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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It is widely regarded as the most comprehensive account of Gurdjieff’s system of thought ever published. I had imagined this book would be a hard one to finish, but I actually raced through it and found it vastly interesting.
For that reason I hesitated to offer a review, but I feel ot to do so anyway. That is, they like to imagine they’ve contacted the “real” inner work–as opposed to those fools who imagine any other traditions can lead to awakening.
The first half of this book is very readable, straightforward, engaging and practical. Refresh and try again. Lectures on Literature Fredson Bowers.
Petersburg and Moscow from — Initially there were very few far-out claims, and I felt they were meant to be taken metaphorically. He uses this term in a way strikingly different from that of modern science and different also from its current use among followers of the new religions. Petersburg from his recent excursion to the East, where he journeyed “in search of the miraculous”, as he put it.
In a new and never-before-published foreword, Williamson p.d.okspensky 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.
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. Humanity, like the rest of organic life, exists on earth for the needs and purposes of the earth.
It also seems that Gurdjieff got most This is another book that totally changed the way I view the world. Those who are interested in enlightenment as a real potential of the human mind. Ouspensky Limited preview – Other books in this series.
In Search of the Miraculous
This page was last edited on 16 Septemberat Fragments of an Unknown Teaching. And it is exactly as it should be for the earth’s requirements at the present time. Man, says Gurdjieff, is actually not a man, he is a machine. Modern Man in Search of a Soul C. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. His psychology is at times interesting and is probably what attracts people to this system in the first place.
Past a certain stage, evolution is not and cannot searvh automatic, mechanical; it requires special work and conscious discipline. May 20, Lloyd Francis rated it bg was amazing. Ouspensky recounts his trials learning this new system, which he later refers to as the Fourth Way, often recollecting entire lectures, or parts of lectures, which Gurdjieff gave to his disciples in St.
This is one of those books that need more than one reading.
In Search of the Miraculous: Fragments of an Unknown Teaching by P.D. Ouspensky
You get the feeling that there was something magical about being part of G’s community, but that something is very hard to translate into words, even for someone as eloquent as Ouspensky.
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. Not only because the bj ideas, of which I enjoyed the ones on psychology much more than the ones on the cosmic order of things. The food man eats, the air he off, and the impressions he experiences are intimately interconnected as forms by which energies are accepted into the organism and assimilated or rejected.
Much of this probably sounded plausible at the time. Gurdjieff’s goal, to introduce the Work to the West, attracted many students, among them Ouspensky, an established mathematician, journalist, and, with the publication of In Search of the Miraculous, an eloquent and persuasive proselyte.
One doesn’t have to become a true believer to benefit from some of the miraculus concepts put forth in The Fourth Way, the system of conscious evolution he espoused. The book is dense and deserves several readings p.d.ouspennsky study over a period of years.
Fascinating, thorough, engaging and readable; but these traits are secondary. The ray of creation or chain of worlds is ruled by the same laws that govern the inner and outer life of man and everything in surrounding nature. Jun 17, Maureen rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: It goes without saying that In Search of ny Miraculous has inspired great thinkers and writers of ensuing spiritual movements, including Marianne Seafch, the highly acclaimed author of A Return to Love and Illuminata.
It was also an oblique reference to a book by the well-known Theosophist and friend of Ouspensky, G. In Search of the Miraculous.
There’s also a deeply insightful discussion of the function of symbolism in art and esoteric systems near the end of the book. Most of the book is fairly easy to follow apart from a few examples of his cosmic theory which can get quite complex.
And that there is a difference between knowledge and being and that p.d.ouspenssky from the West tend to value Knowledge more than being while people from the East tend to value being more.