It is with great anticipation that we have waited to see the publication of Susan Maynard's book, "The Illumination of Dr. Bucke". Many years ago Susan came to our annual ICR conference and presented her in-depth study of Dr. Bucke in a slide presentation, which gave a beautiful overview of his life and theory about the evolution of consciousness. To say the least it was outstanding. The ideas that Bucke expressed in his book "Cosmic Consciousness" have had a great impact on many people. In fact his book has continued to be re-printed for over 100 years. Gopi Krishna researched Bucke as well and was delighted to see the complimentary aspect of Bucke's writings with the Kundalini theory that he was proposing to the scientific community.
This book takes us on an interesting journey through the life of Dr. Bucke, his early years, his illumination, his understanding about the evolution of consciousness and the great influence that Walt Whitman, imprinted upon him.
We celebrate Susan's family for their loving devotion and continued efforts to publish and distribute this new and important book, which is now a part of Susan's special legacy. The "Illumination of Dr. Bucke" can be ordered from their website and the actual slide presentation can also be viewed there.