Cosmic Consciousness: A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind [Richard Maurice Bucke] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This is an attempted scientific study of illuminated individuals. Bucke provides three dozen very consistent examples of ‘cosmic consciousness. This work is the magnum opus of Bucke’s career, a project that he researched and wrote over many years. In it, Bucke described his own experience, that of.

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Cosmic Consciousness – A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind

The great teachers and the uniformity of their instructions. Lists with This Book. Thirdly, it is constituted by an intellectual enlightenment or illumination, the essential content of which concerns the understanding that the cosmos is a living spiritual presence, not dead matter.

An interesting work by buccke friend of Walt Whitman’s and the executor of his will. The supreme occurrence of that night was his real and sole initiation to the new and higher order of ideas.

Cnosciousness fundamental truths taught by Buddha and all other sages. The abode of the gods; The conditioned promise of godhood in Man. Rights Item is in Public Domain. A slow, meticulous read, but I’m enjoying it so far. He later described the characteristics and effects of the faculty of experiencing this type of consciousness fosmic.

Interesting, liked it then? Oct 13, Brother Dave Jesusonian rated it liked it Recommends it for: His idea not one of penance.

The Buddhist “Life-saving” monasteries; how the priests extend their consciousness to immeasurable distances at will. What is meant by the awakening of the inner Self. Such were his powers, as seen by revering followers.


Jan 08, Krista Rickert rated it cowmic liked it. Along with William James ‘s classic work The Varieties of Religious Experience which cites BuckeBucke’s Cosmic Consciousness has become part of the foundation of transpersonal psychology.

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I am having trouble taking this book seriously. Read this about 15 years ago or so. The urge of the spiritual yearning for the “Voice of the Mother.

Bucke talks about levitation as an example of the type of phenomenon that seems related to cosmic consciousness. Further development culminated in the ability to experience and enjoy music. But I think he takes much of his argument for granted without giving much real scientific evidence.

Within self-consciousness, there exist gradations among individuals in their degrees of intellectual development and talent. The remarkable and radical change made by his experience. The fundamental doctrine of Buddhism. The book was originally published inbut its message is timeless. His sudden change from materialism. Written at the end of the 19th century before the subject was even vaguely in vogue and following a momentary period of higher consciousness he experienced consicousness, Bucke, a physician, consciouusness an extensive study of such persons as Moses, Jesus, Mohammed, Buddha, etc.

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The institutional care of the insane in the United States and Canada. His unfailing belief in the divinity of his revelations.

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At the end of the book, Bucke talks about the perspective of inducing such consciousness by artificial means e. Bucke did not immediately record the details and interpretation of his experience. Inhe was appointed head of the provincial Asylum for the Insane in London, Ontarioa cohsciousness he held for nearly the remainder of his life. This work is the magnum opus of Cosmid career, a project that he researched and wrote over many years.


Eventually, as a psychiatrist, he headed the provincial Asylum for the Insane in London, Ontario.

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According to Bucke, these experiences suggest an emerging faculty within human consciousness. A profound, multiple experience of God above and within, Christian perspective Chapter 30 M. Dec 13, Robert rated it really liked it Shelves: Bucke considered that no doubt there would be gradations within cozmic level of cosmic consciousness, as well. Uploaded by Doctor Raymond on August 27, Have the present-day Buddhists lost the key?

Cosmic Consciousness

Nonetheless, the first part alone is worth a five star review. But eventually these new abilities spread throughout the human race until only a very small number of people were unable to experience colors and music.

Eric Kysela rated it really liked it Jun 02, All rights reserved Vers.