The psychology of man's possible evolution

Title The psychology of man's possible evolution
Author P. D. Ouspensky
Publication Vintage
Size 128p
Language ENG ENG
ISBN 0394719433
Topics Psychology--Philosophy and theory
Fourth way
Notes These six lectures from the 1930s are P.D. Ouspensky's introduction to the Fourth Way, and specifically the view of human life and its potential. In his inimitable, exacting style, he gives an overview of human psychology according to the Gurdjieff system, including the different centers, the concept of multiple I's, and the stages of possible development. Only by understanding one's present, disordered, incomplete state can one begin to understand how one might evolve. "In 1934 I wrote five preliminary lectures which gave a general idea of what I was studying, and also of the lines along which a certain number of people were working with me. To put all that in one, or even in two or three lectures, was quite impossible: so I always warned people that it was not worth while hearing one lecture, or two, but that only five, or better ten lectures could give an idea of the direction of my work. These lectures have continued since then, and throughout this time I have often corrected and rewritten them."
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