Sunday, February 1, 2009

Meeting Ouspensky

My local library has used book sales twice a year. While it’s a good opportunity to buy sacks full of the mysteries my husband loves, I also take advantage of the fact that they often include old, out-of-print volumes and I’ve acquired my own bags of treasures.

One of my recent finds is “Tertium Organum: A Key to the Enigmas of the World,” by P. D. Ouspensky. It’s the second edition and copyrighted 1922, the year it was translated into English. I don’t see a reference as to when he originally wrote it, but it’s clearly been around for a long time.

Ouspensky was a Russian philosopher, mystic, and mathematician, and in this book “he explores religion, science, psychology, and the literature of mysticism in an effort to understand man and man’s place in creation.” I see chapter headings having to do with the “fourth dimension.” Sounds fascinating, doesn’t it?

I’ve only read the Introduction and Preface, so I’m not into the essence of Ouspensky’s philosophy yet. I’ll keep you posted on what I glean from his thoughts.

1 comment:

Bliss Addison said...

Hi Cass,
A worthy pursuit.
I'll check in on your progress.
Ta,
Bliss