"Emerson was very much a person of his era, but his thought is timeless because it partakes of the perennial wisdom that has permeated philosophy and religion in every age and culture. Emerson continues to be relevant because, as he said of himself, I am an endless seeker with no past at my back. Spiritual seekers of this and coming ages will continue to find in Emerson a kindred soul."from the Introduction
Master of the aphorism, Emerson is the most quoted of all American writers. Yet there have been few anthologies of Emersons sayings and none quite like this one. Drawing from all of Emersonhis early sermons and lectures, his journals, his many books and essays, and his poetrythis unique book of thoughtfully selected passages captures the many textures and nuances of this exceptional mind. We find a spiritual message at the heart of his_philosophy.
Emersons spiritual vision is reflected in these selections, the most relevant writings for todays spiritual seekers. This meditation collection will provide an opportunity to celebrate and re-evaluate Emersons contribution to Americas spiritual history. The depth and breadth of Emersons words will show a new generation of Americans how to bring an open heart and a critical mind to the spiritual search.