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The book is written in the form of a personal account of Ouspensky’s years with Gurdjieff, and the ideas of Gurdjieff are presented to some extent in their. In Ouspensky’s ‘In Search Of The Miraculous’ the reader is introduced to the authors first meeting and following time spent with the enigmatic Greek/Armenian . Buy In Search of the Miraculous: The Definitive Exploration of G. I. Gurdjieff’s Thought and Universal View (Harvest Book) Revised ed. by P. D. Ouspensky.

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We start at “1” on the circle, and connect it to “4”, then to “2”, then to “8”, then to “5”, and finally to “7”. What is written down on sezrch positive side can never atone for what is written down on the negative side.

Preview — In Search of the Miraculous by P. In the beginning, only very simple tasks are given. But a deviation occurs between “mi” and “fa” which causes a change from the original direction. Page A man always wishes to begin with something big. Page 67 Knowledge by itself does not give understanding.

A zearch must be disappointed in ordinary ways and he must be able to accept the idea that there may be something – somewhere. Then one must “die” all at once and forever.


The book begins with Ouspensky returning home to St. There is nothing dead or inanimate in nature.

See all customer images. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Ov here, I think, we see the true nature of his enterprise.

See all reviews. There is a light, we just have to find the light switch. This requires some study but it’s worth it. In a normal state, a man takes about twenty full breaths in a minute. Seqrch someday I will have the extra time, stubbornness, and lack of other things to do, to actually finish this book.

On the contrary he considered that only by overcoming difficulties, however irrelevant and accidental, could people value his ideas. And that there is a difference between knowledge th being and that people from the West tend to value Knowledge more than being while people from the East tend to value being more.

All the members of a group must keep secret everything they hear or learn in the group. Man is an image of miraculoux world.

In Search of the Miraculous: Fragments of an Unknown Teaching

A most interestingly-writ biography of not just Gurdjieff and his teachings, but of Ouspensky himself and the puspensky intertwining of a master and his pupil. Laughter is the pumping out and the discarding of superfluous energy collected in the accumulators. Page 95 The Moon is the weight on a clock.

Page A balanced process cannot be changed at any moment it is desired. Originally published at the time of Gurdjieff’s death and authorized by Gurdjieff himself, it is considered one of the best expositions of the structure of Gurdjieff’s ideas and is often used as a means of teaching Gurdjieff’s system, although Ouspensky himself never endorsed its use in such a broad manner. The work must be organized and it must have a leader. Jun 26, Levy rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Page There are four ways to enter the innermost circle: Page Self-observation brings man to the ths of the necessity for self-change.


Gurdjieff groups, but decades of hard-won experience allows me to say that the Gurdjieff tradition is peculiar in attracting power-hungry charlatans who exploit the “rascal sage” idea to gather suckers around themselves. Page We must ouspenssky a unit and divide it into seven equal parts.

In Search of the Miraculous – Wikipedia

Some paragraphs were interesting, but the rest became a diagonal read. It’s clear–no Beelzebub’s Talesian mumbo-jumbo. Ouspensky, an independent thinker and the perfect man to bring such experiences to the page, did the world a great service by insisting upon the right to posthumously publish his interactions with his one-time teacher.