George Ivanovich Gurdjieff
George Ivanovich Gurdjieff /Russian: Георгий Иванович Гурджиев/ was a mystic, philosopher, spiritual teacher, and composer of Armenian and Greek descent, born in Alexandrapol (now Gyumri), Armenia. Gurdjieff taught that most humans do not possess a unified consciousness and thus live their lives in a state of hypnotic “waking sleep”, but that it is possible to awaken to a higher state of consciousness and achieve full human potential. Gurdjieff described a method attempting to do so, calling the discipline “The Work”. Visit the Gyumri and get to know the places that Mr. Gurdjieff mentions in his books and make your own sacred pilgrimage.