Esoteric Christianity vs. Secular Humanism in Esoteric Clothing: A Rebuttal to “Role of Abstract Ideals in the Creation of the Kesdjan”
According to Gurdjieff, man is not born with an immortal soul. The man perishes with the death of the physical body. Gurdjieff also taught that through certain efforts man has the possibility of acquiring an immortal soul that can survive the death of the physical body. This paper examines Gurdjieff’s ideas on death and immortality and serves as a rebuttal to “Role of Abstract Ideals in the Creation of the Kesdjan” (Jarvis 2020), specifically the claim Jarvis makes that only abstract ideals and their qualities survive one’s physical death.