For those interested in improving and understanding themselves, God, other individuals, and the nature of things by following the method specified in Spinoza's Ethics. This Web Site is designed to attract the individual who aspires for something more in life than the ordinary things we normally pursue—such as ambition, glory, money, sex, career, dependent relationships, etc.
My name is Lewis Almeida. I was a student of Gregory Grover, who was my teacher for 24 years from 1970-1994. He was a dynamic spiritual leader of the Spinoza and Gurdjieff Center in Santa Monica. My interest is to share what I have learned. I continue to study, even to this day, the revolutionary teachings and ideas of Spinoza and Gurdjieff. If you attend our future open meetings, you may develop an interest to investigate for yourself this truth
Gurdjieff was very clear when he said that a group consisting of other individuals who are pursuing similar goals is necessary, and that a teacher who knows the way is paramount for us to achieve the goals we have set: these revolutionary ideas of Spinoza and Gurdjieff if understood and applied within a study group environment has tremendous synergistic results. Its purpose is to help us see areas in our nature that we want to improve so that we will become a "Master of Our Emotions" and have the strength of mind to
The goal would be to join with others in search of something new that would enable us to develop mental and emotional strength. We must want to do this to become self-confident, develop self-mastery, come to self-approval, and have consciousness of ourselves, other individuals and ultimately have an awakened love and union with God. This is the path to true happiness and fulfillment. And this goal of ours would be of such a character thaat it would be permanent within us. It would be impossible for anyone to take it away or
Studying the ideas of Spinoza and Gurdjieff, in relationship with your nature, is the direction in which I want to take you, so keep checking this website for any future announced open public meeting and events. click here to email me