27 Aug 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 ratings and 28 reviews. Oakshaman said: The Richard Maurice Bucke. Cosmic . 5 Oct Cosmic Consciousness. A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind. By Richard Maurice Bucke Introduction by George Moreby Acklom.

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This page was last edited on 6 Septemberat Classic study of people who experienced out-of-the-ordinary consciousness Truth-seekers, Theologians, Ministers, Visionaries. The rest of the book may not be worth reading, but it doesn’t need to be because it’s all there in the first part.

Carried out to its logical conclusion, he postulated that one day “cosmic consciousness” as he termed it, would be as common in the human race as self consciousness currently is. Man’s relation to the universe.

I believe it is the only book the author wrote in his entire lifetime, and have a feeling he spent a great deal of clsmic on it.

Is there a basis for belief in physical immortality? Oct 05, Pages Buy. Kaurice the teachings of Buddha compare with the vision of Cosmic Consciousness.


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Bucke also believes many poets were blessed with this same Cosmic Consciousness, including Walt Whitman, who was a personal friend of Dr. In it, Bucke described his own experience, that of contemporaries most notably Whitman, but also unknown figures like “C. What is meant by the awakening of the inner Self. Alan Watts, for example, was an advocate of this book. His belief in a spiritual life. Trivia About Cosmic Consciousn Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet.

But I think he takes much of his argument for granted without giving much real scientific evidence. In reviewing the mental and spiritual activity of the human race, Dr.

I liked the theoretical parts in the beginning. Among the effects of humanity’s natural evolutionary progression, Bucke believed he detected a long historical trend in which religious conceptions and theologies had become less and less frightening.

Have the present-day Buddhists lost the key? What the earnest disciple strives for. /

Bucke’s personal experience of the inner state had yet another bucoe, mentioned separately by the author: Certain peculiar traits which distinguish those destined to the influx. After adopting the Victorian-era theory that mental illness in women was often due to defective reproductive organs, Bucke began performing surgical removals of these organs from female patients.


A nice overview of people the author suspected of having been illumined, or being an instance of “cosmic consciousness”. A foundation Source Text for understanding the evolution of Consciousness. How they compare with experiences of others.

The dissolution of race barriers. Maybe i don’t want to go there again! Bucke concluded that this marked an evolutionary trend.

On February 19,Bucke slipped on a patch of ice in front of his home and struck richarc head. For example, he says children do not have a sense of music and I know from raising 3 children that they all developed a sense of music quite early.

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