Related Teachings

In later years Richard Rose outlined his ideas on what he called “Direct-Mind Science” the “Psychology of the Observer”. However, he mostly advocated a system of searching rather than a set teaching. The first chapters of The Albigen Papers contain a record of his search and the principles he distilled in the process. His view was that everyone has a different path, and it was not his intent to recommend a formula that everyone should follow. He said to find a system that appeals to your intuition and follow it, and that later as your intuition is “perfected” you might find something better. Mr Rose taught actively from the early 1970s until the early 1990s. Some of his students later went on to study other teachers, many of whom were not on the scene in those days, but the section below is dedicated to systems specifically mentioned by Mr Rose.

Paul Brunton

Alfred Pulyan

Ramana Maharshi

JJ van der Leeuw

G.I. Gurdjieff

HP Blavatsky

Hubert Benoit

Minor figures

Joseph Chilton-Pearce

Huang Po

Bodhidharma and other Zen teachers

Paul Wood

Eliphas Levi

Franz Hartmann