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This website provides insights into our nature and that of the world around us. Martin Butler worked for several years with Rina Hands who in turn worked with Gurdjieff, and as such he has direct lineage in the Gurdjieff work. He also worked in other Gurdjieff schools and a Zen school. More recently he has studied Spinoza and western philosophers since these provide an in-depth understanding of the human condition.

There are free resources here in the form of articles and links to podcasts. However real work requires depth, and this can be got from the Patreon channel. Personal work on a one-to-one basis is also available to those who want it through two mentors.

We all find ourselves in a world we hardly understand, and lack of understanding causes pain. If we do not understand our own nature or that of the world around us we cannot hope to live a productive and joyful life.

Many resources provide superficial coverage of philosophy, spiritual work and self-help techniques. While these may provide some help, the real work is deep. The approach here, above all else, is that of deep inquiry and practice. We hope you find something useful here.

Martin can be reached by email at martin@martinbutler.eu

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You are an insignificant instance of a cosmic desire that cannot be satisfied. You are the black night sky of dissatisfaction broken only by pinpoints of hubris.

If you believe you are something you will fear becoming nothing. Only a person who knows they are nothing can be fearless.

People will always vote for the person who appeals most successfully to their self interest. As such a nation always gets the leader it deserves.

The greatest possible freedom is the realization that you do not exist - that you are a fiction of your own making.

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