Cosmic Consciousness: A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind

Author: Richard Maurice Bucke

Editor’s note: This book was a remarkable study for it’s time, written in 1905. In it, Bucke described his own experience, that of contemporaries, and the experiences and outlook of historical figures including Buddha, Jesus, Paul, Plotinus, Muhammad, Dante, and much more. (…) Read more

About the Authors

Richard Maurice 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 has won its author a minor but enduring fame.

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