Gurdjieff was born in Alexandropol.
His search for knowledge about the meaning of life began early.
His travels for finding answers to essential questions about the reasons for man's existence on earth led him to North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. He absorbed and put into practice the ancient and original knowledge he found, which partly had been considered lost and nearly impossible to find.
The result of his search is known as the Fourth Way, which is a teaching about man's possible evolution. He put this knowledge into a form that was adapted to the life and minds of western people so that people living in everyday situations could learn to use his ideas in order to increase their consciousness and raise the level of their being.