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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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Understanding Charles Johnson

Gary Storhoff - 2004 - 255 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...circulate through me; I am part or particle of God. 17 It is as if this passage is seminal to Johnson's corpus. In order to "see all," the self becomes...
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Agent of Empire: William Walker and the Imperial Self in American Literature

Brady Harrison - 2004 - 238 pages
...puts it in that most famous passage in American letters, the self becomes "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." But where Emerson experiences a vanishing of mean egotism, where he finds a higher ethic or a better...
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The List: The Uses and Pleasures of Cataloguing

Robert E. Belknap - 2004 - 252 pages
...Emersonian feat expressed in Nature, in which "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 parcel of God" (£, 10). In the poem's sister catalogue, section 9, the listed imperatives reveal the...
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Liberty and Freedom: A Visual History of America's Founding Ideas

David Hackett Fischer, Harmondsworth Professor of American History and Fellow David Hackett Fischer - 2005 - 851 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 parcel of God."10 The Transcendentalists of the Concord Circle were all inspired by the image of Emerson's...
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Against the Modern World: Traditionalism and the Secret Intellectual History ...

Mark Sedgwick - 2004 - 384 pages
...the woods is perpetual youth. Within these plantations of God ... I become a transparent eye ball; I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; I am part or parcel of God.58 Guenon would be altogether more pessimistic. These, then, were the origins of Guenon's...
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Near and Distant Horizons: In Search of the Primary Sources of Knowledge

John Herlihy - 2005 - 185 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 parcel of God.'9 The transparent eyeball becomes an expression to denote the experience of the miracle...
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Conserving Words: How American Nature Writers Shaped the Environmental Movement

Daniel J. Philippon - 2004 - 373 pages
...(1895): 503. 51. Compare Emerson's famous passage in Nature (1836): "I become a transparent eyeball; I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; 1 am part or parcel of God" (39). 52. See also Wyatt 45. 53. I disagree, therefore, with Oravec's belief...
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A Dream Too Wild: Emerson Meditations for Every Day of the Year

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2004 - 392 pages
...all mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent eyeball; I am nothing; I see all; the currents of Universal Being circulate through me; I am part or particle of God. —NATURE Can you recall a mystical experience you have had? What did you leam from it? How did you...
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The Sermon of All Creation: Christians on Nature

Judith Fitzgerald, Michael Oren Fitzgerald - 2005 - 164 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...circulate through me; I am part or particle of God.... In the wilderness, I find something more dear and connate than in streets or villages. In the tranquil...
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Modern Architectural Theory: A Historical Survey, 1673–1968

Harry Francis Mallgrave - 2009
...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...circulate through me: I am part or particle of God." He borrowed the notion of the transcendental from Kant, who used it to characterize a class of ideas...
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