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The Strange Life of P. D. Ouspensky
     

The Strange Life of P. D. Ouspensky

by Colin Wilson
 

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Ouspensky’s work on accessing a higher level of conciousness beyond everyday reality is a valuable legacy well worthy of consideration today.

One of the most original thinkers of the twentieth century, Pyotr Demianovich Ouspensky was a complex and romantic soul. A promising young intellectual in Tsarist Russia, he won recognition as a novelist and

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Ouspensky’s work on accessing a higher level of conciousness beyond everyday reality is a valuable legacy well worthy of consideration today.

One of the most original thinkers of the twentieth century, Pyotr Demianovich Ouspensky was a complex and romantic soul. A promising young intellectual in Tsarist Russia, he won recognition as a novelist and philosopher, yet descended into self-chosen obscurity as a teacher of "the Work", the system of his great contemporary Gurdjieff. Today it is as Gurdjieff’s chief disciple that he is remembered, yet Colin Wilson argues convincingly that he is to be considered a major writer and man of genius in his own right.

A nostalgic melancholy Russian, one of Ouspensky’s deepest instincts was that man can find his own salvation, yet towards the end of his turbulent life he lost faith in the System and drank himself to death. With sympathy and admiration, Colin Wilson throws new light on this gentle man and deep thinker.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781904658252
Publisher:
Aeon Books
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Pages:
146
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

Colin Wilson is a renowned authority on the paranormal and is the author of over fifty books, with subjects ranging from mysticism to criminology. He has also written numerous articles and plays and contributed to several newspapers and journals. He regards himself primarily as a philosopher concerned with the meaning of human existence.

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