The Archangel Looisos



     "So, my boy, in view of this, the Most High Commission decided, among other things, to implant provisionally in the common presence of the three-brained beings there a special organ with properties that, first, would make them perceive reality 'upside down' and, second, would cause every repeated impression from the outside to crystallize in them data that engender factors for evoking sensations of 'pleasure' and 'satisfaction.'

     "Then, with the help of the Universal Arch-Chemist-Physicist, the Angel Looisos, a member of this Most High Commission, they made a 'something' grow in the three-brained beings there, in a special way at the base of their spinal column at the root of their tail--for at that time they still had a tail, and that part of their common presence still kept its normal aspect, expressing the 'fullness of their being-significance'--a 'something' that fostered the arising in them of the properties I just mentioned.

     "And this 'something' they then for the first time called the 'organ kundabuffer.'

     "Having made this organ grow in the presence of the three-brained beings and having seen to it that it would work, the Most High Commission of Sacred Individuals, headed by the Archangel Sakaki, returned to the Center, reassured and with clear conscience, while on the planet Earth, which has taken your fancy, the action of this ingenious and astonishing invention began to develop from the very first day, and flourished, as the wise Mulla Nasr Eddin would say, like 'the trumpets of Jericho in full blast.'


     "Now, if you wish to understand even approximately the results of the properties of the organ devised and brought into existence by the incomparable Angel Looisos--blessed be his name to all eternity--you must know about the various manifestations of the three-brained beings of that planet, not only while this 'organ kundabuffer' actually existed in their presence but also later, after its destruction; for, although this astonishing organ and its properties were destroyed in them, the consequences of its properties, for many reasons, began to be crystallized in their presence.

     "But this I will explain to you some other time."




Beelzebub's Tales To His Grandson, by G. I. Gurdjieff, page 84


Viking Arkana Edition, 1992.