Monday, February 5, 19 and March 5
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cedars Center on Madrona Way
A program led by Barry Andrews, author of Emerson as Spiritual Guide and Transcendentalism and the Cultivation of the Soul
Ralph Waldo Emerson is our greatest essayist, best known for such gems as “Self-Reliance” and ‘The Over-Soul.” They are provocative and enlightening, but they can be a bit of a challenge for readers unaccustomed to his literary style. For this class I have chosen three essays, “Circles” from Essays: First Series
; “Experience” from Essays: Second Series
; and “Worship” from The Conduct of Life
. All of these can be found and downloaded from the following web site: http://www.rwe.org/complete-works/
We will read and discuss one essay at each meeting, in the order indicated above. If you have a copy of my book, Emerson as Spiritual Guide, you may find it a useful resource. The program is not limited to Cedars members. If you know others who might be interested, feel free to invite them to attend. There is no charge for the class.