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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Refresh and try miracuulous. An excellent introduction to the teachings of G. The reason I failed to finish this book believe me, I tried several times is that it was an immense disappointment. Mar 28, Ard rated it really liked it Shelves: The best parts can be found in regards to self-observation, self-remembering, and the notion of ‘man as a machine’.

Gurdjieff’s thoughts and universal view.

There are in fact many I’s, not just one, as when we refer to ourselves in the first person. This latter property is not what most people mean when they use this word.

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

There now proceeds a discussion of the structure of the human organism seen in the light of the universal laws of the transformation of energy. There are esoteric schools, Gurdjieff tells him, but the first thing to realize is that a very special sort of knowledge is needed, even among esoteric teachings, in order for a man to have results corresponding to his p.d.ouspenskky possibilities.

Easier than Gurdjieff, certainly, but so jam-packed with useful information, that it needs to be read over course weeks, or even months.

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It was also an oblique reference to a book by the well-known Theosophist and friend of Ouspensky, G. Aug 25, Elena rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jun 17, Maureen rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Gurdjieff’s goal, to introduce the Work to the West, attracted many students, among them Ouspensky, an established mathematician, journalist, and, with the publication of In Search of the Miraculous, an eloquent and persuasive proselyte.

It is widely regarded as the most comprehensive account of Gurdjieff’s system of thought ever published. She lives in Michigan. The latter is evolution, the former involution. To ask other readers questions about In Search of the Miraculousplease sign up. Physical evolution only takes us so far and we must consciously evolve ourselves beyond this point. What an incredible let-down it is to go from that kind of an atmosphere to In Search of the Miraculous: Laurens van der Post.

According to Ouspensky and others, he had a very magnetic personality. We actually require higher emotional energy to become conscious, and negative emotions drain us of this.

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In Search of the Miraculous: Fragments of an Unknown Teaching

All-in-all this book is quite good because Ouspensky tells the story of his search for, meeting and breaking with this enigmatic character.

He believed that there are different levels of consciousness and that most people are not able to reach the higher ones. Paperbackpages.

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. Also, it’s somewhat suspicious that Ouspensky and Gurdjieff dedicate so much space to why you can’t possibly attain freedom unless you become part of a group and obey a single leader unconditionally and unquestioningly.

He was associated with the ideas and practices originating with Gurdjieff from then on. 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. Other editions – View all In Search of the Miraculous: Dec 06, Rustbeltcelt rated it it was amazing.


Apr 27, Martina rated it liked it. 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 concerning psychology.

Trust me about that. Fragments of an Unknown Teaching. 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. It’s tedious and slightly embarrassing nonsense, and I don’t see any value to it. Nonetheless, I find him and his teachings quite fascinating.

The book is mostly a recounting of Gurdjieff’s lectures with a loose scaffolding of autobiographical and historical details, and is quite telling. Sono una persona curiosa che cerca sempre di conoscere dottrine a me scon Ho sempre sentito parlare di Gurdjieff e mi ero proposta di leggere prima o poi qualcosa su di lui e il suo insegnamento per cercare di capire come mai interessasse a tante persone.

The human structure, Ouspensky and his group learn, consists of several minds.

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 The Russian mathematician and philosopher Ouspensky had been a spiritual seeker for many years before running into Gurdjieff in Moscow.

Some of the better ideas here also remind me of Steppenwolf. He holds a pessimistic view of the ability of any person to free themselves from this bondage hence the inevitable failure of New Years’s resolutions except for the intervention of a higher power, or teacher.