6 December 2022

Esotericism

Esotericism (LXVII): Gratitude

Nikodemos 1. After this survey of the character, life and teaching of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky, I must express my deep sense of gratitude for their teaching and the ...
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Esotericism (LXVI) More on Gurdjieff

Nikodemos 1. Some time ago an old acquaintance informed me that he had joined a Gurdjieff group in London and was doing movements, exercises and had been given ...
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Esotericism (LXV): Ouspensky’s last days (10): Drama

Nikodemos 1. Rodney Collin Smith, claims in his The Theory of Eternal Life that Ouspensky’s last weeks were a play, modeled on the drama of Christ’s death. “Of ...
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Esotericism (LXIV): Ouspensky’s last days (9): Rodney Collin (Smith) B’

Nikodemos 1. Born in 1909 in England, Rodney Collin Smith was with Ouspensky almost constantly from 1940 until Ouspensky’s death, Oct 1947. I remember him with much gratitude ...
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Esotericism (LXIII): Ouspensky’s last days (8): System, again

Nikodemos 1. It is said that Ouspensky abandoned the System. In the Last Remembrances of a Magician, chapter 2 (p 17), as I remarked previously, Rodney Collin Smith ...
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Esotericism (LXII): Ouspensky’s last days (7): Recurrence

Nikodemos 1. After his own self-importance the most intense obsession Ouspensky had was the notion of recurrence, “eternal recurrence” as he termed the repetition of life in the ...
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Esotericism (LXI): Ouspensky’s last days (6): the Fantastic!

Nikodemos 1. As September moved to its end the atmosphere became more intense and “strange things began to happen, miracles became as much a part of the day ...
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Ouspensky’s last days (5): the illness

Nikodemos 1. We learn that Ouspensky underwent a change between 1942-3, Esotericism (LVI): Ouspensky’s last days, §3, and had deterioration with nose bleeds in 1946, Esotericism (LVII): Ouspensky’s ...
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Esotericism (LIX): Ouspensky’s last days (4)

Nikodemos 1. By this time, summer 1947, Ouspensky was physically a frail old man who, in addition, had acquired new unhealthy habits. His walking had become very difficult, ...
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Esotericism (LVIII): Ouspensky’s last days (3)

Nikodemos 1. Rodney Collin Smith is designated in the Last Remembrances of a Magician, appears to be the most important character in the story of Ouspensky’s final years, ...
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