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Richard Maurice Bucke
Along with William James ‘s classic work The Varieties of Religious Experience which cites BuckeBucke’s Cosmic Consciousness has become part of the foundation of transpersonal psychology. The Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi, pg In reviewing the mental and spiritual activity of the human race, Dr.
Despite the outdated information from the first two chapters, there will be a few readers who will find the book truly useful. Oct 29, Aleta rated it it was amazing.
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Rights Item is in Public Domain. Of what nature is the realization of westerners who relate that they have had flashes of cosmic consciousness. Maybe it’s good stuff?
Cosmic Consciousness is his best-known work. Retrieved from ” consciousnness A sibling in a large family, Richard Maurice Bucke was a typical farm boy of that era. About Cosmic Consciousness This classic study in the evolution of the human mind is a pioneering work as valuable today as when it was first published in Such an important early effort c.
Could it be that those visionaries who love moral elevation were the nurturing types who really, truely love human kind or life itself buucke of their biologically-given capacity? This classic study occupies a secure place in the archives maurife written thought. Inspired by Your Browsing History. This is a well written book from the late ‘s. See all free Kindle reading apps.
Oct 05, Pages Buy. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? I liked the theoretical parts in the beginning.
Nov 10, Hope Gwilyams rated it it was amazing. What he found was that such sudden occurances of enlightenment, these epiphanies, had been occuring to mystics, philosophers, writers, and artists all through recorded history.
Cosmic Consciousness – A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind
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.
Dec 13, Robert rated it really liked it Shelves: After adopting the Victorian-era theory that mental illness in women was often due to defective reproductive organs, Bucke began performing surgical removals of these organs from female patients.
But it was only an initiation. The kingdom of God Cometh not with observation; neither shall they say, Lo, here! He was an athletic boy who enjoyed a good ball game.
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McGill University, was a psychiatrist, adventurer, and mystic, whose bucme on what he called “cosmic consciousness” borrowing from the poet Edward Carpenter came to form part of the underpinning of transpersonal psychology. Views Read Edit View history. A profound, multiple experience of God above and mauruce, Christian perspective Chapter 30 M. 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.
Dutton and Company, Inc. Feb 01, Nikki Grace rated it it was amazing. Bucke abstracts the procedures used to achieve transformation.
Author Richard Maurice Bucke, a distinguished progressive psychiatrist, explores the phenomenon of transcendent realization, or illumination. The following pages are a bit redundant and boring if one has read about these people before Buddha, Jesus, etc.
In it, Bucke described his own experience, that of contemporaries most notably Whitman, but also unknown figures like “C. Anyway, again, Think I may have to reread this thing and see if it’s any good? LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. According to Bucke, these experiences suggest an emerging faculty within human consciousness. Bucke proposed that these enlightened figures are evolutionary jumps, the precedecessor of a more advanced species. Classic study of people who experienced out-of-the-ordinary consciousness Want to Read saving….
Dec 10, Yuthika rated it really liked it.
Just found it with it’s home made grocery bag book cover, it took me a while to read and carried it around for awhile. Read it Forward Read it first. Uploaded by Doctor Raymond on August 27, Bucke believed that “the evolution of the individual is necessarily the evolution of the race in an abridged form.
As valuable today as it was upon its publication, this landmark survey treats illumination from the standpoint of psychology, as a rare but definite and well-documented mental condition.