Transcendentalism

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Transcendentalism was a religious and philosophical idea created by Ralph Waldo during the 1820's to 1840's in which each person has direct communication with god and nature, and therefore there is no need for organized churches. It incorporated the idea that mind goes beyond matter, intuition is valuable, that each soul is part of the Great Spirit, and each person is a part of a reality where only the invisible is truly real. That people have knowledge that transcends or goes beyond what a person can witness physically. Transcendentalism promoted freedom from social constraints, had an emphasis on emotion, promoted individualism and self reliance.

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Transcendentalism is a balance of man, nature, and God

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These were the main Americans associated with transcendentalism, all of which surrounding Ralph Waldo Emerson, the founder.

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"Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
This quote represents transcendentalism in that they think personal thought and intuition should be what you believe, not things other people have told you.

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Transcendentalism was in many aspects the first notable American intellectual movement. It certainly was the first to inspire succeeding generations of American intellectuals, as well as a number of literary monuments.

Some of the key people were Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Margaret fuller.

The movement directly influenced the growing movement of Mental Sciences of the mid-19th century, which would later become known as the New Thought movement, and influenced Hinduism drastically.