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 is for this reason that my description of them has deliberately been left incomplete.

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This was very, very strong and it has been with me ever since. It’s extremely complex, involves some degree of calculation, and is apparently very well thought-out ousoensky some underlying order in mind.

Divorced from its fuller dimensional existence the planetary globe seems to us but a sphere in an empty sky.

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I myself had stressed the danger of fragmentary disclosure, and uncertainties in the exposition of certain essential points. And at first glance this seems to be at odds with Nietzsche:. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

A man understands his birth but never comprehends what fragmrnts come “before” nor, with any real knowledge, does he understand what awaits “after” death even though, depending upon his life circumstances, there exist numerous “religious” expositions regarding the supposed afterlife which he might embrace with varying degrees of confidence.


Ouspensky argues that we need frragments specify all necessary psychological parameters inherent within the human conscious faculty prior to constructing theory. Reading Ouspensky one is reminded of a passage in Well’s Outline of History where Ouspensky’s fervor can be mirrored in the Hellenistic outlook Wells describes thusly.

And if you happen to buy a copy that has a bookmark in it from a purported Gurdjieff “school” — toss the bookmark.

The characteristics which have been assigned to the real being of things are the characteristics of non-being, of nothingness-the real world has been constructed out of the contradiction of the actual world: Secondary characteristics are, “all those features, apart from the sex organs themselves, which make man and woman different from and unlike one another.

Nietzsche also fares surprising well which may seem odd, incredulous, or outrageous depending on one’s views regarding the body of Nietzsche’s writings. Neither its sufferings nor its joys, neither its beginning nor its end, nor its greatest achievements have any meaning. Meiklejohn, I find the latter to be, in certain ways, more “readable”.

Fragments of An Unknown Teaching are certainly not clear. The movement of modern philosophy away from metaphysics, particularly the development of logical analysis, was, for Ouspensky, wrongheaded. Nevertheless it can at least be supposed that, unlike the past, the future possesses varying degrees of potential changeability.

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 which is also rotated degrees. Reason tells us that these appearances are entirely subjective, contingent upon our own unique perspective. His views on the so-called behaviorist movement were equally unkind.

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Fragments of an Unknown Teaching

Nonetheless, I find him and his teachings quite fascinating. Perhaps the most in depth is a five volume work, Psychological Commentaries on the Teaching of G.

Spiega anche l’ enneagrammama, ovviamente, non l’ho mica capito. This book is a good introduction to Gurdjieff’s teachings, presented in a clear and understandable way by the author, who was a student of Gurdjieff himself from to Generally we believe in the progress of ideas; we believe we are able to know both ourselves and the world and to a lesser or greater degree we also believe that whatever remains unknown must eventually be revealed through the application of the logic of scientific discovery.

In other words, we can all exist ouspdnsky well without becoming truly conscious, just going about our lives in the ordinary way.

Upon our very first steps towards cognition, writes Ouspensky, certain conditions determine both our usual way of thinking and understanding. One point, birth, begins in the year while the line ends with the death of the subject in, say, The first step to self-remembering was to come back from our mind-wandering into our bodies and to become sensible of these bodies. Still, the life of any individual would be missed.

In his book In Search of the MiraculousOuspensky speaks about the first two stages.

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