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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Not only because the many ideas, of which I enjoyed iin ones on psychology much more than the ones on the cosmic order of things.

Articles lacking sources from August All lf lacking sources All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from April Dec 18, Rene rated it really liked it. 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. Ouspensky describes Gurdjieff’s teachings in fascinating and accessible detail, providing what has proven to o.d.ouspensky a stellar introduction to the universal view of both student and teacher.

Man is not; he is only a fragmented and veiled collection of personages masquerading as a real self. All in all, it seems likely to me that Gurdjieff was a charismatic charlatan, yb this is an interesting look into an alternative worldview set with a backdrop of war and revolution.

So I had really high hopes. 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 This historic and influential work is considered by many to mirachlous 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.


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.

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It’s tedious and slightly sdarch nonsense, and I don’t see any value to it. In fourth way groups, duping people seems to be a point of pride.

If you’re into this sort of thing, this book will likely take a position of strong influence on your perception from here on. The two basic laws of reality are the law of three forces and the law of the octave.

It talks about ‘hydrogens’ and has the airs of an actual science, but is totally void of empirical justification. However, the publisher insisted on adding the prefix In Search of The Miraculouswhich became the more commonly known shortened name for the book. It was also an oblique reference to a book by the well-known Theosophist and friend of Ouspensky, G. I really enjoyed the book, it was like following them on thier journey. This is also one of my most favorite books. I first read it more than 25 years ago, in college, and reread it recently and will be rereading it for years to come.

Interspersed with this are some interesting ny observations of how Gurdjieff conducted his practice and any special effects of the teachings that the student Ouspensky experienced which is very little.

Check out the top books of the year on our p.d.ousensky Best Books of I would normally not have picked up a book like In Search of the Miraculous, were it not that this one is referenced by the Dutch conceptual artist Bas Jan Ader, who named one of his art works after p.d.ouspesnky.

You have to see it from the perspective that G. Throughout the book Ouspensky shares the many conversations and teachings of Gurdjieff which reads much te a journal, covering many parts of his teaching. Ouspensky originally titled the book simply Fragments of an Unknown Teachingreflecting his view that Gurdjieff’s system had to be “assembled” by the student himself, as well as his view that much of the original system was probably lost. Jun 17, Maureen rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I am still reading it after twenty pd.ouspensky.


Has Gurdjieff veered away from a certain right direction? 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.

In Search of the Miraculous

Much of this probably sounded plausible at the time. Paperbackpages. The latter part of the book also describes the author’s feelings and motives behind his eventual decision to teach the system independently, not under the direct supervision of his teacher, Gurdjieff, which he formally announced to his students in London in early Physical evolution only takes us so far and we must consciously evolve ourselves beyond miraculosu point.

You have to relinquish your current thinking and surrender to his view, then you can see the truth that lies behind the illusions May 05, Sky rated it it was ok Shelves: A must for anyone even remotely interested in the Fourth Way.

Spiega anche l’ enneagrammama, ovviamente, non l’ho mica capito. Ho sempre sentito parlare di Gurdjieff e mi ero proposta di leggere prima o poi qualcosa su di thee e il suo insegnamento per cercare di capire come mai interessasse a tante persone.

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