Cosmic Consciousness


Highest of the three general levels of consciousness; body or animal, intellect or ego and Cosmic. Same as Christ Consciousness. It is believed this level of consciousness is the same as Keely's Compound Interetheric. Also known as Awakening, Satori, Christ, Enlightenment, Self Realization, Superconscious, Illumination

See Word, Etheric Elements, Subdivision

All words read herein (video above) are from the various works of Walter and Lao Russell. This unit explains Divine Illumination and Cosmic Consciousness both spiritually and scientifically. Divine Illumination, the ultimate goal of all mankind, which when understood and practiced, will bring about a real and true "civilization" of world brotherhood and sisterhood between all mankind. The supreme mystics mentioned herein, are to give the example of what man can become through the knowledge and inspiration of the kingdom of heaven within himself. We do not endorse or support any single religion or belief system. We are simply stating that every man is as connected to the Creator as much as these supreme mystics of antiquity. To the degree that you desire the light of illumination is to the degree you may express that power in your own creations and in your very being. This is the spiritual light of mind which the "profane", may in no way approach or enter into. Be pure of heart. Seek, and you will find.

Ralph Maxwell Lewis
“IF ONE IS TO BE BORN AGAIN, IN SPIRIT, one must first pass through transition. And yet this transition, or death, if you will, is not of the body; it is a transition of the consciousness. The consciousness is separated from its old order of thinking, from the world to which it has been chained fast. It is freed from enslaving ideas and from fears and superstitions. It soars forth into a new and higher realm. During this transition, the consciousness casts aside its dissolute, moral body, its wrong values of living. We are reborn in understanding. The new life is a spiritual one, and it is a life here and now, not in some remote place, or time. None of us is spiritually born until we become aware of the various sublime states of consciousness of which we are capable. The first birth of every incarnation is physical; it is when the soul enters the body. The second birth is when we realize the higher levels of our consciousness - when we experience Cosmic Consciousness.” [Ralph Maxwell Lewis]

Christian Bernard
'What is Cosmic Consciousness? In answering this question, I would first like to make clear that it is not a substance, but an essence. It is an attribute of the Universal Soul, which is an emanation of Divine Intelligence. We should not therefore separate it from all the forms of consciousness expressing themselves in the universe by means of the living beings inhabiting it. In other words Cosmic Consciousness is always to be associated with the vehicles it uses in order to manifest, however simple or complicated these vehicles may be. On Earth, they range from the tiniest living creature to the most developed, the human being.
We may therefore say that it is Cosmic Consciousness that prompts living beings to evolve towards the perfecting of their own nature. It is thanks to Cosmic Consciousness that they perceive what is around them and respond to the external conditions they came upon in their evolutionary environment.
Under its effect, they attract that which is in harmony with them, and use that which brings them a certain physical well being. Conversely, they repel that which disturbs them or which is a threat to their wholeness. In this sense, we can say that the most elementary living form displays intelligence, for the Cosmic Consciousness within it drives it to manifest to the greatest extent possible the divine attributes which its nature, however primitive, makes it capable of expressing. [Christian Bernard FRC. (Rosicrucian Reflections)]

"When I had moments of doubt that this could be so, the changes in the phenomena stopped taking place, and much later, I discovered that:

my thoughts, if strongly imbued with CONVICTION
could effect changes in the 'shimmer of motes'
(what science presently calls electrically charged particles)
and therefore produce changes
in the appearance of the rock or whatever I was studying.

It was at this point, that I came to realize the powerful effect that CONVICTION or unwavering FAITH had on the environment when stating a command or even a belief.
What was even more startling was my mind-opening, 'cosmic consciousness' realization that all I had been witnessing was really the 'Creative Power' of Divine Mind Itself made visible in the 'shimmer of tiny motes'.
Not only this, its appearance could be profoundly affected by the activity of human thought." [Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth, Letter 1, page 11]


What is Cosmic Consciousness?

Cosmic Consciousness was coined by the Canadian psychologist Richard M. Bucke, in his book "Cosmic Consciousness" 1902. He describes Cosmic Consciousness as a transpersonal mode of consciousness, an awareness of the universal mind and one's unity with it. Cosmic Consciousness prime characteristic is an awareness of the life and order in the universe.

An individual who attains the state of Cosmic Consciousness is often described as 'Enlightened' and such a person is also said to have a sense of immortality, not of attaining it but of already having it. Burke saw this state of consciousness as the next stage in human evolution, very much as spiritualists have always seen it.

Bucke argues that during the course of humanity's evolutionary development there are three forms of consciousness.

  • Simple Consciousness, our instinctual consciousness.
  • Self Consciousness, that self-awareness that allows a human to realize himself as a distinct entity.
  • Cosmic Consciousness, a new developing faculty at the pinnacle of our evolution.

Bucke outlines the evolutionary struggle on our planet which has produced self-consciousness and then describes the appearance of a new species that possesses Cosmic Consciousness, a consciousness that expands to become one with all. Bucke theorizes that, with increasing frequency, persons like Buddha, Christ, Mohammed, Walt Whitman and others are making their appearance on our planet and by their teaching are helping to transform life on this planet. This evolutionary process continues up until today. Bucke studied the lives of these persons that had attained Cosmic Consciousness and found common characteristics such as:

"The person who passes through this experience will learn in the few minutes, or even moments, of its continuance more than in months or years of study, and he will learn much that no study every taught or can teach. Especially does he obtain such a conception of "the whole"... Along with moral elevation and intellectual illumination comes what must be called, for want of a better term, a sense of immortality."

From his book he describes how those he interviewed had experienced the state:

"Like a flash there is presented to his consciousness a clear conception (a vision) in outline of the meaning and drift of the universe... He sees and knows that the cosmos... is in fact... in very truth a living presence. He sees that instead of men being, as it were, patches of life scattered through an infinite sea of non-living substance, they are in reality specks of relative death in an infinite ocean of life. He sees that the life which is in man is as immortal as God is; that the universe is so built and ordered that without any peradventure all things work together for the good of each and all; that the foundation principle of the world is what we call love, and that the happiness of every individual is in the long run absolutely certain."

Dialogue on Awakening

"There is no time and there is no space and I have no choice except to be with you because we are inseparable One. There is no special dimension which you at this moment are capable of conceiving. It is not vast, it is not small; it is. It cannot be known as a dimension because that would place a limitation upon it. It cannot be known as being so vast that you cannot conceive of yourself filling it up... these are games that will only entertain your mind. I suggest that you simply accept what I have said: there is no time, there is no space, there is no way for us to be apart because the Mind of God is whole and within that wholeness lies the Mind of His Son (Cosmic Consciousness) and neither are separate from each other or from any infinite aspect of Itself as It is expressed. Do not attempt to cenceptualize this in terms that your would relate to physical boundaries - it cannot be done. For the moment, allow yourself just the awareness of what I have said because it is." [Dialogue on Awakening page 143.]

The Emerald Tablets
"Know ye the gateway to power is secret. Know ye the gateway to life is through death. Aye, through death but not as ye know death, but a death that is life and is fire and is Light. Desireth thou to know the deep, hidden secret? Look in thy heart where the knowledge is bound. Know that in thee the secret is hidden, the source of all life and the source of all death. List ye, O man, while I tell the secret, reveal unto thee the secret of old. Deep in Earth's heart lies the flower, the source of the Spirit that binds all in its form. For know ye that the Earth is living in body as thou art alive in thine own formed form..
See ye not that in Earth's heart is the balance of all things that exist and have being on its face? The source of thy Spirit is drawn from Earth's heart, for in thy form thou are one with the Earth. When thou hast learned to hold thine own balance, then shalt thou draw on the balance of Earth. Exist then shalt thou while Earth is existing, changing in form, only when Earth, too, shalt change: Tasting not of death, but one with this planet, holding thy form till all pass away.
List ye, O man, drink of my wisdom. Learn ye the secret that is Master of Time. Learn ye how those ye call Masters are able to remember the lives of the past. Great is the secret yet easy to master, giving to thee the mastery of time. When upon thee death fast approaches, fear not but know ye are master of Death. Relax thy body, resist not with tension. Place in thy heart the flame of thy Soul. Swiftly then sweep it to the seat of the triangle. Hold for a moment, then move to the goal. This, thy goal, is the place between thine eyebrows, the place where the memory of life must hold sway. Hold thou thy flame here in thy brain-seat until the fingers of Death grasp thy Soul. Then as thou pass through the state of transition, surely the memories of life shall pass, too. Then shalt the past be as one with the present. Then shall the memory of all be retained. Free shalt thou be from all retrogression. The things of the past shall live in today. Man, ye have heard the voice of my wisdom. Follow and ye shall live through the ages as I." [The Emerald Tablets, Thoth (Atlantis, 36000 B.C)]

See Also

Awakening Your Genius
Christ awareness
Christ Consciousness
Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth tells what it is and how to attain it.
Compound Interetheric
cosmic awareness
God Consciousness
Levels of Consciousness
Light of inner knowing
Mind of God
Part 24 - Awakening Your Genius
Universal Creative Consciousness
Voice of God
Working with God

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