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" ... centre of the present thought; and new date and new create the whole. Whenever a mind is simple and receives a divine wisdom, old things pass away, -means, teachers, texts, temples fall; it lives now. and absorbs past and future into the present hour. "
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by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1808 - 120 pages
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Coleridge and the Inspired Word

Anthony John Harding - Philosophy - 1985 - 187 pages
...mind of the individual and to justify his belief that such inspiration is necessarily benign — that "the relations of the soul to the divine spirit are...pure that it is profane to seek to interpose helps" (EESS, p. 54). Principally, Emerson believes that the mind shares with the universe around us the attribute...
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Romantic Postmodernism in American Fiction

Eberhard Alsen - Social Science - 1996 - 298 pages
...Nettie agree with Emerson that each person's spirit must seek God directly and individually because "[t]he relations of the soul to the divine spirit...pure that it is profane to seek to interpose helps" tSelf Reliance l56l. Strengthened by her rejection of a patriarchal notion of God and her new sense...
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Arabula: The Divine Guest

Andrew J Davis - 1996 - 403 pages
...the lap of immense intelligence, which makes ua receivers of its truth and organs of its activity. 4 The relations of the soul to the Divine Spirit are...pure, that it is profane to seek to interpose helps. 5 Whenever a mind is simple, and receives a divine wisdom, old things pass away, — means, teachers,...
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The Good Life

Charles B. Guignon - Philosophy - 1999 - 325 pages
...may chance that no one has seen it before me. For my perception of it is as much a fact as the sun. The relations of the soul to the divine spirit are...scatter forth light, nature, time, souls, from the centre of the present thought; and new date and new create the whole. Whenever a mind is simple and...
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The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 4, Nineteenth-Century ...

Cyrus R. K. Patell - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 562 pages
...to divinity, however defined. The Emersonian self extends beyond itself, acting as a figure for God. "The relations of the soul to the divine spirit are...pure that it is profane to seek to interpose helps," he writes in "Self-Reliance." Emerson is free to "sit at home" because the "Supreme Cause" sits there...
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Essays Series 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - Literary Collections - 2004 - 252 pages
...may chance that no one has seen it before me. For my perception of it is as much a fact as the sun. The relations of the soul to the divine spirit are...scatter forth light, nature, time, souls. from the centre of the present thought; and new date and new create the whole. Whenever a mind is simple and...
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Compensation and Self-Reliance

Ralph Waldo Emerson - Philosophy - 2005 - 68 pages
...may chance that no one has seen it before me. For my perception of it is as much a fact as the sun. The relations of the soul to the divine spirit are...scatter forth light, nature, time, souls, from the centre of the present thought ; and new date and new create the whole. Whenever a mind is simple and...
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Introducing Ken Wilber: Concepts for an Evolving World

Lew Howard - Philosophy - 2005 - 496 pages
...discern justice, when we discern truth, we do nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage to its beams. The relations of the Soul to the divine spirit are...should communicate, not one thing, but all things... Whenever a mind is simple and receives a divine wisdom, old things pass away — means, teachers, texts,...
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Introducing Ken Wilber: Concepts for an Evolving World

Lew Howard - Philosophy - 2005 - 496 pages
...discern justice, when we discern truth, we do nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage to its beams. The relations of the Soul to the divine spirit are...should communicate, not one thing, but all things... Whenever a mind is simple and receives a divine wisdom, old things pass away—means, teachers, texts,...
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American Mythologies: Essays on Contemporary Literature

William Blazek, Michael K. Glenday - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 305 pages
...discourse, as all human utterance was, in fact, supposed to strive to do. Emerson writes in 'SelfReliance': 'It must be that when God speaketh he should communicate,...but all things; should fill the world with his voice . . . and new create the whole' (II, 65-66). In The Rhetoric of American Romance, Evan Carton notes...
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