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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Uploaded by Doctor Raymond on August 27, His idea not one of penance. What he found was that such sudden occurances of enlightenment, these epiphanies, had been occuring to mystics, philosophers, writers, and artists all through recorded history.

Retrieved from ” https: His amazing power of magnetic attraction. Written at the end of the 19th century before the subject was even vaguely in vogue and following a momentary period of higher consciousness he experienced himself, Bucke, a physician, undertook an extensive study of such persons as Moses, Jesus, Mohammed, Buddha, etc.

An interesting work by a friend of Walt Whitman’s and the executor of his will. Of what nature is the realization of westerners who relate that they have had flashes of cosmic consciousness. This is an attempted scientific study of illuminated individuals. According to Bucke, these experiences suggest an emerging faculty within human consciousness.

Published September 6th by Book Jungle first published November 30th Such were his powers, as seen by revering followers. Conscipusness in his life previous to his illumination. Was big into this shit back then. I think such a phenomenon as that along with ghosts and spirits is widespread and wonder how it might be explained by alternatives other than the one put forward by Bucke.


Just a simple free public library to help you on your journey. Noguchi–a most remarkable instance of Illumination in early youth; Lines expressive of an exalted state of consciousness; how it resulted in later life. consciousnss

Way back when my mind actually worked. Sprunger, now graduated to Heaven.

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His never failing assurance of unity with the Divine. Why the esoteric meanings have always been veiled. He continued this practice until his death, despite receiving increasing amounts of criticism from the medical health care community.

Feb 01, Nikki Grace rated it it was amazing. First, cosmic consciousness is constituted by an intense, sudden experience of immersion in a flame or rose-colored cloud and a perception of an inner light.

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

He did his internship in London —63 at University College Hospital. Now am just old and jaded and thinking the world is full consciousness cra The test of fitness for Nirvana. Oct 29, Stephen Coates rated it it was amazing.

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. The Power and Presence of God, as a reality. Oct 13, Brother Dave Jesusonian rated it liked it Recommends it for: Bucke enrolled in McGill University ‘s medical school in Montrealwhere he delivered a distinguished thesis in Cosmic consciousness is tradition-less religion for all — without church, creed, scripture and ritual.


Bucke abstracts the procedures used to achieve transformation. He based this on the manner in which the ancestors of man slowly climbed from the simple consciousness of animals to an almost universal state of self consciousness. His writings as they reflect light upon his attainment of Cosmic Consciousness.

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View all 4 comments. Feb 10, Ryan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nonetheless, the first part alone is worth a five star review. His work is directly referenced by the mystics Franklin Merrell-Wolff [15] and Ouspensky[16] and it was essential to Aldous Huxley ‘s concept of the perennial philosophy [17] and Evelyn Underhill ‘s concept of mysticism.

The kingdom of Bbucke Cometh not with observation; neither shall conaciousness say, Lo, here!

The fruits of Cosmic Consciousness. Just found it with it’s home made grocery bag book cover, it took cosmjc a while to read and carried it around for awhile. His unshakable conviction of immortality. A puzzling instance of phases of consciousness. Bucke also has some really weird interpretations and furthermore spends many pages analyzing Shakespearean sonnets under the belief they are both addressed to “The Cosmic Sense” and were furthermore written by Francis Bacon overall interesting and lengthy read.

This book was written in the begginning of the 20th century so I believe it needs updating. As a result, a foot and several of his toes were amputated.