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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In Search of the Miraculous: Fragments of an Unknown Teaching
Jan 12, Charles rated it it was amazing Shelves: The miraculous part escaped me. Anthropologically, Freud’s critique of religion was an attempt to explain the almost universal prohibitions of various taboos such as incest, murder, and ouspenksy. It was like a world where you were free of all that.
The man who will very soon be robbing and murdering on this very spot has not yet realized the fact that he can do ousspensky now without fear of punishment. You were just concerned with the Work. Repeated characterisations of people as machines are particularly poignant against the background of WWI and the October Revolution in Russia, but sometimes it’s taken too far.
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Few people are actually truly conscious, which is something like being fully aware of ourselves at all times, not being lulled into stupors by our lives. So I had really high hopes.
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. Professor Sciabarra writes that, “despite Lossky’s adherence to Fabian socialism, he was denounced by the framgents as a religious counter-revolutionary” and hence forced into exile.
In Search of the Miraculous: Fragments of an Unknown Teaching by P.D. Ouspensky
We also have accounts by several people of the circumstances under which the decision to publish Fragments was made. The fact that Fragments was only published after the death of the author, more than twenty years after it was written, supports these assertions. He goes on and on about different hydrogens, and starts to really make the most ridiculous claims. Thus the form of both Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries remains three dimensional whereas metageometry extends geometry into the admittedly speculative realm of higher dimensions.
The book begins with Ouspensky returning home to St.
For this majority religious thought suffices to assuage the anxieties of not knowing using what at first appears to be simplistic answers to complex questions. One has access to it by four stages. Subatomic particles, radiation the craze to label every new thing a “this ray” and “that ray” and relativity were cutting edge science at the time and seemed to open up a previously unsuspected invisible fragmentz.
For instance, when speaking of recurrence Ouspensky mentions Lermontoff, an author who made a strong impression on him at an early age. Of course, the obvious question is how does one proceed? Dec 18, Rene rated it really liked it. Our obvious concern, then, is how we can possibly represent to our minds the form of a four dimensional “solid” of which our present reality is but a section?
Apparently, Ouspensky did find the “Miraculous” but he can not explain what it is nor how he obtained it. From this view when looking into the sky we are actually observing cross sections of the sun and fragmenst moon. You will realize the fact of our walking here and that nobody is assaulting us is abnormal.
The point was with Ouspensky, it was in effect philosophical knowledge we got really.
In any event it is clear that Ouspensky understood the completely subjectivist epistemological foundation of psychoanalysis and reacted, at least to his mind, appropriately inasmuch as psychoanalysis masqueraded as positive science.
A most interestingly-writ biography of not just Gurdjieff and his teachings, but of Ouspensky himself and the unavoidable intertwining of a master and his pupil. Apr 12, Jim rated it it was amazing. Articles lacking sources from August All articles lacking sources All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from April From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Le cose che non ho assolutamente capito e che mi sembrano fuori da ogni comprensione sono: Traditional Euclidean geometric space is conceptualized as a three dimensional infinite sphere; that is, a line rotated on its axis degrees and, then, bisected by another line perpendicular to the first ouspens,y is also rotated degrees.
And while this in itself would be more than a suitable legacy for most it is nevertheless the case that Ouspensky remains both an original thinker and ouspdnsky creative synthesizer whose writings stand in spite of the knowledge he gained as G.