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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 consciousness he experienced himself, Bucke, a physician, undertook an extensive study of such persons as Moses, Jesus, Mohammed, Buddha, etc.

I think such a phenomenon as that along with ghosts and spirits is widespread and wonder how it might be explained by alternatives other than the one put forward by Bucke.

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

Rights Item is in Public Domain. Oct 13, Brother Dave Jesusonian rated it liked it Recommends it for: But eventually these new abilities spread throughout the human race until only a very small number of people were unable to experience colors and music. But I think he takes much of his argument for granted without giving much real scientific evidence.

At that time, it was enthusiastically acclaimed by both William James and P. Bucke later testified that he was “lifted to and set upon a higher plane of existence” because of his friendship with Whitman. Such were his powers, as seen by revering followers. Although he practiced general medicine briefly as a ship’s surgeon in order to pay for his sea travelhe later specialized in psychiatry.

What, biochemically, explains expansive cosmic states? An unique Vision of Jesus Christ. Maybe i don’t want to go there again! Do people create their leaders because of their need for father figures “saviors”?

Cosmic Consciousness

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? You may find this book online, free to read, or buy a newer reprint or re-publication. Oct 05, Pages. He then returned to Canada via the Isthmus of Panamaprobably in Many of the great spiritual and intellectual achievements throughout history represent mankind’s quest for an ultimate state of consciousness. Oct 29, Stephen Coates rated it it was amazing.

We are all moving toward Cosmic Consciousness. The next stage in evolution won’t be physical, it will be mental. The writing offers a “roadmap” into the labyrinth for individuals who have questions that are hardly tapped by any science or philosophic currents today.

A nice overview of people the author suspected of having been illumined, or being consciiusness instance of “cosmic consciousness”. This books helps to see, if you can believe it, where the human race is going. In it, Bucke described his own experience, that of contemporaries most notably Whitman, but also unknown figures like “C.

Wikiquote has quotations related to: Bucke borrowed the term “cosmic consciousness” from Edward Carpenterwho had traveled ccosmic studied religion in the East. A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mindwhich is his best-known work. Along the way, Bucke worked at various odd jobs. A foundation Source Text for understanding the evolution of Consciousness.

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Having experienced a simular event in my mid-thirties remember, it happens to varying degreesI found this book to be immensely personally relevant- as it has proven to be to many of us for over one hundred years now. Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet.

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Bucke’s explanatory notes, which are extremely small and would require a magnifying glass. 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 bucks other people.

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

Interesting, liked it then? 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. He spent the buckke of his life, he was in his mid-thirties at the time, trying t The pioneering book on enlightenment episodes This study is from the early days of the psychiatric profession when its practitioners could still write seriously bufke spiritual and mystical matters without being ostracised or ridiculed as “unscientific.

Read it Forward Read it first. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Mar 09, Alex rated it it was ok. It’s basically about folks having “risings” yer word here. Was big into this shit back then. The institutional care of the insane in the United States and Consciousness.