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On Love/Psychological Exercises: With Some Aphorisms & Other Essays

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Contains two great works by A. R. Orage that are invaluable resources for students on the path of self-development. Students of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky will enjoy this special collection. On Love was written after working with Gurdjieff and the Fourth Way system. Orage presents a form of thinking free from speculation and reflection. Also included is "Talks with Katherine ...more
Paperback, 121 pages
Published February 1st 1998 by Weiser Books (first published June 1974)
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Robert Beveridge
A. R. Orage, On Love (Janus Press, 1974)

What a phenomenally bad little book this is. I picked it up not knowing who A. R. Orage was (it was horribly miscast in the "poetry" section at the CWRU book sale). I've done a bit of research since, and, well, had I known before, I'd have avoided this nonsense like the plague. Orage was the longtime editor of the magazine The New Age (and the term "new age" gets all of its most pejorative definitions from the stupidity of the magazine, originally), and it
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Chris
Feb 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book is a good read. Orage was an interesting figure, so that alone gives merit to spending time with his writing. I read the first half a long time ago, so it's a bit hazy, but all in all the ideas are related to Gurdjieff/Ouspensky self-awareness. Orage is a good writer and the ideas are easy to take in, but it is a fairly brief discussion if remembering yourself is a search you are taking. The middle section is a bunch if mental exercises I all but ignored, though I wonder if that might ...more
Ishani
Feb 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
I am reading the essays on psychology in this book. He emphasizes the importance of divided attention and gives small exercises on how to develop it. But one probably needs a specific mind-set, a preparation, before reading the book.
Elena Salazar
Aug 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excelente libro que nos plantea una vision mas oriental del amor y la vida, a mi parecer mucho mas valida que la filosofia occidental
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