Gurdjieff does not really care if anyone believes his stories or not. The purpose of the book is to reveal the truths he has learned for the use of his students and potential students. In a way, he tells parables that have metaphors that his students and potential students will understand on at least a novice level. It matters not if he actually crossed the Gobi Desert riding on a rigging of cattle, wood, and cloth, or walked above a sandstorm on stilts twenty-five feet high. The innovative use of the materials at hand is the core idea.
Meetings with Remarkable Men