John and Lori Hillman studied with J.G. Bennett at the International Academy for Continuous Education at Sherborne House in the Cotswolds on the third intensive residential course from 1973 – 1974.
John Hillman, Permaculture Designer, Organic Gardener During the third course J.G. Bennett launched his publication, Gurdjieff Making a New World. This was read to us by Mr. Bennett and we actively studied it in various groups and put it into practice. John was struck by the key to the Law of Reciprocal Maintenance which Gurdjieff called the Symbol of All Life and said that it stood alone and could not be connected to what he had taught previously. John is a keen organic gardener who presents, hands on permaculture as very much part of Reciprocal Maintenance. John has been a Permaculture designer since 1999, having studied at Capel Manor Horticultural College in North London. In the 1970’s he was mentored in organic gardening by Lady Rosemary Verey, English garden designer, writer, lecturer, and garden designer of the famous Barnsley House near Cirencester in the Cotswolds.
Lori Hillman LicAc BSc (Hons) MBAcC – Lori’s training in the fourth way work laid the foundation for her training in oriental medicine and underpins her integrity as an acupuncturist and practitioner of Chinese and Taoist Five Element medicine. She has been in clinical practice since 1999.
“If we accept the holistic approach to body-mind-spirit, then our spiritual development is interdependent to our health. It is of no use pouring pure sweet water into an unclean vessel, the water will be contaminated.”
Lori presents Five Elements within Reciprocal Maintenance as presented in J.G. Bennett’s book, Gurdjieff Making a New World, to deepen our understanding that the health of humankind and planet are one and the same and that if we [humans] are blocked and dis-eased, this causes a disconnect from planetary intelligence.