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  1. Michael Michael says:

    This book is something of a contradiction It could be viewed as a “self help” book but unlike the majority of these it does not reassure the reader or boost his or her confidence It begins from the premise that most of our thoughts and actions are mechanical and proceeds to suggest that it reuires years of hard work to “remember one’s self” for than a few seconds at a time It does not claim that simply reading the book once is enough to change your life Unlike some of the cults it has influenced the book does not offer up a catalog of increasingly expensive courses gadgets or further books one must buy in order to achieve this although it does recommend seeking out a “teacher” who works within a “school” Prior to the publication of this book Ouspensky had worked with Gurdjieff within the “Fourth Way” school he founded At some point Ouspensky found that he could “no longer understand” his teacher so he left the school and began to lecture on the techniues for self remembering After some years of this he condensed his lectures into this book It probably was easier for Ouspensky to show students what he meant in the context of a live lecture than it is on paper but as he is dead now this is likely to be the first contact most people have with his ideas A first reading is bound to be associated with a good deal of friction and internal resistance on the part of the reader If not it will be uncritically swallowed whole but not actually understood which is probably much worse I believe that it is possible to get a great deal from reading this book but only if one is honest with one’s self about the friction and resistance one experiences while reading it Its purpose is to help you to take control over your own mind and that begins with experiencing yourself in the here and now and when you are reading it the here and now is precisely what you experience as you take in each word sentence and idea Therefore it should not be read uickly but rather in short bursts of self awareness which are stopped when the strain of remaining self aware becomes too much The reader will probably not agree with everything Ouspensky says but the point is to work to Understand it before dismissing it Never say “I already knew that” because chances are that if you think so you aren’t really hearing what he is saying or at least are ignoring the context as it affects you In short this book is not for everyone and certainly not appropriate for all times in anyone’s life but can be a powerful tool if you choose to use it

  2. Mary Clark Mary Clark says:

    In this book the psyche is “the soul or spirit” and psychology the means of human evolution to a higher level of awareness and being This is not what is being taught in schools as Ouspensky points out He postulates that there is a “true self” one must get to know However we will not advance until we acknowledge that we are machines We must undo our machine like ways before we can become free This freeing from the hard wiring of our natures is possible through inherent abilities to not only comprehend and envision but to turn these into actionThis is a powerful idea but not a new one others have written about the need to get away from fixed ideas and preconceptions before we can attain a higher spiritual state The methods vary Ouspensky unfortunately appears to be promoting a psychological cult and as happens in all cults he exalts the method over the goal

  3. Amy Amy says:

    This bopok is all about the levels of wakefullness and sleeping that we live within in our daily waking lives When I read this book I was relieved that it had been expressed I had been thinking about these things since I was a little kid and could never express them in an understandable way I didn't neccessarily agree entirely with Ouspenky but it was a relief to get some feedback in a way He was a student of Gurdjieff who I believe was a mystic and a creator of music and very specific dances which coincide with them If you look in the back of the Village Voice you can often find a picture of a crazy looking lady over the ad for a GurdjieffOuspensky study group Creepy Intriguing

  4. Dias Dias says:

    After reading 60 pages into this book it feels like I have wasted my time I strongly dislike authors that proclaim that they have the best understanding of human nature universe or anything Yet when it comes to explain why they need 10 pages to bring you the message that could be communicated in two sentences I found some of the arguments contradicting each other and some that I think are simply wrong And may be I wouldn't point at those but I feel that I have to when the author tells you that all other theories are incomplete and inferior Here is my list of arguments which I came over so far1 Memories are only from moments when we are conscious or glimpses of those moments because we are not able to be conscious for longer time I am not a psychologist and far from this field of study but I have heard that it is possible to bring forth memories that your consciousness has forgotten under hypnosis therapy ie bringing forth the subconscious memory 2 Serious irregularity or abnormality in the sex function makes self development and even self study impossible Based on what? Did you make a research on the topic? I would agree with the author if he added in the moments of sexual arousal 3 There are four states of consciousness and we don't possess self consciousness third level only glimpses of it Yet we have to be conscious in order to be able to realise that we are unconscious How can we achieve that in sleep or wake sleep states first and second? My general conclusion If you want to learn happiness read ideas and teachings of people that themselves have achieved or touched happiness in life or whatever you are looking for What you search for you will find But remember that if you are looking for an apple and you are convinced that it looks like a strawberry you will reject all the apples that come along in your life

  5. Elzinus Elzinus says:

    I am going to be very short about this one I did not like it at al My recent hunger for spiritual books died with this one because it showed me why spirituality is not a path to followhowever there are some great techniues and philosophical insights in a lot of schools but I talk about this some other timeOuspensky claims that human are machines that have the capacity to be free by becoming consciousness of the mechanics of this machine This will lead to self knowledge and from there to 'objective knowledge' that is 'knowing the complete truth about everything' 'the things as they are' Of course this objective knowledge is not thinkable for the misfits that we are but we have to trust him it existsThis call for an objective truth is inborn to spiritual paths and not compatible with the bodily embedded creatures that we are Mr Immanuel already showed us that for das ding an sich one truth prevails Kant touch thisSo if you are in to wishful transcendental thinking beyond the senses read this book but I suggest you do something better with your time

  6. Erica Erica says:

    I give it 2 stars because it is short But the book says nothing new or profound these ideas have been passed around like all beloved mêmes just rewritten in a slightly different way But if you must read Ouspensky then start here because you'll feel better that you didn't waste your time on the thicker books

  7. A A says:

    My goal in reading this was to get a clearer sense of the 4th Way system as I'm planning on studying Gurdjieff in depth over the next year or I've previously read another book that seemed like a basic overview of the system Ouspensky covers in detail here so little was entirely new to me Even with all that fore knowledge and detailed outlining of concepts one feels like there is even that could have been covered To be fair the text here is actually written for a set of lectures Ouspensky gave in the 1930s and as such as designed simply to explain particular ideas in the 4th Way system The approach is conversational less focused on the details I'm a bit on the fence about the content overall and would agree with criticisms lodged by other GR reviewers Ouspensky often likes to make unfounded assertions phrased as self evident truths which are too numerous to list Did you know that you can only remember something when you are truly conscious? That the human machine has 7 different functions? That there are 7 different levels of humanity? How do we know this? Ouspensky doesn't say So on and so forth This kinda of thing is not all that uncommon in the realm of mystical literature really but if you can't stand this sort of thing you'll probably find this irritating than it's worth Personally I like a little dialectic in my spirituality I don't just want to know what to do or how to do it I want to know why I'm doing it And that relates to Mary Clark's rather salient point that this exalts the method over the goal A typical problem with any systematic approach The basic goal of course is consistent with many traditions or what the Sufis and guys like Evola would call TraditionOverall I pretty much got out of this what I expected to get out of this and I think it would be a good brief overview for those unfamiliar with the 4th Way and Gurdjieff I am however looking forward to reading something a bit meatier

  8. Dan Cooper Dan Cooper says:

    Presented in five chapters termed lectures The Psychology of Man's Evolution by P D Ouspensky is a strange little book intended to whet the reader's appetite for diving into the full blown G I Gurdjieff system I say No thank youI found it to be a jumbled mixture of genuine kernels of wisdom blended in an unfortunate montage of centers with overlapping labels and too many I's But as confused and confusing as the system is to me it is apparent that Ouspensky clearly had a full grasp of the Gurdjieff system That someone of Ouspensky's intellectual stature would spend the time to learn and adhere to this system is really the only reason I can recommend this book and this systemHe spends a notable number of words discussing human will and the irony that I enjoyed most was the amount of will it took for me to finish this book It truly is unintentionally comical at times and for those in the scientific community I doubt you will get past the first lecture But that is unfortunate in a way because your most hearty laughter would come while reading the fifth oneWhat really sticks with me though are not the laughs or my derision but those interesting kernels of wisdom that populate so many passages in this book It is fascinating how such a system can be composed of such brilliant observations about our innermost workings but expressed in such strangely foreign terminology and strained categorical organization I am glad I read it but I can honestly say it is one of the few books I will very likely never pick up againPerhaps the most enlightening note in the book is on the final page in a biographical note by Ouspensky He says At the end of 1923 I found that I could not remain connected with Gurdjieff because I completely ceased to understand him and broke with him finally in January of 1924 That pretty much says it all for me But it is also strange that Ouspensky invariably referred to Gurdjieff as G almost as if he himself would for some reason prefer to be called P

  9. Jeremy Jeremy says:

    This is difficult book to rate for a variety of reasons I do find it interesting that many people downgrade this book because it discusses old ideas when Ouspensky himself states uite early that the ideas are as old as man but have been largely forgotten Others downgrade it because it is not exhaustive which fails to take into consideration the intent of the book and the exhaustive works that Ouspensky has available on this subject I digressAs for the book itself it seems to be a great introduction into Ouspensky's approach to life and inner development emphasizing the need to self remember and draw our attention to the various workings of our own machine It is a call to rise from our waking sleep where most of us live in order to obtain a higher state of consciousness and take the next step in our evolution of beingWhile I agree with him on the fundamental principles he lays out I do not know if I agree with him on all accounts; of course he would maintain that I simply do not understand and cannot understand all at once This may well be true However there is plenty within the lectures that give me pause and I will be revisiting the ideas several times over either directly or through similar follow up worksAt the very worst the lectures do provide a template for organizing my own thoughts actions reactions words movements ideas and so forth and self reflection is an important aspect of all of our lives

  10. Robert Duberg Robert Duberg says:

    Perhaps the single most influential book I've ever read Proved to me through my own investigation that its entire foundation was true leading me to embrace The Fourth Way as my spiritual path in life and I continue to do so today Ouspensky was brilliant the argument simple and breathtaking for those who have the courage to consider the ramifications

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