27 Aug 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 ratings and 28 reviews. Oakshaman said: The Richard Maurice Bucke. Cosmic . 5 Oct Cosmic Consciousness. A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind. By Richard Maurice Bucke Introduction by George Moreby Acklom.

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He spent the rest of his life, he was in his mid-thirties at the time, trying to figure out what had happened to him, and if cconsciousness were any others. Balzac’s evident intention, and why veiled. 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.

Many readers consxiousness this is a brilliant book.

Remember that the Women’s Rights Movement only just started around the time this book was written. On February 19,Bucke slipped on a patch of ice in front of his home and struck his head. The last incarnation of God in Richarc. Books by Richard Maurice Bucke. Why Buddha endured such terrible struggles; is suffering necessary to Cosmic Consciousness?

Remarkable contribution to literature.

In the winter of —58, he was nearly frozen to death in the mountains consciouusness California, where he was the sole survivor of a silver-mining party. His peculiar trances and their effect upon him. Sayings of ancient manuscripts. He was an athletic boy who enjoyed a good ball game.

He saw the light but had no more idea whence it came and what it meant than had the first creature that saw the light of the sun. Could it be that those visionaries who love moral elevation were the nurturing types who really, truely love human kind or life itself because of their biologically-given capacity?


What is meant by the phrase “naked and unashamed. The parents and their children emigrated to Canada when he was a year old, settling near London, Ontario. Is there a basis for belief in physical immortality? Any of you read this one?

Besides publishing professional articles, Bucke wrote three non-fiction books: How he attained and lost spiritual illumination. Such were his powers, as seen by revering followers.

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Facts about his conscioksness. The mystery of conversion. 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.

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Bucke also has bt really weird interpretations and furthermore spends many pages analyzing Shakespearean sonnets under the belief they are both addressed to “The Cosmic Sense” and were furthermore written by Francis Bacon overall interesting and lengthy read. His work is directly referenced by the mystics Franklin Merrell-Wolff [15] and Ouspensky[16] and it was maurie to Aldous Huxley ‘s concept of the perennial philosophy [17] and Evelyn Underhill ‘s concept of mysticism.

Uploaded by Doctor Raymond on August 27, We are all moving toward Cosmic Consciousness. Emerson ‘s religious nature. The hypothesis he presents provides a very plausible evolutionary mechanism that credibly explains the conditions these persons experienced, that does not see their experiences Written at the end of the 19th century before the subject was even vaguely in vogue and following a momentary period of higher coemic he experienced himself, Bucke, a physician, undertook an extensive study of such persons as Moses, Jesus, Mohammed, Buddha, etc.

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Unconscious instruments of the Cosmic law. In Part III, Bucke hypothesizes that the next stage of human development, which he calls “cosmic consciousness,” is slowly beginning to appear and will eventually spread throughout all of humanity.


Inhe was appointed head of the provincial Asylum for the Insane in London, Ontarioa post he held for nearly the remainder of his life. Feb 10, Ryan rated it it was amazing Shelves: His writings as they reflect light upon his attainment of Cosmic Consciousness.

Eventually, as a psychiatrist, he headed the provincial Asylum for the Insane in London, Ontario. View all 4 comments. Consciousess a result, a foot and several of his toes were amputated.

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

Feb 01, Nikki Grace rated it it was amazing. Philosophy as taught by Vivekananda. The remarkable and radical change made by his experience. Through his own experience of awakening, and those of others he studied, Bucke concluded that enlightenment is the natural result of evolution.

Bucke quotes extensively from Buddhist literature but at least one historian Durant argues that Buddha himself was not involved with another world as opposed to those who followed him and developed the canonical literature e. This might be ricuard clue as to the right line of question to pursue.

The 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.