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This website, which is still under construction, was created by Walther Sell. Walther is a member of the Fellowship of Friends, a Fourth Way school based on the teachings of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky. This school was established by Robert Burton in 1970. Although the Fourth Way is still the basis of the Fellowship of Friends` teaching, it now incorporates and draws inspiration from all esoteric traditions, since the inner meaning of all esoteric traditions is the same: to bring about the presence of the Original Spirit, one`s Higher Self, the God within.

The Hierarchy is one, and the esoteric sides of all religions were launched by it, as was the great experiment started through Ouspensky and Gurdjieff for our own time. -- Rodney Collin, 20th c. Fourth Way teacher

Walther was born in the Netherlands and has lived twelve years in Japan and has been living for nine years in Shanghai, China. During this time he became especially interested in the esoteric traditions of the East. After becoming interested in the classical Chinese novel Journey to the West, he discovered the writings of Liu Yiming, who wrote a commentary on Journey to the West. For the last five years he has been studying Taoism and became very inspired to see that the teaching of Liu Yiming, which is basically the teaching of the Complete Reality (Quanzhen) school, conforms to the teaching of the Fellowship of Friends. When reading the Taoist I Ching, he understood that the I Ching is a very detailed guidebook to bring about the presence of the Original Spirit (rather than a book of divination) and the method it describes is the same as the method that the Fellowship of Friends teaches. This compelled him to create this website.

Eventually discrimination will cease, and the Original Spirit will return; the human mind will sublimate and the mind of Tao will be complete — again you will see the Original Self. -- Liu Yiming, The Taoist I Ching, Hexagram #43 Parting
The light principle returns; thus the hexagram counsels turning away from the confusion of external things, turning back to one’s inner light. There, in the depths of the soul, one sees the Divine, the One.
-- I Ching, Wilhelm/Baynes edition, Commentary on Hexagram #24 Return

The Eight trigrams Furnace

A clay mask from the UNAM Museum,
Mexico City.