Cosmic Consciousness Richard M Bucke This is a classic study in the evolution of the human mind, and is a pioneering work as valuable today as when it was first published in 1901.
"The universe exists in each of its individual atoms." H. B., anonymous author
"The wise man recognizes the idea of the good within him." Plotinus
"Only one in all the infinite universe! The All-loving, the Perfect One!" C. M. C., anonymous author
"Before and behind births and deaths, the emergence ever-more expanding." Horace Traubel
"You are a little world formed out of the large one." Jacob Boehme
"The true quality of the soul is that of space, by which it is at rest, everywhere." Edward Carpenter, 'Civilization, Its Cause and Cure'
"I have never really doubted for a moment that an Infinite Wisdom and Love DOES encircle all our lives." J. W. W., anonymous author
"I dwell this moment in the eternal Now that has ever been and will be…I am in the midst of immortal things this moment." Richard Jefferies, 'The Story of My Heart'
"All the great seers teach that God in himself is infinite love – that his manifestation, form or body is infinite wisdom – that divine love is the self-subsisting life of the universe."
"In the prison One shall come; and the chains which are stronger than iron, the fetters harder than steel, shall dissolve – you shall go free forever." Edward Carpenter, 'Towards Democracy'
"The justice of God sees – in that is everything." Honore deBalzac, 'Louis Lambert'
"The consciousness of the Deity and of the Cosmos [are] the same thing."
"The pure in heart see the Lord as the clear mirror reflects the sun." Ramakrishna Paramahansa
"God and human life…are greater and better than any one has said or can say."
"There is a raying out of all orders of existence, an external emanation from the ineffable One." Plotinus
"That which we seek with passionate longing, here and there, upward and outward, we find at last within ourselves. The kingdom within! The indwelling God!" C. M. C., anonymous author
"What joy when I saw there was no break in the chain – not a link left out – everything in its place and time. Worlds, systems, all blended in one harmonious whole, Universal life, synonymous with universal love!" C. M. C., anonymous author
"Existence is one eternal immensity of infinite existence, acting with infinite force, in an inevitable, infinite, therefore absolutely perfect order, in whose perfection all things and their action must of necessity be included." C. P., anonymous author
"All is well, always has been and will always be." C. M. C., anonymous author
"Love is blessing, is salvation, is our guardian genius." Plotinus
"All is well for ever and ever, for there is no place or time where God is not." C. Y. E., anonymous author
"God IS the Cosmos."
"There is in man a divine consciousness." Edward Carpenter, 'Civilization, Its Cause and Cure'
"This is the truth given age upon age to all men in all lands - the truth at last to be seen of all, in its fullness and purity: Man is to know himself, and...is not only to soar toward, but absolutely attain to heights of being and of beauty hitherto undreamed of, and bringing fairly within his realization a heaven on earth, in true grandeur and happiness." Paul Tyner
"One IS those objects and things and persons that one perceives (and the whole universe)." Edward Carpenter