People of Cosmic Consciousness
Bucke maintains that these people of higher consciousness, or cosmic consciousness to use his term, have
been the main "forwarders" of civilization throughout the ages. He determined
that there are so few of them they could meet together in a large living room. However, he
goes on to say that, in his opinion, there has been a development of human faculties over
For example, man can very likely perceive more colors now than
thousands of years ago, and Bucke feels mans sense of humor has developed from being
very primitive to being more subtle. Bucke feels that the next major human development is
in the field of higher consciousness and he foresees an age when men and women will so
refine their character and understanding of one another that most of them will be
able to live naturally in cosmic consciousness.
Buckes conclusion is that mankind is evolving spiritually and the majority of
men and women will become cosmically conscious! They will live heavenly lives in love and
peace with one another. They will strive to understand and share the planet nobly with
people of different views who are also matured in their development all
experiencers of cosmic consciousness. This transformed society will come about as one
enlightened being awakens another throughout the world.
There are similar traditions of enlightened persons awakening
sincere and worthy seekers in Judaism...