29 September 2022

Esotericism

Esotericism (XLVII): Mr. Ouspensky (4): The bridge 1947

Nikodemos 1. The Bridge is a Journal published by the Study Society, London, which is an organization carrying on O’s legacy but now considerably modified and enriched by ...
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Esotericism (XLVI): Mr. Ouspensky (3): Marie Seton

Nikodemos 1. “I cannot pin down the day when I began to speculate about the inner state of P.D. Ouspensky” Marie Seton writes. After lectures he would ask ...
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Esotericism (XLV): Mr. Ouspensky (2): Marie Seton

Nikodemos 1. One could cull many praises for O from many sources. Equally, there are many who have reservations and some even hostility. Marie Seton was about 26 ...
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Esotericism (XLIV): Mr Ouspensky

Nikodemos 1. “His eyes were remarkable for their capacity to hide at will all signs of feeling and thought. He could make himself look heavy, almost stupid; or ...
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Esotericism (XLIII): Observer and observation (2)

Nikodemos  1. G. Beckwith reproduces faithfully (p309: Ouspensky’s Fourth Way) three triads with elements “Many-I’s”, “Personality” and “Body-and-Essence” and also “Magnetic Centre” and “Real I”, which are found ...
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Esotericism (XLII): Observer and observation

Nikodemos 1. The observer has several names: seer, watchman, witness; but he is also smeller, taster, sensor through touch and hearer. I shall use the term “observer” to ...
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Esotericism (XLI): The “system” (3)

Nikodemos 1. Today I shall continue with the inconsistencies or discordances in the teaching of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky with the reminder that G preferred to call his “fragments” ...
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Esotericism (XL): The “system” (2)

Nikodemos 1. Whatever was said in the previous paper of the cosmoses in Ouspensky applies just as much to Gurdjieff’s teaching of the same subject. The same holds ...
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Esotericism (XXXIX): The “system”

Nikodemos 1. I should return now to Ouspensky and his work in England. This subject will take several more papers. So, before turning to that, I shall examine ...
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Esotericism (XXXVIII): Gurdjieff’s mission (4)

Nikodemos 1. Undoubtedly Gurdgieff’s knowledge was greater than that suggested by the rather defective system he taught due to a clumsy and inadequate terminology. However, even G’s knowledge ...
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