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The Cosmic Consciousness Of Plotinus by Richard Maurice Bucke

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Published by Kessinger Publishing, LLC .
Written in English


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ISBN 101428675639
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Walt Whitman (Poet) was one of Bucke's fourteen historical examples of the definite attainment of the faculty of cosmic consciousness. The fourteen were: the Buddha, Jesus, Paul, Plotinus, Mohammed, Dante, Las Casas, John Yepes, Francis Bacon, Jacob Behmen, William Blake, Balzac, Walt Whitman, and Edward Carpenter5/5(1). _Cosmic Consciousness: A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind_, first published in and republished by Arkana books, by Richard Maurice Bucke, M.D., is a classic investigation of the development of man's mystic relation to the by: Plotinus, Bacon and Balzac all teach (and every one who has had experience will agree with them) that there is as great an interval between Cosmic Consciousness and Self Consciousness as exists between the latter and Simple Consciousness. Essays and exercises on Eastern and Western Hermetic, Esoteric and Mystical Philosophies to awaken Cosmic Consciousness and unfold Primordial Wisdom. When we express ourselves with words, thoughts or feelings, we are under the impression that it is .

Cosmic Consciousness, by Richard Maurice Bucke, [], at Cosmic Consciousness A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind By RICHARD MAURICE BUCKE, M.D. FORMERLY MEDICAL SUPERINTENDENT OF THE ASYLUM FOR THE INSANE, LONDON, CANADA E.P. Dutton and Company, Inc [] Scanned, proofed and formatted at , June File Size: 1MB. Production Notes: Cosmic Consciousness is laid out in a very advanced fashion which made the creation of an etext of it complicated. Bucke used three levels of type in this book so as to allow two level nested comments. In the book, relationships between the two levels of comments are often implicit based on their position on the page. Porphyry makes note that the Enneads, before being compiled and arranged by himself, were merely the enormous collection of notes and essays which Plotinus used in his lectures and debates, rather than a formal book. Plotinus was unable to revise his own work due to his poor eyesight, yet his writings required extensive editing, according to Porphyry: his master's handwriting was atrocious, he did not Era: Ancient philosophy. Cosmic Consciousness: A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind is a book by Richard Maurice Bucke, a Canadian psychiatrist. In this book, he explored the concept of Cosmic Consciousness, which he defined as "a higher form of consciousness than that possessed by the ordinary man."5/5(1).

One of the most influential works on that list is "Cosmic Consciousness: A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind," originally published by a Canadian psychiatrist in Amazon description This work is the magnum opus of Bucke's career, a project that he researched and wrote over many years. The main characteristics of cosmic consciousness as identified by Bucke are: An intellectual revelation of the meaning, purpose, and aliveness of the universe. The subjective experience of an ‘inner light’. A moral elevation. A sense of immortality. Loss of the fear of death. An absence of the concept of : Samuel Austin. offers a highly spiritual description of cosmic consciousness: “Thus, when by the Grace of God, the process of awakening happens in a seeker, then Self-consciousness turns gradually into Cosmic Consciousness and the seeker becomes an anointed Sonship of the Divine Light. In this book, Richard Bucke described the common mystical experiences in a wide variety of people including Jesus, Paul, Buddha, Plotinus, Dante, Bacon, Pascal, Blake, and Walt Whitman. According to Bucke, these experiences suggest an emerging faculty within human consciousness.4/5.