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Emerson, Ralph Waldo and Magritte, Rene

Identifier

002584

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Ralph Waldo Emerson – History

A lady, with whom I was riding in the forest, said to me, that the woods always seemed to her to wait, as if the genie who inhabit them suspended their deeds until the wayfarer has passed onward.  This is precisely the thought which poetry has celebrated in the dance of the fairies, which breaks off on the approach of human feet.

The source of the experience

Magritte, René

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Fairy

Symbols

Fairy
Horse
Tree

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Commonsteps

References