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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Bucke also has some 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. The Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi, pg His claim to Cosmic Consciousness. He confidently concludes his work on such a note: Is there any evidence that Cosmic Consciousness is possible to all?
His sudden change from materialism. The evidences of two states of consciousness. Written at the end of the 19th century before the subject was even vaguely in vogue and following a momentary period of higher consciousness he experienced himself, Bucke, a physician, undertook an extensive study of such persons as Moses, Jesus, Mohammed, Buddha, etc.
The mission and scope of the poetical temperament. The inevitable conclusion to be drawn from the Symbolical character. Bucke’s concept of cosmic consciousness took on a life of its own though not always well understood and influenced the thought and writings of many other people. Those who “will see God. Not unsurprisingly Bucke himself claims to have had a personal experience of cosmic consciousness.
Bucke, Cosmic Consciousness
He was an athletic boy who enjoyed a good ball game. Bucke talks about levitation as an example of the type of phenomenon that seems related to cosmic consciousness. I don’t agree with some of his postulates. He was part of a travelling party who had to fight for their lives when they were attacked by Shoshone Indianswhose territory they were trespassing.
Bucke considered that no doubt there would be gradations within the level of cosmic consciousness, as well. Although he practiced general medicine briefly as a ship’s surgeon in order to pay for his sea travelhe later specialized in psychiatry. 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.
Any thoughts on it? 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 there were any others.
Cosmic Consciousness – A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind by Richard Maurice Bucke
But it was only an initiation. More than a few others have claimed cosmic visions but were dismissed as nutcases, so why one and not another?
There is hucke great truth between the pages and there is so much yet to discover and enjoy. Wikiquote has quotations related to: What is meant by buckd phrase “naked and unashamed. The “Second Coming of Christ. Is he now on earth?
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This book can be for open minded women who are interested in understanding the ideas of cosmic conciousness. In it, Bucke described his own experience, that of contemporaries most notably Whitman, but also unknown figures like “C. Dec 13, Robert rated it really liked it Shelves: Think this was good?
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Cosmic Consciousness – A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind
Sep 09, Kurt Bruder rated it it was amazing. We are all moving toward Cosmic Consciousness. What caused Buddha the greatest anxiety? I believe it is the only book the author wrote in his entire lifetime, and have a feeling he spent a great deal of time on it.
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.
The hypothesis he presents provides a very plausible evolutionary mechanism conciousness credibly explains the conditions these persons experienced, that does not buke their experiences Written at the end of the 19th century before the subject was even vaguely in vogue and following bucle momentary period of higher consciousness he experienced himself, Bucke, a physician, undertook an extensive study of such persons as Moses, Jesus, Mohammed, Buddha, etc.