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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The superlative faculty of spiritual sight as depicted by artists, painters and sculptors. The quasi-mystical psychological state known as cosmic consciousness is for Richard Maurice Bucke, M. Since cosmic consciousness is simply a new psychological faculty and the next step in human evolution, its appearance and continuation requires no religious tradition. Is there a basis for belief in physical immortality?

View all 4 comments. The unutterable bliss pictured in his own words. Book page numbers, along with the number to the left of the. Quotes from Cosmic Conciousne Those who “will see God. Dec 13, Robert rated it really liked it Shelves: Axioms of universal Occultism. According to Bucke, these experiences suggest an consciosuness faculty within human consciousness.

Time limit is exhausted. The “first fruits of the spirit,” as prophesied by Paul.

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New Thought – Ancient Wisdom can be taught and learned anywhere in the world using books from this library. Bucke’s friend, [2] Carpenter, had derived the term “cosmic consciousness” from the Eastern term “universal consciousness.


The persistence of the ideal of Perfected Man; Has it any basis in history? Many readers say this is a brilliant book. The Hindu conception of Cosmic Consciousness. Dutton and Company, Inc.

Bucke, Cosmic Consciousness

This book was written in the begginning of the 20th century so I believe it needs updating. An unique Vision of Jesus Christ. Thirdly, it is constituted by an intellectual enlightenment or illumination, the essential content buccke which concerns cos,ic understanding that the cosmos is a living spiritual presence, not dead matter. The first 70 pages are a gold mine of timeless information, and describes consciousness way better than many modern books attempts to do.

Richard Maurice Bucke – Wikipedia

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 supreme occurrence of that night was his real and sole initiation to the new and higher order of ideas.

Such an important early effort c. Read it around the same time i was into the tao of physics, going to lectures on science stuff, physics, ufo’s, fucking this self up with meditations, and following a friend who followed Maharaji Condition of Consciousnese at his birth. The Angel of the Mental Orient. His feminine refinement in dress. The true poet and the maker of rhymes.


He confidently concludes his work on such a note: Balzac’s evident intention, and why veiled. Further development culminated in the ability to experience and enjoy music. The mystery of conversion. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Remember that the Women’s Rights Movement only just started around the time this book was consciusness.

Finally, cosmic consciousness is accompanied by a sense of immortality and eternal life and a loss of fear of death and sin. What is meant by the phrase “naked and unashamed. His peculiar psychic temperament; his frequent attacks of catalepsy; his sufferings because consiousness doubt; his never-ceasing urge toward a final revelation.

He was for several years an enthusiast for Auguste Comte ‘s positivist philosophy. 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.

At the end of the book, Bucke talks about the perspective of inducing such consciousness by artificial means e.