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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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Natural Visions: The Power of Images in American Environmental Reform

Finis Dunaway - 2005 - 246 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." Although the Darwinian revolution revealed a nature indifferent to human desires and meanings, an amoral...
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The Goodly Word: The Puritan Influence in American Literature

Ellwood Johnson - 2005 - 281 pages
...the transcendent elation of the revelatory forms of literature. "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." PROPHECY The art of prophecy should interest us primarily because it formed the historical inception...
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Contemporary Landscapes of Contemplation

Rebecca Krinke - 2005 - 201 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 or particle of God.21 Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson here speaks of the tremendous regenerative power that nature holds...
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The Making of the New Spirituality: The Eclipse of the Western Religious ...

James A. Herrick - 2004 - 331 pages
...qualities traditionally attributed to God, such as omniscience and omnipresence. In Nature Emerson writes: "I see all. The currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; I am part or particle of God." For Emerson, truth comes not from a Revealed Word but rather from within the divine self. Malcolm Cowley...
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Everyday Philosophy: Practical Applications

Gene Bammel - 2005 - 436 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. I am the lover of uncontained and immortal beauty." Emerson unites traditional theistic...
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Shapers of the Great Debate on the Freedom of Religion: A Biographical ...

Jonathan Wright - 2005 - 266 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 Being circulate through me; I am part or parcel of God." Crucially, the philosophical musings of Transcendentalists would inspire concrete action...
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Considering the Radiance: Essays on the Poetry of A.R. Ammons

David Burak, Roger Gilbert, Ingrid Arnesen - 2005 - 365 pages
...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. The name of the nearest friend then sounds foreign and accidental: to be brothers, to...
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Borderlands of the Spirit: Reflections on a Sacred Science of Mind

John Herlihy - 2005 - 199 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 As visionary organ of the senses as well as mediating symbol leading toward higher...
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Emerson, Romanticism, and Intuitive Reason: The Transatlantic "light of All ...

Patrick J. Keane - 2005 - 555 pages
...passiveness" to the superincumbent spirit, the "occult relation between man and the vegetable," the creed "I am nothing — I see all — the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me — I am part and particle of God," [all of which] have been uttered often before . . . ; but here they are all-in-all,...
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Exploring

Richard S. Gilbert - 2005 - 82 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 of God. Clarke, Emerson, and Channing wrote that the nineteenth-century feminist writer...
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