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PIOTR DEMIANOVICH OUSPENSKY

                  
Ouspensky-PD


life period : 1878 - 1947   |   place of birth : Moscow, RUSSIA

nationality : Russian  |  occupation : Esotericist..  Writer.. Founder of The Study Society

teacher/guru : Gurdjieff    |    spouse : Sophie Grigorievna Ouspensky

education : Moscow State University 

websites : www.ouspensky.info   

When one realises one is asleep, at that moment one is already half-awake.

    

  In all living nature (and perhaps also in that which we consider as dead) love is the motive force which drives the creative activity in the most diverse directions. 

 

“ When you become identified you cannot observe. ”

 

BOOKS BY THE MASTER 

" The Psychology of Man?s Possible Evolution " ... " Christianity and the New Testament " ... " Talks with a Devil " ...

" Tertium Organum: The Third Canon of Thought, a Key to the Enigmas of the World " ...

" A New Model of the Universe:
Principles of the Psychological Method in Its Application to Problems of Science, Religion and Art " ...

" Strange Life of Ivan Osokin " ... " In Search of the Miraculous: Fragments of an Unknown Teaching " ...

" The Fourth Way: A Record of Talks and Answers to Questions Based on the Teaching of G. I. Gurdjieff " ...

" Letters from Russia " ... " Conscience: The Search for Truth " ... " A Further Record: Extracts from Meetings " ...

" The Symbolism of the Tarot " ... " Eternal Recurrence and the Laws of Manu " ... 

" A Record of Meetings: Record of Some of Meetings Held by P.D. Ouspensky between 1930 and 1947 " ...

" Sex and Evolution " ... " The Cosmic Consciousness of Dr. Richard M. Bucke " ... " What Is Yoga? " ...

" Superman " ... " The Theosophy of Max Miller " ... " Experimental Mysticism " ...

" On the Study of Dreams and Hypnotism " ... " The Fourth Dimension " ... " Esotericism and Modern Thought " ...

 

Peter D. Ouspensky was a Russian esotericist 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. Ouspensky studied the Gurdjieff System directly under Gurdjieff's own supervision for a period of ten years, from 1915 to 1924. His book In Search of the Miraculous is a recounting of what he learned from Gurdjieff during those years.

In the autumn of 1913, age 35, before the beginning of World War I, he journeyed to the East in search of the miraculous but returned to Moscow shortly after the beginning of the great world war. There he met Gurdjieff.

His first book, The Fourth Dimension, appeared in 1909; his second book, Tertium Organum, in 1912; and A New Model of the Universe in 1931. This last work discusses the idea of esotericism. He also wrote the novel Strange Life of Ivan Osokin, which explored the concept of recurrence or eternal return. He traveled in Europe and the East — India, Ceylon, and Egypt — in his search for knowledge. After his return to Russia and his introduction to Gurdjieff in 1915, Ouspensky spent the next few years studying with him. According to Osho, when Ouspensky went to Gurdjieff for the first time, the latter was but an unknown fakir and Ouspensky made him well-known to his own reading public.

Ouspensky set up his own organisation The Society for the Study of Normal Psychology, which is now known as The Study Society. Nevertheless, he wrote about Gurdjieff's teachings in a book originally entitled Fragments of an Unknown Teaching, only published posthumously in 1947 under the title In Search of the Miraculous.

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