Of particular note in this regard is P. D. Ouspensky’s In Search of the Miraculous: Fragments of an Unknown Teaching,5 which for many people serves not only. Gurdjieff, Ouspensky and Fragments [Boris Mouravieff, Robin Amis] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Boris Mouravieff · Traditional Knowledge · Gnôsis · Esoteric.

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It was inspired by the work of the Russian mystic philosophers G. Meredith Thring in London infrom which the following is extracted and very slightly edited for clarity:. Tantric teaching demonstrates that all life is born from the Void, including the gods and goddesses and the higher and the lower Prakriti.

This view stems from that tradition in Western philosophy fragmdnts recognizes mathematical statements as fundamentally a priori and non-empirical [leaving aside the argument made by Kant regarding the synthetic a priori nature of mathematics]. It is because of this misunderstanding, which seems to be inevitable.

Still, Ouspensky never discretely analyzed politics or the state as a separate and distinct subject apart from his formal metaphysical organon, however an inference that Western style liberal democracy coupled with a strong component of individual rights best suited his views would not be unwarranted.

Upon our very first steps towards cognition, writes Ouspensky, certain conditions determine both our usual way of thinking and understanding. It’s the single best book on Gurdjieff’s work ever written. In To Live Withinan extraordinary account of her time with Sri Anirvan, she compiled material from his letters and notes of conversations with him, which he revised before his death in Certain texts, especially in St.

He termed modern Christianity in its bureaucratic hierarchical form a “sham” and viewed the academy with similar distrust. I can only find connection between his methods and other, historical systems in the widest sense — perhaps some Sufism, and Hindu spiritual techniques. It includes enough of Ouspensky’s personal comments and experiences to make an entertaining story, but it isn’t a self-indulgent book about the author “and then he said this to me, and then I said that to him.


From the standpoint of nature the purpose of sex, that is, the continuation of the species, can only be considered one aspect of the sexual enterprise.

Beyond this, that is, beyond the immediate, intuitive recognition of our inner life contrasted with a world “outside”, all phenomenal knowledge must be discovered and subsequently validated by way of reason in conjunction with a strict empirical methodology. That is, we have traditionally presumed the consistency of phenomena and made this view a fundamental axiom of theory formation. Bell and Miss Crowdy, Mr.

Ouspensky, Gurdjieff and the Fragments

Lists with This Book. Indeed, explanations that portend not the sensual world are considered fantastic and, today, at least by certain philosophical schools, unworthy of recognition.

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. Upon closer examination we detect even smaller ridges spiraling the planetary threads. I read it over a period of 2 or 3 years.

Fragments of an Unknown Teachingand this account suggests that Gurdjieff had authorized such an introduction in advance some 30 years earlier.

In Search of the Miraculous: Fragments of an Unknown Teaching

On the contrary, they conceal it. Ouspensky recognized this as one of Gurdjieff’s sources and used the title as an oblique reference. His book In Search of the Miraculous is a recounting of what he learned from Gurdjieff during those years.

So, it follows that although our world intuition is grounded in spatio-temporally based physical relations, the noumenal ground upon which the perceptual object of experience ultimately derives its being possesses neither the properties of space nor time. Sometime later he gave me a typescript to read, saying that he was writing down all that he could remember of what Gurdjieff had said to him.

A central belief of Ouspensky is the doctrine known variously as eternal return or recurrence. Once I read aloud in front of him an early chapter of In Search of the Miraculous.

At the same time the average man would be hard pressed to formulate the theory in any coherent or meaningful fashion. And if our microscope were capable of finer resolution we might even be able to discern the age of man. With this ouspens,y mind it may be instructive to contrast several passages within Nietzsche which, perhaps, underscore the relation.


The third and fourth categories are even less interesting to the participants and can only lead to infra-sexual outcomes. Mead’s book was a collection of fragments of an almost forgotten religion: Gurdjieff had this lightly tinted whiteness. Yet, nature herself kuspensky created this seemingly inefficient system in order to preserve the very thing intended.

Considering Fragments

Trivia About In Search of the Indeed, if these stock descriptions were not generated by Ph. I must reaffirm here that although Ouspensky had a spirited desire to publish his book during his lifetime, he always hesitated to do so.

The style fraagments you feel as though you, too, are traveling by train through the Caucasus alongside its author. He was associated with the ideas and practices originating with Frragments from then on.

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

This is In Search of the Miraculous by P. The book is dense and deserves several readings and study over a period of years. Still, there is no question that he considered the universe intelligent and, as such, teleologically responsible for the emergence of life including manyet he was certainly at odds with the views espoused in the idealistic philosophy typified by Fichte, Schelling, and Hegel that is, man as the quintessential creation of Spirit or Being the purpose of whose existence was for the express understanding and elucidation of reality in order that Absolute Being qua Being could somehow reflexively know itself.