The Fourth Way

The Fourth Way


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ISBN-13: 9780394716725
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/28/1971
Pages: 446
Sales rank: 386,540
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

P.D. OUSPENSKY was a Russian mathematician and esotericist known for his expositions of the early work of the Greek-Armenian teacher of esoteric doctrine George Gurdjieff, whom he met in Moscow in 1915. Ouspensky studied Gurdjieff's system for 10 years before traveling and studying independently across western Europe. He died in Surrey in 1947 and The Psychology of Man's Possible Evolution was published shortly after his death, together with In Search of the Miraculous.Ouspensky's papers are held at Yale University Library's Manuscripts and Archives department

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The Fourth Way 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
sfisk on LibraryThing 28 days ago
Classic Ouspensky, also try and read Gurdjieff if you can, it will blow your mind!
GeraldLange on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Not buyin' it. "Tertium Organum" was so much better. Ouspensky should have stuck to re-hashing the arguments of others.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The only aspect of the Work, or, Fourth Way, this book lacks (and keeps it from being comprehensive) is the information on sex that's included in IN SEARCH OF THE MIRACULOUS. That aside this book is mandatory. I have copies of IN SEARCH..., THE FOURTH WAY and THE PSYCHOLOGY OF MAN'S POSSIBLE EVOLUTION stapled and taped together as one book. THE FOURTH WAY is, for the most part, question and answer and reads fast and to the point and is structured (and with a good index) so that you can find individual subjects easily. Each chapter is devoted to a large separate aspect of the Work. Don't get jaded on how valuable and rare the knowledge in this book is. (Especially when it's played and made into your spiritual body in real life...)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book came highly recommended by other professionals in the field of self help and psychology. I found it disappointing at best. Each chapter was littered with redundant questions which never reached the goal of actually revealing "The Way" as promised. The anticipated Fourth path was never exposed and remains as mysterious as before. I'm not fond of paying for something just to be riddled to death. I can't understand the attraction. Sorry!