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Transcendentalists

The Religion With No Name: An Interview With Thomas Moore

Pythia Peay | Posted 03.23.2014 | Religion
Pythia Peay

Drawing from the well of his own inner sources, he offers a new vision of how seekers can fashion their own connection to the sacred out of the materials of ancient faiths and everyday life. This is the first in a three-part interview.

Unitarianism: Universalism Unlimited

KidSpirit | Posted 09.11.2013 | Religion
KidSpirit

Unitarian Universalism parallels some of the most important trends in American society, both politically and socially.

Emerson's Declaration of Spiritual Independence

Philip Goldberg | Posted 09.15.2012 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

This was radical stuff in pre-Civil War America. Emerson was essentially turning religion 180 degrees on its axis. Instead of a deity presiding over creation from somewhere up there, divinity was here, there and everywhere.

A Complete Life: Miss Fuller by April Bernard

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 05.27.2012 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

In Miss Fuller, April Bernard takes a speculative scalpel to the life of Margaret Fuller, offering a narrative of her experiences that shines a harsh and unbecoming light on the male transcendentalists.

Founding Fathers: Washington and Ives

Albert Imperato | Posted 02.01.2012 | Books
Albert Imperato

In a strange twist of timing, I found myself reading Ron Chernow's new biography of George Washington at the same time that I just happened to be reading Jan Swafford's Charles Ives: A Life with Music.

Spirituality And Religion Are Not Mutually Exclusive

Scott Perlo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Scott Perlo

Central to human greatness is our capacity to carry two ideas in tension. Enough with the idea that religion and spirituality are exclusive: Let us fill ourselves with both.

Off The Grid: 8 Books On Living Outside The System

Los Angeles Times | Susan Salter Reynolds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Although books about carving out your own piece of the pie have been written ever since the Transcendentalists took issue with the direction that Amer...

Damion Searls: A Thoreau Journal for Writers & Moderns (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Christopher Lydon

Damion Searls has found and freed the lean, shapely and modern American classic inside the very definition of a "baggy monster." Henry David Thoreau'...

Emily Dickinson and the Buddha vs. the WWF

Dean Sluyter | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dean Sluyter

When the dream of self dissolves, we awake and see that the true church is wherever we are.