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© 2018by Dylan Stephens

Text of "Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson" by G.I. Gurdjieff
(with my comments; my illustrations on the left)
(right hand figures from "In Search of the Miraculous" by P.D. Ouspensky.)
*In Search of the Miraculous" Chapter 10 Page 205
Knowledge begins with the teaching of the cosmoses -- "as above, so below". There are actually seven cosmoses:
(1) Protocosmos -- the first cosmos (the Absolute, "1")
(2) Ayocosmos or Megalocosmos -- the holy cosmos (all worlds, "3")
(3) Macrocosmos -- the large cosmos (Milky Way, "6")
(4) Deuterocosmos -- the second cosmos (the Sun, "12")
(5) Mesocosmos -- the middle cosmos (all planets, , the solar system "24")
(6) Tritocosmos -- the third cosmos was man but should be planet
Tetartocosmoses -- (man, "48")
(7) Microcosmos -- the small cosmos (atom)

By comparing this with Beelezbub's Tales, it appears that both have a missing a cosmos. Here Tritocosmos should be planet not man and Tetartocosmos: man is missing. In Beelezbub's tales galaxy is missing. This implies that Protocosmos should include Megalocosmos to allow for seven lower cosmoses, giving for higher to lower:

(1) Protocosmos -- the first cosmos Megalocosmos
(2) Macrocosmos -- the large cosmos (galaxy: Milky Way)
(3) Deuterocosmos -- the second order suns: (Sun)
(4) Mesocosmos -- the middle cosmos (solar system)
(5) Tritocosmos -- third-order suns: (planet)
(6) Tetartocosmoses -- man
(7) Microcosmos -- (atom)
* page 759
“Here it is necessary to tell you that when this most
wise Divine actualization was finished, our triumphant
cherubim and seraphim then gave, for the first time, to all
the newly arisen actualizations those names which exist
even until today. Every ‘relatively independent concentration’
in general they then defined by the word ‘cosmos,’
and to distinguish the different orders of arising of these
* page 760
‘cosmoses,’ they added to this definition ‘cosmos’ a separate
corresponding name.
“And all the results issuing from all the cosmic sources,
great and small, taken together, were also then named by
them the ‘common-cosmic Ansanbaluiazar.’
“It is interesting to remark that concerning this ‘common-
cosmic Ansanbaluiazar,’ present-day objective science
has also the formula: ‘Everything issuing from
everything and again entering into everything.’
“Independent names were then given also to all the, as they
are called, ‘temporarily independent crystallizations’ arising in
each of the innumerable cosmoses by the evolutionary and involutionary
processes of these fundamental sacred laws.
(Cosmoses reordered and grouped from highest to lowest)
1. Holy Sun Absolute:
“And, namely, they named the Most Most Holy Prime-
Source Sun Absolute itself—‘Protocosmos.’
(1) The emanation of the Holy Sun Absolute,
Itself they called, as I have already told you,
’Theomertmalogos’ or ‘Word-God.’
2. galaxies: Milky Way:
* page 748
“In the beginning, when nothing yet existed and when
the whole of our Universe was empty endless space with
the presence of only the prime-source cosmic substance
’Etherokrilno,’ our present Most Great and Most Most
Holy Sun Absolute existed alone in all this empty space,
* page 749
and it was on this then sole cosmic concentration that our
UNI-BEING CREATOR with HIS cherubim and seraphim had
the place of HIS most glorious Being.
“It was just during this same period of the flow of time
that there came to our CREATOR ALL-MAINTAINER the forced
need to create our present existing ‘Megalocosmos,’ i.e., our
* page 760
“And all those cosmoses, which together compose our
present World, began to be called the ‘Megalocosmos.’
“And then also our cherubim gave names, also existing
until now, to the emanations and radiations issuing from all
these cosmoses of different scales, by means of which the
process of the most great cosmic Trogoautoegocrat proceeds.
* page 761
(7) The common radiations of all the ‘Newly-arisen-second-order- Suns taken together they called ‘Polorotheoparl.’
3. Sun stars: Sun:
* page 760
“Each newly arisen ‘Second-order-Sun’ with all its consequent
definite results they called ‘Defterocosmos.’
(5) The radiation of each separate Second-order-Sun, ’Mentekithzoin.’
4. solar systems: Solar System (Mesocosmos):
* page 761
(6) The radiations of all the planets together of any solar system they called ‘Astroluolucizoin.’
5. planets: Earth:
* page 760
“‘Third-order-Suns,’ i.e., those we now call ‘planets,’
they called ‘Tritocosmos.’
(3) The radiation of each planet separately they called ’Dynamoumzoin.’
6. three-brained beings: Humans:
* page 760
and, finally, those formations of the
‘microcosmos’ and which also became concentrated on
the planets, this time thanks to the second-order cosmic
law called ‘mutual attraction of the similar,’ were named
Tetartocosmoses.’ * page 761
The radiations issuing from the ‘Tetartocosmoses’ they called ‘Hanbledzoin.’
* page 86
on this planet Earth ...
“Still further, as also usually occurs, from the same
‘Microcosmoses’ there also began to be grouped various forms
of what are called ‘Tetartocosmoses’ of all three brain-systems.
“And among these latter there then first arose just those biped
‘Tetartocosmoses’ whom you a while ago called ‘slugs.’
“About how and why upon planets, during the transition of the
fundamental sacred laws into ‘Ilnosoparnian,’ there arise ‘Similitudes-
of-the-Whole’ and about what factors contribute to the
formation of one or another of these, as they are called, ‘systems
of being-brains,’ and also about all the laws of World-creation
and World-maintenance in general, I will explain to you specially
some other time.
“But meanwhile, know that these three-brained beings arising
on the planet Earth, who interest you, had in them in the beginning
the same possibilities for perfecting the functions for the
acquisition of being-Reason as have all other forms of
‘Tetartocosmoses’ arising throughout the whole Universe.
“But afterwards, just in the period when they also, as it proceeds
on other similar planets of our great Universe, were beginning
gradually to be spiritualized by what is called ‘being instinct,’
just then, unfortunately for them,there befell a misfortune which
was unforeseen from Above and most grievous for them.”
* page 761
“I shall not enumerate the names of the large number
of these independent ‘centers of gravity’ which become
crystallized in all separate cosmoses, but shall indicate
only the names of those definite ‘center-of-gravity active
elements’ which become crystallized in each separate cosmos,
and which have a direct relation with my following
elucidations and, namely, those which are crystallized in
the presences of Tetartocosmoses and have such a ‘temporarily
independent center of gravity.’
"In Tetartocosmoses the following names were given to these independent arisings:
(human arisings, radiations and cosmoses pages 760,761
Arisings, Functions: Center of Action
(numbered by Gurdjieff)
(numbered by Gurdjieff)
Cosmoses (numbered
highest to lowest)
(1) Protoehary
Food: Stomach Center
‘(1) Theomertmalogos’ or ‘Word-God. 1. Protocosmos
Holy Sun
(2) Defteroehary
Digestion: Duodenum
‘(2) Mentekithzoin’ 3. Defterocosmos
(3) Tritoehary
Blood Fuel: Liver & Lungs
‘(3) Dynamoumzoin’5. Tritocosmos
(4) Tetartoehary
Nerve Engine: Cerebellum
‘(4) Photoinzoin’ 7. Microcosmos
Atoms, Cells
(5) Piandjoehary
Independent Thinking: Cerebrum
‘(5) Hanbledzoin’6. Tetartocosmoses
*6: Hormoneary"
voluntary or involuntary action: Endocrine system
‘(6) Astroluolucizoin’ (unnamed) 4. Mesocosmos
All planets
*(6) 7: Exioehary
Soul or Baby Creation: Sex organs
‘(7) Polorotheoparl’ 2. (left out) Macrocosmos
All Suns: Galaxy
* adjusted from Gurdjieff mistake: see My Solution to the Enigma of the Food Octave of Gurdjieff:
In Column 1: (6) missing; (6) Exioehary moved down; (7) Resulzarion left out
7. atoms; organic cells:
* page 760
“The smallest ‘relatively independent formation’ on the
planets, which arose thanks to the new inherency of the
fifth Stopinder of the sacred Heptaparaparshinokh and
which is the very smallest similarity to the Whole, was
called ‘Microcosmos,’
(4) That given off from the Microcosmoses they called ’Photoinzoin.’
* page 85
“So, my boy, owing to all the aforesaid, there first arose
* page 86
on this planet Earth also, as there should, what are called
‘Sirnilitudes-of-the-Whole,’ or as they are also called
Microcosmoses,’ and further, there were formed from these
‘Microcosmoses,’ what are called ‘Oduristelnian’ and
‘Polormedekhtic’ vegetations.
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