Ralph Waldo Emerson

Emerson & New Thought


How Emerson's Essays Influenced the Science of Mind Philosophy; Commentary by Dr. Carol Carnes

DeVorss Publications
Trade Paperback 224 pg | February 2022
Subject: New Thought; Science of Mind
ISBN: 9780875169231 | eBook ISBN: 9780875169248

Emerson's Essays have become the signature writings of the famous American transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson. Not only did these essays turn heads and open eyes in the mid nineteenth century, but they are still doing the same today. His spiritual insights can be seen most profoundly in New Thought and the work of Ernest Holmes and the Science of Mind philosophy. So much so, that specific essays are required reading in New Thought introductory classes.

One teacher who has earned the esteem of spiritual leaders throughout New Thought, Dr. Carol Carnes has now provided readers with the specific essays that influenced Ernest Holmes the most: SELF-RELIANCE, THE OVER-SOUL, SPIRITUAL LAWS, COMPENSATION, and CIRCLES. Each chapter includes an essay and Carol’s commentary along with her insightful questions for the reader. The entire book has been edited to allow each reader to easily understand and grasp these concepts on a personal level in the world of today.

What separates this book from other editions of Emerson's Essays is the updated editing, which has removed all of the masculine gender references and replace them with generic terms that enable everyone to identify with this timeless wisdom on a personal level. 


About Author

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson was a renowned lecturer and writer whose ideas on philosophy, religion, and literature influenced many writers, including Henry David Thoreau and Walt Whitman. After an undergraduate career at Harvard, he studied at Harvard Divinity School and became an ordained minister, continuing the long line of ministers in his family. He traveled widely and lectured, and became well known for his publications Nature and Essays.

Carol Carnes

About Co-Author

Dr. Carol Carnes

Dr. Carol Carnes has a varied background in service and Global Ministry spanning three decades. She has participated in three Synthesis Dialogues with HH the Dalai Lama and other world leaders. Her introduction into the MLK Board of Preachers at Morehouse College is one of her proudest achievements. She has written for Creative Thought and Science of Mind magazines and is the author of two previous books.