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Petersburg and Moscow from — In Search of P. Gregk rated it really liked it Mar 24, But as the years went by I returned Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The Tertium Organun drew upon Eastern and Western mysticism in propounding that understanding the nature of the non-material world required transcending traditional logical thinking. Petersburg Conditions” against him in the hopes of breaking through his student’s emotional defenses.

It helped relocate my view of Gurdjieff too into something more reasonable and perhaps, accurate. Lachman, once a student of the work, does not editorialize, but rather allows the story to reveal the lessons of this occult relationship. Victor Smith rated it really liked it Jan 28, It is widely regarded as the most comprehensive account of Gurdjieff’s system of thought ever published. Ouspensky Left the Teaching Lachman, a former rock and roll musician, was involved with the Work in England for several years.

While he found the book “fascinating,” he says, “I found myself questioning its premises that Ouspensky failed to grasp the import of Gurdjieff’s mission, and, when it came to it, couldn’t abandon his own independence, self-will, and egoism in order to devote himself entirely to Gurdjieff’s work.


In Search of P. D. Ouspensky: The Genius in the Shadow of Gurdjieff

For more control over what you subscribe to, head on over to our subscription page. Lists with This Book. The paperback edition includes a new chapter on Gary Lachman’s own former work in Gurdjieff’s psychology. One might even venture further along this road to say that the function of criticism is defined by the classic: Mead’s book was a collection of fragments of an almost forgotten religion: Quest Books rated it it was amazing Jun 16, Ouspensky did write, and Lachman serves readers well by introducing his major works.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The book was published posthumously in by Ouspensky’s students, two years after his death.

Dec 15, Mike Thomas rated it it searfh amazing. Not only unfair, his teacher’s insistence was irrational, something that all intellectuals, and Ouspensky especially, would despise.

Sonic rated it liked it Dec 22, Access, however, required breaking existing behavior patterns through as-yet unidentified esoteric knowledge and disciplines.

This article is not an endorsement, but a review. Was he a genius? Coetzee, Stranger Shores New York: To ask other readers questions about In Search of P. Shannon rated it really liked it Dec 20, Brothers in Elysium see TGJ 4, 17 and 25, respectively. In other words, p.d.kuspensky still believes he can see the teacher and so judge him, whereas he will later write that a student cannot see the teacher.

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Paul Vittay rated it really liked it Jun 27, Seeing how Ouspensky defended his emotional center with an over-inflated intellectual center Ouspensky’s chief feature was “extreme individualism,” and “Wraps Up All Thought”Gurdjieff ingeniously used Ouspensky’s “St.

Based on life with Gurdjieff, it provides a well-balanced exposition of the Work.

In Search of P.D. Ouspensky

Lachman evokes a sense of intense intellectual development and gives a wonderful insight into the zeitgeist of the times. Open Preview See a Problem? Well researched and expressed view of Ouspensky. It was also an oblique reference to a book by the well-known Theosophist and friend of Ouspensky, G.

This article does not cite any sources. Dan Nash rated it it was amazing Aug 02, In Search of P.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Because Ouspensky finished his career with a bizarre repudiation of the work, telling his students shocking things like: Wickton Smalls rated it liked it Jan 21,