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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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From Nature to Experience: The American Search for Cultural Authority

Roger Lundin - 2007 - 278 pages
...him: "Standing on the bare ground, ... 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." Gripped by this mystical ecstasy, he finds particular realities— such as the "name of the nearest...
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A Republic of Mind and Spirit: A Cultural History of American Metaphysical ...

Catherine L. Albanese - 2007 - 628 pages
...infinite space," he saw the end to all "mean egotism." "I become a transparent eye-ball," he testified. "I am nothing. I see all. The currents of the Universal...Being circulate through me; I am part or particle of God."137 This was well enough, but the announcement that followed brought would-be mystics back in...
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Homeland Mythology: Biblical Narratives in American Culture

Christopher Collins - 2010
...famous phrase, had imagined himself closing an electrical circuit: "I become a transparent eyeball; I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; I am part or parcel of God" (Nature, 21). These "floods of life stream around and through us" (ibid., 24). We experience...
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Lessons from the Crossroads: Finding My Authentic Path

Ed Poole - 2007 - 288 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 particle of God. Eric wrote his own message: "Take deep breaths, and GET DIRTY] Hope you find some...
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Neopragmatism and Theological Reason

G. W. Kimura - 2007 - 188 pages
...uplifted into infinite space, - all mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent eyeball; I am nothing; 1 see all; the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; I am part or parcel of God.3 The experience of transparency between self and nature is mystical, but the setting...
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The Philosophers' Secret Fire: A History of the Imagination

Patrick Harpur - 2007 - 384 pages
...one of living participation rather than one of domination: 'Standing on the bare ground', he wrote, 'the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; I am part or parcel of God.'22 This mystical view of Nature increasingly caught the popular mood. It became commonplace...
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Emerson's Nonlinear Nature

Christopher J. Windolph - 2007 - 200 pages
...nearly two hundred years after Religio Medici—but also some one-hundred forty after the Opticks—that "I see all. The currents of the Universal Being circulate through me" (CollW, 1:10), one must surely be speaking in anything but literal terms, right? In each age, one finds...
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Ecstasy of the Beats: On the Road to Understanding

David Creighton - 2007 - 317 pages
...sky," Emerson became "a transparent eye -ball," ecstatic revelation ensuing:"I see all. The currents of Universal Being circulate through me; I am part or particle of God." It was Romanticism in American form, the imagination lifted above reason as a gift from the gods. Kerouac...
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