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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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What the earnest disciple strives for. The Real and the unreal. Buddha’s agonized yearnings; why he was moved by them with such irresistible power; the ultimate victory. How they learn to know and read bucks heart of the world. The strange experience of a Zen a Holy Order of Japanstudent-priest in attaining mukti. The key to Realization. An address by Manikyavasayarone of the great Tamil saints of Southern India. The Hindu conception of Cosmic Consciousness.

The Japanese idea of the state. The Buddhist “Life-saving” monasteries; how the priests extend their consciousness to immeasurable distances at will. The last incarnation of God in India. The urge of the spiritual yearning for the “Voice of the Mother.


The unutterable bliss pictured in his own words. What the Persian mystics allusion to “union with the Beloved” signifies; its exoteric and its esoteric meaning. The “Way of the Gods. The famous “Song of Solomon” and the different interpretations; a new version. A French writer’s evident glimpses of the new birth. Man’s relation to the universe. The persistence of the ideal of Perfected Man; Has it any basis in history?

The superlative faculty of spiritual sight as depicted by artists, painters and sculptors. The way in which the higher consciousness expresses itself. Certain peculiar traits which distinguish those destined to the influx. The abode of the gods; The conditioned promise of godhood in Man.

Did Jesus teach the kingdom of God on earth? Is there a basis for belief in physical immortality? Those who “will see God. Consciousness the essence of everything. Axioms of universal Occultism. The great central light. The teachings of Oriental seers regarding the ultimate goal. Different stages of mankind. Soul consciousness; whither it leads. Why we obey it. Sayings of ancient manuscripts. Awakening of the divine man. Is he now on earth? What is meant by the awakening of the inner Self.

Is the atman asleep? The doctrine of illusion; its relation to Cosmic Consciousness – p.

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The esoteric meaning of religious practices. The penetrating power of spiritual insight. The mystery of conversion. The paradox of Self-attainment and the necessity for consciousnesw. The Oriental teachings regarding the Self. The wisdom of the Illumined Master.

The test of fitness for Nirvana. What caused Buddha the greatest anxiety? Experiences of Oriental sages and their testimony. What correlation exists between Buddha’s desire and the attainment of Cosmic Consciousness among Occidental disciples – p. Bucke’s description of the Cosmic Light; his opinion regarding the possibility of becoming more general.

Peculiar methods of producing spiritual ecstacy, as described by Lord Tennyson and others. The Power and Presence of God, as a reality. Cohsciousness dissolution of race barriers. The effacement of the sense of sin among the Illuminati.


What is meant by the phrase “naked and unashamed. Efforts of those who have experienced Cosmic Consciousness to express the experience; the strange similarity found consciousmess all attempts. Is there any evidence that Cosmic Consciousness is possible to all?

The inner or secret shrine: Why the esoteric meanings have always been veiled. The great teachers and the uniformity of their instructions. Philosophy as taught by Vivekananda. The fundamental doctrine of Buddhism. Have the present-day Buddhists lost the key?

Is religion necessary to Illumination? The fruits of Cosmic Consciousness. Had the ancient Hebrews any knowledge of Illumination and its results? The symbol of liberation. His peculiar trances and their effect upon him.

Why Buddha endured such terrible struggles; is suffering necessary to Cosmic Consciousness? From what was Buddha finally liberated? The simplicity of Buddha’s commandments in the light of Cosmic Consciousness. The fundamental truths taught by Buddha and all other sages. Buddha’s own words regarding death and Nirvana.

Last words to his disciples. How the teachings of Buddha compare with the vision of Cosmic Consciousness. His method of development of spiritual consciousness.

His repeated allusion to “the light within. Love the basis of the teachings of all Illumined minds.

The “Second Coming of Christ. Was Paul changed by “conversion,” or what was the wonderful power that altered his whole life? Why Paul sought seclusion after his illumination. Characteristics of all Illumined ones. The desire for simplicity. Paul’s incomparable description of “the Love that never faileth.

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

The “first fruits of the spirit,” as prophesied by Paul. Condition of Arabia at his birth. Prophecies of a Messiah.