Lillian Firestone was born and received her early education in China, where her family’s travels nurtured her lifelong interest in Asian philosophy and culture. She met the ideas of George Gurdjieff in New York City, and has studied them for many years with a succession of teachers including Jeanne de Salzmann, Michel de Salzmann, Henri Tracol and Christopher Fremantle. With their guidance she applied the ideas to the education of children in a special practical work on which this book is based.
Ms. Firestone is the founder and publisher of Indications Press. She is the editor of On Attention: Talks, essays and letters of Christopher Fremantle; On A Single Breath: A lost interpretation of the Lord’s Praye, and others. She is active in the Gurdjieff Foundation in New York City, where she lives.