Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson is Not for Everybody

Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson (BTTHG) is not for everybody. Nothing in Life is for everybody. I once read that there are about 3,000 people on the planet that Love good champagne. This means that they are willing to do all and everything it takes to get the champagne they love. They are willing to spend money, to travel long distances, willing to suffer the inconvenience and mortification of going where they have to go in order to get the champagne they love. It is the same with the Beelzebub’s Tales. There are those of us who love the book and we are willing to do anything to be close to the love of our hearts.

But there is something here that is even more relevant. All real communications and all real contacts take place at the level of the tribe. That is why Beelzebub speaks of his Tribe. Mass communication is an invention of clever sellers from Madison Avenue to hypnotize us and sell us all that we do not need, because all we need is “everything satisfying and really necessary for their planetary body,” as stated by the first striving of objective morality:

“The first striving: to have in their ordinary being-existence everything satisfying and really necessary for their planetary body” (BTTHG, p 386)

There have never been in the history of humanity confrontations of masses; all confrontations have been a confrontation of elites. The Cold War was the confrontation of the White House elite and the Kremlin elite. It was so and it will be so because history is a movement governed by the Law of Seven, the Law of Process.

But there is something even deeper here. All radical changes that have taken place in the history of humanity, have always come from a small group. It was a small group of Israelites that crossed the dessert of Sinai in search of the Promised Land. It was a group of Twelve Apostles that initiated Christianity. Mohamed did not have too many followers in Medina. It was a group of few who took Europe out of the Dark Ages with the Renaissances. It was an elected group of Masons who built the Great Gothic Cathedrals in Europe.

And so it is too with certain events in the past as these events are related in Beelzebub’s Tales. There were the group members of the Society Akhaldan, called Akhaldan sovors, a Society that was envy for imitation. Then there was the Thirty-five Great Initiates of the Ashiatan Epoch or Ashiatan Renewals. And later there was Pythagoras and the small members of the “Club-of-Adherent-of-Legominism.”

And it will be so again and again, until Humanity once again attains a Golden Age.

Years from now, maybe a hundred of years, a group of three-brained beings will find the Legominism that is Beelzebub’s Tales and will recognize that this is was what they were looking for. A new radical change in Humanity will then take place. This group will be Lovers of the Legominism.

Those of us who are now Lovers of the Legominism are working for this small group. “If we build it, they will come.” We are the brick layers of the New Jerusalem. We are working for The Plan. The Plan is for all; but only few will help building the Great City. Everybody will benefit from the Plan; but only few adhere to The Plan. That is a law and everything is according to Law.

Those of us who love the Legominism or Beelzebub’s Tales should not be concerned with those who reject it. We work for all because such is The Plan.


Will Mesa


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I have been studying and working with the ideas of G.I. Gurdjieff exposed in his Opus Magnum Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson. The intention of this blog is to share these ideas with people around the world. For more information about me, please search in Google for Will Mesa
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4 Responses to Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson is Not for Everybody

  1. Gregory says:

    So, Will, in the light of what I have perceived in the general present day situation as the Teaching’s suffering from self-involutionary , do you see groups forming on a scorched earth of the past focused solely on study and (most importantly) active manifestation of BTTHG’s leads? This would be a procedure along the lines of Discovery for the First Time?

    • willmesa says:

      Yes, Gregory, I see a possibility for small groups, independent of each other, forming around a deep study of the book. In fact, this to some extent is happening already but not among the so-called Gurdjieff groups and Foundations because they are involving, as you say. It is happening in life. But the time for one of these groups to manifest fully has not yet come. We may need fifty more years. We are now working for that possibility when we study the book and share our visions with others. Thanks for your comments. Will.

      • Will,
        I also see that this teaching (The Teaching of Gurdjieff) is of the highest order of revelation available to man in the upcoming Aeon, and one day I was walking down the street when it suddenly struck me that this teaching will not come into full flower for 600 years. I did not make that up, it seemed to come from another place whether in me or from somewhere out of me (I have occasionally heard the voices of Angels speaking).

        It took 325 years for Christianity to break the surface, and when it did it got turned into an instrument of war – Constantinople had the dream in which it was said, “Under This Sign, Conquer” – it could have meant conquer yourself but instead he put it on the shields of his army and won a battle. That’s probably the worst thing that could ever have happened, but that’s what happens when people get a hold of an idea and misinterpret it.

        I can be a very persistent person with indomitable fortitude, and when something gets under my skin, as Mr. Gurdjieff’s teaching has, that’s it – I work for the work and I will work on earth until they need me elsewhere. Compared with the being of Mr. Gurdjieff I am a nothing, but understanding that I am nothing allows me to be something, however small, in the furthering of the work.

  2. willmesa says:

    One person for whom Beelzebub’s Tales was not written was Ouspensky. Here is a dialogue between Ouspensky (O) and C.S. Nott (C) transcribed from page 106 of the Nott’s book “Further Teachings of Gurdjieff:”
    C: “I thought for bit and said, ‘Why don’t you let me read Beelzebub’s Tales to a small group of your older pupils, either here or in London? This is something I could do. No discussions, jut reading.’
    O: “no, it is not possible.”
    C: “Why.”
    O: “For one thing, Beelzebub’s Tales needs a great deal of mental preparation.”
    C: “Not mental preparation,” I said, “but the ability to read between lines, and patience and perseverance. Many people can take it, though intellectuals are frequently baffled, they can’t fit it into any category or school of psychology or philosophy.”
    C: “No,” he said, “ I can’t agree to your reading it to them nor to their reading it.”
    C: “But you read it. You have a copy!”
    O: “no, I’ve glanced at it, but not read it.”
    C: “You haven’t read it? Why?”
    O: “It sticks in my throat.”

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