EnneagramFourth Way Gurdjieff Ouspensky School Education Concerning the Work Teachings of G. I. Gurdjieff, P. D. Ouspensky, Maurice Nicoll, and their students.
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Six Processes: Ordered Triads

Ouspensky taught further that the forces in an event enter in a certain order, forming a triad, and that this order determines the nature of the event, or process. I call this `ordered triads'. There are six possible orderings: 123, 132, 213, 231, 312, and 321. Ouspensky also talked of a seventh class of event, beyond our comprehension, in which all three forces enter together and occupy each position of the triad.

The question of what precisely is meant by the `order of entry' of the forces, and how to determine it, is very difficult and deep. It does not always correspond to a temporal ordering. Purpose and scale are important determinants...

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Ordered Triads

Ascending and Descending

Open and Closed



The Diagram

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