29 September 2022

Esotericism

Esotericism (LVII): Ouspensky’s last days (2)

Nikodemos 1. The unpublished text Last Remembrances of a Magician is very strange. No wonder it was left unpublished and chapters 9-13 and part of ch. 14 were kept ...
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Esotericism (LVI): Ouspensky’s last days

Nikodemos 1. G. Beckwith does not refer to B. Hodgkinson’s history of the School of Economic Science. He may have read it and found nothing worth reporting in ...
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Esotericism (LV): Publicity

Nikodemos 1. I can understand why Plato wrote his Dialogues. His main tenets were needed and they were and still are good literature. He did say though that ...
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Esotericism (LIV): Leon MacLaren’s death (2)

Nikodemos 1. G. Beckwith in his Ouspensky’s Fourth Way (2015) refers to Mrs. D. Tolley’s The Power Within: Leon MacLaren, a Memoir of his Life and Work (2008) ...
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Esotericism (LIII): Leon MacLaren’s death

Nikodemos 1. According to the evidence of thousands of years of human history every birth ends in death. Many traditions, especially of the East, teach that death is ...
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Esotericism (LII): Ouspensky’s Fourth Way (4)

Nikodemos  1. G. Beckwith continues with esoteric psychology in ch4 of Part 2. First he divides the human structure into the usual three storeys or zones calling them ...
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Esotericism (LI): Ouspensky’s Fourth Way (3)

Nikodemos 1. The second part of G. Beckwith’s book deals with doctrine. I found nothing of any real significance in Ouspensky’s formulations, as presented in the book, justifying ...
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Esotericism (L): Ouspensky’s Fourth Way (2)

Nikodemos 1. G.Beckwith’s title is a misnomer for two reasons. The term itself “fourth way” belongs to the Vedic Tradition when it was said that anyone or the ...
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Esotericism (XLIX) Ouspensky’s Fourth Way

Nikodemos 1. Gerald de Symons Beckwith (G B hereafter) brought out in 2015 his Ouspensky’s Fourth Way (Starnine, Oxford, UK). Much has been published on Ouspensky, he writes ...
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Esotericism (XLVIIΙ): Mr. Ouspensky (5): The bridge (2)

Nikodemos 1. The 12th issue of the Bridge is the commemorative volume in 1997 of the 50 years since Ouspensky’s death. The contributors are of course absolutely right ...
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