The Spiritual Teachings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Previous edition titled The Esoteric Emerson: the Spiritual Teachings of Ralph Waldo Emerson.

The Spiritual Teachings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

No one who has felt the life-changing pull of Emerson's enormous planetary mind has ever doubted his power or his greatness, though we are often puzzled to know whether he is primarily a poet, an essayist or a philosopher. Richard Geldard is not puzzled at all by this; he has written a book that plainly shows Emerson to be essentially a teacher, the Socrates of Concord, a man with a message that we need to hear today. Previous generations "beheld God and nature face to face," Emerson says, and adds provocatively that we moderns seem able only to see those things through the eyes of the earlier generations. "Why," he asks-and the question is intended to shatter our complacency-"Why should not we also enjoy an original relation to the universe? Why should not we have a poetry and philosophy of insight and not of tradition, and a religion by revelation to us, and not the history of theirs?" Emerson's life was devoted to showing how one may still attain an original, that is to say, an authentic, relation to the universe, and Geldard's book aims to focus and distill the famously dispersed Emerson and put his central teachings into the modern reader's hand. Previous edition titled The Esoteric Emerson: the Spiritual Teachings of Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Approaches to Teaching the Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson

This volume presents strategies for placing Emerson in the context of his time, for illuminating his rhetorical techniques, and for tracing his influence into the present day and around the world.

Approaches to Teaching the Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson

A leader of the transcendentalist movement and one of the country's first public intellectuals, Ralph Waldo Emerson has been a long-standing presence in American literature courses. Today he is remembered for his essays, but in the nineteenth century he was also known as a poet and orator who engaged with issues such as religion, nature, education, and abolition. This volume presents strategies for placing Emerson in the context of his time, for illuminating his rhetorical techniques, and for tracing his influence into the present day and around the world. Part 1, "Materials," offers guidance for selecting classroom editions and information on Emerson's life, contexts, and reception. Part 2, "Approaches," provides suggestions for teaching Emerson's works in a variety of courses, not only literature but also creative writing, religion, digital humanities, media studies, and environmental studies. The essays in this section address Emerson's most frequently anthologized works, such as Nature and "Self-Reliance," along with other texts including sermons, lectures, journals, and poems.

The Spiritual Death of Jesus

Those who will be reviewed are: Phineas P. Quimby (1802–1866); Ralph Waldo
Emerson (1803–1882); Mary Baker Eddy ... 49 Richard Geldard, The Spiritual
Teachings of Ralph Waldo Emerson (Great Barrington, MA: Lindisfarne Books, ...

The  Spiritual Death  of Jesus

The teaching of Kenyon, Hagin and Copeland that Jesus 'died spiritually' (JDS) is important because of the influence of these men, not least on Pentecostalism. This title states that adoption of JDS by Pentecostalism would be damaging in several respects, and thus draw the latter away from its moorings in traditional Christianity.

Emerson and Universal Mind

Geldard delves into what remains of Emerson's late Harvard Lectures to explore his core ideas on Mind, the Powers and Laws of Thought, Instinct and Inspiration, and Memory.

Emerson and Universal Mind

Geldard delves into what remains of Emerson's late Harvard Lectures to explore his core ideas on Mind, the Powers and Laws of Thought, Instinct and Inspiration, and Memory. In the process he presents Transcendentalism as an American development of the grand Neoplatonic vision. This one of a kind book concludes with “The Platonic Philosopher's Creed” by Thomas Taylor, the great Platonist whose translations and writings Emerson studied in depth.

A Republic of Mind and Spirit

See Richard G. Geldard, The Esoteric Emerson: The Spiritual Teachings of Ralph
Waldo Emerson (New York: Lindisfarne, 1993). Emerson's Essays appeared in
1841 and his Essays, Second Series in 1844, probably the two best-known of ...

A Republic of Mind and Spirit

In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Mexicans and Americans joined together to transform the U.S.-Mexico borderlands into a crossroads of modern economic development. This book reveals the forgotten story of their ambitious dreams and their ultimate failure to control this fugitive terrain. Focusing on a mining region that spilled across the Arizona-Sonora border, this book shows how entrepreneurs, corporations, and statesmen tried to domesticate nature and society within a transnational context. Efforts to tame a 'wild' frontier were stymied by labour struggles, social conflict, and revolution. Fugitive Landscapes explores the making and unmaking of the U.S.-Mexico border, telling how ordinary people resisted the domination of empires, nations, and corporations to shape transnational history on their own terms. By moving beyond traditional national narratives, it offers new lessons for our own border-crossing age.

Emerson and Zen Buddhism

What CHOICE says: Like many other titles in this Mellen series, Rudy's volume defies definition as a straightforward piece of literary analysis.

Emerson and Zen Buddhism

What CHOICE says: Like many other titles in this Mellen series, Rudy's volume defies definition as a straightforward piece of literary analysis. Emerson had an understanding and appreciation of Buddhism, and Rudy considers Emerson not as a literary essayist and poet but as a spiritual guide for contemporary readers. He sees parallels between Emerson's implied lessons and his preferred state of consciousness with those of Zen Buddhism. Rudy's book is not an examination of the influence of Eastern thought on Emerson. Such a study was written as early as 1932 by Arthur Christy (The Orient in American Transcendentalism). Instead, focusing on Emerson's major essays, Rudy shows how Emerson's mind worked in similar ways to those of the Zen masters. Both Emerson and the Zen masters did the spiritual work of "emptying" in striving to achieve what the Buddhists call "nonattachment." Rudy works to establish a dialog between the East and the West through Emerson and implies a validation of the meditative dynamics of "voidist" spirituality by finding connections between the two. Like Richard Geldard's The Esoteric Emerson: The Spiritual Teaching of Ralph Waldo Emerson (1993), Rudy's book updates Emerson for the contemporary seeker. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty.

Gospel Of The Open Road

This book is an evocative synthesis of humanitys most venerable spiritual wisdom and the most modern of philosophical, social, psychological, political, scientific, and Humanistic concepts.

Gospel Of The Open Road

Gospel of the Open Road reclaims Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walt Whitman, and Henry David Thoreau as America’s spiritual birthright. It rescues them from literary history, and reveals them in their true light: as democracy’s prophets of the soul. Emerson, Whitman, and Thoreau were religious seers who developed a new form of spirituality, and Gospel of the Open Road explains, in scholarly yet passionate fashion, the deep wisdom that is their enduring legacy. It presents them as a viable spiritual path for those who do not belong, and do not want to belong, to any organized religion.But this book does more. It draws fascinating parallels between the new spirituality taught by Emerson, Whitman, Thoreau and ancient spiritual wisdom as found in shamanism, Goddess worship, Tantra, Taoism, Confucianism, Vajrayana and Zen Buddhism, and Hinduism. This book is an evocative synthesis of humanity’s most venerable spiritual wisdom and the most modern of philosophical, social, psychological, political, scientific, and Humanistic concepts. It traces the New Age spiritual revolution to its source in Emerson, Whitman, and Thoreau, and explains how to apply their spiritual teachings to our everyday life here on Earth.

Ralph Waldo Emerson a Profile

Essays to help you understand and appreciate the works of Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Ralph Waldo Emerson  a Profile

Essays to help you understand and appreciate the works of Ralph Waldo Emerson.

The Religious Teachings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

The value of material facts to the intellect appears only when I hear their meaning
made plain in the spiritual truth they cover . " By 1836 , then , and perhaps
considerably earlier , Emerson had greatly enlarged his own conception of the
laws of ...

The Religious Teachings of Ralph Waldo Emerson


Parmenides and the Way of Truth

An inspiring account gives new life to the Greek philosopher immortalized in his dialogues with Socrates.

Parmenides and the Way of Truth

An inspiring account gives new life to the Greek philosopher immortalized in his dialogues with Socrates.

Know the Flow

Know the Flow captures the story of a seeker discovering his purpose in life and so much more. Open your heart to this original approach to practical mysticism, and discover your purpose through real-world spirituality.

Know the Flow

Are you looking to turn your life around 180 degrees in 180 days or for inspiration on how to build upon the blessings already in your life? Take an inspired spiritual journey and get clarity for life. Significantly influenced by wisdom and insights from amazing spiritual teachers such as Ernest Holmes, Rumi, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mahatma Gandhi, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Michael Beckwith, Eckhart Tolle, Amit Goswami, and Louise Hay, Know the Flow offers spiritual teaching applied to real-world experiences. Know the Flow captures the story of a seeker discovering his purpose in life and so much more. Open your heart to this original approach to practical mysticism, and discover your purpose through real-world spirituality. Turn your life around 180 degrees through 180 short spiritual stories! “What a delightful book Carmien Owen has created. His ability to relate full life lessons in interesting and meaningful ways is both fulfilling and enjoyable. I, for one, intend to use many of his stories and ideas in future talks.” —Dr. Kenn Gordon, Spiritual Leader, Centres for Spiritual Living “An insightful and refreshing look at the presence of the Divine in everyday life and how our perception of it is transformative.” —Rev Dr Patrick Cameron, Spiritual Director, Centre for Spiritual Living Edmonton

Lessons in Truth A Course of 12 Lessons in Practical Christianity

"Lessons in Truth: A Course of Twelve Lessons in Practical Christianity" is the core text on Unity Church teachings and it is one of the best representatives of New Thought philosophy.

Lessons in Truth  A Course of 12 Lessons in Practical Christianity

"Lessons in Truth: A Course of Twelve Lessons in Practical Christianity" is the core text on Unity Church teachings and it is one of the best representatives of New Thought philosophy. The spiritual models presented in Dr. Cady's lessons show us how to enhance our confidence and inner power, and improve our spiritual development. In the beginning of 1892, a series of articles titled Lessons in Truth by Dr. Cady were published in Unity magazine. This material later was compiled into a book and it was the first book Unity published. It is now the most widely read book in that movement and it has been translated into eleven languages and braille. Harriet Emilie Cady (1848-1941) was an American homeopathic physician and author of New Thought spiritual writings. She was inspired and influenced by Biblical teachings and the philosophy of Ralph Waldo Emerson. She was taught by Emma Curtis Hopkins, the New Thought "teacher of teachers" and a student of Christian Science. Cady associated with several prominent figures in the New Thought movement of the time and Charles and Myrtle Fillmore, co-founders of Unity Church.

One Year Wiser 365 Illustrated Meditations

Brought to life by Mike Medaglia's stunning Japanese- and Chinese-influenced artwork, the spiritual teachings that fill this book will inspire readers to make mindfulness a daily habit.

One Year Wiser  365 Illustrated Meditations

One Year Wiser is a book of 365 inspiring meditations. On every page are words of wisdom from thinkers both ancient and modern, from the Buddha to Abraham Lincoln to Anne Frank. Brought to life by Mike Medaglia's stunning Japanese- and Chinese-influenced artwork, the spiritual teachings that fill this book will inspire readers to make mindfulness a daily habit. Drawn in an accessible, contemporary style, One Year Wiser provides a visual guide to the spiritual teachings of thinkers as diverse as the Dalai Lama, Virginia Woolf, Albert Einstein, Seneca, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Marcus Aurelius, and Mark Twain.

Ralph Waldo Emerson a Descriptive Bibliography

Ralph Waldo Emerson  a Descriptive Bibliography


Lessons in Truth

A handbook of 12 simple lessons exploring the nature of Truth and the presence of God in all aspects of our lives...-- back cover.

Lessons in Truth

A handbook of 12 simple lessons exploring the nature of Truth and the presence of God in all aspects of our lives...-- back cover.

The Find at Ephesus

To read more about Richard and his book, please visit the author's web site.

The Find at Ephesus

A devastating earthquake in Western Turkey near the famous sanctuary of the Earth Mother in Ephesus, draws two unlikely souls together in an adventure of spiritual and psychological discovery. Maia Spiros, Greek scholar and tour guide, struggles in the midst of a personal crisis when she meets young Tonio Fletcher, an American graduate student studying in Athens. Drawn together by forces unleashed in Turkey and on the island of Crete, Maia and Tonio find themselves tangled in a complex web of religious and archaeological intrigue. Richard Geldard, author of The Traveler's Key to Ancient Greece and Heraclitus Remembered, has traveled throughout the Mediterranean in search of the ancient pagan spirit still living in the brilliant light, powerful land and seascapes, and ancient sanctuaries of the gods. His evocation of the Earth Mother Goddess,along with the psychic forces that swirl around her sacred places, combined with a retelling of the Christian legends surrounding Mary Magdalen in Ephesus, remind us that forces greater than our own limited perception still have power to move and mold the human spirit in deep and mysterious ways. To read more about Richard and his book, please visit the author's web site.

A Political Companion to Ralph Waldo Emerson

Even in the context of the present turmoil, Emerson remained hopeful that the
animated discourse generated by informed and conscientious ... The teachings of
the Spirit can be apprehended only by the same spirit that gave them forth.

A Political Companion to Ralph Waldo Emerson

From before the Civil War until his death in 1882, Ralph Waldo Emerson was renowned -- and renounced -- as one of the United States' most prominent abolitionists and as a leading visionary of the nation's liberal democratic future. Following his death, however, both Emerson's political activism and his political thought faded from public memory, replaced by the myth of the genteel man of letters and the detached sage of individualism. In the 1990s, scholars rediscovered Emerson's antislavery writings and began reviving his legacy as a political activist. A Political Companion to Ralph Waldo Emerson is the first collection to evaluate Emerson's political thought in light of his recently rediscovered political activism. What were Emerson's politics? A Political Companion to Ralph Waldo Emerson authoritatively answers this question with seminal essays by some of the most prominent thinkers ever to write about Emerson -- Stanley Cavell, George Kateb, Judith N. Shklar, and Wilson Carey McWilliams -- as well as many of today's leading Emerson scholars. With an introduction that effectively destroys the "pernicious myth about Emerson's apolitical individualism" by editors Alan M. Levine and Daniel S. Malachuk, this volume reassesses Emerson's famous theory of self-reliance in light of his antislavery politics, demonstrates the importance of transcendentalism to his politics, and explores the enduring significance of his thought for liberal democracy. Including a substantial bibliography of work on Emerson's politics over the last century, A Political Companion to Ralph Waldo Emerson is an indispensable resource for students of Emerson, American literature, and American political thought, as well as for those who wrestle with the fundamental challenges of democracy and liberalism.

Science and Spirituality

... discovered Ralph Waldo Emerson, with whose teachings he immediately felt a
deep identification. While living in Boston, Holmes was introduced to Christian
Science and soon developed a mental healing technique similar to that practiced
 ...

Science and Spirituality

How can science and the spirituality of the great religions help us all in our quest for global harmony? How can artists, philosophers and mystics reveal to us who we are? How can studying our civilization's timeline show us where we came from? How can meditation, prayer and the desire to recognize the divinity in each and every one of us inspire us to create a freer, safer and better world?