Cosmic Consciousness: A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind
by Richard Maurice Bucke
Publisher: Innes & Sons 1905
Number of pages: 334
This book was one of the first to consider religious illumination from a psychological perspective. The basic point is that the human race is slowly and sporadically, albeit with increasing speed, advancing in consciousness to a higher state that will eventually lift the species above the fear, ignorance and brutality that have plagued mankind throughout history.
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