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 universal scheme is woven in one piece."
"That infinite ocean [is] the eternal love, the soul of nature and all one endless smile!" C. M. C., anonymous author
"Lo! The pulsations in all matter, all spirit, throbbing forever – the eternal beats, eternal systole and dyastole of life in things – wherefrom I feel and know that death is not the ending, as we thought, but rather the real beginning – and that nothing ever is or can be lost, nor even die." Walt Whitman, 'Democratic Vistas'
"I have never really doubted for a moment that an Infinite Wisdom and Love DOES encircle all our lives." J. W. W., anonymous author
"God and human life…are greater and better than any one has said or can say."
"In Cosmic Consciousness there is no condemnation, no sin, no evil, no death. This may be a hard saying, but it is true."
"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
"One IS those objects and things and persons that one perceives (and the whole universe)." Edward Carpenter
"All is well, always has been and will always be." C. M. C., anonymous author
"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
"The justice of God sees – in that is everything." Honore deBalzac, 'Louis Lambert'
"That there rise in us waves of consciousness from those around us – from the people to which we belong – is certain." Edward Carpenter, 'Civilization, Its Cause and Cure'
"There is in man a divine consciousness." Edward Carpenter, 'Civilization, Its Cause and Cure'
"Only one in all the infinite universe! The All-loving, the Perfect One!" C. M. C., anonymous author
"The true quality of the soul is that of space, by which it is at rest, everywhere." Edward Carpenter, 'Civilization, Its Cause and Cure'
"Love is blessing, is salvation, is our guardian genius." Plotinus
"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'
"There is a raying out of all orders of existence, an external emanation from the ineffable One." Plotinus
"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'
"The wise man recognizes the idea of the good within him." Plotinus
"The universe exists in each of its individual atoms." H. B., anonymous author
"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."
"You are a little world formed out of the large one." Jacob Boehme
"God is all. He is not far away in the heaven; He is here. This grass under your feet is He; this bountiful harvest, that blue sky, those roses...you yourself are all one with Him." C. Y. E., anonymous author