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The Strange Life of P.D. Ouspensky

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One of the most original thinkers of the twentieth century, Pyotr Demianovich Ouspensky was a complex and romantic soul. His work on accessing a higher level of consciousness beyond everyday reality is a valuable legacy well worthy of consideration. This work sheds light on this gentle man and deep thinker. Ouspensky's work on accessing a higher level of consciousness beyo ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Aeon Books (first published June 1st 1993)
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David Moore
Aug 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
A good, light introduction to the ideas of Ouspensky and Gurdjieff. Places Ouspensky in his rightful position of a independent genius and visionary - rather than as merely as Gurdjieff's closest disciple.

Colin Wilson acknowledges the penetrating insight and intelligence behind Tertium Organum and The New Model of the Universe. . . However, Gary Lachman's biography is perhaps more comprehensive than this slim volume.
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Interesting and seemingly accurate biography on Ouspensky. Draws some believable conclusions about where O. went right and wrong.
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Colin Henry Wilson was born and raised in Leicester, England, U.K. He left school at 16, worked in factories and various occupations, and read in his spare time. When Wilson was 24, Gollancz published The Outsider (1956) which examines the role of the social 'outsider' in seminal works of various key literary and cultural figures. These include Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, Ernest Hemingway, Her ...more
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