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In Search of the Miraculous: The Definitive Exploration of G. I. Gurdjieff's Mystical Thought and Universal View (Harvest Book)

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This historic and influential work is considered by many to be a primer of mystical thought as expressed through the Work, a combination of Eastern philosophies that had for centuries been passed on orally from teacher to student. Ho avuto l'impressione che Gurdjieff attingesse dallo Yoga, dal Sufismo, dal Cristianesimo, dal misticismo, etc. Ann Hood is the author of six novels, including Ruby and Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine (both from Picador). Non ho capito assolutamente la tavola degli idrogeni e i metodi di calcolo, ma metto il link a una pagina dell'Istituto Tecnico per il Risveglio (già il nome è tutto un programma) perché non saprei proprio come spiegarla ( http://www.

According to Gurdjieff, there are two major forces in the universe—the force by which the absolute manifests, which is a movement from higher to lower, from simplicity to complexity; and a movement back toward the source, a movement upward, toward the unity of simplicity. Forse è colpa mia e sono troppo ignorante per capire questi insegnamenti, ma già il fatto che questo libro mi abbia fatto capire che è meglio non approfondire l'argomento, me lo fa apprezzare.The information and speculations which Ouspensky offers about the sources of Gurdjieff’s knowledge and about his motivations for acting as he did in various situations, rather than satisfying the reader’s curiosity about Gurdjieff, communicate instead the impression of an indecipherable man, doubtless one of the most enigmatic men of the twentieth century.

I have spent 30 years seeking like a rabid dog every primordial esoteric world culture’s teaching on the soul and life on earth before known common history and I can tell you nothing is more representative of the eldest teachings on the 11 Cosmoses and the levels in beinghood in man as once known. As for the contents of the book, it touches on nothing less than the whole of the vast Gurdjieffian philosophy, cosmology, psychology, and guidelines for living. This is in sharp contrast to the writings of Gurdjieff himself, such as Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson, where the ideas and precepts of Gurdjieff's teachings are found very deeply veiled in allegory.Secondo una suddivisione che segue la legge dell'ottava, l'universo inizia con l'Assoluto e finisce con la Luna (cioè, dopo la Luna c'è di nuovo un do della scala musicale che rappresenta l'Assoluto) e la vita organica sulla Terra non è altro che nutrimento per la Luna in modo che possa evolversi. Plotkin highlights discoveries that are already producing stunning leads in the laboratory: painkillers from the skin of rainforest frogs, anticoagulants from leech saliva, and antitumor agents from snake venom. 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. Ouspensky disagreed and commented on how an idea so profound to him would pass unnoticed by people whom he considered intelligent. This is inevitably Ouspensky's own interpretation of Gurdjieff's teachings, so although most of it is framed as direct quotation, I suspect he's included a lot of his own views just as Plato made Socrates a character in his own dialogues.

No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins. Man is not; he is only a fragmented and veiled collection of personages masquerading as a real self. Once this is achieved, what need will there be to protect the species and habitats from which these molecules came?Pyotr Demyánovich Uspénskiy; 5 March 1878 – 2 October 1947) [2] was a Russian philosopher and esotericist known for his expositions of the early work of the Greek-Armenian teacher of esoteric doctrine George Gurdjieff. All in all, it seems likely to me that Gurdjieff was a charismatic charlatan, but this is an interesting look into an alternative worldview set with a backdrop of war and revolution.

Past a certain stage, evolution is not and cannot be automatic, mechanical; it requires special work and conscious discipline. interesting if you are studying this subject, but quite heavy going for anyone wanting a relaxing read.This is the idea of the “three foods” of man, and much of the Gurdjieff teaching is understandable only on the basis of this idea—for example, the reason he places complete emphasis on consciousness as seeing, rather than on efforts of man to make changes in himself. The whole storyline is rather enthralling, and Ouspensky who had a background in journalism, makes for an interesting read regardless of the theories contained therein.

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