- In Search of the Miraculous
"In Search of the Miraculous: Fragments of an Unknown Teaching" (1947) by
P. D. Ouspenskyrecollects the teachings of an individual to whom he refers only as "G.", known to be G. I. Gurdjieff, and the author's relationship with "G.", leading to his break with him. He meets "G." in Saint Petersburg before the Russian Revolution of 1917and follows him through the Caucasus mountains to Constantinople(present day Istanbul), and then to western Europe.
Originally published at the time of G. I. Gurdjieff's death and authorized by Gurdjieff, it is considered one of the best expositions of the structure of Gurdjieff's ideas on consciousness, self-remembering, the three-brained nature of human beings, and his cosmological structure of the universe as nested worlds.
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