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Cosmic Consciousness: A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind (Cambridge Library Collection - Magic and the Supernatural)

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Synopsis:

A 1901 study of development and evolution of consciousness; a historical trend culminating in individuals of the highest intellectual capability.

Synopsis:

Bucke's account (1901) of his research and contemplation on the trend towards heightened intellectual awareness in man, through evolution, explaining his theory of the three stages of conscious development that culminate in flashes of understanding of the life and order of the cosmos, illustrated by his own and others' experiences.

Table of Contents

Dedication; Notice; List of books quoted; Table of contents; Part I. First Words; Part II. Evolution and Devolution: 1. To self consciousness; 2. On the plane of self consciousness; 3. Devolution; Part III. From Self to Cosmic Consciousness; Part IV. Instances of Cosmic Consciousness: 1. Gautuma the Buddha; 2. Jesus the Christ; 3. Paul; 4. Plotinus; 5. Mohammed; 6. Dante; 7. Las Casas; 8. John Yepes; 9. Francis Bacon; 10. Jacob Behmen; 11. William Blake; 12. Honoré de Balzac; 13. Walt Whitman; 14. Edward Carpenter; Part V. Additional - Some of Them Lesser, Imperfect, and Doubtful Instances: 1. The twilight; 2. Moses; 3. Gideon; 4. Isaiah; 5. Li R; 6. Socrates; 7. Roger Bacon; 8. Pascal; 9. Benedict Spinoza; 10. James Gardiner; 11. Swedenborg; 12. William Wordsworth; 13. Charles G. Finney; 14. Alexander Pushkin; 15. Emerson; 16. Tennyson; 17. J. B. B.; 18. H. D. Thoreau; 19. J. B.; 20. C. P.; 21. H. B.; 22. R. P. S.; 23. E. T.; 24. Ramakrisana Paramahansa; 25. J. H. J.; 26. T. S. R.; 27. W. H. W.; 28. Richard Jefferies; 29. C. M. C.; 30. M. C. L.; 31. J. W. W.; 32. J. William Lloyd; 33. Horace Traubel; 34. Paul Tyner; 35. C. Y. E.; 36. A. J. S.; Part VI. Last Words.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781108027731
Author:
Bucke, Richard Maurice
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
History
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - Spiritualism and Esoteric Knowlege
Series Volume:
A Study in the Evolu
Publication Date:
20110131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
9.61 x 6.69 x 0.71 in 1.21 lb

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Religion » Western Religions » Mysticism

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"Synopsis" by , A 1901 study of development and evolution of consciousness; a historical trend culminating in individuals of the highest intellectual capability.
"Synopsis" by , Bucke's account (1901) of his research and contemplation on the trend towards heightened intellectual awareness in man, through evolution, explaining his theory of the three stages of conscious development that culminate in flashes of understanding of the life and order of the cosmos, illustrated by his own and others' experiences.
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