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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Ouspensky does likewise, but won’t even describe his experience which is frustrating for this reader. Please, read it and keep an open mind.

In the law of octaves, these “crossroads” are called the “intervals” mi-fa and si-do. The small circles will be designated by the number “3”, because in a world of the second order the three forces are already divided. Page The human organism receives three kinds of food: One is near the beginning, and the other occurs almost at the end.

There is no general morality. The inner triangle stands for the presence of higher elements.

Page The ratio of the pitch of the notes is as follows: While lecturing in London ouspnskyhe announced that he would continue independently the way he had begun in It is thus easier and faster, but also, in another sense, far more difficult than the traditionally recognized methods of self-development. Man 7 is the man who had reached the full development possible to man. What is recorded on the negative side can only be wiped out by the truth. In the beginning, only very simple tasks are given.

In Search of the Miraculous: Fragments of an Unknown Teaching

Page The process of transforming the substances which enter the organism into finer ones is governed by the law of octaves. Somewhere up there two or three planets have approached too near to each other; tension results. Earth 79 years 2, years 75,, years. He took the order of the planets in the order of the days of the week.


Gurdjieff describes his teaching as representing the fourth way, not the way of bodily struggle the way of the fakirnor the way of purification of the emotions the way of the monknor the way of purification of the mind the way of the yogi.

The ray of creation or chain of worlds is ruled by the same laws that govern the inner and outer life of man and everything in surrounding nature. Fate only relates to a man’s essence.

Page Ouspensky says to Gurdjieff miracu,ous does it matter how we shall call things. Really helped me with greater comprehension and understanding of alchemical operations and self gnosis. Large Cells – 3 seconds 24 hours. Man is an image of the world.

Petersburg from his recent excursion to the East, where he journeyed “in search of the miraculous”, as he put it. Probably precisely because these ideas could come only in such a time when the attention of the majority is distracted in some other direction and when these ideas oudpensky reach only those who look for them.

For instance, the idea that war is caused by the uncomfortable proximity of certain planets at certain times seems to be more an illustration of the way mass movements are the result of mechanical forces. The book begins with Ouspensky returning home to St. The human mind is incapable of even realizing its own helplessness.

Everything is connected, and one thing cannot exist without another thing. Organic Life 24 hours 79 years 2, years. In development rises and falls are constantly taking place. People who are not serious live by fantasies, chiefly by the fantasy that they are able to do something. These ideas could either unite people or separate them. The facsimile edition of the first edition is miracuulous in every way apart from a few modifications. The numbers “3”, “6”, and “9” are not included in the period.


The human body has nine basic measurements expressed by the numbers of a definite measure. Page 59 Man has no permanent and unchangeable I. It talks about ‘hydrogens’ and has the airs of an actual science, but is totally void of empirical justification.

All his movements and consequently all his actions are controlled by the Moon. Chief among the new ideas introduced in this portion of the book is the mysterious nine-pointed diagram known as the Enneagram. Sep 03, Gene Colwell rated it really liked it. Conversations with Gurdjieff continue until gradually a group forms itself for the sake of studying and putting the ideas into practice. Page Man, in the normal state natural to him, is taken as a duality.

But the Earth is also growing in the sense of greater consciousness, greater receptivity. Humanity, like the rest of organic life, exists on earth for the needs and purposes of the earth. Write a customer review. The book is basically the author’s recollection of his first meeting and subsequent association with George Gurdjieff and the teaching that Gurdjieff imparted to him; a teaching which still exists today in various forms and which Ouspensky would himself teach to various groups from — The separate points in the division of the circumference symbolize the steps of the process.

See all reviews. When you take “everything” as your objective, and then flavor your route to that objective with a complex system of changes in focus, apparent dead-ends in searhc, and a multitude of different mirachlous in descriptive terminology, you wind up disappointing people who have just come from reading one of the most “miraculous” accounts ever written in Tertium Organum.

Man number four is always the product of school work. Serach 83 According to the “ray of creation”, the Moon is still an unborn planet.