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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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.

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This article does not cite any sources. Aug 03, Ryan rated it it was ok. In the latter half of the book numerous ideas are introduced which both amplify those already given and at the same time provide a completely new angle of vision on the whole system and which also seem an integral part of the whole.

This book is a good introduction to Gurdjieff’s teachings, presented in a clear and understandable way p.d.ouspnesky the author, who was a student of Gurdjieff himself from to It can only proceed through individual human beings working together.

His teachings sidestepped the symbols and mysticism of ancient esoteric initiation systems, in favor of a direct approach that could perhaps be described as cosmic-atomic psychology.

None of those hopes came to fruition. 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.


In Search of the Miraculous: Fragments of an Unknown Teaching

After all mirraculous is fun to view the world through a different paradigm. Selected pages Title Page. Set against World War I and the coming of the bolsheviks this book reads as a wonderful tale of history in turmoil and intense personal discovery.

There’s also a deeply insightful discussion of the function of symbolism in art and esoteric systems near the end of the book.

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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? The “fragments” part I can attest to. Past a p.d.iuspensky stage, evolution is not and cannot be automatic, mechanical; it requires special work and conscious discipline.

And it is exactly as it should be for the earth’s requirements at the present time. Views Read Edit View history. May 05, Sky rated it it was ok Shelves: Aug 25, Elena rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jun 17, Maureen rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Published September 28th by Mariner Books first published Gurdjieff was a practical man, likely a Pd.ouspensky master. The fourth way works on all aspects of man at the same time, and requires no renunciation or belief.

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. 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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. He states that life on earth is “food for the moon” for example, or that an p.d.ouspensky effort is required on top of eating, breathing and perceiving in order for the human body to manufacture the “finer substances of the astral body”, for example.


This is another book that totally changed the way I view the world.

This work of awareness, called here self-remembering, is the principal instrument by means of which man may accumulate the force necessary for the eventual manifestation in himself of the properties of will, creative intelligence, conscience, and the power to love.

Petersburg and Moscow from — Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. 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 best parts can be found in regards to self-observation, self-remembering, and the notion of ‘man as a machine’.

I really wan I couldn’t finish it. The food man eats, the air he breathes, and the impressions he experiences are intimately interconnected as forms by which energies are accepted into the organism and assimilated or rejected.