Book Review: In Search of the Miraculous by P. D. Ouspensky

In Search of the Miraculous

We all assume we have a certain sense of knowledge in order to succeed in life. However, there are always variations of how to see the world. In some instances, these unique perspectives are so radically different from the common ways we see things, we are totally taken aback. Such is the case when you read the excellent In Search of the Miraculous book by P. D. Ouspensky. This is, without a doubt, one of the most unique spiritual self-help books ever written.

The book centers on a study of the Gurdjieff methodology of spiritualism which has a following, but it not as well known as other spiritual and philosophical approaches to life. Namely, disciplines such as Zen Buddhism, dzogchen, and Taoism all have a larger presence in the realm of meditation based spiritual training.

Of course, meditation is a complex and serious matter. Even those who have a lot of experience in this realm may discover that some of the Gurdjieff concept to be a little bit beyond their understanding. Additionally, the underlying philosophical principles may be beyond their understanding. Thanks to Ouspensky’s book, a clearer understanding of how this process works can be attained.

The structure of the book is devised in such a way that understanding the material presented in the book is easy to achieve. The material is properly presented and that aids in making simple to understand. As such, this is a very highly recommended book and well worth exploring by the spiritual minded.

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