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In Partnership With First Universalist Unitarian Fellowship Of Hunterdon County Sacred Wisdom Discussion Series Do you wish you knew more about the important books of the world – the books that contain the great wisdom of centuries? Rev. Bob is delighted to announce the “Sacred Wisdom Discussion Series.” At every session, we’ll discuss one book of profound spiritual or religious significance. Two hours only allows for the briefest of introductions when it comes to such layered works of genius, but it may be enough to whet your appetite. And each month, the session leader will seek to impress upon you why the book may be significant to YOUR life, that you’re living now. These sessions will take place in Clinton Bookshop, 12 E. Main Street, Clinton. They are open to the general public as well as FUUFHC friends and members. Admission is free, but each month you are encouraged to purchase the book directly from Clinton Bookshop (and yes, you can purchase e-books and books online from them – or give them a call and they’ll be glad to order it!). The first two sessions are: February 23: “Nature”. 7 pm. This month we’ll soak in the spiritually uplifting writing of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Emerson celebrated the interplay of nature and human potential in beautiful, timeless prose. Keep reading more about this book. This concise volume collects the core writings that have made Ralph Waldo Emerson into a key source of insight for spiritual seekers of every faith--with an introduction by the bestselling philosopher Jacob Needleman. Here is the essential collection of Emerson's spiritual thought for those readers who understand the transformative quality of ideas. It is concise and suited to years of rereading and contemplation, offering the essays that trace the arc of the inner message brought by America's "Yankee Mystic." The Spiritual Emerson features many of Emerson's landmark works. Yet also included are overlooked classics, such as the essays "Fate" and "Success," which served as major sources of inspiration to some of the leading American metaphysical thinkers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The introduction by religious scholar and philosopher Jacob Needleman frames--historically and philosophically--the development of Emerson's thought and explores why it has such a powerful hold on us today. About the Author Ralph Waldo Emerson was born in 1803, in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1836, Emerson co-founded the Transcendental Club and published his book-length essay "Nature," which is often considered a major milestone in the Transcendentalist movement. One of the most revered figures in the history of American letters, Emerson died in 1882. The acclaimed author of Why Can't We Be Good?, The American Soul, and Money and the Meaning of Life, Jacob Needleman is a professor of philosophy at San Francisco State University.