Essays, First Series

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(4.3 stars; 10 reviews)

“We live in succession, in division, in parts, in particles. Meantime within man is the soul of the whole; the wise silence; the universal beauty, to which every part and particle is equally related, the eternal ONE. And this deep power in which we exist and whose beatitude is all accessible to us, is not only self-sufficing and perfect in every hour, but the act of seeing and the thing seen, the seer and the spectacle, the subject and the object, are one. We see the world piece by piece, as the sun, the moon, the animal, the tree; but the whole, of which these are shining parts, is the soul”. (From Essay 9, ‘The Over-Soul’) (8 hr 28 min)


Essay 01 - History 56:20 Read by Linda Leu
Essay 02 - Self-Reliance 1:07:12 Read by Linda Leu
Essay 03 - Compensation 56:24 Read by David Barnes
Essay 04 - Spiritual Laws 51:27 Read by Geoff Dugwyler
Essay 05 - Love 27:15 Read by Christabel
Essay 06 - Friendship 43:08 Read by Linda Leu
Essay 07 - Prudence 32:10 Read by Cori Samuel
Essay 08 - Heroism 31:56 Read by David Barnes
Essay 09 - The Over-Soul 50:34 Read by Linda Leu
Essay 10 - Circles 35:12 Read by Linda Leu
Essay 11 - Intellect 31:06 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Essay 12 - Art 25:49 Read by Claire Goget



(5 stars)

I love this more than I can put into words. There is a glitch in the recording around 51 minutes and the essay starts over. It's on YouTube also so I just match it up to finish the essay there. Just a tip because the ending line is one of my favorites and the restart doesn't let you hear it. I should clarify....only the ones read by Bob Neufeld