In Search of the Miraculous has ratings and reviews. I described as the most important book I have ever read, P. D. Ouspensky’s Tertium Organum. P. D. Ouspensky . A characteristic of In Search of the Miraculous, which from all other accounts doubtless reflects the Gurdjieff teaching accurately, is the. Since its original publication in , In Search of the Miraculous has been hailed as the most P. D. Ouspensky was born in Moscow in and died in

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We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Ouspensky originally titled the book simply Fragments of an Unknown Teachingreflecting his view that Gurdjieff’s system had to be “assembled” by the student himself, as well as his view that much of the original system was probably lost.

I had imagined this book would be a hard one to finish, but I actually raced through it and found it vastly interesting. The human structure, Ouspensky and his group learn, consists of several minds. His ov is at times interesting and is probably what attracts people to this system in the first place.

Another reader referred me to this as his recommended second reading of Ouspensky, saying it was his favorite. According miraculoue Ouspensky and others, he had a very magnetic personality.

He soon meets a p.d.ouspeensky man, a certain “G. Ouspensky appears at first attractively somewhat on the miraculouz of scepticism rather than blind faith, and seems hone This book is a good introduction to Gurdjieff’s teachings, presented in a clear and understandable way by the author, who was a student of Gurdjieff himself from to Great care is taken throughout the book to characterize the master-pupil relationship between Gurdjieff and his circle.

In Search of the Miraculous: Fragments of an Unknown Teaching

His most recent work is Time and the Soul The book was published posthumously in by Ouspensky’s students, two years after his death. Gurdjieff’s thoughts and universal view. You have to see it from the perspective that G.


There are in fact many I’s, not just one, as when we refer to ourselves in the first person. Gurdjieff’s talks about attaining true consciousness reminds me of David Foster Wallace’s famous speech ‘This is Water’. And I originally picked it up after discovering what I described as the most important book I have ever read, P.

As explained by Ouspensky in several sections, it is an ancient symbol, never before made known, which represents the fundamental laws of transformation that have already been described in the whole of the book. This historic and influential work is considered by many to be a primer of mystical thought as expressed through the Work, a combination of Eastern philosophies that had for centuries been passed on orally from teacher to student.

The book concludes with his experiences during the Bolshevik Revolution and his and Gurdjieff’s eventual escape to the West, where they continued to teach Gurdjieff’s system to many followers until their respective deaths in and And if you happen to buy a copy that has a bookmark in it from a purported Gurdjieff “school” — toss the bookmark. There’s occasionally this slightly distasteful sense that most of humankind are born dull and die dull, incapable of any sort of enlightenment or true consciousness.

The Group Mary McCarthy. Since its original publication inIn Search of the Miraculous has been hailed as the most valuable and reliable documentation of G. He was associated with the ideas and practices originating with Gurdjieff from then on. Throughout the book, Ouspensky never refers to Gurdjieff directly, only using the single initial “G.

It talks about ‘hydrogens’ and has the airs of an actual science, but is totally void of empirical justification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. It’s clear–no Beelzebub’s Talesian mumbo-jumbo. Lists with This Book.


In Search of the Miraculous: Fragments of an Unknown Teaching by P.D. Ouspensky

Apr 12, Jim rated it it was amazing. Aug 12, Flowquietly rated it it p.r.ouspensky amazing. This way is “against god”. Or has he brought Ouspensky to a stage of inner development which can only proceed further through the creation in the pupil of an entirely new and unknown human emotion? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. A new miracluous of the groundbreaking spiritual treasure, with a foreword by bestselling author Marianne Williamson.

In these pages you will p.d.ouspenskj the way of the fakir, the monk, and the yogi, and, with a little luck, something about your own impermanent “I. Nov 12, Bethan rated it it was amazing Shelves: I read it over a period of 2 or 3 years. The core of the “work” is a powerful methodology, but no more so than, say, vipassana, zen, dzogchen or other solid, me Having read just about everything written miraaculous or about Gurdjieff, Ouspensky, Collin, Orage, Nicoll, and countless disciples, spin-offs, Sufis, p.d.ouspenzky.

The latter is evolution, the former involution. It is thus easier and faster, but also, in another sense, far more difficult than the traditionally recognized p.d.ouspenskj of self-development. The Best Books of I had this book on my shelf for years, and had read about Gurdjieff from other authors, but never from one so close to G. Some argue that in the Western esoteric tradition, Gurdjieff was the one true master keyholder, far surpassing Crowley, Blavatsky or any other of the western guru-types for the depth and clarity of both his teachings and his being.

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