Posts by Maurice Nicoll

Authentic Individuality

Authentic Individuality Having read this morning, a chapter from Maurice Nicoll’s  Psychological Commentaries on the Teachings of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky, Book 3 , I was set on  an insightful and instructive course of self-discovery.  What a great way to spend the day!  This chapter deals with the necessity of Observing ‘I’ in our quest to…

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Time Body

Time Body This chapter from Maurice Nicoll’s Psychological Commentaries on The Teachings of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky opened my eyes to a completely different understanding of Time and Dimension as we witness it in our normal consciousness.  Dr Nicoll says that such a study of new ideas expands the reaches of our mind, and serves to…

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Shocks

Understanding Shocks and Self-Remembering in the Work (What follows was written by Maurice Nicoll in Psychological Commentaries on the Teachings of G.I. Gurdjieff and P.D. Ouspensky, book 3:) “It has been said that Self-Remembering gives a shock to the whole Being and actually provides better food for the cells of the body.  But we do…

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Self-Remembering

Self-Remembering What follows is a beautiful excerpt on the necessity of Self-Remembering in our quest to transform our present nature from the mere low and earthly to the High and Celestial that awaits us.  From Maurice Nicoll’s Psychological Commentaries on the Teachings of GI Gurdjieff and PD Ouspensky, Vol 3: Now, speaking from another point…

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View the Machine

View the Machine What follows here has been much on my mind over the last several weeks.  Quite amazing that I should open Maurice Nicoll’s Psychological Commentary, Vol 3, only to find this insight.  The Truth is always so accessible thank God.   With heart-felt interest and persistent effort all can be understood. *** THE SECOND…

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Observing ‘I’

Having read this morning, a chapter from Maurice Nicoll’s  Psychological Commentaries on the Teachings of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky, Book 3 , I was set on  an insightful and instructive course of self-discovery.  What a great way to spend the day!  This chapter deals with the necessity of Observing ‘I’ in our quest to become changed…

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Revelation to Elevation

This excerpt is by Maurice Nicoll, taken from The Psychological Commentaries on the Teaching of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky, Vol. 2.  It has to do with psychological entropy, or in other words, a state in which “We cannot apply ourselves to anything and so cannot take in any new impressions.  We never try to learn anything…

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Essence and Personality

I was very moved by Maurice Nicholl’s writing on Essence and Personality in The Psychological Commentaries on the Teachings of G.I. Gurdjieff and P.D. Ouspensky, Vol 3. The following excerpt shook me to the core. What I understood at one point in my life, is now seen anew. And I suspect that 5 years from…

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