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Emerson, Ralph Waldo - Over Soul - When I watch the flowing river

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004101

Type of spiritual experience

Background

The 'over soul' is synonymous with the Higher spirit

A description of the experience

Ralph Waldo Emerson – Over Soul

When I watch the flowing river, which out of regions I see not, pours for a season its streams into me – I see that I am .. a surprised spectator of this ethereal water, that I desire and look up and put myself in the attitude of reception, but from some alien energy the visions come.

...............Man is a stream whose source is hidden.  Always our being is descending into us from we know not whence.

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Emerson, Ralph Waldo

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