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Written in English


  • Bucke, Richard Maurice, -- 1837-1902

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Reprinted from American Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 93, no. 5, March, 1937.

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Pagination[27] p.
Number of Pages27
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Open LibraryOL16634254M

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Richard Maurice Bucke Bucke was a Canadian physician and student of the human mind who became one of Whitman's most devoted friends and supporters in the poet's later years. He was Whitman's first biographer, and his book Cosmic Consciousness (), which features Whitman and Bucke's messianic view of him, has won its author a minor but. Reprint of 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 contemporaries (most notably Whitman, but also unknown figures like "C.P."), and the experiences and outlook of historical figures including Buddha, Jesus, Paul, Plotinus, Muhammad, Dante, Francis Cited by: The literary result of his study, the book Cosmic Consciousness (), became a classic work on the subject. He theorized that a higher consciousness was a natural faculty in man at a certain state of development. Bucke passed away after slipping on a step on Febru , in London, Ontario/5(). Cosmic Consciousness: A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind is a book by the psychiatrist Richard Maurice Bucke, in which the author explores the concept of cosmic consciousness, which he defines as "a higher form of consciousness than that possessed by the ordinary man".Author: Richard Maurice Bucke.

Richard Maurice Bucke (18 March – 19 February ), often called Maurice Bucke, was an important Canadian progressive psychiatrist in the late nineteenth century. An adventurer in his youth, he went on to study medicine, practice psychiatry, and befriend several noted men of letters. Richard Maurice Bucke's. Cosmic Consciousness. Book page numbers, along with the number to the left of extension match the page numbers of the original books to ensure easy use in citations for research papers and books. Author Richard Maurice Bucke, a distinguished progressive psychiatrist, explores the phenomenon of transcendent realization, or illumination. Bucke draws upon his firsthand experience of a life-altering insight to explore the theory of cosmic consciousness, an advance in mental evolution with the potential to raise existence to a higher plane. Dr. Richard Maurice Bucke, M.D. (McGill University, ) was a psychiatrist, adventurer, and mystic, whose work on what he called "cosmic consciousness" (borrowing from the poet Edward Carpenter) came to form part of the underpinning of transpersonal psychology.4/5.

Bibliographies of his writings are available in Richard Maurice Bucke: a catalogue based upon the collections of the University of Western Ontario Libraries, comp. M. A. Jameson (London, ), and as an appendix to J. H. Coyne, “Richard Maurice Bucke – a . Click to read more about Cosmic Consciousness: A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind by Richard Maurice Bucke. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers4/5(9). Richard Maurice Bucke ( – ) was a prominent Canadian psychiatrist in the late 19th century. Besides publishing professional articles, Bucke wrote three non-fiction books: Man’s Moral Nature, Walt Whitman, and Cosmic Consciousness: A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind, which is his best-known work. William James, Alan Watts, Carl Rogers, and P.D. Ouspensky, have all been influenced by Richard Maurice Bucke’s book, Cosmic Consciousness. The book was conceived after Bucke, (below) at the age of 35, experienced what he called ‘Cosmic Consciousness.’ The experience was so profound, that Bucke studied the phenomenon for the rest of his life.