You might not realize that the East meets West alternative spiritual tradition that has become so popular with the rise of yoga and meditation, was first taught in America in the 1840’s by the most influential intellectual of the time.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, the preeminent American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet, taught about the power of direct knowing and intuition, the laws of karma, and our spiritual evolution through a succession of reincarnating lives, long before the hippie counterculture of the 1960’s.
In this book you will discover how the ideas that so many of us are inspired by today have been explored by pioneering souls for nearly two hundred years. You will learn how Emerson taught us to awaken to our True Self - or what he called the OverSoul - by trusting our deepest intuitions and acting only from the highest aspects of our being.
By the middle of the 19th Century Emerson had mapped out a path to spiritual fulfillment and conscious evolution that guides us toward our perfected state. Alternative nontraditional ideas of spiritual growth and conscious evolution are not new, and they do not only exist out on the fringe edges of culture. They are a central part of the cultural heritage of America.
If you have ever felt that your spiritual path was part of a much larger picture, you will be amazed to see what Emerson taught nearly two centuries ago.