A compendium of the various Saints appearing in Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson



The Saint's's names link to excerpts of the original text.


Saint Venoma. Inventor of the type of spaceship used in Beelzebub's time.


Saint Buddha. Buddha, the first major saintly figure introduced in order to offer discourses on the human condition, introduces the major Gurdjieffian theme of intentional suffering.


Saint Krishnatkharna. The avatar sent by His Endlesnes to Pearlandia (India.)


Saint Kirmininasha. Mentioned in passing in the discussion on Buddha, this saint introduces a well-known saying of Gurdjieff's.


Saint Lama. This saint had a profound effect on Tibetan society.


The Very Saintly Ashiata Sheimash. Arguably the most important saint featured in Beelzebub, Ashiata Shiemash introduces most of the key elements of the contemporary Gurdjieff teaching and sets the tone for the bulk of Gurdjieff's discourse on mankind. Cited as one of the "seven Most Saintly Omnicosmic Individuals, without whose participation even our Uni-being Common Father does not allow Himself to actualize anything." (P. 369.)


Saint Vitus. mentioned in passing as a evil spirit.


Saint Moses. The saint of the same name from the Old Testament.


King Koniutsion. Cited as "later a saint" for having saved his subject from opium addiction.


Saint Muhammad. Founder of Islam.


Saint Jesus. Founder of Christianity. A very great deal of new and unfamiliar material is presented on the Last Supper.


Saint Judas. This alone explains the last remark.


Saint Choon Kil Tess and Choon Tro Pel. The two Chinese scientists, grandsons of King Koniutsion, who rediscovered Heptaparaparshinokh, the law of seven.


Saint Markary Kronbernkzion. The enlightened progenitor of the boolmarshan (stele, or book) entitled "The Positive and Negative Influences on Man."








Characters appearing in Beelzebub's Tales To His Grandson, by G. I. Gurdjieff.


Page citiations at the links are from the Viking Arkana Edition, 1992.


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