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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Laurens van der Post. Although this book was endorsed by Gurdjieff, it seems odd that the system insists on understanding being mkraculous to attain and then Ouspensky goes and puts large swathes of it in an easily digestible, page novel. To ask other readers questions about In Search of the Miraculous p.d.ousoensky, please sign up.
A most interestingly-writ biography of not just Gurdjieff and his teachings, but of Ouspensky himself and the unavoidable intertwining of a master and his pupil. Other books in this series. In other words, we can all exist quite well without becoming truly conscious, just going about our lives in the ordinary way.
Miraculouz teachings sidestepped An excellent introduction to the teachings of G. Quotes from In Search of the Another reader referred me to this as his recommended second reading of Ouspensky, saying it was his favorite.
It is widely regarded as the most comprehensive account of Gurdjieff’s system of thought ever published. Having said all that, some of the miraculius in this book are brilliant, like the concept of remembering oneself.
We actually require higher emotional energy to become conscious, and negative emotions drain us of this.
Ouspensky writes about how symbols are used as containers for meaning that can’t be expressed through ordinary language. The biggest difference is that Gurdjieff left behind a legacy of fraudulent teachers and cults, whereas there are many Buddhist and other groups that are reliable. My copy of it is littered with underlined sentences, enneagrams, scribbled notes on will, being and function, and notes on octaves and self-observation. He believed that there are different levels of consciousness and that most people are not able to reach the higher ones.
In Search of the Miraculous: Fragments of an Unknown Teaching
This historic and influential work is considered by many to be a primer of mys A new edition of the groundbreaking spiritual treasure, with a foreword by bestselling author Marianne Williamson. He learns some intriguing things but still ends up confused in the end, without the final answers he longed for.
According to Ouspensky inn others, he had a very magnetic p.d.ouuspensky. Jun 06, Tine! It’s clear–no Beelzebub’s Talesian mumbo-jumbo. It’s extremely complex, involves some degree of calculation, and is apparently very well thought-out p.d.ouspenskt some underlying order in mind. It changed his life forever. As explained by Ouspensky in several sections, it is an ancient symbol, never before made known, which represents the fundamental laws of transformation that have already been described in the whole of the book.
In Search of the Miraculous
I had imagined this book would be a hard one to finish, but I actually raced through it and found it vastly interesting. Apr 08, Joke rated it really liked it. The “miraculous” was a penetration into this unknown reality.
Apr 27, Martina rated it liked it. There is no real basis for negative emotions and these drain us of the energy needed to become conscious.
Gurdjieff’s goal, to introduce the Work to the West, attracted many students, amongthem Ouspensky, an established mathematician, journalist, and, with the publication of In Search of the Miraculous, an eloquent and persuasive proselyte.
You cannot truly understand G. It is clear that Ouspensky im this case seeks to portray a personal state of consciousness which he believes is unlike anything in the known mystical literature of the world. All in all, it seems likely to me that Gurdjieff was a charismatic charlatan, but this is an interesting look into an alternative worldview set with a backdrop of war and revolution.
In Search of the Miraculous: Fragments of an Unknown Teaching by P.D. Ouspensky
Easier than Gurdjieff, certainly, but so jam-packed with useful information, that it needs to be read over the course weeks, or even months. Review quote “A very provocative book that can lead to a complete reassessment of what a reader takes to be his knowledge.
Jul 31, Bryan Elkins rated it it was amazing. In the latter half of the book numerous seardh 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.
It talks about ‘hydrogens’ and has the airs of an actual science, but is totally void of empirical justification. I first read it more than 25 years ago, in college, and reread it recently and will be rereading it for years to come. Reading it changed my perspectives on life! Aug 03, Thhe rated it it was ok.
Jun 26, Levy rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I cannot tell you more than has been said already, except that it has blown my mind. It’s reasonably comprehensive on the important theories and methods. If you’re into this yhe of thing, this book will likely take a position of strong influence on your perception from here on.
A characteristic of In Search of the Miraculous, which from all other accounts doubtless reflects the Gurdjieff teaching accurately, is the unique mingling of cosmological ideas with teachings p.d.ouspensyk psychology.
There is nothing about the fourth way that is any more “esoteric” than these other traditions that’s right, nothing.
In Search of the Miraculous
The whole storyline is rather enthralling, and Ouspensky who had a background in journalism, makes for an interesting read regardless of the theories contained therein. He teaches that human beings live their lives in a state of sleep and are controlled principally by fleeting desires and drives, only thinking that they are in control of their lives.
Reflections on the Nature and History of Human The fourth way works on all aspects of man at the same time, and requires no renunciation or belief. I had two chapters left, and now I see what the reviewers below mean.
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