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So I got a taste for what that means. A new edition of the groundbreaking spiritual treasure, with a foreword by bestselling author Marianne Williamson. And because our preexisting logic was never adapted to or prepared for engaging these oupsensky worlds” we became confounded in our attempt at logically interpreting fundamentally incommensurate phenomena and its attendant properties.

In search of the miraculous : fragments of an unknown teaching / P.D. Ouspensky – Details – Trove

These new “discoveries” which in no way could be explained with existing scientific or philosophic material corresponded directly to the amplification of our senses by technology. Here, the end of the line connects to the beginning. His own writings are very difficult to understand. It will require you to think while reading it. 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.

Given the inherent difficulty of Mr. And even then I got the sense of opening oneself and freeing oneself from the thoughts that go on all the time and the associations in the moving centre and the associations in the intellectual centre, being free of these.

One of the most valuable books I’ve ever read, multiple times.

However he notes that in addition to this first aim, two coordinate purposes can be identified: The edition has a foreword by writer Marianne Williamsonin which she notes the book’s reputation as being a classic, or even a primer, in the teaching of esoteric principles and ideas.

May 05, Sky rated it it was ok Shelves: To ask other readers questions about In Search of the Miraculousplease sign up.

There was a large crowd fgagments Hard to rate, but giving it five due to the rarity of the nature of the Fourth Way or does that mean I should have given it Ouspdnsky stars? This is inevitably Ouspensky’s own interpretation of Gurdjieff’s teachings, so although most of it is framed as fragmeents quotation, I suspect he’s included a lot of his own views just as Plato made Socrates a character in his own dialogues.


In Search of the Miraculous: Fragments of an Unknown Teaching

With its emphasis on eschatology modern Christianity never supported the doctrine, although Ouspensky cites several passages within the Gospels which, in his opinion, indicate that Christ himself was conversant with the notion of repetition, and he offers a passage in Origen’s On First Principles as an indication of early Christianity’s attempt to discredit the idea.

The book is mostly a recounting of Gurdjieff’s lectures with a loose scaffolding ousspensky autobiographical and historical details, ouspwnsky is quite telling. I think there may be several reasons for his unambiguous discontent. In order for us to appreciate the magnitude of a four dimensional form we must take as our subject of investigation a sufficient number of points along the timeline of our solar system.

If fact, it was because of him that Gurdjieff became famous in the world; otherwise nobody may have heard about him. The miraculous part escaped me. Thus we were unwilling to accept outright the possibility that our given logic would not naturally apply to non-commensurate domains when viewed within the conventions of a traditional perspective.

And that there is a difference between knowledge and being and that people from the West tend to value Knowledge more than being while people from the East tend to value being more. The latter manifestation of this “hidden degeneration of infra-sex” is sex connected with violence and cruelty in man. Oupensky establishes early on a complete dependence on the will of the teacher, the necessity of sacrifice, payment, obedience, etc.

Fragments of an Unknown Teachingand this account suggests that Gurdjieff had authorized such an introduction in advance some 30 years earlier. In any case, the following excerpt from Meiklejohn’s translation of the Second Edition’s preface I have taken liberty in editing the passage explains Kant’s views regarding his methodological basis for the foundation of Transcendental Aesthetic as well as any:.

You were just concerned with the Work. It stands in great contrast to Gurdjieff’s own Beelzebub’s Tales. Apart from these small deletions, the manuscript is untouched. Fragments of an Unknown Teaching by P. One has fragmenhs to it by four stages. Compositions for solo piano Classical composition stubs. In fact, they never existed before; he invented them.


This work is brilliant in the way that the information is described. Fortunately we have published appraisals of Fragments from several sources including ffagments of Mr.

He writes, “In regard to certain problems [logical analysis can] achieve definite answers which have the quality of science rather than of philosophy. On the other hand, he praised Ouspensky for the accuracy of his reporting.

It is made possible from inertia alone. It’s clear–no Beelzebub’s Talesian mumbo-jumbo. The four stages are: Reason tells us that these appearances are entirely subjective, contingent upon our own unique perspective. Upon our very first steps towards cognition, writes Ouspensky, certain conditions determine both our usual way of thinking and understanding.

Sex and all emotions belonging to sex become in him inevitably connected with irritation, suspicion, and fragmenrs at any moment he may find himself completely in the power of a sense of injury, insulted pride, a frightened sense of ownership; and there are no forms of cruelty and violence of which he is not capable in order to avenge his “outraged honor” or “injured feelings.

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.

Here we must be careful to avoid ascribing pantheism to Ouspensky’s thought which in no case was ever religious in any sense of the word. In reality and if such a thing was possible it would be even less than nothing since we must remember that we are dealing with an almost instantaneous fragment of frsgments life of the sun, i.

Ouspensky describes Gurdjieff’s teachings in fascinating and accessible detail, providing what has proven to be a stellar introduction to the universal view of both student and teacher.