"It’s impossible to completely disentangle our subjective view of the world from our interactions."Scott Shepard posted this link on Facebook, saying, "Fascinating blurb." So I read the article. I've been thinking about consciousness a lot lately, as I've read books by Michio Kaku and Robert Lanza, but my interest isn't new. I read this book decades ago:
|My paperback edition|
This is a scientific study of illuminated individuals. Bucke provides three dozen very consistent examples of "cosmic consciousness." Some of these are the usual suspects, and others are contemporary case-histories he collected. These enlightened figures, Bucke says, are evolutionary jumps, the predecessor of a more advanced species.
|My Kindle edition|
My hardback has a quote from William James on the front cover.
"I believe that you have brought this kind of consciousness 'home' to the attention of students of human nature in a way so definite and unescapable that it will be impossible henceforward to overlook or ignore it. You are a benefactor of us all."