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This essay will be focused on the main concepts and their applications to present life of Transcendentalism an influential movement of the XIX century represented mainly by Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau As a movement Transcendentalism was essentially based on the neo Platonists ideas the eastern mystical beliefs and the German idealist philosophy Its focus was on consciousness on the intuition over the matter and the intellect on the inherent goodness of man on individualism and self-reliance on nature as the main proof of Gods existence and on the existence of the over-soul Transcendentalism was a philosophy of life that influenced and encouraged the Americans giving them the hope and the strength that they needed to establish a new country with a new perspective free from its past governors influence in the woods there I feel that nothing can befall me in life-no disgrace no calamity leaving me my eyes which Nature can not repair I become a transparent eyeball I am nothing I see all the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me I am a part of God In Emersons works specifically in Nature nature is described as something that is attached to men nature comforts us it provides us food and work and everything that we need it is the prove that God exists not only as the ruler of the world but as mens creator and father Emerson philosophy had great influence of Unitarism his view of man was very optimistic he believed that men are Gods sons and Jesus brothers and for this reason if they listen to their internal voices and reflect about everything they can accomplish anything Despite the fact of nature be our connection to God Himself not everybody is able to really see it Most persons do not see the sun At least they have a superficial seeing Although children have little consciousness they are frequently more capable to enjoy and to
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