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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Sep 09, Kurt Bruder rated it it was amazing. His peculiar psychic temperament; his frequent attacks of catalepsy; his sufferings because of doubt; his never-ceasing urge toward a final revelation.
Cosmic Consciousness – A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind
Bucke’s thesis is that life has moved from simple animal consciousness to self-consciousness human reflectiveand is now moving toward cosmic consciousness. How the teachings of Buddha compare with the vision of Cosmic Consciousness. The latter, at this time exhibited by only a few individuals who he references, is characterized by a feeling of living in eternity now and by moral elevation. Wordsworth, the poet of Nature. Noguchi–a most remarkable instance of Illumination in early youth; Lines expressive of an exalted state of consciousness; how conscilusness resulted in coneciousness life.
One Hundred and Ten years after its clsmic publication and it is as relevant a reference as ever. This was not done until years later, and only after he had researched much of the world’s literature on mysticism and enlightenment and had corresponded with many others about this subject.
Many readers say this is a brilliant book. MagpieEye rated it really liked it Jul 03, Was big into this shit back then.
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Emerson ‘s religious nature. Bucke’s personal experience of the inner state had yet another attribute, mentioned separately by the author: Cpnsciousness feminine refinement in dress. More than a few others have claimed cosmic visions but were dismissed as nutcases, so why one cos,ic not another? Had the ancient Hebrews any knowledge of Illumination and its results? What is meant by the awakening of the inner Self. The difficulty of clear enunciation.
Bucke quotes extensively from Buddhist literature but at least one historian Durant argues that Buddha himself was not involved with another world as opposed to those who followed him and developed the canonical literature e.
Bucke had given up the profession of religious minister, and trusted his family’s income to their Ontario farm. Feb 01, Nikki Grace rated it it was amazing.
Way back when my mind actually worked. Bucke proposes that all the religious leaders of all religions throughout all history began their missions with a common subjective experience that he calls ‘Cosmic Consciousness.
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An adventurer during his youth, Bucke later studied medicine. Eventually, as a psychiatrist, he headed the provincial Asylum for the Insane in London, Ontario. The fundamental truths taught by Buddha and all other sages. Trivia About Cosmic Consciousn Many of the things are so outdated.
Ellis Reppo rated it it was amazing Nov 28, Last words to his disciples. How they conscciousness with experiences of others. Jan 08, Krista Rickert rated it really liked it. Such were his powers, as seen by revering followers.
Cosmic Consciousness – A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind by Richard Maurice Bucke
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Wikiquote has quotations related to: Can’t find a New Thought Center near you? Now am just old and jaded and thinking the world is full of cra His work is directly referenced by the mystics Franklin Merrell-Wolff  and Ouspensky and it was essential to Aldous Huxley ‘s concept of the perennial philosophy  and Evelyn Underhill ‘s concept of mysticism.
Teaching of Oriental mysticism. This might be a clue as to the right line of question to pursue. The dissolution of race barriers. Apr 08, Ed Schulte rated it it was amazing.
He based this on the manner in which the ancestors of man slowly climbed from the simple consciousness of animals to an almost universal state of self consciousness. The Oriental teachings regarding the Self. Women we are like books that have been ignored for far too long, take the book of your life off the shelf, read it, and proclaim your life to the world because it is the 21st century and we now have the consciousnesd to shine!!!
Awakening of the divine man. According to Bucke, these experiences suggest an emerging faculty within human consciousness. Just found it with cosmmic home made grocery bag book cover, it took me a while to read and carried it around for awhile. Man’s relation to the universe.