Great care is taken throughout the book to characterize the master-pupil relationship between Gurdjieff and his circle. 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. As for the contents of the book, it touches on nothing less than the whole of the vast Gurdjieffian philosophy, cosmology, psychology, and guidelines for living. What follows is necessarily an extremely truncated abstract. The author begins by describing his first meeting with Gurdjieff shortly after he, Ouspensky, had returned from India in search of a school of higher knowledge. Moreover, Gurdjieff has organized a group, structured along unfamiliar but intriguing principles, to study this knowledge.
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Reading it changed my perspectives on life! Every day was a wonder and each paragraph Read full review. Back when I was a callow youth, attending university and living unconsciously, I took a course at the university where this book was assigned as suggested reading.
I never did read the book at that Account Options Sign in. My library Help Advanced Book Search. View eBook. A new edition of the groundbreaking spiritual treasure, with a foreword by bestselling author Marianne Williamson. Since its original publication in , In Search of the Miraculous has been hailed as the most valuable and reliable documentation of G. Gurdjieff's thoughts and universal view.
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. 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.
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. 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.
In a new and never-before-published foreword, Williamson shares the influence of Ouspensky's book and Gurdjieff's teachings on the New Thought movement and her own life, providing a contemporary look at an already timeless classic.
Ouspensky Limited preview - Harry T. Hunt No preview available - Ouspensky was born in Moscow in and died in A highly respected intellectual and former student of G. Marianne Williamson is a philosopher, speaker, teacher, and author who lectures regularly about the application of spiritual principles to daily living.
She lives in Michigan. Bibliographic information. On the Nature of Consciousness: Cognitive, Phenomenological, and
In Search Of the Miraculous
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In Search of the Miraculous: Fragments of an Unknown Teaching
Ouspensky which recounts his meeting and subsequent association with George Gurdjieff. It is widely regarded as the most comprehensive account of Gurdjieff's system of thought ever published. The book is basically the author's recollection of his first meeting and subsequent association with George Gurdjieff and the teaching that Gurdjieff imparted to him; a teaching which still exists today in various forms and which Ouspensky would himself teach to various groups from — Throughout the book, Ouspensky never refers to Gurdjieff directly, only using the single initial "G. The book begins with Ouspensky returning home to St.
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