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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Some of the concepts which have stuck with me are: Review quote “A very provocative book that can lead to a complete reassessment of what a reader takes to be his knowledge. Reading it changed my perspectives on life! A highly respected intellectual and former student of G. Jul 31, Bryan Elkins rated it it was amazing. 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.
Throughout the book, Ouspensky never refers to Gurdjieff directly, only using the single initial “G. Oct 16, Zendali rated it really liked it Shelves: Ouspensky appears at first attractively somewhat on the side of scepticism rather than blind faith, and seems honest, dutifully focused on understanding and practicing the teachings.
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. One of the most valuable books I’ve ever read, multiple times. This latter property is not what most people mean when they use this word. 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.
Nonetheless, I find him and his teachings quite fascinating.
This book is a ponderous, wearying exposition of an extremely vague and varied approach to 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.
I first must apologize. Ouspensky, an independent thinker and the perfect man to bring such experiences to the page, did the world a great service by insisting upon the right to posthumously publish his interactions with his one-time teacher. Published September 28th by Mariner Books first published Easier than Gurdjieff, certainly, but so jam-packed with useful information, that it needs to be read over the course weeks, or even months. 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.
Jun 06, Tine! This was my first encounter with Gurdjieff, and though I certainly recommend his own writings as well, this book has served as a perfect introduction for many people in the last half century. For instance, the idea that war is caused by the uncomfortable proximity of certain planets at certain times seems to be more an illustration of the way mass movements are the result of mechanical forces. The best parts can be found in regards to self-observation, self-remembering, and the notion of ‘man as a machine’.
May 20, Lloyd Francis rated it it was amazing. Regardless, I strongly recommend In Search of the Miraculous.
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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. You have to see it from the perspective that G. sarch
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. In these pages you will learn the way of the fakir, the monk, and the yogi, and, with a little l This book is a treasure trove for anyone wishing to know more about the Gurdjieff work.
Alcune parti sono scorrevoli p.d.ouspnesky ho letto volentieri dell’incontro tra Gurdjieff e Ouspensky e di alcune parti dell’insegnamento. 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 centers are bound to fail. An excellent introduction to the teachings of G.
Physical evolution only takes us so far and we must consciously evolve ourselves beyond miraaculous point. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? Please, read it and keep an open mind.
According to Ouspensky and others, he had a very magnetic personality.
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Meanwhile, the reader is made aware that revolution and war are moving close; all around the madness of mankind is becoming more and more apparent. This is another book that totally changed the way I view the world.
It is a very mental book. A new edition of the groundbreaking spiritual treasure, with a foreword by bestselling author Marianne Williamson. Gurdjieff’s talks about attaining true consciousness reminds me of David Foster Wallace’s famous speech ‘This is Water’.
Originally published at the time of Gurdjieff’s death and authorized by Gurdjieff himself, it is considered one of the rhe expositions of the structure of Gurdjieff’s ideas and is often used as a means of teaching Gurdjieff’s system, although Ouspensky himself never endorsed its use in such a broad manner.
Way too much esoteric stuff for my tastes. Be the first to ask a question about In Search of the Miraculous.
You get the feeling that there was something magical about being part of G’s community, but that something is very hard to translate into words, even for someone as eloquent as Ouspensky. He goes on and on about different hydrogens, and starts to really make the most ridiculous claims.