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Cosmic Consciousness: A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind (1901)

by Richard Maurice Bucke

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Describes man's increasing self-consciousness and his consciousness of his place in the universe -- the evolution of the human mind.
  PendleHillLibrary | Sep 15, 2016 |
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1 vote Your_local_coyote | Dec 29, 2013 |
Bucke was a mystical genius who had a direct experience of the transcendent nature of reality. One of a few people who expeerience this, Bucke spent the rest of his life exploring its meaning and wrote his magnum opus, Cosmic Consciousness. It is themost genuine account of mystical experience captured in the West in the form of a book. ( )
1 vote lamarkia | Jan 22, 2011 |
First published in 1901, this work is an investigation of the development of man's mystic relation to the infinite. In reviewing the mental and spiritual activity of the human race, Dr Bucke postulates that at intervals, certain individuals have appeared who are gifted with the powers of transcendent realization, or illumination. He proposes that these experiences are on the increase and gives details of all the cases on record at the time of writing.
1 vote Saraswati_Library | Aug 24, 2010 |
Interesting proposal that historical religious leaders, and certain individuals such as Whitman and Emerson, experienced "cosmic consciousness", and that their teachings should be understood in that light. ( )
3 vote pansociety | Oct 7, 2006 |
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Verily, verily I say unto thee, except a man be born anew he cannot see the kingdom of God.
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First published in 1901, this work is an investigation of the development of man's mystic relation to the infinite. In reviewing the mental and spiritual activity of the human race, Dr Bucke postulates that at intervals, certain individuals have appeared who are gifted with the powers of transcendent realization, or illumination. He proposes that these experiences are on the increase and gives details of all the cases on record at the time of writing.

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Prompted by his own experience of a life-altering insight, the author explores the phenomenon of transcendent realisation, or illumination. The book also includes numerous case studies which offer intriguing, real-life particulars of other individuals who experienced their own personal epiphanies.… (more)

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