The Museum of Cosmic Consciousness was displayed in Fenberger House from 2017-2018. The photographs below are from this period of exhibition. Currently only certain elements of the museum are displayed in the house.


“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. To this is added a state of moral exaltation, an indescribable feeling of elevation, elation, and joyousness, and a quickening of the moral sense….the basic fact of cosmic consciousness is implied in its name - that fact is consciousness of the cosmos - this is what is called in the East the ‘Brahmic Splendour’, which is in Dante’s phrase capable of transhumanizing a man into a god. Walt Whitman speaks of it as ‘an ineffable light - light rare, untellable, lighting the very light - beyond all signs, descriptions, languages.’

Richard Maurice Bucke, ‘Cosmic Consciousness, A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind’, University Books, 1901.

“The poet is a light and winged and holy thing and there
is no invention in him until he has been inspired and is
out of his senses, and the mind is no longer in him”
— Socrates