When P. D. Ouspensky was asked if he intended to publish his lectures, he answered: ‘What is the use? The most important is not the lectures but the questions and answers.’ This book consists of verbatim extracts from talks and answers to questions given by Ouspensky between 1921 and 1946. Chapter I is a general survey of the fundamental ideas, which in subsequent chapters are amplified subject by subject in the specific order followed by Ouspensky himself. To achieve this order some of the material has had to be taken out of its chronological sequence; but in no case has there been any alteration of phrasing or meaning.
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