By Richard Maurice Bucke
2010 Reprint of 1905 edition.This paintings is the magnum opus of Bucke's occupation, a venture that he researched and wrote over decades. In it, Bucke defined his personal event, that of contemporaries (most significantly Whitman, but additionally unknown figures like "C.P."), and the reports and outlook of historic figures together with Buddha, Jesus, Paul, Plotinus, Muhammad, Dante, Francis Bacon, and William Blake. Bucke constructed a conception concerning 3 levels within the improvement of awareness: the straightforward recognition of animals; the self-consciousness of the mass of humanity (encompassing cause, mind's eye, etc.); and cosmic realization - an rising college and the subsequent level of human improvement. one of the results of this development, he believed he detected a long historic development during which non secular conceptions and theologies had turn into much less and no more frightened. A vintage paintings.