This book is an unusual contribution to the world of Gurdjieff literature. Without a definite structure it is a series of separate "pieces" about Gurdjieff, Zen and art. Each piece offers us a very personal glimpse into how the author has applied these teachings into his life. For me the most illuminating aspect to this book is how it clearly brings to life the power and presence of the great mystic George Gurdjieff. If you want to get a real "feel" for Gurdjieff and his system buy this book. If new to Gurdjieff I would suggest starting with P.D.Ouspensky's "In Search Of The Miraculous".