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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It talks about ‘hydrogens’ and has the airs of an actual science, but is totally void of empirical justification. Page Within vibrations, other vibrations proceed. Page A group is a big thing. And the first thing necessary is for a man to see how far in fact he is from these possibilities. The book was published posthumously in by Ouspensky’s students, two years after his death.

When we say a thing “exists”, we mean by this existence in time. I had two chapters left, and now I see what the reviewers below mean. Page The symbology of number is based on this idea.

In Search of the Miraculous: Fragments of an Unknown Teaching

Man 2 is the emotional man. Page The pupil cannot go on without the teacher, and the teacher cannot go on without the pupil or pupils. It goes without mmiraculous that In Search of the Miraculous has inspired great thinkers and writers of ensuing spiritual movements, including Marianne Williamson, the highly miraculoud author of A Return to Love ohspensky Illuminata.

There now proceeds a discussion of the structure of the human organism seen in the light of the universal laws of the transformation of energy. There also exists an outermost circle. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Ouspensky originally titled the book simply Fragments of an Unknown Teachingreflecting his view that Gurdjieff’s system had to mirachlous “assembled” by the student himself, as well as his view that much of the original system was probably lost. Page Daydreaming is absolutely the opposite of ‘useful’ mental activity.


He also writes 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. Man is not; he is only a fragmented and veiled collection of personages masquerading as a real self.

Such music can freeze water and can kill mirachlous man. I accidentally started with the last one, but now I am going to go back to the first.

The book begins with Ouspensky returning home to St. Page Buffers are created slowly and gradually so that man will not feel the “shocks”.

Page We must take a unit and divide it into seven equal parts.

It changed his life forever. Throughout the book Ouspensky shares the many conversations and teachings of Gurdjieff which reads much like a journal, covering many parts of his teaching. Nov 10, David Balfour rated it liked it Shelves: We must go against much in our lives to become truly conscious. Page The process of transforming the substances which enter the organism into finer ones is governed by the law of octaves.

Page There are four ways to enter the innermost circle: In the law of octaves, these “crossroads” are called the “intervals” mi-fa and si-do. However, all in all, no regrets for reading this book, which took my mind to searcg some very new or uncommon views.


Page 59 Man has no permanent and unchangeable I. Page Knowledge begins with the teaching of the cosmoses – ” as above, so below “. Ouspensky which recounts his meeting and subsequent association with George Gurdjieff.

In Search of the Miraculous

Initially there were very few miraculius claims, and I felt they were meant to be taken metaphorically. Page Collective accident and collective fate are governed by general laws. Apr 08, Joke rated it really liked it. I really enjoyed the book, it was like following them on thier ousprnsky.

They lie all the time, both to themselves and to others. 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. To begin to work and to continue to work is very difficult because life runs too smoothly. The author begins by describing his first meeting with Gurdjieff shortly after he, Ouspensky, had returned from India in search of miracuoous school of higher knowledge.

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.