Emerson & Universal Mind
Lecture & Workshop Facilitated by Professor Richard Geldard
Throughout his long and well-documented career, Ralph Waldo Emerson kept a personal journal, begun at age sixteen and concluding when he was seventy-four. The sixteen volumes of the journals plus his enormous published work leave a fascinating and comprehensive record of his vision of a universal mind within which all matter and life participates. This lecture will present Emerson’s exploration of this core principle of Idealism: its source, its nature and its availability to us as seekers after the true ground of our being.
Following the free lecture, starting at 2:00 pm we will hold a $20 workshop for those interested in examining the passages quoted in the lecture in order to give participants a greater opportunity to discuss and explore the content with Professor Geldard more personally and in greater depth.
DECEMBER 1st, 2012
Free Lecture: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
$20 Workshop: 2:00 – 4:30 PM
Free parking available on site.
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Prof. Richard Geldard is a faculty member at UPR teaching pre-Socratic Greek philosophy and the philosophy of Ralph Waldo Emerson. He is the author of ten books, including studies of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Greek philosophy and culture. He is also a frequent lecturer. In June, 2003, and September, 2003, he was a featured speaker at Faneuil Hall in Boston as part of the Emerson Bicentennial Celebrations. In June, 2005, he was the Keynote speaker at the re-instatement of the Delphic Games in Delphi, Greece. In September, 2009 he gave the Flora Levy Lecture in the Humanities at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He is a Professional Member of PEN America
“Spend an hour with Richard Geldard and he will lead you to the inner sanctum and hand you over to the Master. Emersonianism is the American religion. It is not a church or a cult; it is a spiritual discipline, a Way. It teaches the infinitude of the private person, of each private person, of you yourself with your laptop and cellphone. Emerson was a great teacher in his day, but Richard Geldard can get him to you now.” – Robert Richardson, author of Emerson: The Mind on Fire