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Ouspensky, Peter Demianovich

Ouspensky, Peter Demianovich (1878–1947)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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2009
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Literature
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..., Peter Demianovich ( 1878–1947 ) Russian journalist and esoteric philosopher , born in Moscow ; he emigrated to England after the October Revolution of 1917 . He is best known for his exposition of the ideas of G. I. Gurdjieff , whom he had met in 1914 . In 1947 he published The Strange Life of Ivan Osokin , a novel exploring the concept of eternal return, set in Russia and Paris at the turn of the century. See Gary Lachman , In Search of P. D. Ouspensky ...

Suprematism

Suprematism   Reference library

Myroslava M. Mudrak

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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2014
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...of the current dialogue concerning the expansion of consciousness about the world and new states of awareness, discussions regarding the “fourth dimension” surfaced in Russia by 1911 , when Tertium Organum was published by the Russian philosopher on hyperspace Peter Demianovich Ouspensky. Ouspensky had a popular influence on the reception of the fourth dimension, largely because of the efforts of Mikhail Matiushin, the composer of Victory Over the Sun . In 1911 Matiushin had begun to write on the subject and, during winter of 1912–1913 , he composed an...

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