development lifecycle
Packed with real-life case studies illustrating how SOA has been applied in a variety of industries, Service Oriented Architecture For Dummies, 2nd Edition demystifies one of today’s hottest business tools.
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 02/18/2009
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 413 pages

The Searchable Index to G. I. Gurdjieff's Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson
This ebook provides a productive means for searching through, reading and pondering Beelzebub's Tales To His Grandson by G. I. Gurdjieff. It has been written and compiled by Robin Bloor, the author of To Fathom The Gist, Volumes I and II, to help in some of the approaches to fathoming the gist of Beelzebub's Tales described in those books. It is likely to prove useful to anyone who studies The Tales in depth, since the indexes and lists it includes may be thought provoking for the reader.Words (including neologisms) that the compiler considered important or significant are organized into a comprehensive set of categories and arranged within those categories. There are about a hundred such categories covering everything from names of people and places to psychic states.It could be thought of as a "digital concordance" as it includes the full text of The Tales and an index of every word used in The Tales, along with the frequency of its occurrence. However, note that it includes no references to the physical pages of any printed version of the book, so it is not a concordance in that sense. This is the first in a series of ebooks that will be published in an effort to assist those who wish to ascertain the meaning of Gurdjieff's writings. 
Author: Robin Bloor
Published by: Karnak Press | Publication date: 10/15/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 922 pages

Words You Don't Know: Humorous Essays Involving Rare Words, Swear Words, Wrong Words, Long Words, Curse Words, Terse Words, Legal Words, Regal Words, Tech Words, Sex Words, Eponyms and Retronyms
Words You Don't Know takes the reader on a spirited romp through the dusty corridors of the English language. In 23 chapters and 202 pages, author Robin Bloor shines a light on nearly 300 of the least known words in the language, illuminating the history and mystery of each in short, humorous essays.
Author: Robin Bloor
Published by: Little Crow Press | Publication date: 09/01/2009
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 218 pages

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