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 Search of the Miraculous

The author begins by describing his first meeting with Miracilous shortly after he, Ouspensky, had returned from India in search of a school of higher knowledge. Fragments of an Unknown Teaching.

It seems he was some of both and Ouspensky broke with him in the end. On the Ssarch of Consciousness: All in all, Ouspensky studied the Gurdjieff system directly under Gurdjieff’s own supervision for a period of ten years, from to How to Read a Poem Edward Hirsch. Regardless, I strongly recommend In Search of the Miraculous.

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And here, I think, we see the true nature of his enterprise. We must go against much in our lives to become truly conscious. This p.ouspensky the most dangerous book you will ever read if your world is filled with sacred old ideas you have never questioned. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. The book concludes with his experiences during the Bolshevik Revolution and his and Gurdjieff’s eventual escape to the West, where they continued to o.d.ouspensky Gurdjieff’s system to many followers until their respective deaths in and Reading it changed my perspectives on life!


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To those interested in esoteric traditions, this book should be considered an account of one man’s crash course in the teachings that underlie the others. I had imagined this book would be a hard one to finish, but I actually raced through it and found it vastly interesting. He strikes me as a one of the would-be cult leaders or spiritualist hucksters, like Blavatsky, who cropped up around this time.

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. However, I get the feeling that he came to be under the spell 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.

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In Search of the Miraculous: Fragments of an Unknown Teaching

These minds, or centers of perception, are the real structural elements of human nature and any attempts to bring man to unity that do not understand these pd.ouspensky are bound to fail. 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.


The reason I failed to finish this book believe me, I tried several times is that it was an immense disappointment. Nov 10, David Balfour rated it liked it Shelves: The book was published posthumously in by Ouspensky’s students, two years after his death. Color Purple Alice Walker.

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. His metaphysics bears no resemblance to anything I’ve encountered before and I suspect he had a very active imagination.

I really wanted to, but it became so dry that I am more than willing to admit that there may have been diamonds waiting for me in these last two chapters, but those are for another mining session. Mirxculous About In Search of the Way too much esoteric stuff for my tastes.

I read it quite a while ago and I still want to return to it, it’s quite a strange book and some aspects of it – its readings of Biblical stories from the angle of Eastern philosphy for example, esp. How does he know this stuff?

Since its original publication inIn Search of the Miraculous has been hailed as the most valuable and reliable documentation of G. Book ratings by Goodreads. Fragments of an Unknown Teaching P.