The Fourth Way resurfaced in the West at the turn of the
twentieth century through the impulse of Gurdjieff. It does
not require us to renounce the external world, but on the
contrary is practiced while we continue to live our family,
social, and professional life. It requires simultaneous work
on the physical, emotional, and intellectual centers. The
Fourth Way is called the "way of the clever man"
since it enables one to produce a certain energy, a certain
substance that permits an accelerated spiritual evolution.