William Patrick Patterson
fter many years as a student of The Fourth Way and discovering no answer to the
question that had gradually formed in him—what is
the 'self' in self-remembering?
—Mr. Patterson was
called to explore Advaita Vedanta (non-dualism). In doing
so, he realized the full significance of the ideas and practices
of The Fourth Way and how this sacred and seminal teaching
provided not only the necessary foundation, but was applicable
on the very highest levels.
He is the founder/director of The Gurdjieff Studies Program and has led groups, as well as given seminars and talks throughout the United States for many years. He has written eight books on the teaching and directed, written and narrated the award-winning video trilogy The Life & Significance of George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff and the just released video
Introduction To Gurdjieff's Fourth Way: From Selves To Individual Self To The Self. A new video talk has recently been released. Watch the video:
William Patrick Patterson Explores The Life & Teachings of Carlos Castaneda
He is the founder/editor of The Gurdjieff Journal (est. 1992), the first domestic and international Fourth Way journal. More information can be found about William Patrick Patterson on his Google+ profile page.
In order to spread the teaching as fully as possible—Mr. Gurdjieff's last wish—Mr. Patterson gives three public seminars a year, two on the West Coast, one on the East Coast.