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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Chief among the new ideas introduced in this portion of the book is the mysterious nine-pointed diagram known as the Enneagram. Such discipline lies at the heart of the great traditions, but this path does not exist in the modern, Western world. May 05, Sky rated it it was ok Shelves: The “miraculous” was a penetration into this unknown reality.
All-in-all this book is quite good because Ouspensky tells the story of his search for, meeting and breaking with this enigmatic character. This latter property is not what most people mean when they use this word. In these pages you will learn the way of the fakir, the monk, and the yogi, and, with a little l This book is a treasure trove for anyone wishing to know more about the Gurdjieff work.
He strikes me as a one of the would-be cult leaders or spiritualist hucksters, like Blavatsky, who cropped up around this time. There is nothing about the fourth way that is any more “esoteric” than these other traditions that’s right, nothing. Jun 26, Levy rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: He establishes early on a complete dependence on the will of the teacher, the necessity of sacrifice, payment, obedience, etc. There are esoteric schools, Gurdjieff tells him, but the first thing to realize is that a very special sort of knowledge is needed, even among esoteric teachings, in order for a man to have results corresponding to his full possibilities.
How to Read a Poem Edward Hirsch. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. However, I get the feeling that he came to searh under the o.d.ouspensky of Gurdjieff and perhaps lacked much ability to step outside of the work to question the bigger picture and the personal motivations of the master, for I sense that there are omissions.
It’s all good when you find your own ideas in the books you read even if they were written half a century before you were actually born. And the first thing necessary is for a man to see how far in fact he is from these possibilities.
The whole storyline is rather enthralling, and Ouspensky who had a background in journalism, makes for an interesting read regardless of the theories contained therein. It is thus easier and faster, but also, in another sense, p.d.ouspenskh more difficult than the traditionally recognized methods of self-development.
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In Search of the Miraculous: Fragments of an Unknown Teaching
Since its original publication inIn Search of the Miraculous has been hailed as the most valuable and reliable documentation of G.
Certainly, Buddhist and other groups, being made up of people, have thf flaws, and there are things to be learned in some not all!
Maybe someday I will have the extra time, stubbornness, yb lack of other things to do, to actually finish this book. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. This article does p.d.ouspensly cite any sources. At the same time, there can be several forms of this discipline, some quick and some slow, some suitable for modern man, some unsuitable. The book is dense and deserves several readings and study over a period of years.
In a new and never-before-published foreword, Williamson shares the influence of Ouspensky’s book and Gurdjieff’s teachings on the New Thought movement and her own life, providing a contemporary look at an already timeless classic.
Dec 18, Rene rated it really liked it. This is also one of my most favorite books. Refresh and tge again.
I can only find connection between his methods and other, historical systems in the widest sense — perhaps some Sufism, and Hindu spiritual techniques. I cannot tell p.c.ouspensky more than has been said already, except that it has blown my mind.
In Search of the Miraculous: Fragments of an Unknown Teaching by P.D. Ouspensky
I had imagined this book would be a hard one to finish, but I actually raced through it and found it vastly interesting. Return to Book Page. Some of the concepts which have stuck with me are: This is the most dangerous book you will ever read if your world is filled with sacred old ideas you have never questioned.
Jan 24, Brian rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: On Violence Hannah Arendt. Repeated characterisations of people as machines are particularly poignant against the background of WWI and the October Revolution in Russia, but sometimes it’s taken too far. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings tthe our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. A characteristic of In Search of the Miraculous, which from all other accounts doubtless reflects the Gurdjieff teaching p.douspensky, is the unique mingling of cosmological ideas with teachings concerning psychology.
You have to see it from the perspective that G. Not only because the many ideas, of which I enjoyed the ones seacrh psychology much more than the ones on the cosmic order of p.d.puspensky. Open Preview See a Problem?
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Nov 10, David Balfour rated it liked it Shelves: Fragments of an Unknown Teaching. 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 hy whole of the book.