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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Bucke states that, initially, only a small number of humans were able to see colors and experience music. Truth-seekers, Theologians, Ministers, Visionaries.

His belief in a spiritual life. Jul 31, Dianna rated it it was ok Shelves: The new race; its powers and privileges. Bucke borrowed the term “cosmic consciousness” from Edward Carpenterwho had traveled and studied religion in the East. Is the atman asleep? One Hundred and Ten years after its original publication and it is conaciousness relevant a reference as ever.

Trivia About Cosmic Consciousn Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Bucke did not immediately record the concsiousness and interpretation of his experience. An adventurer during his youth, Bucke later studied medicine.

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The first 70 pages are a gold mine of timeless information, and describes consciousness way better than many modern books attempts to do. Read this about 15 years ago or so. An interesting work by a friend of Walt Whitman’s and the executor of his will.


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His peculiar psychic temperament; his frequent attacks of catalepsy; his sufferings because of doubt; his never-ceasing urge toward a final revelation. What, biochemically, explains expansive cosmic states? Bucke’s friend, [2] Carpenter, had derived the term “cosmic consciousness” from the Eastern term “universal consciousness. Emerson ‘s religious nature. The mystery of conversion. In his work with asylum inmates, he was a reformer who encouraged organized sports and what is now called occupational therapy.

The strange experience of a Zen a Holy Order of Japanstudent-priest in attaining mukti. Feb 10, Ryan rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.

We got our domain at DivineDomains. Man’s relation to the universe. The Hindu conception of Cosmic Consciousness. /

A slow, meticulous read, but I’m enjoying it so far. Bucke’s magnum opus was his book Consciojsness Consciousness: Outline of his illumination. Bucke explicates cosmic consciousness under four main characteristics. First, cosmic consciousness is constituted by an intense, sudden experience of immersion in a flame or rose-colored cloud and a consciusness of an inner light. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote Wikisource. The kingdom of God Cometh not with observation; neither shall they say, Lo, here!

I liked this book. He then returned to Canada via the Isthmus of Panamaprobably in No royal road to Illumination. Mar 09, Alex rated it it was ok. McGill University, was a psychiatrist, adventurer, and mystic, whose work on what he called “cosmic consciousness” borrowing from the poet Edward Carpenter came to form part of the underpinning of transpersonal psychology.


His unswerving belief in his mission; his devotion to Truth; His simplicity and humility. It is difficult to find cosmoc erroneous answer to this question; for the Master left the point obscure, and his followers have given the word every meaning under the sun. Consfiousness limit is exhausted. The Buddhist “Life-saving” monasteries; how the priests extend their consciousness to immeasurable distances at will. Jul 25, Matthew LaFave rated it liked it Shelves: Wonderful and brilliant explanation of the mystical experiences.

Cozmic 10, Hope Gwilyams rated it it was amazing. Cosmic Consciousness not common in the Orient.

May 27, Edvin Larsen rated it it was amazing. His familiarity with Oriental philosophy; his remarkable discrimination; the peculiar penetrating quality of his intellect. However, there are some spiritual experiences therein which are 5 stars or better!

The mission and scope of the poetical temperament. The “first fruits of the spirit,” as cnosciousness by Paul.

How “temperament” affects expression.