Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The School of Practical Philosophy
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influence and inspiration from the School of Practical
Philosophy's Emerson teacher, Mrs. Barbara Solowey M.A.
The Philosophy Foundation
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of the human spirit, designed for those seeking an understanding of
themselves and the world in which they live.
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From 1892 –
The Emerson-Thoreau Correspondence
– by F. B. Sanborn
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by Ralph Waldo Emerson
William Jefferson Clinton
former President of the United States
Emerson and Thoreau as American Prophets
of Eco-wisdom – by Ann Woodlief
A Collision of Worlds –
Comparative study of the poetry of
Emily Dickinson and Ralph Waldo Emerson
from a feminist perspective. Contains an analysis of their lifestyles,
ideologies, and writings.
Environmental Writers –
Conscience writers on Nature
Welcome to The Orion Society
The Orion Society's mission is to
inform, inspire, and engage individuals and grassroots organizations
across North America in becoming a significant cultural force for
healing nature and community.
Women of Influence to RWE and the 18th
Founded in 1941
Biographical essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson,
Atlantic Monthly, August 1862 — Emerson's Thoreau in
Part 1 –
was a major influence and mentor for Thoreau; it was Emerson who loaned
Henry a pond side property for the two year experiment that resulted in
Walden. But as Thoreau grew, Emerson appears to not to have fully
appreciated what was happening. He writes that "I cannot help counting it a
fault in him that he had no ambition." — apparently missing completely the
enormity and originality of Thoreau's ambitions.
Emerson & Thoreau
– a brief analysis of a complicated relationship – by Amy Belding Brown
Religion Members Percentage Christianity 1.9 billion 33.0% Islam 1.1 billion 20.0 Hinduism 781 million 13.0 Buddhism 324 million 6.0 Sikhism 19 million 0.4 Judaism 14 million 0.2 Baha'ism 6.1 million 0.1 Confucianism 5.3 million 0.1 Jainism 4.9 million 0.1 Shintoism 2.8 million 0.0NOTE: This list includes only organized
religions and excludes more loosely defined groups groups such
as Chinese or African traditional religions.Sources: Encyclopedia Britannica;
Buddhism – From the
Buddhist tradition, the
Vinaya, Sutra, Abhidharma, and Jataka, originating around 500 B.C.
Christianity – From
Christian tradition, the New
Testament, originating in the first century A.D.
Hinduism – From the
Hindu tradition, the Vedas,
originating around 1000 B.C.
Islam – From the
Islamic tradition, the
Qur'an, originating around 700 A.D.
Judaism – From the
Jewish tradition, the Hebrew
Bible, originating around 1200 B.
Taoism – From the
Taoist tradition, refers both
to a Chinese system of thought and to one of the four major
religions of China
Sikhism – From the
religion centered in the Indian state of Punjab, numbering worldwide
some 19 million.
Baha tradition ,
religion founded by
Baha Ullah (born Mirza Huseyn
Ali Nuri) and promulgated by his eldest son, Abdul Baha
– From the
moral and religious system of China. Its origins go back to the
Jainism – From the Jina tradition, [i.e., the religion of
Jina], religious system of India practiced by about 5,000,000
Shintoism – From the
Shinto tradition, ancient
native religion of Japan still practiced in a form modified by the
influence of Buddhism and Confucianism.
Mormonism – From the
Mormon sect of the Christian
tradition, the Book of Mormon, originating around 1830 A.D.
Sufism – From the ascetic and mystical movements within
Islam, forms of devotion and
groups of penitents (zuhhad) in the formative period of
Books by Richard Geldard –
The books featured on this site
seek out serious readers interested in the mysteries of existence and
Educate Yourself for Tomorrow
An Online Course on Emerson
–An overview of the
Ralph Waldo Emerson study course taken by the local Watershed Community
in the late '90s.
American Studies –
New reference for much about America