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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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Might have consciousess one of the last books on spirituality that really caught my attention Bucke borrowed the term “cosmic consciousness” from Edward Carpenterwho had traveled and studied religion in the East. The signal change in his life after illumination. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

More than a few others have claimed cosmic visions but were dismissed as nutcases, so why one and not another? The book was originally published inbut its message is timeless. Maybe i don’t want to go there again!

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A profound, multiple experience of God above and within, Christian perspective Chapter 30 M. Oct 13, Brother Dave Jesusonian rated it liked it Recommends it for: Retrieved from ” https: His power of inspiration gave him his place in French literature. Some few distractions e. He did his internship in London —63 at University College Hospital.


Any thoughts on it? Bucke developed a theory involving three stages in the development of consciousness: Wordsworth, the poet of Nature. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The dissolution of race barriers. Does the “love thy neighbor” principle that Bucke sees in some of his examples refer to human kind or to just one’s tribe?

Conscikusness Hundred and Ten years after its original publication and it is as relevant a reference as ever. Have the present-day Buddhists lost the key? Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. How the writer succeeded in living two distinct lives and cosic result. The hypothesis he presents provides a very plausible evolutionary mechanism that credibly explains the conditions fosmic persons experienced, that does not see their experiences as exclusive, their teachings, being recorded by others notwithstanding, as infallible or precluding others from having comparable experiences.


But it was only an initiation. May 27, Edvin Larsen rated it it was amazing. Besides publishing professional articles, Bucke wrote three non-fiction books: He confidently concludes his work on such a note: 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.


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Bucke, Cosmic Consciousness

Bucke later testified that he was “lifted to consciouzness set upon a higher plane of existence” because of his friendship with Whitman. Bucke abstracts the procedures used to achieve transformation.

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At the end of the book, Bucke talks about the perspective of inducing such consciousness by artificial means e. Gaining immortality “In the flesh;” What Revelation has promised and its substantiation in modern Science.

Further development culminated in the ability to experience and enjoy music. Cosmic Consciousness Item Preview.

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The supreme occurrence of that night was his real and sole initiation to the new and higher order of ideas. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote Wikisource.

His changed state after the revelation on Mt. Jul 31, Dianna rated it it was ok Shelves: