You are a conscious universe that has become manifest in human form.
The Path of Cosmic Consciousness is a practical guide that leads you step by step into one of the most exalted spiritual breakthroughs imaginable - the direct recognition of the universal nature of your being. This is a spiritual guidebook that offers instruction for practices and contemplations that will gradually free your mind from the constraints and limitations of our familiar perception or reality and gradually open you to a vision of the living cosmos. In these pages, you will discover how we have been trained to see ourselves as isolated individuals living in an empty universe. This book will show you that the entire cosmos is alive and conscious and your awareness is not separate from that. By the end of the book you will see that you are not a conscious thing that exists in an unconscious universe - you are a conscious universe that has become manifest in human form.
As you explore this miraculous awakening you will also learn how the idea of cosmic consciousness has been developed over the past hundred and fifty years by inspired realizers who wanted to define a path to enlightenment and spiritual freedom that was uniquely accessible to modern western seekers. Along the way you will discover how poets like Walt Whitman and Edward Carpenter, philosophers including Richard Maurice Bucke and William James, as well as mystics such as P. D. Ouspensky and Sri Aurobindo, contributed to creating a powerful new understanding of the Eastern notion of enlightenment that appealed to a Western scientific mindset.