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

Be the first to ask a question about In Search of the Miraculous. Fragments of an Unknown Teaching is a book by Russian philosopher P. It’s the single best book on Gurdjieff’s work ever written.

Mead called Fragments of a Faith Forgotten. 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.

Mead’s book was a collection of fragments of an almost forgotten religion: And that there or a difference between knowledge and being and that people from the West tend to value Knowledge p.d.ouspensku than being while people from the East tend to value being more. References to this book On the Nature of Consciousness: He describes many of his experiences, particularly concerning the “art of self-remembering”, and he recounts some of the methods and various exercises which comprised Gurdjieff’s system.

In Search of the Miraculous

I cannot tell you more than has been said already, except that it has blown my mind. It is, he says, a question of actually forming within oneself something tangibly permanent, something higher and more real than the physical body which is all there is of ordinary man, no matter what he may imagine of himself.

Jan 12, Charles rated it it was amazing Shelves: Throughout the book Ouspensky shares the many conversations and teachings of Gurdjieff which reads much like a journal, covering many parts of his teaching. The style makes you feel as though you, too, are traveling by train through the Caucasus alongside its author.

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. He learns some intriguing things but still ends up confused in the end, without the final answers he longed for.


That is, they like to imagine they’ve contacted the “real” inner work–as opposed to those fools who imagine any other traditions can lead to awakening. It is widely regarded miraculkus the most comprehensive account of Gurdjieff’s system of thought ever published. He also miraculuos that approaching them with specific pre-conceived notions about their meaning in a real-world context only leads to a kind of confirmation bias and distorts or distracts from the essential meaning of the symbol.

Finally, the form of the book allows Ouspensky to present the Gurdjieff ideas in a specific psychological sequence and in carefully selected juxtapositions without calling this strategy to the attention of the reader. The two basic laws of reality are the law of three forces and the law of the octave.

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Gurdjieff’s thoughts and universal view. At various points throughout the book, the subject of the centers basically, the thinking center, the emotional center, and the moving-instinctive centeris treated and developed more and more until it becomes clear that the idea of the three centers in man is one of the most central ideas in the whole of the Gurdjieffian system.

I can only find connection between his methods and other, historical systems in the widest sense — perhaps some Sufism, and Hindu spiritual techniques. He believed that there are different levels of consciousness and that most p This in many ways a strange book. The deepest and most important change of human nature comes about, according to Gurdjieff, through the assimilation of the energy of impressions, and this takes place through the work of awareness without dire efforts p.f.ouspensky make changes.

And it is exactly as it should be for the earth’s req 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.

Gurdjieff’s thoughts and universal view. Published September 28th by Mariner Books first published In Search of the Miraculous: My copy of it is littered with underlined sentences, enneagrams. d.ouspensky notes on will, being and function, and notes on octaves and self-observation.

Aug 12, Flowquietly rated it it was amazing. Man is not; he is only a fragmented and veiled collection of personages masquerading as a real self.

In Search of the Miraculous: Fragments of an Unknown Teaching

Such discipline lies at the heart of the great traditions, but this path does not exist in the modern, Western world. Ouspensky Limited preview – His teachings sidestepped the symbols and mysticism of ancient esoteric initiation systems, in favor of a direct approach that could perhaps be described as cosmic-atomic psychology.


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. Jun 17, Maureen rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: It goes without saying that In Search of the Miraculous has inspired great thinkers and writers of ensuing spiritual movements, including Marianne Williamson, the highly acclaimed author of A Return to Love and Illuminata.

Apparently, Ouspensky did find the “Miraculous” but he can not explain what it is nor how he obtained it. While lecturing in London inhe announced that he would continue independently the way he had begun in He states that life on earth is “food for the moon” for example, or that an additional effort is required on top of eating, breathing and perceiving in order for the human body to manufacture the “finer substances of the astral body”, for example.

Not only because the many ideas, of which I enjoyed the ones on psychology much more than the ones on the cosmic order of things. 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. In other words, we can all exist quite well without becoming truly conscious, just going about our lives in the ordinary way.

Initially there were very few far-out claims, and I felt they were meant to be taken metaphorically. It can only proceed through individual human beings working together. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

It’s extremely complex, involves some degree of calculation, and is apparently very well thought-out with some underlying order in mind. In the latter half of the book numerous ideas 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 p.r.ouspensky also seem an integral part of the whole.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Gurdjieff was a practical man, likely a Sufi master. Fragments of an Unknown Teaching P. Alcune parti sono scorrevoli e ho letto volentieri dell’incontro tra Gurdjieff e Ouspensky e di alcune parti dell’insegnamento.

I couldn’t finish it. Reflections on the Nature and History of Human