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A philosophy developed after the civil war by a collection of American writers. Transcendentalists believe in a supernatural force called " The Over Soul" which all energy originates from, and eventually returns to. An example of Transcendentalist thought is expanding the mind through connectivity to nature; meaning to accept nature as a part of the universal energy, and also accepting that what might be thought of as the "unnatural" ( or in direct opposition to nature) in fact comes from that same energy. Do not consider this a religion, but merely a perspective on life meant to expand the mind and question the mysteries of our existence.
The philosophy of Transcendentalism can be observed through the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
by Mind91 July 15, 2010
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