For over 45 years, John Adago has been a student and teacher specialising in the study of economics, philosophy and meditation.
Adago had closely followed the work of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky since the 1960s and whilst his wife was attending the School of Practical Philosophy, they were both introduced to meditation via the institute. After Willem Nyland died, one of the founders and trustees of the Gurdjieff foundation, Adago continued with the School of Practical Philosophy. After learning more about each practice, Adago became fascinated by the commonalities that these two seemingly shared. As a result, he spent many years examining this connection and was further influenced by the teachers of the twentieth century who mastered in these areas. In turn, Adago came to know many of these teachers, gathering information from them in interviews and unpublished transcripts of their conversation. This assisted in his discovery of the fascinating history that connects the lives, work and philosophy of the teachers who communicated the sacred knowledge and spiritual traditions of the East to the West.