Crazy Mystics from Groundhog Days

David Arthur Walters

MYSTIC OUSPENSKY

CRAZY MYSTICS

From Groundhog Days – Intercourse on Time

By Melina Costello & David Arthur Walters

October 8, 2003

Dear Madame Melina

In response to your letter of 1 October, I must say that McTaggart’s ideas in The Unreality of Timeseem to have greater respect among respectable people than Ouspensky’s ideas on similar subjects, probably because of their respective credentials and lifestyles. We shall probably find more books by and about Ouspensky than by and about McTaggart in a large library – the ratio is 18 to12 at my five-million volume university library. But we do not find Ouspensky mentioned in leading philosophical dictionaries and encyclopedias. We do find some thinkers listed whose inclusion gives us cause to wonder what editorial method is being used to draw the dividing lines between philosophy, religion, and cracked pottery. At least one prestigious philosophical encyclopedia includes Luther as a great philosopher –…

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