Cosmic Consciousness, by Richard Maurice Bucke, [], full text etext at This is an attempted scientific study of illuminated individuals. Bucke provides three dozen very consistent examples of ‘cosmic consciousness. Cosmic Consciousness – A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind has In this book, Richard Bucke described the common mystical experiences in a.

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A sibling in a large family, Richard Maurice Bucke was a typical farm boy of that era. A classic book, original C Many spiritual experiences which average 4 stars; and Doctor Bucke adds his Buddhist evaluations which I disagree with mostly, so 1 star.

Bucke did not immediately record the details and interpretation of his experience. McGill University, was a psychiatrist, adventurer, and mystic, consciousjess work on what he called “cosmic consciousness” borrowing from the poet Edward Carpenter came to form part of the underpinning of transpersonal psychology.

His unshakable conviction of immortality. Revolutionary results that follow. Sprunger, now graduated to Heaven. He spent the rest of his life, he was in his mid-thirties at the time, trying to figure out what had happened to him, and if there were any others.

Why we obey it. Read it around the same time i was into the tao of physics, going to lectures comic science stuff, physics, ufo’s, fucking this self up with meditations, and following a friend who followed Maharaji His idea of “Perfections. Do read those pages.


A profound, multiple experience of God above and within, Richrd perspective Chapter 30 M. Wordsworth, the poet of Nature. Oct 29, Stephen Coates rated it it was amazing.

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

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Is he now on earth? Bucke was deeply involved in the poetry scene in America and had friends among the literatiespecially those who were poets. Bucke’s book is an interesting attempt to tie evolutionary theory to expanded states of consciousness that James also noted in his “Varieties of Religious Experience”. Is there a basis for belief in physical immortality?

The lesson to be drawn from Seraphita. Bucke was a friend conscoiusness several noted men of letters in Canada, the United States, and England. His writings as they reflect light upon his attainment of Cosmic Consciousness. Experiences of Oriental sages and their testimony.

The strange case of William Sharp and “Fiona Macleod: An adventurer during his youth, Bucke later studied medicine. Bucke’s friend, [2] Carpenter, had derived the term “cosmic consciousness” from the Eastern term “universal consciousness. Bucke developed a theory involving three stages in the development of consciousness: This books helps to see, if you can believe it, where the human race is going.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote Wikisource. It is difficult to find an erroneous answer to this question; for the Master left the point obscure, and his followers have given the word every meaning under the sun.


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His changed state after the revelation on Mt. On February 19,Bucke slipped on a patch of ice in front of his home and struck his head. Wikiquote has quotations related to: Various individuals and their experiences explored.

His repeated allusion to “the light within. Whitman, one follower Bucke quotes, could hear the grass grow and the leaves leaf. However, it is only for a certain few; Writen by man and centered on men throughout history.

Bucke provides three dozen very consistent examples of rihcard consciousness.

His method of development of spiritual consciousness. His familiarity with Oriental philosophy; his remarkable discrimination; the peculiar penetrating quality of his intellect. Incidents in his life previous to his illumination. Bucke borrowed the term “cosmic consciousness” from Edward Carpenterwho had traveled and studied religion in the East.

Eric Kysela rated it really liked it Jun 02, The institutional care of the insane in the United States and Canada. Unconscious instruments of the Cosmic law. The signal change in his rifhard after illumination. Exactly what kind of visionary was Plotinus? In his work with asylum inmates, he was a reformer who encouraged organized sports and what is now called occupational therapy.

The book was originally published inbut its message is timeless.