In order to successfully survive in life, one must choose to accept and understand all
views from every part of the world, whether they be familiar or foreign.
This image was created by Jessi Pearson to portray the idea of transcendentalism.
The girl in the picture is acting as herself, while she is also a tree, and sitting in a body of water. She is part
of the oversoul, which means she has characteristics of everything around her and understands how her surroundings, such as
the tree and the water, live and work.
Transcending yourself, like the girl in the picture, is benificial to ones understanding
of how the universe in which they live operates. A person must transcend themselves in order to be a part of the oversoul.
Being part of the oversoul, one will always find themselves standing and never in need of a helping hand. If you should
fall, their will always be someone around to pick help you back up on your feet. Jim Casey says, "if two lie together,
then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone? And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him, and
three-fold cord is not quickly broken." If you ever find yourself cold and alone. it is because you have not transcended
yourslef to be a part of the oversoul. Alone, one is cold and lonesome, but with a group, one will always find
themselves kept warm with friendly companions.
"We see the world piece by piece,
as the sun, the moon, the animal, the tree;
but the whole,
of which these are the shining parts,
is the soul."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
This quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson describes how a person is connected to every part
of the world through transcendentalism. The oversoul is made up of living things that have transcended themselves to
become entwined with one another. The transcendental oversoul is a beautiful thing.
All parts of the universe combined into one salient soul. "Maybe all men got one big soul ever'body's a part of.'"
Spoken by Jim Casey, he states the main concept of the transcendental oversoul.
-Here are some links to other webpages with further information on the transcendental