Thursday, February 02, 2012

Appearances and Consciousness

"The order and regularity
of the appearances,
which we entitle nature,
we ourselves introduce.
We could never find them
in appearances,
had we not ourselves,
or the nature of our mind,
originally set them there."
Critique of Pure Reason

"Cosmic Consciousness is ... as far above Self Consciousness as is that above Simple Consciousness. The prime characteristic of cosmic consciousness is, as its name implies, a consciousness of the cosmos, that is, of the life and order of the universe ... Along with the consciousness of the cosmos there occurs an intellectual enlightenment or illumination which alone would place the individual on a new plane of existence - would make him almost a member of a new species."

Cosmic Consciousness

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