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An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural

Introduction | "R" Reading | Curse of the Pharaoh | End-of-the-World Prophecies

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Ouspensky, Peter Demianovich (1878-1947) A Russian mathematician and mystic, Ouspensky is best known for his interest in George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff (1877?-1949) and for his explanations of Gurdjieff's teachings. He also wrote on the Tarot, and in his most popular work, Tertium Organum, he tried to reconcile Western rationalism with Eastern mysticism.
      He met Gurdjieff in 1915, was profoundly impressed, and became a disciple, but broke with him in 1924.



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