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Peter Demianovich Ouspensky

Peter Demianovich Ouspensky  

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(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 ...
Georgei Ivanovitch Gurdjieff

Georgei Ivanovitch Gurdjieff  

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(?1874–1949),esoteric thinker and teacher, born in Russia. In 1922 he founded the Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man at Fontainebleau, where K. Mansfield died. His ideas influenced A. ...
Ouspensky, Pyotr Demianovich

Ouspensky, Pyotr Demianovich (1878–1947)   Reference library

The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

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..., Pyotr Demianovich ( 1878–1947 ) P.D. Ouspensky is known today chiefly as the author of In Search of the Miraculous , his definitive account of fellow Russian mystic and esoterist G. I. Gurdjieff 's teaching which has subsequently become a classic of late twentieth-century mystical literature. In it Ouspensky documents his first meeting with Gurdjieff in Moscow 1915 , their relationship through the years of war and revolution which marked the period, to his break from Gurdjieff in 1918 , which began a process of separation as both fled from...

Ouspensky, Peter Demianovich

Ouspensky, Peter Demianovich (1878–1947)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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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 ...

Gurdjieff, Georges Ivanovitch

Gurdjieff, Georges Ivanovitch (1866?–1949)   Reference library

The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

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...and Reflections on the Man and His Teaching . New York: Continuum, 1996. Ouspensky, P. D. In Search of the Miraculous: Fragments of an Unknown Teaching . London: Routledge & Keegan Paul, 1949. Schumacher, Ernest Friedrich . Small Is Beautiful: Economics As If People Mattered . New York: Harper & Row, 1973. Wellbeloved, Sophia . Gurdjieff: The Key Concepts . London & New York: Routledge, 2003. See also: Bennett, John G. ; Gaia ; Lovelock, James ; New Age ; Ouspensky, Pyotr Demianovich ; Russian Mystical Philosophy ; Schumacher, Ernest Friedrich...

Bessaraboff, Nicholas

Bessaraboff, Nicholas (12 Feb 1894)   Reference library

David D. Boyden

The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments (2 ed.)

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...; d New York, NY , 10 Nov 1973 ). American organologist of Russian birth. Interested in music from childhood and an amateur performer on the horn, he was trained as a mechanical engineer and draftsman in St Petersburg (1912–15). In 1915 he was sent to the USA to join a Russian artillery commission seeking to procure munitions during World War I. After the 1917 Revolution, Bessaraboff stayed in the USA, working as an engineer in Rochester, New York. In 1918 he approached the architect Claude Bragdon with the idea of translating into English Pyotr...

Russian Mystical Philosophy

Russian Mystical Philosophy   Reference library

The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

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...derivation as well as mystical and occult systems of a syncretic religious orientation. Russian esotericism and occultism have given the world such famous names as Theosophy founder Helena Blavatsky ( 1831–1891 ), Georgy Gurdjieff ( 1870s–1949 ) and his student Pyotr Ouspensky ( 1878–1947 ), and Nikolai and Elena Rerikh , all of whom brought Eastern-derived spiritual systems to the West. The mystical element is abundant in the work of many prominent Russian philosophers, such as Vladimir Soloviev , Vassily Rozanov and Nikolai Berdyaev . Less...

Suprematism

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Myroslava M. Mudrak

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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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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