John G. Bennett

British Scientist John G. Bennett

John Godolphin Bennett was a British mathematician, scientist, technologist, industrial research director and author. He is perhaps best known for his many books on psychology and spirituality, particularly on the teachings of G.I. Gurdjieff. Bennett met Gurdjieff in Constantinople in October 1920 and later helped to co-ordinate the work of Gurdjieff in England after Gurdjieff's arrival in Paris.
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Birthday
08 June 1897
home town
England
Death Place
England

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The Racial Violence that Dare Not Speak Its Name - American Thinker
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John Bennett (MA, University of Chicago, MAPSS '07) is a veteran, writer, and law student at Emory University living in Atlanta, GA. 1. Matsuda, Mari J., Public Response to Racist Speech: Considering the Victim's Story, 87 Michigan Law Review
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Casper puts on golfing clinic at Stonebridge - Rome News Tribune
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by staff reports Rome City manager John Bennett gets a few helpful putting tips from golf legend Billy Casper Saturday at Stonebridge Golf Course. (Kevin Myrick/RN-T) One of the all-time great golfers came to Rome on Saturday and was given the royal
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Logan Prosecutor Says They're Still Gathering Evidence - West Virginia MetroNews
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"At this time, we're still gathering information, statements and whatever else they can come up with, evidence and I really don't want to comment at all," Prosecuting Attorney John Bennett said on Thursday's MetroNews Talkline
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JOHN R. BENNETT - Hornell Evening Tribune
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He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Nancy Bennett of Cohocton; his son, John Bennett of Cohocton; his daughter, Jessica (Scott) Calkins of Bath; his grandson, Jackson Calkins of Bath; his loyal Jack Russell Terrier dog, Sophie; his parents,
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John R. Bennett - Corning Leader
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By Anonymous Survivors include his wife, Nancy Bennett of Cohocton; a son, John Bennett of Cohocton; a daughter, Jessica Calkins of Bath; his parents, Richard and Dorothy Bennett of Dansville; and three siblings, Kathy Shepard of Piffard,
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Oklahoma Representative Back From Military Exercise - Fort Smith Times Record
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Company first Sergeant John Bennett (on right), aka District 2 Oklahoma state representative, talks to a team member recently during the final exercise of Javelin Thrust, a 14-day Marine and sailor training. This exercise was held in Combat Town,
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Highway 97 improvement expected to have big impact in northern British Columbia - Daily Commercial News
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The $40-million project between John Bennett and Link Creek crossings is designed to ease the sharpest of the corners through the mountainous terrain, so the highway section can be travelled at a consistent 90 km/h. The project also includes the
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BASEBALL: Pony A eliminated early from Sectionals with 13-2 loss to Campbell - Morgan Hill Times
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"The floodgates just opened, and we helped," Morgan Hill manager John Bennett said. It was enough perhaps to encourage the A All-Stars to come back for a final Pony Baseball season to make amends, or to jump to high school ball right away
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Council Members Mum on Contents of Revaluation Letter - Patch.com
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Despite repeated questions from residents and members of the Berkeley Township Taxpayers Coalition, council members didn't even hint at the contents of a June 14 letter from John Bennett, the lawyer from the Philadelphia-based firm Dilworth Paxton
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BASEBALL: Pony A prevails against rival BV; Mustang A rebounds from loss in MH ... - Morgan Hill Times
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John Bennett is thrilled having the likes of Domenic Zanotto, Jack Affourtit, Cole Campi and Garrison Grisedale on his side this year. Last summer, Bennett's intrepid Morgan Hill Pony-13 B All-Stars went toe to toe
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John Bennett and Lucky Oceans' intimate NAIDOC Week Performance - ABC Online
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John Bennett is not a house-hold name yet but it may only be a matter of time. The multi-instrumentalist, who has already picked up an APRA award for best songwriter, dazzled ABC listeners at a special NAIDOC Week performance with
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Bennett shoots his age - Great Lakes Advocate
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WHAT can only be described as a brilliant round of golf was shot last week by John Bennett at the Tuncurry golf course. In a quirky turn of events, Mr Bennett, 72-years-old, shot his own age and was 15 under his handicap. It was certainly a story to
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John Bennett - Rome News Tribune
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“I don't think the majority of things we're thinking about tweaking will be objectionable,” City Manager John Bennett said during a discussion of the plans. Billboards are a controversial element of the draft ordinance, which was crafted with input
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1974
    Age 76
    He signed this document shortly before his death on December 13, 1974.
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    Bennett died on Friday, December 13, 1974, shortly after the start of the fourth course.
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    In the summer of 1974, he visited the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Rome to question him about Transcendental Meditation and his interpretation of the Bhagavad Gita.
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    The soaring price of land in the UK led to Bennett's interest in starting something in the USA. In 1974, he signed an agreement whereby the Institute loaned $100,000 to a newly formed society for the foundation of a psychokinetic community.
  • 1973
    Age 75
    In 1973 Bennett’s publisher Alick Bartholomew commissioned Bennett and Shushud to co-write a book whose tentative title was Gurdjieff and the Masters of Wisdom.
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  • 1971
    Age 73
    He quickly attracted one hundred pupils, and in 1971, with the support of the Institute for Comparative Study, he inaugurated the International Academy for Continuous Education, in the village of Sherborne, Gloucestershire, England.
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    In a very short time, primarily in the USA, Bennett recruited many students and in October 1971 the International Academy for Continuous Education was inaugurated in Sherborne, Gloucestershire.
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  • 1970
    Age 72
    As part of his research, Bennett attended the rock music festival on the Isle of Wight in 1970.
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  • 1969
    Age 71
    By 1969 the company which had been formed to explore structural communication – Structural Communication Systems Ltd. – was floundering and Bennett's health, too, was in a dangerous state.
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  • 1965
    Age 67
    In October 1965 at an extraordinary General Meeting of the Institute, Bennett persuaded the membership to take this step.
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  • 1963
    Age 65
    In 1963, Bennett launched the institute's journal, Systematics.
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    The Shivapuri Baba died in 1963, shortly after he had approved the draft for his biography, Bennett's Long Pilgrimage - The Life and Teaching of the Shivapuri Baba.
  • 1962
    Age 64
    In 1962, Bennett gave a seminar on spiritual psychology in which the various elements he had received (particularly from Gurdjieff, Subud and the Shivapuri Baba) were integrated into a coherent psycho-cosmology.
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    A battle of power ensued in 1962 that resulted in Subud acquiring its own organization and Bennett resigning from the Subud brotherhood and his role as leader of the Coombe Springs Community and Director of Research of the Institute.
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    By 1962, after devoting himself selflessly to its growth and expansion, Bennett left the Subud organization, feeling that a return to the Gurdjieff method was necessary.
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  • 1960
    Age 62
    By 1960, Bennett had come to the conclusion that the practice of 'latihan' alone was inadequate, and he resumed the work that he had learned from Gurdjieff.
  • 1958
    Age 60
    In 1958, monks from the Benedictine Abbey of St. Wandrille, interested in Subud, contacted Bennett who, the following year, made the first of many visits to the abbey.
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    Bennett later married Winifred, a woman twenty years his senior, and they remained together until her death, in 1958. (He would be married for a third time in 1958, to Elizabeth Mayall.)
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1956
    Age 58
    Therefore, in spite of deep reservations, in November 1956 Bennett allowed himself to be 'opened' by Husein Rofé (1922-2008) via the latihan (the primary spiritual exercise used in Subud).
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    In 1956, Bennett was introduced to Subud, a spiritual movement originating in Java (an island in the Republic of Indonesia).
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  • 1955
    Age 57
    In 1955, he initiated a project to build an unusual nine-sided meeting hall at Coombe Springs for the performance of Gurdjieff's sacred dance movements.
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  • 1954
    Age 56
    During 1954, there were increasingly evident differences of opinion between Bennett and Madame de Salzmann regarding the promulgation of Gurdjieff's teachings, and Bennett came to realise that an effectual working relationship with her groups was not possible.
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  • 1953
    Age 55
    In 1953, he undertook a long journey to the Middle East, visiting Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Persia.
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  • 1951
    Age 53
    Friendly relations continued with Madame de Salzmann and her groups throughout 1951 and 1952, but by then Bennett was convinced that his more senior students were not making progress, and that he had to find out for himself whether there still existed an ancient tradition or source from which Gurdjieff had derived his teaching.
  • 1950
    Age 52
    In 1950, Bennett was falsely accused of harbouring communists on his staff and was forced to resign from Powell Dufryn (later resisting several attractive offers to return to a career in industrial research and administration).
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  • 1949
    Age 51
    Gurdjieff's death in 1949 was a serious blow for all his followers.
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    At the beginning of 1949, Bennett was named as Gurdjieff's 'Representative for England' and later gave public lectures in London on Gurdjieff and his ideas.
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    A month spent working very intensively with Gurdjieff's group in the summer of 1949 laid the foundation for a significant transformation in his life and spiritual work.
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  • 1948
    Age 50
    In 1948, Bennett went to the United States and met Ouspensky's wife, through whom he learned that Gurdjieff had survived the French occupation and was living in Paris.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1946
    Age 48
    In 1946, Bennett and his wife founded the Institute for the Comparative Study of History, Philosophy and the Sciences:
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  • 1945
    Age 47
    Bennett began writing and developing his own ideas in addition to Gurdjieff's. Ouspensky repudiated him in 1945, which proved very painful for Bennett, who had also lost touch with Gurdjieff, and believed him to be dead.
  • 1938
    Age 40
    In 1938, he was asked to head Britain's newest industrial research organisation, the British Coal Utilisation Research Association (BCURA).
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1924
    Age 26
    Bennett served the British government as a consultant on the Middle East, and interpreter at the 1924 conference in London intended to settle disputes between Greece and Turkey.
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    Evelyn stayed in England, however, and Bennett's immersion in Turkish affairs and his relationship with Winifred Beaumont, an English woman living in Turkey, placed increasing strain on the marriage, and in 1924, Evelyn sued for divorce.
  • 1923
    Age 25
    Bennett visited in the summer of 1923, spending three months at the institute.
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  • 1922
    Age 24
    Gurdjieff founded his Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man at the Château Le Prieuré in Fontainebleau-Avon, south of Paris, in October 1922.
  • 1921
    Age 23
    Bennett's eighteen months tenure of this position were so eventful, that to this day he is still regarded as a major figure in the political life of Turkey in that period. He was possibly too successful, and began to make enemies among his own superiors, was recalled to London in January 1921 and resigned his commission with the rank of Captain and a pension for life.
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  • 1920
    Age 22
    After the war, Bennett had married his first wife, Evelyn, with whom he had a daughter, Ann, born August 1920.
  • 1918
    Age 20
    In France in March 1918, he was blown off his motorcycle by an exploding shell.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1912
    Age 14
    Bennett's parents met in Florence, Italy although his mother was American. In his infancy, his family were moderately wealthy and travelled frequently in Europe. In 1912, his father, who was a noted traveller, adventurer and linguist, lost all of his money and his wife's in an investment that failed.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1897
    Born
    Born in 1897.
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