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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... "
The United Presbyterian Magazine - Page 57
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The Power of Contestation: Perspectives on Maurice Blanchot

Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature Kevin Hart, Kevin Hart, Geoffrey H. Hartman, Professor Geoffrey H Hartman - 2004 - 222 pages
...primacy." Le Pas au-delà (Paris: Gallimard, 1973), 124-25. 8. Steven Shapiro quotes Emerson's "Nature": "All mean egotism vanishes, I become a transparent eyeball; I am nothing; I see all." He adds, "The narcissistic integrity of the ego is less important than the purity of sight itself."...
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Religious Pluralism in America: The Contentious History of a Founding Ideal

William R. Hutchison - 2003 - 276 pages
...Emerson in his most famous prose piece, "Nature," had averred that "standing on the bare ground . . . and uplifted into infinite space,— all mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent eyeball." Later in the same essay he reported, "I expand and live in the warm day, like corn and melons." Cranch...
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Everyday Philosophy: Practical Applications

Gene Bammel - 2005 - 436 pages
...has a unique blend of religious and nature mysticism: "In the woods we return to reason and faith. Standing on the bare ground, my head bathed by 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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Natural Visions: The Power of Images in American Environmental Reform

Finis Dunaway - 2005 - 246 pages
...Emerson famously declared in Nature: "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." Although the Darwinian revolution revealed a nature indifferent to human desires and meanings, an amoral...
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Northeast and Midwest United States: An Environmental History

John T. Cumbler - 2005 - 323 pages
...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. The name of the nearest friend sounds then foreign and accidental: to be brothers, to be acquaintances,...
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The Sermon of All Creation: Christians on Nature

Judith Fitzgerald, Michael Oren Fitzgerald - 2005 - 164 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...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
...humanity is but an extension or projection: "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." He borrowed the notion of the transcendental from Kant, who used it to characterize a class of ideas...
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Contemporary Landscapes of Contemplation

Rebecca Krinke - 2005 - 201 pages
...calamity . . . which nature cannot repair. Standing on the bare ground - my head bathed by the blithe air, and uplifted into infinite space - all mean egotism...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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Considering the Radiance: Essays on the Poetry of A.R. Ammons

David Burak, Roger Gilbert, Ingrid Arnesen - 2005 - 365 pages
...he describes an epiphany in the forest: Standing on the bare ground — my head bathed by the blithe air and uplifted into infinite space, — all mean...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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Shapers of the Great Debate on the Freedom of Religion: A Biographical ...

Jonathan Wright - 2005 - 266 pages
...Emerson would write of the experience of "standing on the bare ground — my head bathed by the blithe air, and uplifted into infinite space — all mean...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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