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Aviation and the New Consciousness

Dr. Bucke, in his work Cosmic Consciousness, published some ten years ago, stated that aerial navigation would become an accomplished fact in the near future, and that it would revolutionize the social and economic conditions of the world. So far as the advent of the new means of travel is…
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The Cosmic Consciousness

Only quite recently has the term "cosmic consciousness " come into use. It stands for something which may be regarded as a modern development. Perhaps then it may warrant a brief attempt at its definition, and also an inquiry as to its utility. Relation and interrelation as now understood, are…
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The Man and the Woman in Our Dream-Consciousness

When we sleep at night, we dream. In our dream are people, places, things, pleasant and unpleasant occurrences. These are real to us while we are dreaming. As long as the dream lasts these are the only reality. Not till we begin to awaken comes the dawning consciousness, "This is…
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Planes of Consciousness

The nature of man is complex. In the ascending evolutionary scale his physical organism stands upon the fifth great plane, having been preceded by the elementary, chemical, vegetal, and animal subdivisions. He is now evolving a spiritual faculty, which is regarded as a sixth plane or state of consciousness, and…
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Mental States and Selected Consciousness

Having briefly considered the philosophy of unfoldment along the higher paths of being, we may next consider some of the right mental states that make such an unfoldment possible. It must be understood not only that the mental life is an expression of the ego, but that the further expression…
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Consciousness

The more we study the world of externals,—the objective world we imagine to exist distinctly outside of us,—the more we appropriate, build into our thought ideas presented to us objectively, the larger our conception of life grows, and the more we realize of self-hood subjectively; and, conversely, the more we…
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Subliminal Consciousness

Knowing the characteristics of the subliminal consciousness, which are so potent in their effect upon the life, we are in a position to understand the philosophy of concentration and introspection (or meditation). Certain profound experiences have been repeated century after century in the lives of many persons separated by time…
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The Wider Consciousness

If we could but see the true proportion of things as they really are how surprised we should be to discover the narrowness of our own outlook upon life and the world. We see only inches in place of square miles. The wider our interests, and the less self-centered we…
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The Hygiene of the Consciousness

The scope of material hygiene, though important in itself, is essentially partial and incomplete. There is another great causative domain which is both higher and complementary, and it is unwise to ignore it. As compared with any former period, modern investigation is inclined to delve deeply in order to discover…
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