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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Lists with This Book. 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.
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We connect seekers with New Thought sharers around the globe: The esoteric meaning of religious practices. Experiences of Oriental sages and their testimony. Bucke had given up the profession of religious minister, and trusted his family’s income to their Ontario farm. 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.
Eric Kysela rated it really liked it Jun 02, There’s 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”. Remember that the Women’s Rights Movement only just started around the time this book was written. A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mindwhich is his best-known work. Characteristics of all Illumined ones.
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. Looking from the perspective of modern cosmology such as it might be understood e.
However, there are some spiritual experiences therein which are 5 stars or better!
His amazing power of magnetic attraction. Why the esoteric meanings have conscousness been veiled. The book was originally published inbut its message is timeless. Retrieved from ” https: In it, Bucke described his own experience, that of contemporaries most notably Whitman, but also unknown figures like “C. Interesting, liked it then?
According to Bucke, these experiences suggest an clnsciousness faculty within human consciousness. Consciousness the essence of everything. A profound, multiple experience of God above and within, Christian perspective Chapter 30 M. In his work with asylum inmates, he was a reformer who encouraged organized sports and what is now called occupational therapy.
The dissolution of race barriers. The parents and their children emigrated to Canada when he was a year old, settling near London, Ontario. Philosophy as taught by Vivekananda. The superlative faculty of spiritual sight as depicted by artists, painters and sculptors. Trivia About Cosmic Consciousn Oct 29, Consciousndss Coates rated it it was amazing.
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He was deeply mourned by a large circle of friends, who loved him for his sturdy honesty, his warm heart, his intellectual force, but richrad of all for his noble qualities as a man. Efforts of those who have experienced Cosmic Consciousness to express the experience; the strange similarity found in all attempts.
A nice overview of people the author suspected of having been illumined, or being an instance of “cosmic consciousness”.
Bucke was part of a movement that sought to ricjard the care and treatment of mentally ill persons. Read it around the same time i was into the tao of physics, going to lectures on science stuff, physics, ufo’s, fucking this self up with meditations, and following a friend who followed Maharaji Remarkable contribution to literature.