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American Transcendentalism was born with the founding of the Transcendental Club in Boston in 1836. Among the leaders of the movement included the Emerson essayist, feminist and social reformer Margaret FullerR, the preacher Theodore Parkerr, the educator Bronson Alcott, and the author and naturalist Henry Thoreau.

Consequently , transcendentalist writers expressed semi- religious feelings toward nature and the creative process , and saw a direct connection, or correspondence between the universe ( macrocosm ) and the individual soul ( microcosm ) . According to this idea , the divine permeates all objects, animate or inanimate , and the purpose of life was union with the so-called higher soul .


Transcendentalism is an American literary, political, and philosophical movement of the early nineteenth century, centered around Ralph Waldo Emerson. The most visible manifestation of transcendental ideas and form today is in the developing genre of nature writing.With its roots firmly in a world-view adapted from Emerson's Nature and the literary inspiration of Thoreau's Walden in particular, this interdisciplinary yet literary genre has evolved under the pens of numerous writersTranscendentalism also meant a rejection of the strict Puritan religious attitudes from New England, where the movement originated . Furthermore, opposed the strict ritualism and dogmatic theology all established religious institutions .

What is Transcendentalism

The intuition rather than reason, was considered the highest human faculty . The realization of human potential could be achieved through mysticism or through a deep awareness of the beauty and truth of the natural world around them. This process was considered as inherent to the individual, and all the Orthodox tradition became suspicious .

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