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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; I am part... "
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Head and Heart: American Christianities

Garry Wills, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist and Historian Garry Wills - 2007 - 646 pages
...experience of God at his conversion: "When I stand on the bare ground — my head bathed by the blithe air, and uplifted into infinite space — all mean...circulate through me. I am part or particle of God. The name of the nearest friend sounds then foreign and accidental; to be brothers, to be acquaintances,...
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The Cambridge Introduction to Nathaniel Hawthorne

Leland S. Person - 2007
...me my eyes,) which nature cannot repair. Standing on the bare ground, - my head bathed by the blithe air, and uplifted into infinite space, — all mean...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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American Transcendentalism: A History

Philip F. Gura - 2007 - 365 pages
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Henry James and the Visual

Kendall Johnson - 2007 - 0 pages
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Lessons from the Crossroads: Finding My Authentic Path

Ed Poole - 2007 - 288 pages
...me my eyes), which nature cannot repair. Standing on the bare ground, my head bathed by the blithe air, and uplifted into infinite space, all mean egotism...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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From Nature to Experience: The American Search for Cultural Authority

Roger Lundin - 2007 - 278 pages
...I am glad to the brink of fear." This experience transports him: "Standing on the bare ground, ... all mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent...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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Emerson and Eros: The Making of a Cultural Hero

Len Gougeon - 2012 - 280 pages
..."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 eye-ball....circulate through me; I am part or particle of God." 31 Tony Tanner, in speaking of this and similar passages expressing spontaneous ecstasy, suggests that...
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Silent City on a Hill: Picturesque Landscapes of Memory and Boston's Mount ...

Blanche Linden-Ward - 2007 - 373 pages
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Direct Cinema: Observational Documentary and the Politics of the Sixties

Dave Saunders - 2007 - 252 pages
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Homeland Mythology: Biblical Narratives in American Culture

Christopher Collins - 2010 - 300 pages
...force of all life. Emerson, in a famous phrase, had imagined himself closing an electrical circuit: "I become a transparent eyeball; I am nothing; I see...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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