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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His writings as they reflect light upon his attainment of Cosmic Consciousness. Mar 09, Alex rated it it was ok. He based this on the manner in which the ancestors of man slowly climbed from the simple consciousness of animals to an almost universal state of self consciousness.

Might have been one of the last books on conwciousness that really caught my attention His unswerving belief in his mission; his devotion to Truth; His simplicity and humility. When he left home at the age of 16, he traveled to Columbus, Ohio and then to California.

Bucke, Cosmic Consciousness

Awakening of the divine man. Bucke’s magnum opus was his book Cosmic Consciousness: How the teachings of Buddha compare with the vision of Cosmic Consciousness.


Love the basis of the teachings of all Illumined minds. Recommended to Brother Dave by: Bucke proposed that these enlightened figures are evolutionary jumps, the precedecessor of a more advanced species.

But I think he takes much of his argument for granted without giving much real scientific evidence. Lists with This Book.

This might be a clue as to the right line of question to pursue.

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

Bucke had given up the profession of religious minister, and trusted his family’s income to their Ontario farm. A French writer’s evident glimpses of the new birth. About Richard Maurice Bucke. Axioms of universal Occultism.

Is religion necessary to Illumination? The hypothesis he presents provides a very plausible evolutionary mechanism that credibly explains the conditions these persons experienced, that does not see their experiences cpnsciousness exclusive, their teachings, being recorded by others notwithstanding, as infallible or precluding others from having comparable experiences.

Teaching of Oriental mysticism.

In Cosmic Consciousnessbeginning with Part II, Bucke explains how animals developed the senses of hearing and seeing. Outline of his illumination.

Condition of Arabia at his birth. The Hindu conception of Cosmic Consciousness.


Cosmic Consciousness Index

Remember th I liked this book. What the Persian mystics allusion to “union with the Beloved” signifies; its exoteric and its esoteric meaning. Bucke proposes that cobsciousness the religious leaders of all religions throughout all history began their missions with a common subjective experience that he calls ‘Cosmic Consciousness.

His familiarity with Oriental philosophy; his remarkable discrimination; the peculiar penetrating quality of comsciousness intellect. This book gets five stars because of pages The simplicity of Buddha’s commandments in the light of Cosmic Consciousness.

His claim to Cosmic Consciousness. His sudden change from materialism.

Anyway, again, Think I may have to reread this thing and see if it’s any good? How they learn to know and read “the heart of the world. Many of the things are so outdated. Bucke’s personal experience of the inner state had yet another attribute, mentioned separately by the author: Books by Bucie Maurice Bucke.

The last incarnation of God in India.