Our Aim


Ouspensky’s seminal book Tertium Organum documented the start of his life’s work to discover man’s true nature and possibilities through bringing together ideas from Eastern and Western philosophy and science. Dr Francis Roles developed a practical synthesis of Eastern and Western teaching following Ouspensky’s direction. The inspirational relationship that Francis Roles maintained for 20 years with the Shankaracharya of Jyotir Math, Maharaj Shantananda Saraswati, convinced him that our true nature, and the nature of the universe, is pure unlimited Consciousness and that there is only one Consciousness. All the knowledge, methods and practices taught in this stream of the Fourth Way point directly to this non-dual reality.

The purpose of this website is to provide a comprehensive record of the development of Ouspensky’s teaching by his successors, up to the present day. We aim to give sufficient encouragement and freedom to experiment with the material provided so that individuals can come to their own form of understanding and practice that will effectively dispel habitual misconceptions and beliefs to reveal themselves to be Pure Consciousness.

What we are advocating is not merely an experience that comes and goes but a deeply felt and lasting understanding that persists throughout all conditions of life.