Emerson, Ralph Waldo - Over Soul - When I watch the flowing river
Type of spiritual experience
BackgroundThe '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.