There is a beauty and a significance in the writings of OUSPENSKI in the English Translations that exist, such as they are. His 'FOURTH WAY' is reflective of 'G's system as filtered through his(O's) 'psyche', that totality of his life and experiences as well as through his formidable intellect.
Those who find themselves or are deeply attracted to 'The Ideas', The Work', 'The System', etc. usually are, like myself, and/or generally 'OUTSIDERS', often in perpetual search or quest, which, however 'abstract', or 'miraculous' or 'intense' or 'limited', remain or focus on this particular path despite barriers and byways as well as uncertainties and opposition, which include misunderstanding and ignorance.
OUSPENSKI for all his 'human failings' such as 'rigidity' and 'intellectualism' was the one pupil of GURDJIEFF that he always tried to 'tie-up' and implant his teachings & methods but could not.
ORAGE was another pupil who was 'groomed' by GURDJIEFF but of a 'softer' character or 'shell' and the second great 'GURDJIEFFIAN' if there ever was one. His, ORAGE'S death left 'G' 'stranded', 'dazed', and left a space, a gap, in the 'WORK'
The only other person that could carry on the 'work' or 'the methods' was a WOMAN.
JEANNE DE SALZMANN became the heir of GURDJIEFF. Her relationship with GURDJIEFF is easily misunderstood by most, and any exactness of description is speculation in the long run ad CONTRAVERSIAL for several reasons most issues probably which few of us can understand, let along accept, if we are to continue along the lines that GURDJIEFF left us to complete even if, like myself, never met any of them in the flesh and this task can never go beyond anyone's own sphere of LIFE.
The result of such despite groups, related activities, or the like must remain 'secret', 'personal', even intellectual, with mixed 'emotions' and very difficult to let others know or share, should one try to do so. NO ONE WILL BE CONVINCED BY YOUR OR MINE 'EFFORTS' ,'THOUGHTS', OR 'IDEAS' OR 'DISCUSSIONS' OR 'WRITINGS'...
One thing must be realized or understood when you have assimilated, 'eaten' & 'digested' and 'considered' GURDJIEFF'S IDEAS is that it destroys mercilessly your world picture and replaces it, substitutes another REALITY!
Just as scientific/technological ones are demolishing the conceptions and structures of the material world and universe.....fo which more will be said at another time, perhaps in another way .