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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Did Jesus teach the kingdom of God on earth? The inevitable conclusion to be drawn from the Symbolical character.

Why the great philosopher sought to die in a hut. Peculiar methods of producing spiritual ecstacy, as described by Lord Tennyson and others. I liked the theoretical parts in the beginning. Mar 09, Alex richadd it it was ok. A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mindwhich is his best-known work. /

A French writer’s evident glimpses of the new birth. Buddha’s agonized yearnings; why he was moved by them with such irresistible power; the consciounsess victory. About Richard Maurice Bucke. Axioms of universal Occultism. Bucke had given up the profession of religious minister, and trusted his family’s income to their Ontario farm.


Bucke developed a theory involving three stages in the development of consciousness: Along with William James ‘s classic work The Varieties of Religious Experience which cites BuckeBucke’s Cosmic Consciousness has become part of the foundation of transpersonal psychology. The fruits of Cosmic Consciousness. Nonetheless, the first part alone is worth a five star review. His claim to Cosmic Consciousness. How he attained and lost spiritual illumination.

Why Buddha endured such terrible struggles; is suffering necessary to Cosmic Consciousness? Bucke returned to Canada in and married Jessie Gurd in ; they had eight children. From what was Buddha finally liberated? A very in-depth and intriguing exploration of coxmic consciousness” as it relates to religions and doctrines throughout consciousneds.

The rest of the book may not be worth reading, but it doesn’t need to be because it’s all there in cosmc first part. Looked into going to Australia for a work study thing to help build an ashram, LOL. The Oriental teachings regarding the Self.

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What caused Buddha the greatest anxiety? How they compare cowmic experiences of others. Bucke considered that no doubt there would be gradations within the level of cosmic consciousness, as well.

The pioneering book on enlightenment consciuosness 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.


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Cosmic Consciousness

I don’t agree with some of his postulates. The frequent reception of the Light. Views Read Edit View history. Such were his powers, as seen by revering followers. Whitman, one follower Bucke quotes, could hear the grass grow and the leaves leaf.

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

All genuine knowledge is contained within the boundaries of science. Oct 13, Brother Dave Jesusonian rated it liked it Recommends it for: The Power and Presence of God, as a reality.

Philosophy as taught by Vivekananda. His changed state after the revelation on Mt. The key to Realization. Oct 29, Aleta rated it it was amazing. The symbol of liberation.

Eventually, as a psychiatrist, he headed the provincial Asylum for the Insane in London, Ontario.