The Spiritual Emerson

Essential Works by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - Author

Jacob Needleman - Foreword by

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ISBN 9781585426423 | 240 pages | 31 Jul 2008 | Tarcher | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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This concise volume collects the core writings that have made Ralph Waldo Emerson into a key source of insight for spiritual seekers of every faith—with an introduction by the bestselling philosopher Jacob Needleman.

Here is the essential collection of Emerson’s spiritual thought for those readers who understand the transformative quality of ideas. It is concise and suited to years of rereading and contemplation, offering the essays that trace the arc of the inner message brought by America’s “Yankee Mystic.

The Spiritual Emerson features many of Emerson’s landmark works. Yet also included are overlooked classics, such as the essays “Fate” and “Success,” which served as major sources of inspiration to some of the leading American metaphysical thinkers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The introduction by religious scholar and philosopher Jacob Needleman frames—historically and philosophically—the development of Emerson’s thought and explores why it has such a powerful hold on us today.

Introduction by Jacob Needleman

1. Self-Reliance

2. Compensation

3. Spiritual Laws

4. The Over-Soul

5. Circles

6. Fate

7. Success

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