Richard Maurice Buck
edited by Cyril Greenland and John Robert Colombo
Consciousness: Selected Papers of Richard Maurice Bucke brings together for
the first time some forty occasional papers – essays, articles, addresses,
notes, notices, studies, reports, memoirs – written over the years by Dr.
Richard Maurice Bucke (1837-1902), physician, alienist, one of the founders of
the School of Medicine at the University of Western Ontario, long-time
Superintendent of the Asylum for the Insane at London, Ont., coiner of the term
"cosmic consciousness," and champion of "the new consciousness." The arrangement
of the occasional papers draws attention to the five fields that were of special
interest to Dr. Bucke: Biography, Medicine, Walt Whitman, Literature, Cosmic
Cyril Greenland is Professor Emeritus, School of Social Work, McMaster
University, Hamilton, Ontario. John Robert Colombo is an author and anthologist.
Their previous collaboration was Walt Whitman's Canada. The present
collaboration, originally issued in a QuasiBook Edition published by Colombo &
Company in 1997, is being reprinted with corrections and additions to mark the
tenth anniversary of the appearance of the original edition.
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