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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... "
Nature - Seite 8
von Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 74 Seiten
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The American Spirit in Letters, Band 11

Stanley Thomas Williams - 1926 - 329 Seiten
...Thus, Emerson says, "we behold the real higher law." As he meditates he sometimes rises into rhapsody: "Standing on the bare ground, — my head bathed by...the Universal Being circulate through me; I am part and particle of God." Passages like this may be found in Fichte, Carlyle, and in all the Transcendentalists....
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Pleasure

James A. Russell - 2003 - 204 Seiten
...blithe air and uplifted into infinite spaee. all mean egutism vamshes. I hecome a transparent eyehall; I am nothing; I see all: the currents of the Universal Being circulate tbrough me; I am part or parcel of God. The name of the nearest friend sounds then foreign and accidental;...
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The Spiritual Emerson: Essential Writings

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2004 - 266 Seiten
...the poet. This is the best part of these men's farms, yet to this their warranty-deeds give no tide. To speak truly, few adult persons can see nature....Universal Being circulate through me; I am part or parcel of God. The name of the nearest friend sounds then foreign and accidental: to be brothers, to...
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Near and Distant Horizons: In Search of the Primary Sources of Knowledge

John Herlihy - 2004 - 185 Seiten
...transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson touches upon this idea in his journals: 'Standing on bare ground,' he says, 'my head bathed by the blithe air and uplifted into...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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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 Seiten
...infamous) sentences in his "Nature." "Standing on the bare ground," Emerson wrote, "my head bathed in the blithe air and uplifted into infinite space —...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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Understanding Charles Johnson

Gary Storhoff - 2004 - 255 Seiten
...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;...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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The List: The Uses and Pleasures of Cataloguing

Robert E. Belknap - 2004 - 252 Seiten
...importantly it accomplishes Whitman's version ofthat Emersonian feat expressed in Nature, in which "all mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent...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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Faith in Nature: Environmentalism as Religious Quest

Thomas R Dunlap, Professor of History Thomas Dunlap - 2004 - 206 Seiten
..."Standing on the bare ground—my head bathed by the blithe air and uplifted into the infinite space—all mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent eyeball;...Universal Being circulate through me; I am part or parcel of God." According to Emerson, nature stands outside us, but it is also part of us and calls...
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Transcendence: Philosophy, Literature, and Theology Approach the Beyond

Regina M. Schwartz - 2004 - 260 Seiten
...trust religious traditions and institutions. Emerson famously presents his mystic vision in Nature: "I become a transparent eyeball; I am nothing; I see...Being circulate through me; I am part or particle of God."19 This vision gives Emerson confidence that when he relies on himself he is not, in fact, placing...
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Agent of Empire: William Walker and the Imperial Self in American Literature

Brady Harrison - 2004 - 238 Seiten
...greater being. As Emerson puts it in that most famous passage in American letters, the self becomes "a transparent eye-ball": "I am nothing; I see all;...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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