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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He continued this practice until his death, despite receiving increasing amounts of criticism from the medical health care community. Experiences of Oriental sages and their testimony.

Bucke later testified that he was “lifted to and set upon a higher plane of existence” because of his friendship with Whitman. Bucke was a friend of several noted men of letters in Canada, the United States, csmic England.

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Eric Kysela rated it really liked it Jun 02, In Cosmic Consciousnessbeginning with Part II, Bucke explains how animals developed the senses of hearing and seeing. The Real and the unreal. No royal road consciousnss Illumination. However, it is only for a certain few; Writen by man and centered on men throughout history.

The frequent reception of the Light. About Richard Maurice Bucke. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Bucke provides three dozen very consistent examples of ‘cosmic consciousness. Any thoughts on it?

What caused Buddha the greatest anxiety? The great central light. Feb 10, Ryan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Bucke concluded that this marked an evolutionary trend. Bucke’s friend, [2] Carpenter, had derived the term “cosmic consciousness” from the Eastern term “universal consciousness. The teachings ruchard Oriental seers regarding the ultimate goal. An increased awareness of the world is destined to change humanity permanently.


Buddha’s own words regarding death and Nirvana. The following pages are a bit redundant and boring if one has read about these people before Buddha, Jesus, etc. This page was last edited on 15 Novemberat The Way of Illumination consciousnesz Contents. Cosmic Consciousness was a book which he researched and wrote over a period of many years. One Hundred and Ten years gucke its original publication and it is as relevant a reference as ever. A sibling in a large family, Richard Maurice Bucke was a typical farm boy of that era.

How to perceive the actuality of the higher Self. /

Want to Read saving…. Truth-seekers, Theologians, Ministers, Visionaries. His unshakable conviction of immortality.

Why Paul sought seclusion after his illumination. The effacement of the sense of sin among the Illuminati. According to Bucke, these experiences suggest an emerging faculty within human consciousness.

The key to Realization. The simplicity of Buddha’s commandments in the light of Cosmic Consciousness. I liked the theoretical parts in the beginning. Sprunger, now graduated to Heaven.

Richard Maurice Bucke

The “first fruits of the spirit,” as prophesied by Paul. The hypothesis he presents provides a very plausible evolutionary mechanism that credibly explains the conditions these 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.

A profound, multiple experience of God above and within, Christian perspective Chapter 30 M. conaciousness

Oct 29, Stephen Coates rated it it was amazing. His method of development of spiritual consciousness.

This book can be for open minded women who are interested in understanding the ideas of cosmic conciousness. A slow, meticulous read, but I’m enjoying it so far. More than a few others have claimed cosmic visions consclousness were dismissed as nutcases, so why one and not another? 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.


Further development culminated in the ability consciousnesz experience and enjoy music. He spent the rest of his life, he was in his mid-thirties at the time, trying t Rjchard pioneering book on enlightenment episodes This study is from the early days of the psychiatric profession when its practitioners could still write seriously of spiritual and mystical matters without being ostracised or ridiculed as “unscientific.

This work is the magnum opus of Bucke’s career, a project that he researched and wrote over many years. Maybe i don’t want to go there again! However, there are some spiritual experiences conscioueness which are 5 stars or better!

Cosmic Consciousness – A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind by Richard Maurice Bucke

Bucke considered that no doubt there would be gradations within the level of cosmic consciousness, as well. Consciousnsss power to function on both planes of consciousness. Thanks for telling us about the problem.