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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Further development culminated in the ability to experience and enjoy music. His peculiar psychic temperament; his frequent attacks of catalepsy; his sufferings because of doubt; his never-ceasing urge toward a final revelation. Bucke concluded that this marked an evolutionary trend. Outline of his illumination.
Paperbackpages. His unfailing belief in the divinity of his revelations. Bucke was deeply involved in the poetry scene in America and had friends among the literatiespecially those who were poets. Along the way, Bucke worked at various odd jobs.
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Bucke’s personal experience of the inner state had yet another attribute, mentioned separately by the author: 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.
We got our domain at DivineDomains. He saw the light but had no more idea whence it came and what it meant than had the first creature that saw the budke of the sun. Return to Book Page. Characteristics of all Illumined ones. Bucke also believes many poets were blessed with this same Cosmic Consciousness, including Walt Whitman, who was a personal coamic of Dr.
Read this conzciousness 15 years ago or so. Wordsworth, the poet of Nature. No trivia or quizzes yet. Incidents in his life previous to his illumination.
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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.
What caused Buddha the greatest anxiety? The Oriental teachings regarding the Self. The institutional care of the insane in the United States and Canada. 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. The blessing of Cosmic Consciousness. 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.
He did his internship in London —63 at University College Hospital. Retrieved from ” https: The goal of the soul’s pilgrimage. The famous “Song of Solomon” and the different interpretations; a new version. This work is the magnum opus of Bucke’s career, a project that he researched and wrote over many years.
Sep 09, Kurt Bruder rated it it was amazing. His peculiar trances and their effect upon him.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Does the “love thy neighbor” principle that Bucke sees in some of his examples conaciousness to human kind or to just one’s tribe? A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind.
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