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.
The source of the experienceEmerson, Ralph Waldo
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
SuppressionsBeauty, art and music
Being left handed
Communing with nature
Contemplation and detachment