Cosmic, Cosmos, Cosmological, Cosmology
An individual tuned into cosmic consciousness usually has no doubt that he or she is
confronted with the ultimate reality.
An individual who has experienced transcendental states has a strong feeling of cosmic
As the universe reveals its true essence as a cosmic play of consciousness, the world of
matter is destroyed in the psyche of the individual.
“Cosmic” consciousness is a release from self-consciousness, that is to say, from the
fixed belief and feeling that one’s organism is an absolute and separate thing.
cosmic psychotherapy—To anyone whose soul has fallen to pieces, he can rearrange
Deep experiences of cosmic unity have a universal healing potential of extraordinary
Deep self-exploration of the individual unconscious turns into a process of experiential
adventure in the universe-at-large which involves cosmic consciousness.
During mystical experiences, one can feel that one has access to ultimate knowledge and
wisdom in matters of cosmic relevance.
Experiences of cosmic consciousness has been described in many religious scriptures
Experiences of oceanic ecstasy and cosmic union seem to be deeply related to the
undifferentiated state of consciousness that an infant experiences.
Feeling oneself to be part of an all-encompassing cosmic network often gives a person
who has problems with self-esteem a fresh, expanded self-image.
I’ve been given tremendous mileage on my quest for meaning by the few transmitting
glimpses LSD has given me of the cosmic mesh that stitches the universe together.
Identification with the creative energy of the cosmos often inspires a new attitude toward
life and becomes the foundation for a new understanding of existence.
In almost all cultures, there have been “mysteries”— initiations into the world behind the
scenes of both the social and the cosmic drama.
In this state of cosmic unity, we feel that we have direct, immediate and unlimited access
to knowledge and wisdom of universal significance.
It is a cosmic consciousness into which we enter as our normal consciousness expands,
and we become aware of the transcendent dimension of humanity beyond space and time.
Jung’s psychology returns the cosmic status to the psyche and re-introduces spirituality
Most people feel exalted as they discover their real cosmic status and gain an entirely
new perspective on their daily problems.
Mystics emphasize the direct experience of cosmic consciousness that goes beyond the
No one who has been hoaxed into belief that he is nothing but his ego or nothing but his
individual organism can be a civilized, sensitive and intelligent member of the cosmos.
Of utmost importance is the psychedelic peak experience, which usually takes the form of
a death-rebirth sequence with ensuing feelings of cosmic unity.
One may be infused with ecstasy, peace and a deep feeling of support by the cosmic
One vast, immense, everlasting, cosmic wind blows through all and everything and keeps
it in motion—alive, changing, growing.
Some female subjects have experienced the penetration by the sun as sexual, speaking of
the sun as a “cosmic lover” or using other words to that effect.
Spiritual experiences in psychedelic sessions usually do not take an orthodox religious
form. More frequently, they resemble what Einstein referred to as cosmic religion.
The archetypal visions accompanying the experience of cosmic unity are of heavens,
celestial cities, paradisiacal gardens, and radiant divine beings. (eyes closed)
The concept of human life as a life-and-death struggle for survival gives way to a new
image of a cosmic dance or divine play.
The cortex can be cleared. The games that frustrate and torment can be seen in the cosmic
The cosmological awareness—and awareness of every other natural process—is there in
The cosmos is seen as a multi-dimensional network of crystals, each one containing the
reflections of all the others.
The ego’s pride in itself is entirely debunked, not masochistically, but in the spirit of
The experience of cosmic consciousness is boundless, unfathomable, and beyond
The experience of cosmic unity has an unusual therapeutic potential and can have lasting
beneficial consequences for the individual.
The experience of cosmic unity is characterized by transcendence of the usual subject-
The goal is to shed all ego sensations completely and in mystical experience, merge with
the totality of the cosmos.
The individual can be flooded with feelings of love and mystical connection to other
people, nature, the entire cosmos and are commensurate with all of existence.
The mystical experience is the consciousness of the “living primordial cosmic fact of
Love”, “the Gratuitous Grace.”
The psychedelic experience is fundamentally or ideally the bursting of ego-
consciousness, with the concomitant realization of cosmic-consciousness.
The subject can witness or identify with the birth and development of the cosmos
involving dimensions and energies of unimaginable scope.
There is a close connection between the cosmology of modern science and the cosmology
of some Eastern religions.
They might begin to see the whole life process as a miraculous cosmic drama that is
carefully orchestrated by a divine cosmic force.
This is what Jesus taught and demonstrated—cosmic consciousness, the direct experience
of divinity dwelling in us and all things.
To the cosmological eye, all things and all people are lovable, in reality, where they are
seen as of one Suchness and yet unique, incomparable.
We can define and feel ourselves to be the total pattern of the cosmos as focused or
We never completely lose contact with this cosmic consciousness because we are never
fully separated from it.
Who wrote the cosmic script? Is the big genetic-code show live or on tape? Who is the
You can link that cosmic brain and pleasure-seeking body with another or others
You gaze into the big picture, thinking about the cosmos and know everything’s
You’ve climbed inside Einstein’s formula, penetrating to the ultimate nature of matter
and you’re pulsing in harmony with its primal cosmic beat.
At present, Christianity tends to demand blind faith, rote words and mechanical behavior.
This leaves people empty and unfulfilled. But the cosmic calling we humans have will
not be denied forever, despite the ignorance of religious institutions.
Clients who experience psychological death-rebirth and/or feelings of cosmic unity tend
to develop a negative attitude toward the states of mind induced by alcohol and narcotics.
This has proved extremely useful in the treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction.
Continued penetration into the unconscious does not reveal increasingly bestial and
hellish regions, as indicated by psychoanalysis, but rather extends into the cosmic realms
of the superconscious.
cosmological mysticism—It’s an ecstatic experience of Nature and Process which leaves
the subject with a sense of having acquired important insight into, as well as identity
with, the fundamental nature and structure of the universe.
Each human being contains the information about the entire universe or all of existence,
has potential experiential access to all its parts, and in a sense is the whole cosmic
Emotional healing is combined with a movement toward a more fulfilling strategy of life
and a search for answers to the fundamental ontological and cosmological questions of
Individuals who experienced the phenomenon of ego death followed by the experience of
rebirth and cosmic unity seemed to show radical and lasting changes in their fundamental
understanding of human nature and its relation to the universe.
It opens access to most extraordinary realms of experience, offers remarkable
philosophical and spiritual revelations and mediates fascinating insights into the cosmic
processes by which reality itself is created.
LSD patients who had experienced profound feelings of cosmic unity frequently
developed a negative attitude toward the states of mind produced by intoxication with
alcohol and narcotics.
New scientific findings are beginning to support beliefs of cultures thousands of years
old, showing that our individual psyches are, in the last analysis, a manifestation of
cosmic consciousness and intelligence that flows through all of existence.
One transcends the ordinary distinction between subject and object and experiences a
state of ecstatic union with humanity, nature, the cosmos, and God. This is associated
with strong feelings of joy, bliss, serenity and peace.
Physicists and mystics agree that what we call “objects” are really patterns in an
inseparable cosmic process and they also agree that these patterns are intrinsically
Profound transpersonal experiences move the individual out of the narrow framework of
identification with the body-ego and lend to feeling and thinking in terms of a cosmic
identity and unity with all creation.
Sound and music seem to represent direct manifestations of the cosmic order. (This refers
to sound and music within yourself, internally, that only you hear and not sound or music
in the external world that everyone who is there can hear.)
The experient does not gain rational understanding of the cosmic process, but reaches
instant comprehension by losing his or her separate identity and literally becoming the
The unconscious for Jung was not a junkyard of rejected instinctual tendencies, repressed
memories and subconsciously assimilated prohibitions. He saw it as a creative and
intelligent principle binding the individual to all humanity, nature and the entire cosmos.
To cure the junkie and the alcoholic, you must admit that he is a deeply spiritual person
and accept the cosmic validity of his search to transcend the game and you help him see
that the way is through psychedelic rather than anesthetic experience.
Transformative experiences associated with positive emotions, such as feelings of
oneness with humanity and nature, states of cosmic unity, encounters with blissful
deities, and union with God, have a special role in the healing and transformative process.
We are going to see many of the hypotheses of our Christian mystics and many of the
cosmological and ontological theories of Eastern philosophers spelled objectively in
What truly defines the transpersonal orientation is a model of the human psyche that
recognizes the importance of the spiritual or cosmic dimensions and the potential for
A system of thinking that deliberately discards everything that cannot be weighed and
measured does not have any opening for the recognition of creative cosmic intelligence,
spiritual realities or such entities as transpersonal experiences or the collective
All of creation—people, animals, plants and inanimate objects—seems to be permeated
by the same cosmic essence and divine light. A person in this state suddenly sees that
everything in the universe is a manifestation and expression of the same creative cosmic
energy and that separation and boundaries are illusory.
All the arts, though they speak about us in our relationship to the immediate experience,
at the same time, tell us something about the nature of the world, about the mysterious
forces which we feel to be around us and about the cosmic order of which we seem to
An important characteristic of collective and racial memories is the fact that the subject
experiences them as insights into the diversity of cultural groups within the human race,
illustrations of the history of mankind or manifestations of the cosmic drama and divine
An individual who has a transcendental experience develops an entirely new image of his
or her identity and cosmic status. The materialistic image of the universe in which the
individual is a meaningless speck of dust in the vastness of the cosmos is instantly
replaced by the mystical alternative.
experiences of other universes—The strange and alien worlds that LSD subjects discover
and explore in this type of experience seem to have a reality of their own, although not
within the range of our cosmos; they appear to exist in other dimensions, in universes
coexistent with ours. (eyes closed)
I see consciousness and the human psyche as expressions and reflections of a cosmic
intelligence that permeates the entire universe and all of existence. We are not just highly
evolved animals with biological computers embedded inside our skulls; we are also fields
of consciousness without limits, transcending time, space, matter, and linear causality.
In the final analysis, only the creative principle of Cosmic Consciousness exists. Only it
takes physical form. From this point of view, the entire universe is a divine play of one
Supreme Being. Anyone who grasps this concept will see that karmic appearances are
just another level of illusion.
In this type of experience, subjects get involved in wild adventures in strange, alien
worlds that have reality of their own, although not within the range of our cosmos. These
universes seem to exist on other levels of reality or in other dimensions, parallel with and
coexistent with ours. (eyes closed)
It is most curious to find, from Japan to Western Europe, these same images coming
through again and again, showing how universal and how uniform this kind of visionary
experience has been and how it has constantly been regarded as of immense importance
and has been projected out into the cosmos in the various religious traditions.
Jung came to the conclusion that there is—in addition to the individual unconscious—a
collective or racial unconscious, which is shared by all humanity and is a manifestation of
the creative cosmic force. Comparative religion and world mythology can be seen as
unique sources or information about the collective aspects of the unconscious.
LSD subjects often arrive at the conclusion that no real boundaries exist between
themselves and the rest of the universe. Everything appears to be part of a unified field
of cosmic energy, and the boundaries of the individual are identical with the boundaries
of existence itself.
Many leading humanistic psychologists exhibited a growing interest in a variety of
previously neglected areas and topics of psychology, such as mystical experiences,
transcendence, ecstasy, cosmic consciousness, theory and practice of meditation, or
interindividual and interspecies synergy.
Myths are not fictitious stories about adventures of imaginary characters in nonexistent
countries and thus arbitrary products of individual human fantasy. They originate in the
collective unconscious of humanity and are manifestations of the primordial organizing
principles of the psyche and the cosmos that Jung called archetypes.
Our individual consciousnesses connect us directly not only with our immediate
environment and with various periods of our own past, but also with events that are far
beyond the reach of our physical senses, extending into other historical times, into nature,
and into the cosmos.
Religion, I will be thinking of as the inner experience of the individual when he senses
Ultimate Reality, whether as God, a Beyond, transcendent cosmic process, a wholly
different and profound dimension of life, nirvana or however one chooses to name and
interpret this ultimate reality.
Repeated experiences of the transpersonal domain can have a profound impact on the
individual involved. They tend to dissolve the narrow and limited perspective
characterizing the average Westerner and make one see the problems of everyday life
from a cosmic perspective.
The Christian message is essentially a call to be universal— a call to become cosmically
conscious. It is a call to place God at the center of ourselves, not through blind faith but
through insightful awareness, not through rigid adherence to ritual and dogma but
through graceful expression of cosmic principles. It is a call to “be as gods.”
The formless, dimensionless and intangible cosmic consciousness can best be described
as Infinite Existence, Infinite Awareness and Knowledge, and Infinite Bliss. However,
any words refer primarily to phenomena and processes of the natural reality and are,
therefore, only pitiful attempts to convey the essence of this transcendental principle.
The individual seems to gain access to a value system that is not understandable in terms
of his or her own early history or cultural norms. It entails a sense of compassion,
tolerance, basic justice and aesthetic appreciation that has a transpersonal or even cosmic
The mystical teachings of all ages revolve around the idea that the exclusive pursuit of
material goals and values by no means expresses the full potential of human beings.
According to this point of view, humanity is an integral part of the creative cosmic
energy and intelligence and is, in a sense, identical to and commensurate with it.
The person feels a deep connection with the innermost spiritual core of his or her being.
The illusion of the individual self fades away and the person enjoys reunion with his or
her divine Self, which is also the Universal Self, the cosmic source of all existence. This
is a direct and immediate contact with the Beyond Within, with God.
The prime characteristic of cosmic consciousness is 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 which alone would place the individual on a new
plane of existence, would make him almost a member of a new species.
The therapeutic results transcended anything I had ever witnessed. Difficult symptoms
that had resisted months and even years of conventional treatment often disappeared after
experiences such as psychological death and rebirth, feelings of cosmic unity and
sequences that clients described as past-life memories.
These experiences clearly suggest that, in a yet unexplained way, each of us contains the
information about the entire universe or all of existence, has potential experiential access
to all its parts and in a sense, is the whole cosmic network, as much as he or she is just an
infinitesimal part of it, a separate and insignificant biological entity.
To the world, the alchemists were buffoon chemists looking for a way to turn lead into
gold, but that was only the cover story. The real lead that concerned the alchemists was
ordinary consciousness and the gold they sought was the golden brilliance of cosmic
Transpersonal experiences which involve transcendence of spacial barriers suggest that
the boundaries between the individual and the rest of the universe are not fixed and
absolute. Under special circumstances, it is possible to identify experientially with
anything in the universe, including the entire cosmos itself.
We think of God as the King of the Universe, the Absolute Technocrat who personally
and consciously controls every detail of his cosmos. (God doesn’t “consciously control
every detail of his cosmos” any more than we “consciously control every detail” of our
circulatory or digestive systems.)
In this state, the subject finds it difficult to see any negative aspects in the world and in
the very structure of the cosmic design; everything appears perfect, everything is as it
should be. At this point, the world appears to be a friendly place where a childlike,
passive-dependent attitude can be assumed with full confidence and with feelings of
LSD subjects often consider the possibility that consciousness is a basic cosmic
phenomenon related to the organization of energy and that it exists throughout the
universe; in this context, human consciousness appears to be only one of its many
varieties and outgrowths. Episodes of consciousness of inorganic matter can be
accompanied by various insights of a philosophical and religious relevance.
The average Westerner is naive about nonordinary states of consciousness and has many
misconceptions and prejudices about some of the experiences that are potentially the
most healing. We try to convey a clear message that such phenomena as death-rebirth
sequences, archetypal visions and states of cosmic unity are absolutely normal and that
having them in no way implies pathology.
The experience of cosmic consciousness provides important insights for deepening our
understanding of the highest forms of creativity. The literature on creativity is filled with
examples of extraordinary artistic, scientific, philosophical, and religious inspiration that
came from a transpersonal source and that occurred in non-ordinary states of
The individual is flooded by light of supernatural beauty and experiences a state of divine
epiphany. He or she has a deep sense of emotional, intellectual and spiritual liberation
and gains access to breathtaking realms of cosmic inspiration and insight. This type of
experience is clearly responsible for great achievements in the history of humanity in the
area of science, art, religion and philosophy.
The too-sudden opening up of the universe can induce an onslaught at what Aldous
Huxley called the “horror of infinity,” a terror of the vastness of the void within or
without, of the utter minuteness and aloneness of the soul in the cosmos. A clenching
reflex is, after all, a natural response to the floor and ceiling flying out of your mind.
(One needs to be prepared for this and understand that it’s all right.)
Those who were previously convinced that death was the ultimate defeat and meant the
end of any form of existence discovered various alternatives to this materialistic and
pragmatic point of view. They came to realize how little conclusive evidence there is for
any authoritative opinion in this matter and often began seeing death and dying as a
cosmic voyage into the unknown.
Transpersonal experiences, especially in psychedelic experiences, do not always occur in
a pure form. Embryonal experiences can occur simultaneously with phylogenetic
memories and with the experience of cosmic unity. These associations are rather constant
and they reflect deep intrinsic interrelations between various types of psychedelic
phenomena as well as the multileveled nature of the LSD experience.
Western cultures have bred a type of human being who feels strongly alienated. He has
lost his connection with the surrounding universe. He does not know that the “ultimate
inside” of himself is the same as the “ultimate inside” of the cosmos or that, in other
words, his sensation of being “I” is a glimmering intimation of what the universe itself
feels like on the inside.
When we experience identification with the cosmic consciousness, we have the feeling of
enfolding the totality of existence within us, and of comprehending the Reality that
underlies all realities. We have a profound sense that we are in connection with the
supreme and ultimate principle of all Being. In this state, it is absolutely clear that this
principle is the ultimate and the only mystery.
Within the cosmic order, every component pattern, every object and event, is related to
each other; there is a co-varying togetherness of all things. But, by creatures like
ourselves, most of the interconnections within the general Gestalt are and will always be
unrecognized. For us, “the world is full of a number of things,” which we tend to see as
so many independent entities.
A cosmos that wasn’t joy and bliss would have committed suicide.
Like the sun, he will ascend again into the heavens, fulfilling the cosmic cycle.
Personal problems are put in cosmic perspective, which tends to minimize them.
Physical union can be one expression or manifestation of cosmic union.
Reality is a cosmic circulation, a network of relations in process.
The basic questions of ontology and cosmology seem answered, once and for all.
The sex act can become an event of cosmic grandeur.
The turned-on mind is cosmic in dimension.
There are no books written by scientists about ecstasy and cosmic orgasms.
This discovery will be the birth hour of the cosmic history of the human species.
You see through the game and laugh with God at the cosmic joke.
You wake up from the delusion of separate form and hook up to the cosmic dance.
He is seeing immense zodiacal figures laid out in jeweled definition with blue and gold
stones against the heavens “on a grand cosmic scale.” He speculates that the zodiacal
signs that man has “imposed upon the stars” derive from corresponding physical
structures in the brain. (eyes closed)
I see everything in its cosmic dimension.
He experiences a cosmic vision.
I found myself in the middle of a cosmic drama of unimaginable proportions. (eyes
I lost the boundaries of my physical body. I felt that I was standing in the center of the
cosmos. I had never known this world. I was never created. I was the cosmos.
I sensed the cosmic quality of the energies and experiences involved in the world of
I was now discovering dimensions of the cosmos that are usually hidden to our senses
It was a day of drenching happiness, a great-day-in-the-morning kind of day, a day of
good cheer, one of extraordinary cosmic blessedness.
It’s philosophical. I could write a book about the cosmic thoughts I had. This is the Rolls
Royce of dope.
She felt enormous gratitude for her experience and the cosmic insights; she saw them as a
special grace and privilege.
The only way I could describe this state of ultimate cosmic ecstasy was to refer to it as
watched 2 grasshoppers go into a kind of cosmic dance—The perception triggered a
transcendental experience of great intensity and depth.
After they had discovered and experienced feelings of cosmic unity in their sessions, they
realized that the state they had really been craving for was transcendence and not drug
intoxication. (Drug intoxication means narcotics and alcohol, not psychedelics.)
Cosmic laughter was different from any way of laughing I had known. It came out of me
as though propelled by a force much larger than the person laughing. It came right up
from the center of my being.
Every atom of my body and soul had seen and felt God. The world was warmth and
goodness. There was no time, no place, no me. There was only cosmic harmony. With
every fiber of my being I knew it was so.
I saw my world shrink to a micro-speck floating in the eternity of the cosmos and I
smelled enlightenment and was promised answers to the questions I didn’t even know
how to ask.
We had entered the cosmic state. It was divine. It was expansive and harmonious and
beatific and one. I was alive! For the first time in my life I understood what it meant to be
Every object in the room was a radiant structure of atomic-God-particles. Radiating.
Matter did not exist. There was just this million-matrix lattice web of energies.
Shimmering. Alive. Interconnected in space-time. Everything hooked up in a cosmic
He had an experience of overwhelming cosmic ecstasy; the universe seemed to be
illuminated by radiant light emanating from an unidentified supernatural source. The
entire world was filled with serenity, love and peace; the atmosphere was that of
“absolute victory, final liberation and freedom in the soul”.
I became conscious in myself of eternal life…I saw that all men are immortal: that the
cosmic order is such that all things work together for the good of each and all; that the
foundation principle of the world…is what we call love and that the happiness of each and
all is in the long run absolutely certain.
I had, on that day, entered William Blake’s Palace of Wisdom. He had been there, too.
And, I was to learn later, so had many others. And so can you. It’s our birthright. We are
all supposed to dwell in the mansion at the top of the hill. It’s our ultimate destiny. It’s
cosmic consciousness. Nirvana. Satori.
I was experiencing an ever-increasing state of ecstasy. This was accompanied by a
clearing and brightening of my perceptual field. It was as if multiple layers of thick, dirty
cobwebs were being magically torn and dissolved, or a poor-quality movie projection or
television broadcast were being focused and rectified by an invisible cosmic technitian.
In a letter to Humphrey Osmond, Aldous Huxley described a mescaline experience,
during which he came to the conclusion that “I didn’t think I should mind dying, for
dying must be like this, a passage from the known, constituted by lifelong habits of
subject-object-existence, to the unknown cosmic fact.”
There was unity and life and the exquisite love that filled my being was unbounded. My
awareness was acute and complete. I saw God and all the saints and I knew the truth. I
felt myself flowing into the cosmos, levitated beyond all restraint, liberated to swim in
the blissful radiance of the heavenly visions.
I “saw,” though that is not quite the word, the evolution of the universe. I felt the various
stages of cosmic evolution, inventoried a thousand planets, participated in the molecular
dance of life. Subjectively, I lived and experienced 10 billion years, feeling it second by
second. My Name/Address personality played no part in the pure consciousness with
which I observed everything.
The feelings I experienced could best be described as cosmic tenderness, infinite love,
penetrating peace, eternal blessing and unconditional acceptance on the one hand and on
the other as unspeakable awe, overflowing joy, primeval humility, inexpressible gratitude
and boundless devotion. Yet all these words are hopelessly inadequate and can do little
more than meekly point toward the genuine, inexpressible feelings actually experienced.
The psychedelic experience seemed to have opened new realms of mystical and cosmic
feelings within her. The religious elements that she experienced in her session
transcended the narrow boundaries of the traditional Catholic religion she had been
brought up with. She was now precipitating toward the more universal approaches found
within Hinduism and Buddhism.
Aldous had given me a bowl of vegetable soup, beautiful and delicious. When I finished
it, Aldous made a move to take the bowl and wash it. I held on to it as though he were
taking my most precious possession. “Please don’t, Aldous.” The round, white bowl with
little pieces of vegetable was to me the cosmos, round and infinite, puncturated by light
exuding planets and stars of fiery orange and translucent green. Aldous smiled; he knew
what one can see in a dirty dish when the doors of perception are cleansed.
All patients, said Grof, apparently moved through similar levels during their sessions.
They passed first through aspects of their own life experiences—birth, childhood,
adulthood—and then into experiential realms described in mystical traditions,
experiences of ego-death and rebirth followed by “satori”—the dissolution of ego-
boundaries and the loss of duality, an unfolding awareness of cosmic unity, a sense of
A deep “cosmic confidence” pervaded my being. I felt liberated and wholly secure.
He exploded into cosmic laughter.
I looked into the infinitely splendid universe of a leaf performing a cosmic ballet.
I’d turned into the cosmic harmony.
It was possible to look out and see and participate in the entire cosmic drama.
My consciousness expanded and reached cosmic dimensions.
My consciousness seemed to explode into cosmic dimensions.
My cosmic odyssey went on and on.
She was tapping genuine levels of cosmic wisdom.
The whole cosmos broke loose around me.
a continual dance involving the whole cosmos—the basis of all existence and of all
a cosmic adventure in consciousness aimed at solving the riddles of personal identity,
human existence and the universal scheme
a profound mystical or religious experience involving elements of death and rebirth,
cosmic unity or communication with God
a sort of intelligent and superconscious space containing the whole cosmos as a mirror
a very vivid perception of an undifferentiated unity underlying, not merely the world, but
the total cosmos
an experience of ecstatic connection with nature, with the cosmic order, and with the
creative energy of the universe
an intense experience of cosmic consciousness, of the vivid realization that oneself is a
manifestation of the eternal energy of the universe
astonishment at the absolutely incredible immensity, complexity, intensity and
extravagance of being, existence, the cosmos—ontological shock
Christianity with its politically ordered cosmology and technology, with its imperialistic
mechanization of a natural world from which man himself feels strangely alien
consciousness processes guided by cosmic intelligence rather than mechanical
cosmic companionship (Having someone who understands LSD tripping with you can be
very valuable and important.)
“cosmic consciousness” in which the individual feels that his own inmost Self behind the
superficial ego, is God
“cosmic consciousness” the shift from egocentric awareness to the feeling that one’s
identity is the whole field of the organism in its environment
deeply and uniquely within themselves at a depth to illuminate them with a cosmic
direct spiritual experiences, such as feelings of cosmic unity, death-rebirth experiences,
encounters with archetypal entities, visions of light of supernatural beauty
discovery of one’s true identity and of the dimensions of one’s being that connect the
individual with the entire cosmos and are commensurate with all of existence
episodes of oceanic ecstasy with a mystical connection to life and to the cosmic creative
everyday experience, that narrow, utilitarian world that our self-centered consciousness
selects from out of the infinite wealth of cosmic potentialities
experiential adventures in the universe-at-large, which involves what can best be
described as cosmic consciousness or the superconscious mind
Ginsberg the cosmic politician, the cosmic crusader, the social worker politician
explaining the sex-drug-freedom, ecstasy movement (Timothy Leary said that.)
God as the cosmic stuffed shirt in whose presence no laughter is allowed (That’s what the
Western religions make God out to be. Is that God or is it a joke?)
had a very real insight that their existence is part of an intricate, interconnected cosmic
images of God perceived as pure, spiritual energy, as a transcendental or cosmic sun
is no longer an emotionally charged ego, but finds himself an element in the given reality
which is not an affair of objects and subjects, but a cosmic unity of love
man and cosmos as a single living organism, as a harmonious process of interrelated
saw the magnificent unfolding of the cosmic design in all its infinite nuances and
that Jesus was a man like ourselves who had an overwhelming experience of cosmic
consciousness in which it became completely clear to him that “I and the Father are one”
the direct total experience, from the inside, so to say, of Love as the primary and
fundamental cosmic fact
had unitive states in which you melted into the cosmos and felt yourself to be part of an
interconnected web of consciousness
ontological and cosmological insights and their relationship to the revolutionary concepts
of modern physics
our need for higher intelligence, richer involvement in the cosmic script, further
the futility of attempting to capture the essence of the cosmic source in thought or
the greatest cosmic adventure—an experiential journey of the expansion of human
the sage or “divine-man” whose consciousness transcends the opposites and who,
therefore, knows himself to be one with the cosmos
the spiritual dimension, will discover the critical importance of the basic ontological and
those astonishing moments of insight which Richard Bucke called “cosmic
understood the Cosmic meaning of all nature dances and how man and nature merge into
confronts us with the undefined nature of our cosmic existence, leads us backstage to
make us aware of the artificiality of our cultural values, and then shows us a world
enormous networks of electrical forces—atom, molecule, cell, planet, stars: all forms
dancing to the nuclear tune. The cosmic design is this network of energy whirling
orgiastic feelings of cosmic proportions, spiritual liberation and enlightenment, a sense of
ecstatic connection with all of creation and mystical union with the creative principle in
the Church’s disagreeable insistence on the reality of the totally malignant spirit of
cosmic evil, everlasting damnation and on an absolute distinction between the Creator
and the creature
the revelation of a unified cosmology, no longer sundered by the ancient irreconcilables
of mind and matter, substance and attribute, thing and event, agent and act, stuff and
those universal psychic archetypal structures that we share with the whole of mankind,
such as the archetypal idea of mana, the hero, the cosmic God-man, the mother earth, the
helpful animal, or the trickster figure, which we find in all mythologies and all religious
systems (These things are seen with eyes closed.)
originating in the transpersonal realms of the human psyche: the interest in ontological
and cosmological problems; an abundance of archetypal themes and mythological
sequences; encounters with deities of different cultures; ancestral, phylogenetic
memories; elements of the racial and the collective unconscious; the experiential world of
extrasensory perception and other paranormal phenomena (These things are seen with
a cosmic Awakening
a cosmic perspective
a cosmic traveler
a cosmic vision
a cosmology not only unified but also joyous
a feeling of all-embracing cosmic love
a flood of various specific insights of cosmic relevance
a God-man or cosmic man
a great cosmic truth
a light that seems cosmic and eternal
a many-dimensioned cosmos of energy fields
a mystical understanding of the universe, a cosmic type of spirituality
a profound experience of “cosmic consciousness”
a reality which is not an affair of objects and subjects, but a cosmic unity of love
a richness of insights of cosmic relevance
a sense of accomplishment of cosmic proportions
a sense of contact with the creative power of cosmic consciousness
a state of cosmic consciousness in its totality
a state of cosmic expanded awareness
a trip through the cosmos inside my head
a view of the world as a meaningful totality, a cosmos
an ecstatic rapture not dissimilar to a sexual orgasm of cosmic proportions
an exciting new vision of the cosmos and human nature
an experience of overwhelming cosmic ecstasy
an intense experience of cosmic unity
becoming one with the cosmic vibration-bliss
cosmic and eternal dimensions
cosmic creative energy
cosmic electronic networks
cosmic landscapes (eyes closed)
cosmic religious experiences
cosmic unity, oceanic feelings
cosmic-religious experiences, feelings of great enrichment and increased self-confidence
cosmological and religious
creative cosmic energy
dancing the cosmic dance in that time before time
direct merging with the cosmos and with the divine
discovered and experienced feelings of cosmic unity
ecstatic rapture, transcendental peace and serenity, a sense of cosmic unity
episodes of oceanic ecstasy, unitive cosmic feelings or a sense of overwhelming love
experience the ancient cosmic myths of creation and manifestation
experiences of “cosmic consciousness” in which the sense of life becomes perfectly clear
experiences of rebirth and cosmic unity
extreme pleasure, ecstasy, cosmic joy, paradise
exuding a confidence that comes from a humorous cosmic awareness
feelings of cosmic bliss associated with undisturbed embryonal existence
feelings of cosmic perspective
floating down the evolutionary river, the delight of flowing cosmic belongingness
freedom to explore oneself and the cosmos, freedom to use LSD
has glimpsed the new cosmic horizon
identification with the Universal Mind, with cosmic consciousness
in ecstasy as he whirled through the cosmos of his inner space
insights about cosmic workings
insights into cosmic creation
insights of cosmic relevance, powerful mystical overtones
like playing in the cosmos, like walking with giant steps and dancing big dances
new spiritual feelings of a cosmic nature
no longer an insular ego-consciousness, but a cosmic consciousness
our evolution from neurotic terrestrial mortels to enlightened cosmic immortals
religious, mystical, visionary or cosmic experience
richness of insights of cosmic relevance
swinging lovingly and gracefully with the cosmic dance
the arousal of the inner cosmic energy
the change-over from self-consciousness to cosmic consciousness
the cosmic awe
the cosmic “brain”
the cosmic costumes (eyes closed)
the cosmic dance
the cosmic design
the cosmic drama
the cosmic drama being written in my brain
the cosmic intelligence test that results in enlightenment
the cosmic intelligence that permeates all of creation
the cosmic maze
the Cosmic mind, a wider consciousness
the cosmic mystery
the cosmic play (or just cosmic play)
the cosmic reality
the Cosmic Secret
the cosmic sensation I experienced
the cosmic sky
The Cosmic Theatre, The Divine Comedy (eyes closed)
the cosmic vision
the cosmic wisdom of the collective unconscious
the cosmic-spiritual way of looking at the world
the cosmological illumination of America (Let’s see it.)
the cosmos of consciousness
the cyclic nature of the cosmos—the cosmic clock
the ego, isolated from the source of cosmic potency
the Einsteinian revolution in cosmology
the existence of creative cosmic intelligence
the experience of cosmic unity
the goal of all human existence…cosmic consciousness
the infinite wealth of cosmic potentialities
the infinity of the cosmos
the interrelationships of cosmic and human dimensions
The Joyous Cosmology
the “oceanic ecstasy” of the cosmic union
the one cosmic energy which is the essence of all there is
the one undivided cosmic web
the sense of cosmic unity
the superior truth of the “cosmic” experience
the ultimate cosmic unifying principle
the undefined nature of our cosmic existence
the unified field of cosmic energy, this fundamental energy
theological revelations from Cosmic Central
these radiant and breathtaking cosmic vistas
this endless, exulting cosmological dance
this infinitely complex and eternal cosmic drama
this mystical sensation of “unity with the cosmos”
this state of mind one of cosmic grandeur
this state of ultimate cosmic energy
to catch the cosmic wave and ride it in
to experience a cosmic benevolence
to peek beneath the cosmic curtain and see what the universe is all about
to unravel the mysteries of the cosmos and himself
transcendental, mystical, cosmic, visionary, revelatory
vivid cosmic-consciousness experience
watched 2 grasshoppers go into a kind of cosmic dance
whirled through the energy dance, the cosmic process