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" Standing on the bare ground, — my head bathed by the blithe air, and uplifted into infinite space, — all mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent eyeball ; I am nothing ; I see all ; the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me ;... "
Nature: Addresses, and Lectures - Page 17
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883 - 315 pages
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God in Your Body: Kabbalah, Mindfulness and Embodied Spiritual Practice

Jay Michaelson - 2007 - 247 pages
...air and uplifted into infinite space — all mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent eyeball; I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal...Being circulate through me; I am part or particle of God.5 14 The Five Senses The heart hears. Although technically we hear through our ears, the process...
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The Protestant Experience in America

Amanda Porterfield - 2006 - 243 pages
...which the mind of man and the mind of God met as one. "I become a transparent eyeball," he wrote, "I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; I am part or parcel of God."12 Emerson turned to nature as a way to come to terms with personal grief as well as...
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Aspiring to the Landscape: On Painting and the Subject of Nature

Petra Halkes - 2006 - 184 pages
...air, and uplifted into infinite space, - all mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent eye-ball; I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal being circulate through me; I am part and parcel of God.' (in Rosenblum 1975: 22). 4 The Romantic symbol's seducing promise of the end of...
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Science as Sacred Metaphor: An Evolving Revelation

Elizabeth Michael Boyle - 2006 - 138 pages
...bathed in the blithe air and uplifted into infinite space, — all means of egotism vanish. . . . I am nothing. I see all. The currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; I am part and parcel of God.7 While poets, artists, and mystics give the clearest expression to such communion...
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Wonder: From Emotion to Spirituality

Robert C. Fuller - 2009 - 200 pages
...wrote that when he was alone in nature, "all mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent eyeball; I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; I am part and parcel of God."21 Emerson's writings celebrated the potential that he believed every person has...
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American Biography

Carl Rollyson - 2006 - 302 pages
...air and uplifted into infinite space, all mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent eyeball. I am nothing. I see all; the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; I am part and parcel with God." Wright had the audacity to try this out in the heart of New York City, creating...
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American Poetry: Whitman to the Present

Robert Rehder, Patrick Vincent - 2006 - 238 pages
...air and uplifted into infinite space - all mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent eyeball. I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the universal being circulate through me. (Emerson, Nature 6) The single self, for Emerson, is the apotheosis of an all encompassing universal...
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American Elegy: The Poetry of Mourning from the Puritans to Whitman

Max Cavitch - 352 pages
...and uplifted into infinite space, — all mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent eye-ball; I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal...master or servant, is then a trifle and a disturbance. (Essays, 10) Such moments are precarious because in his desire to achieve a vision of transcendence,...
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Emerson and Eros: The Making of a Cultural Hero

Len Gougeon - 2012 - 278 pages
...oneness with maternal nature, with the source of all life, with divinity itself. As Emerson puts it: "I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal...circulate through me; I am part or particle of God." 68 The process that results in this kind of renewal and rebirth is a cyclic one. Society must strive...
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The Cambridge Introduction to Nathaniel Hawthorne

Leland S. Person - 2007
...and uplifted into infinite space, — all mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent eye-ball. I am nothing. I see all. The currents of the Universal...circulate through me; I am part or particle of God. (Nature, 10) Emerson posits the possibility of perfect vision that renders the world transparent so...
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