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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Fragments of an Unknown Teaching. 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.
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Mar 28, Ard rated it really liked it Shelves: The Sacred and the Profane Mircea Eliade. Some of the better ideas here also remind me of Steppenwolf. Fascinating, thorough, ih and readable; but these traits are secondary. Petersburg from his recent excursion to the East, where he journeyed “in search of the miraculous”, as he put it.
S I had this book on my shelf for years, and had read about Oc from other authors, but never from one so close to G. This book is a treasure trove for anyone wishing to know more about the Gurdjieff work. It stands in great contrast to Gurdjieff’s own Beelzebub’s Tales.
This is an extraordinary mind-altering book, if you allow it to be.
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The latter part of the book also describes the author’s searcn and motives behind his eventual decision to teach the system independently, not under the direct supervision of his teacher, Gurdjieff, which he formally announced to his students in London in early It is, he miracullus, a question of actually forming within oneself something tangibly permanent, something higher and more real than the physical body which is all there is of ordinary man, no matter what he may imagine of himself.
Ouspensky appears at first attractively somewhat on the side 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 Sono una persona curiosa che cerca sempre di conoscere dottrine a me sconosciute per vedere se miraculus aiutare a vivere meglio o per vedere se danno risposte.
In Search of the Miraculous: It’s clear–no Beelzebub’s Talesian mumbo-jumbo. He presents it all matter-of-factly. The reason I failed to finish this book believe miraculpus, I tried several times is that it was an immense disappointment. Fragments of an Unknown Teaching P. Marianne Williamson is a philosopher, speaker, teacher, and author who lectures regularly about the application of spiritual principles un daily living.
It includes enough of Ouspensky’s personal comments and experiences to make an entertaining story, but it isn’t a self-indulgent book about the author “and then he said this to me, and then I said that to him.
Fragments of an Unknown Teaching is a book by Russian philosopher P.
In Search of the Miraculous: Fragments of an Unknown Teaching
The core of the “work” is a powerful methodology, but no more so than, say, vipassana, zen, dzogchen or other solid, meditation-based tradition. Few people are actually truly conscious, which is something like being fully aware of ourselves at all times, not being lulled into stupors by our lives. Ouspensky recognized this as one of Gurdjieff’s sources and used the title as an oblique reference. You have to see it from the perspective that G. Subatomic particles, radiation the craze to label every new thing a “this ray” and “that ray” and relativity were cutting edge science at the time and seemed to open up a previously unsuspected invisible realm.
The facsimile edition of the first edition is identical in every way apart miraculus a few modifications. The “fragments” part I can attest to.
And if you happen to buy a copy that has a bookmark in it from a purported Gurdjieff p.d.ouspenzky — toss the bookmark.
For instance, the idea that war is caused by the uncomfortable proximity of certain planets at certain times seems to be more an illustration of the way mass movements are the result of mechanical seafch. I really wan I couldn’t finish it. In other words, we can all exist quite well without becoming truly conscious, just going about our lives in the ordinary way.
A must for anyone even remotely interested in the Fourth Way. I am still reading it after twenty years.
Nevertheless, this book is by far the most quoted by current disciples of Gurdjieff as they attempt to teach his system to new students, and Gurdjieff himself even had some of his students read parts of the book as part of their studies.
Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of It changed his life forever. It is widely regarded as the most comprehensive account of Gurdjieff’s system of thought ever published. A Writer’s Diary Virginia Woolf. In this book, Ouspensky meets up with Gurdjieff, a self-professed esoteric teacher.
The worst parts involve ridiculous theories about the universe’s origins, strange interpretations for chemical interactions and how they fit in with made-up conceptual models like the ‘Octaves’, ‘Law of three’, ‘energy transformation’, and other not-very-useful conceptual theories.
When you take “everything” as your objective, and then flavor your route to that objective with a complex system of changes in focus, apparent dead-ends in thinking, and a multitude of different approaches in descriptive terminology, you wind up disappointing people who have just come from reading one of the most “miraculous” accounts ever written in Tertium Organum.
At various points throughout the book, the subject of the centers basically, the thinking center, the emotional center, and the moving-instinctive centeris treated and developed more and more until it becomes clear that the idea of the three centers in man is one of the most central ideas in the whole of the Gurdjieffian system. Having said all that, some of the ideas in this book are brilliant, like the concept of remembering oneself.
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I don’t know anyone who understands everything who reads it, however what you do understand will change your life. Retrieved from ” https: Aug 12, Flowquietly rated it it was amazing. In Search of the Miraculous P.