The Work and the Fourth Way are the names given to the teachings of G. I. Gurdjieff. These teachings are based on the esoteric wisdom of the great spiritual traditions adapted by Gurdjieff for contemporary sensitivities and needs. The aim of the Work is the conscious evolution and transformation of human beings. This requires the harmonious development of the entire person—body, mind and soul. The practice of the Work includes meditation, sacred dances, music, study of psychological and cosmological ideas, impartial self-observation and work with others.