J.H. Reyner

J.H.Reyner, an electronics engineer who studied many years with Dr. Maurice Nicoll, has endeavoured to portray the real nature of Ouspensky, who was not the austere intellectual of the classroom but a warm-hearted teacher to whom the world owes a great debt of gratitude. A debt, which the author suggests can now in part be repaid by the acknowledgement of his genius.

The sketch on the cover by J. Waterhouse is based on a little-known photograph showing Ouspensky in the happy mood of his more relaxed moments - the 'Peter' aspect of his character as opposed to the more generally depicted austere intellectual 'Damian' guise.