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Ralph Waldo Emerson

You’re invited to join the Emerson Circle led by Barbara Solowey, to study and explore the literary, spiritual and intellectual legacy of America’s great sage and teacher.  The American Transcendentalists, of whom Emerson was the leading figure, were among the greatest visionary thinkers in our history and their work is still profoundly relevant. His words are both inspirational and fortifying and always address a love of freedom and a deep abiding need for Self-reliance.

For the first meeting, we will begin our studies with Self-reliance, the essence of these Transcendental teachings.

The Emerson Circle will meet on Saturdays
from 1 pm to 3 pm
We will gather once a month
1st Term – October 8, November 5, and December 10
at Shetler Studios
244 West 54th Street
10th floor, NYC

Please bring a printed copy of the essay with you.
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Membership is required
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Emerson Circle led by Barbara Solowey – 2 Hours per Session

Barbara and Jim have worked together for the past 20 years introducing, celebrating and sharing the legacy our great American Philosopher and Teacher, Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Teacher, Lecturer, Inspirant
Barbara Solowey

Barbara Solowey Teacher/Inspirant
As a teacher of literature and philosophy, she has worked in the New York City public and private schools for almost 40 years, lectured on Emerson at the School of Practical Philosophy, the Open Center and elsewhere. She loves how philosophical conversations bring greater freedom and joy to everyone.

Jim Manley

Jim Manley Producer/Actor/Webmaster
Produced of two feature films, Emerson: The Ideal In America (Documentary) and Song Of Leaves (Narrative) is a member of SAG-AFTRA, AEA since 1982. Created in 1998 which attracted 5 million visitors in 2004 and it keeps on going.