Saint Moses


       "About the first of these, the Buddhist religion, I have already told you.

     "The second, namely the Judaic, was founded, as it were, precisely on the teaching of Saint Moses, the name given to one of the genuine Sacred Individuals who, in his turn, was intentionally actualized from Above.


     "This Sacred Individual was actualized in the planetary body of a boy who arose in the country now called 'Egypt,' shortly after my fourth sojourn on the surface of this planet of yours.


     "This Sacred Individual, now called Saint Moses, accomplished a great deal for them and left them many such exact and corresponding indications for ordinary existence that, if they had adopted and applied them more or less normally, then indeed all the consequences of the properties of the maleficent organ kundabuffer might have gradually been decrystallized, and even the predisposition for new crystallizations might have been destroyed.

     "But to the common misfortune of all the three-centered beings of our Great Universe, whatever their degree of reason, his followers, as was already proper to them, began to mix into all the counsels and indications of this 'normality-loving' Saint Moses such a mass of what may be called 'spices' that the saintly author himself could not, with the best will in the world, have recognized anything of his own in this 'hodge-podge."




Beelzebub's Tales To His Grandson, by G. I. Gurdjieff, pages 640-41


Viking Arkana Edition, 1992.