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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The strange experience of a Zen a Holy Order of Japanstudent-priest in attaining mukti.

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The Buddhist “Life-saving” monasteries; how the priests extend their consciousness to immeasurable distances at will. 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.

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This is a well written book from the late ‘s. Many of the things are so outdated.


From what was Buddha finally liberated? Is religion necessary to Illumination? Nonetheless, the first part alone is worth a five star review. His method of development of spiritual consciousness.

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.

May 27, Edvin Larsen rated it it was amazing. Truth-seekers, Theologians, Ministers, Visionaries. Emerson ‘s religious nature. Bucke also believes consciousenss poets were blessed with this same Cosmic Consciousness, including Walt Whitman, who was a personal friend of Dr. Cosmic consciousness has been described in various ways by all of the world’s mystical traditions. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This book gets five stars because of pages Maybe it’s good stuff?

This cosmic state is not supernatural or supernormal at end of the book he indicates that if he had more time and room he would have explored miracles, and sensible connections with others and perhaps higher spirits, and cases where man directs powers outside of himself.

Is there a basis for belief in physical immortality? Alan Watts, for example, was an advocate of this book. Why the esoteric meanings have always been veiled.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Return to Book Page. 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. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Tennyson ‘s vision of the future. When he left home at the age of 16, he traveled to Columbus, Ohio and then to California.

Cosmic Consciousness

Such were his powers, as cosmix by revering followers. One Hundred and Ten years after its original publication and it is as relevant a reference as ever. His writings as they reflect light upon his attainment of Cosmic Consciousness. His claim to Cosmic Consciousness. His unfailing belief in the divinity of his revelations.

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