Recordings from Gurdjieff's magnum opus All and Everything and from T. S. Eliot, Rilke and William Blake

Readings from Beelzebub’s Tales

Readings by Anthony Blake
Gurdjieff/de Hartman music played by Wim van Dullemen

These recordings have been made over many years and consequently vary in tone of voice and delivery. While I have tried to pronounce the sometimes very difficult words of the text correctly - according to how I remember them being pronounced by John Bennett - there are undoubtedly errors, as there are also many imprecise slurring of words.   I hope you can bear with me and enjoy the experience of hearing this remarkable book read aloud for its own sake.

Chapters with an asterix are in preparation and I hope to have them available by the end of May 2010

Copies are available only from Anthony Blake in the UK. The Readings are not a DuVersity Publication. There are three disks as itemised below and each costs £15 or equivalent (currently $25 or 20 Euros) not including postage. Proceeds go towards costs of production. Please send enquiries to

In MP3 format  Title


First Book

Chapter 1 The Arousing of Thought   Sayyid Song
Chapter 2 Why Beelzebub Was in Our Solar System  
Chapter 3 The Cause of the Delay in the Falling of the Ship Karnak  
Chapter 4 The Law of Falling  
Chapter 5 The System of Archangel Hariton  
Chapter 6 Perpetual Motion  
Chapter 7 Becoming Aware of Genuine Being-Duty  
Chapter 8 The Impudent Brat Hassen, Beelzebub's Grandson, Dares to Call Men "Slugs"  
Chapter 9 The Cause of the Genesis of the Moon  
Chapter 10 Why "Men" Are Not Men  
Chapter 11 A Piquant Trait of the Peculiar Psyche of Comtemporary Man  
Chapter 12 The First "Growl"  
Chapter 13 Why in Man's Reason Fantasy May be Perceived as Reality  
Chapter 14 The Beginnings of Perspectives Not Very Cheerful  
Chapter 15 The First Descent of Beelzebub upon the Planet Earth  
Chapter 16* The Relative Understanding of Time  
Chapter 17* The Arch-absurd: According to the Assertion of Beelzebub, Our Sun Neither Lights Nor Heats  
Chapter 18* The Arch-preposterous  
Chapter 19* Beelzebub's Tales About His Second Descent on to the Planet Earth  
Chapter 25  The Very Saintly Ashiata Shiemash, Sent from Above to Earth Je Suis Pere, Fils
Chapter 26 The Legomonism Concerning the Deliberations of the Very Saintly Ashiata Shiemash Under the Title “Terror of the Situation” Hymn No 3
Chapter 27 The Organisation for Man’s Existence Created by the Very Saintly Ashiata Shiemash  Seekers of the Truth
Chapter 28 The Chief Culprit in the Destruction of All the Very Saintly Labors of Ashiata Shiemash  Moderato


Second Book

Chapter 29 The Fruits of Former Civilizations and the Blossoms of the Contemporary  
Chapter 30  Art  
Chapter 32* Hypnotism  
Chapter 33* Beelzebub as Professional Hypnotist  
Chapter 38  Religion  
Chapter 39  The Holy Planet "Purgatory "  
1931 version Purgatory  


Third Book

Chapter 40 Beelzebub Tells How People Learned and Again Forgot About the Fundamental Cosmic Law of Heptaparaparashinokh  
Chapter 41 The Bokharian Dervish Hadji-Asvatz-Troov The Bokharian Dervish
Chapter 43  Beelzebub’s Survey of the Process of Reciprocal Destruction of Men, or Beelzebub’s Opinion of War Atarnakh, Kurd Song No. 7
Chapter 44 In the Opinion of Beelzebub, Man's Understanding of Justice Is for Him in the Objective Sense an Accursed Mirage  
Chapter 45 In the Opinion of Beelzebub, Man's Extraction of Electricity from Nature and Its Destruction During Its Use, Is One of the Chief Causes of the Shortening of the Life of Man  
Chapter 46 Beelzebub Explains to His Grandson the Significance of the Form and Sequence Which He Chose for Expounding the Iinformation Concerning Man Hymn to the Sun
Chapter 47  The Inevitable Result of Impartial  Mentation Music 3
Chapter 48* From the Author  





by Anthony Blake

CD 1 'The Marriage of Heaven and Hell'

CD 2 'Milton, Book One', part one

CD 3 'Milton, Book One', part two

CD 4 'Milton, Book Two'


CD 1 'The Four Quartets' read by Anthony Blake with music - 'The Deception of the Thrush' - by Robert Fripp


CD 1 'Duino Elegies'

with music by Robert Fripp