Celebrating Suprematism focusses on Kazimir Malevich’s abstraction. It examines the movement’s relationship to the philosophical, scientific, aesthetic, and ideological ideas of the period, establishing a profound and nuanced appreciation of its place in twentieth-century visual and intellectual culture.
First published in 1922, 'Tertium Organum' ranges brilliantly over a wide swathe of subjects, from Western science through sacred art and symbology to the mysticism of both East and West. Widely regarded as a masterpiece, the work proved an immediate bestseller and established Ouspensky as a major contributor to Twentieth century thought. A fascinating and important book for all those interested in esoteric knowledge.
The Third Canon of Thought, a Key to the Enigmas of the World
Author: Pyotr Ouspensky
Tertium Organum, (The Third Canon of Thought, A Key to the Enigmas of the World), by P.D. Ouspensky, was first published in English in 1922, as translated by architect and writer Claude Fayette Bragdon, was considered by the author as third major philosophical synthesis, the previous of which had been done by Aristotle and Francis Bacon. The work covers his conception of the forth dimension, being a metaphor for the esoteric nature of reality.
Publisher: Whitston Publishing Company Incorporated
Category: Biography & Autobiography
It is difficult to overestimate the impact that his friendship with Waldo Frank had on the life and work of Hart Crane. Crane often sent poems to Frank for advice and feedback, and, according to one of his biographers, the opinion that he "treasured most...was that of Waldo Frank." The best evidence that remains of the relationship between the two men is in their correspondence. However, until now, a completed, unedited version has not been available. Cook provides his readers with an introductory essay, followed by the letters, arranged in historically verifiable sequence and annotated with extensive footnotes and editorial comments. He also provides a complete index, keyed to existing ethical and descriptive bibliographies, making the book a particularly useful reference tool.
Science news is met by the public with a mixture of fascination and disengagement. On the one hand, Americans are inflamed by topics ranging from the question of whether or not Pluto is a planet to the ethics of stem-cell research. But the complexity of scientific research can also be confusing and overwhelming, causing many to divert their attentions elsewhere and leave science to the “experts.” Whether they follow science news closely or not, Americans take for granted that discoveries in the sciences are occurring constantly. Few, however, stop to consider how these advances—and the debates they sometimes lead to—contribute to the changing definition of the term “science” itself. Going beyond the issue-centered debates, Daniel Patrick Thurs examines what these controversies say about how we understand science now and in the future. Drawing on his analysis of magazines, newspapers, journals and other forms of public discourse, Thurs describes how science—originally used as a synonym for general knowledge—became a term to distinguish particular subjects as elite forms of study accessible only to the highly educated.
Are we able to say that life is governed by a group of conscious people? Where are they? Who are they? We see exactly the opposite: that life is governed by those who are the least conscious, by those who are most asleep. Provocative ideas such as these have attracted generations of thoughtful people to the methods of self-study and inner work devised by Gurdjieff, one of the most radical spiritual teachers of modern times. According to Gurdjieff, the wars raging at this very moment are nothing more than millions of sleeping people trying to annihilate millions of other sleeping people. Contrary to popular belief, there is no such as thing as progress and evolution as long as humanity remains asleep. Two hundred conscious people could change the whole of life on the earth, Gurdjieff says. If we want to become those conscious people, we must learn how to change ourselves. With the help of self-knowledge and an understanding of our relation to the universe, we can awaken to a higher level of being—if we wish to change ourselves. All of Gurdjieff's fundamental principles and methods of transforming the intellect, emotions, and body, in the system known as the Fourth Way, are presented in this book in his own clear, precise words preserved by his closest pupils. Arranged in an orderly sequence of passages drawn from two primary source books—P. D. Ouspensky's In Search of the Miraculous, and Views from the Real World, edited by Mme. Jeanne de Salzmann—this material is an indispensable introduction for those determined to undertake the efforts and practices necessary for awakening consciousness. All the basic concepts and methods are covered, including: • man is "asleep" • we have no unified "I" • the need for self-knowledge • functions of the human "machine" • states of consciousness • levels of being • three centers: moving, emotional, and thinking • personality and essence • the possibility of self-development • self-observation • remembering oneself • conscious evolution • the law of three forces • the ray of creation • the law of octaves • the Enneagram, a universal symbol • the variety of spiritual ways • esoteric Christianity • working in groups • the necessity of schools