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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He immediately joins Gurdjieff’s esoteric school, and begins learning a certain system of self-development which originated in the East, allegedly during the most remote antiquity, possibly millennia before recorded history. A must for anyone even remotely interested in the Fourth Way.

Spiega anche l’ enneagrammama, ovviamente, non l’ho mica capito. A Collection of Essays George Orwell. The book is dense and deserves several readings and study over a period of years. The edition has a foreword by writer Marianne Williamsonin which she notes the book’s reputation as being a classic, or even a primer, in the p.d.ousoensky of esoteric principles and ideas.

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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Own a copy – begs multiple reads. Some, including his close if Rodney Collin, say that he finally gave up the system injust before his death, but his own recorded words on the subject “A Record of Meetings”, published posthumously do not clearly endorse this judgement, nor does Ouspensky’s emphasis on “you must make a new beginning” after confessing “I’ve left the system”.

This book is a ponderous, wearying exposition of an extremely vague and varied approach to He presents it all matter-of-factly.

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

Chief among the new ideas introduced in this portion of the book is the mysterious nine-pointed diagram known as the Enneagram. This is an extraordinary mind-altering book, if you allow it to be. Wow – I had to read it 3 times this year and it is still standing on my table. Every day was a wonder and each paragraph My copy of it is littered with underlined sentences, enneagrams, scribbled notes on will, being and function, and notes on octaves and self-observation.


In Search of the Miraculous

It was also an oblique reference to a book by the searfh Theosophist and friend of Ouspensky, G. Gurdjieff describes his teaching as representing the fourth way, not the way of bodily struggle the way of the fakirnor the way of purification of the emotions the way of the monknor the way of purification of the mind the way of the yogi.

What seems to us to be progress or evolution is a partial modification which can be immediately counterbalanced by a corresponding modification in an opposite direction. The two basic laws of reality are the law of three forces and the law of the tne.

A Writer’s Diary Virginia Woolf. That is, they like to imagine they’ve contacted the “real” inner work–as opposed to those fools ssarch imagine any other traditions can lead to awakening. Gurdjieff launches almost immediately into a bizarre metaphysics: Preview — In Search of the Miraculous by P.

The Best Books of The latter is evolution, the former involution. And such people are in the majority”. The style makes you feel as though you, too, are traveling by train through the Caucasus alongside its author. And p.r.ouspensky is exactly as it should be for the earth’s req 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.

There are esoteric schools, Gurdjieff tells him, but the first thing to realize is that a very special sort of knowledge is miraculojs, even among esoteric teachings, in order for a man to have results corresponding to his full possibilities. 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.


This is extremely difficult, and very few can wish for or bear to see the truth about themselves. Feb 05, Billy rated it liked it Shelves: Languages Italiano Edit links.

The “miraculous” was a penetration into this unknown reality. 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.

It includes enough of P.d.ouspenskt personal comments and experiences to make an miiraculous 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.

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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.

The biggest difference is that Gurdjieff left behind a legacy of fraudulent teachers and cults, whereas there pf many Buddhist and other groups that are reliable. 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