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

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He then returned to Canada via the Isthmus of Panamaprobably in This was not done until years later, and only after he had researched much nucke the world’s literature on mysticism and enlightenment and had corresponded with many others about this subject. Remember that the Women’s Rights Movement only just started around the time this book was written.

Bucke’s concept of cosmic consciousness took on a life of its own though not always well understood and influenced the thought and writings of many other people. Ellis Reppo rated it it was amazing Nov 28, He later described the characteristics and effects of the faculty of experiencing this type of consciousness as:.



A French writer’s evident glimpses of the new birth. The “Way of the Gods.

Richard Maurice Bucke – Wikipedia

I liked this book. Is religion necessary to Illumination? Jul 25, Matthew LaFave rated it liked it Shelves: In Cosmic Consciousnessbeginning with Part II, Bucke explains how animals developed the senses of hearing and seeing. The evidences of two states of consciousness.

The desire for simplicity. Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. By using this site, you vosmic to the Terms of Buccke and Privacy Policy. The Power and Presence of God, as a reality. How the writer succeeded in living two distinct lives and the result. Besides publishing professional articles, Bucke wrote three non-fiction books: The strange case of William Sharp and “Fiona Macleod: Could it be that those visionaries who love moral elevation were the nurturing types who really, truely love human kind or life itself because of their biologically-given capacity?


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Sprunger, now graduated to Heaven. The simplicity of Buddha’s commandments in the light of Cosmic Consciousness. A puzzling instance of phases of consciousness. Awakening of the divine man.

Exactly what kind of visionary was Plotinus? An address by Manikyavasayarone of the great Tamil saints of Southern India. The effacement of the sense of sin among the Illuminati.

The teachings of Oriental seers regarding the ultimate goal. Think this was good?

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. Rather, Bucke is outlining the psychogenesis of humankind where, in time, this cosmic capacity will form a new race of people that will “possess the earth. What caused Buddha the greatest anxiety?

His familiarity with Oriental philosophy; his remarkable discrimination; the peculiar penetrating quality of his intellect.