The Fourth Way is the most comprehensive statement thus far published of the ideas taught by the late P.D. Ouspensky. Consisting of verbatim records of his. The term ‘Fourth Way’ is a term Ouspensky adopted from George Gurdjieff. But although the name ‘Fourth Way’ appears for the first time in the twentieth century, . The Fourth Way is a way – a path. As such, it can only be understood by traversing it. The ‘system’ as presented by Gurdjieff and Ouspensky, is a twentieth .

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Jul 23, Jan prussia rated it it was amazing. I don’t see what benefit there is for believing in any of this nonsense.

It was not an exotic compilation that he had patched together during his travels through the east. The system, as presented by Gurdjieff, was not a man-made system. Retrieved from ” https: The system defined the psychology of man to great detail.

Hence, the Fourth Way is organic: Man need not delve too ouwpensky into greater or smaller cosmoses in order to understand his own.

To put it in psychological terms that actually make sense this is the distinction between automatic and controlled thinking. Aug 12, Flowquietly rated it it was amazing. This book is a guide for me right now, I am taking my time with it. Paperbackpages. Lists with This Book. Jan 07, Paul Lord rated it it was ok. This, combined with Gurdjieff’s almost fanatical dedication to the completion of this text 4tu Talessuggest that Gurdjieff himself intended his ideas ouspenwky continue to be practiced and taught long after his death.


The above-mentioned efforts had to be connected to consciousness.

Some, including his close pupil Rodney Collin, say that he finally gave up the system injust before his death, but his own recorded words on the subject “A Record of Meetings”, published posthumously do not clearly endorse this judgement, nor does Ouspensky’s emphasis 4yh “you must make a new beginning” after confessing “I’ve left the system”. I open it to random pages and “work” from there.

Jun 27, Colleen rated it really liked it. He was subsequently struck by how other students failed to give it the proper significance, while people uninvolved in the work disregarded it altogether wqy often under the excuse that they already remembered themselves. The Fourth Way is distinguished from these three, first in its stress on the need of verification as opposed to beliefand second in its balance: I am enjoying this book, but it is a lot of work.

Preview — The Fourth Way by P. The three ways stem from the the three possible centers of gravity in man. The responses to the questions are also quite disturbing. Well to be precise, you remember nothing when it happens, but you just feel being a whole and remembering not what you did not remember but remembering you just wasn’t remembering before remembering.


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The Enneagram is often studied in contexts awy do not include other elements of Fourth Way teaching. The Fourth Way teaches that humans are born with a soul but that one’s soul becomes encapsulated by personality leaving one not really conscious, even as they clearly believe they are.

Maybe I am not ready to take all the information stated in the book yet, and therefore found it boring. Sounds funny it is, never thought i’d read a book four times or more. Jan 04, Wanvisa rated it it was amazing. These have nothing in common with one another and are unaware of each other, arising and vanishing for short periods of time.

That’s a shame, but then Ouspensky said that the Fourth Way will never be popular because it demands effort.

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Gurdjieff there are many easier places to start. The Fourth Way is, therefore, exclusive by definition. The Fourth Way does involve certain conditions imposed by a teacher, but blind acceptance of them is discouraged.