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Peter D. Ouspensky (born March 4, 1878– died October 2, 1947) was a Russian esoteric philosopher known for his expositions of the early work of the Greek-Armenian teacher of esoteric doctrine George Gurdjieff, whom he met in Moscow in 1915. He was associated with the ideas and practices originating with Gurdjieff from then on. In 1924, he separated from Gurdjieff personally, but his own recorded words on the subject ("A Record of Meetings," published posthumously) do not clearly endorse this judgement nor does Ouspensky's emphasis on "you must make a new beginning" after confessing "I've left the system", just before his demise. While lecturing in London in 1924 he announced that he would continue independently the way he began in 1921. All in all, Ouspensky studied the Gurdjieff System directly under Gurdjieff's own supervision for a period of ten years, from 1915 to 1924. Ouspenky's book In Search of the Miraculous is a recounting of what Ouspensky learned from Gurdjieff during those years. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Obviously these things are a matter of personal taste but in my opinion ISOTM is a masterwork. Ouspensky is very good writer and does a great job of giving his take on the... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Nelson Pine
I read this book first time over 30 years ago in Russian. Still easy to read it in Russian, thanks to the early internet era enthusiasts who scanned and typed thousands of books... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Anette Mor
I don't know what to make of the Ouspensky and Gurdjieff thing. I'm half way through this book so I'm only coming from this as an amateur and I'm not making claims. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Halifax Student Account
I have it from people, who were there at the time, that Gurdjieff himself was grateful to Ouspensky for noting down so much of what he, Gurdjieff, had taught and said. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Pete Howcroft
Wonderful to get hold this amazing book again. Eye bought this copy is for my friend Leroy. Merry Christmas. XxPublished 9 months ago by Weefatbird
Ouspensky's Mental Misunderstanding
In this book Ouspensky's mind goes to work to mechanize Gurdjieff's teaching. Read more