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Ralph Waldo Emerson

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment

Transcendentalism as a Framework for Moving Humanity Forward

Quiddity: Trusting ourselves as individuals to answer our own questions and move humanity forward is the answer to our stagnant human growth.

Incitation: Why am I searching the internet for answers to questions that I likely have a better understanding of, or at the very least, understand what my needs are  453 more words


The Course of Empire: Commentary, Part 1 of 2

Thomas Cole was a nineteenth century Romantic painter, famous for his beautiful works of landscape, nature, and 5-set panting titled “The Course of Empire.”  I will be focusing on his 5-set masterpiece and offering commentary on the backdrop on the paintings themselves.  1,182 more words


The Brook Farm Experiment

Social experiments during the 19th Century were common throughout the world, particularly in Western Europe –

But nowhere could this trend be seen more clearly than in the United States. 1,110 more words

Searching for "Pilgrim House" at Brook Farm

Brook Farm, located in West Roxbury, Massachusetts near the Charles River, was an experimental utopian community inspired in large part by the Transcendentalist movement. It operated from 1841 to 1847. 1,903 more words


Shout it from the Mountaintop: August 18, 2014

“Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you. You must travel it by yourself. It is not far. It is within reach. Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know.

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Self or Society: A Fissure in Transcendentalist Thought

At the conclusion of the last post, I suggested comparisons between Joseph Smith and Transcendentalist thought were too often tied to Ralph Waldo Emerson. Emerson, of course, became the standard bearer of this new philosophy in the mid-19th century. 753 more words