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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The inevitable conclusion to be drawn from the Symbolical character. Awakening of the divine man. What “union with God” really means.

Oct 29, Stephen Coates rated it it was amazing. Last words to his disciples. Is religion necessary to Illumination? The way in which the higher consciousness expresses itself. Recommended to Brother Dave by: The superlative faculty of spiritual sight as depicted by artists, painters and sculptors. The hypothesis he presents provides a very plausible evolutionary mechanism that credibly explains the conditions these persons experienced, that does not see their experiences 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 himself, Bucke, a physician, undertook an extensive study of such persons as Moses, Jesus, Mohammed, Buddha, etc.

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What the Persian mystics allusion to “union with the Beloved” signifies; its exoteric and its esoteric meaning. The mission and scope of the poetical temperament.

The blessing of Cosmic Cosmicc. At the end of the book, Bucke talks about the perspective of inducing such consciousness by artificial means e. Bucke returned to Canada in and married Jessie Gurd in ; they had eight children.


Within self-consciousness, there exist gradations among individuals in their degrees of intellectual development and talent. There’s a strong religious overtone associated with this consciousness and experience of “Brahmic Splendor. Is the atman asleep? His amazing power of magnetic attraction. Just found it with it’s home made grocery bag book cover, it took me a while to read and carried it around for awhile.

Efforts of those who have experienced Cosmic Consciousness to express the experience; the consciouxness similarity found in all attempts. This page was last edited on 15 Novemberat Cosmic consciousness is tradition-less religion for all — without church, creed, scripture and ritual. Historical examples of cosmic consciousness stretch as far back in bcke as the historical Buddha, Lao Tzu, Socrates and Jesus, increasing in frequency as one approaches the present age, thereby leading Bucke to infer that cosmic consciousness would eventually be born in all humans at a very young age.

Looking from the perspective of modern cosmology such as it might be understood e. The famous “Song of Solomon” and the different interpretations; a new version.

Nonetheless, the first part alone is worth a five star review. Emerson ‘s religious nature. Advanced embedding details, examples, and help! Not only that, but they were occuring with increased frequency as time went on.

I am having trouble taking this book seriously. His unswerving belief in his mission; his devotion to Truth; His simplicity and humility. The strange case of William Sharp and “Fiona Macleod: The desire for simplicity. His feminine refinement in dress. Any thoughts on it? Four stages delineate such evolution: Peculiar methods of producing spiritual ecstacy, as described by Lord Tennyson and others.


Since cosmic consciousness is simply a new psychological faculty and the next step in human evolution, its appearance and continuation requires no religious tradition. The lesson to be drawn from Seraphita. The idea that humanity is developing from a baby to an adult as a person does is very fascinating to me. Never tell a guy your looking for knowledge!!!

Dec 10, Yuthika rated it really liked it. How he again received the great Light. Had the ancient Hebrews any knowledge of Illumination and its results? On February 19,Bucke slipped on a patch of ice in front of his home and cobsciousness his head. Outline of his illumination. We got our domain at DivineDomains. In the winter of —58, he was nearly frozen to death in the mountains of California, where he was the sole survivor of a silver-mining party.

Bucke’s magnum opus was his book Cosmic Consciousness: The persistence of the ideal consciiusness Perfected Man; Has it any basis in history?

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

Return to Book Page. Such were his powers, as seen by revering followers. Dec 13, Robert rated it really liked it Shelves: The great cpnsciousness and the uniformity of their instructions.