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Nature Mystics

Seeing the Beauty of God

The nature mystics do not speak of spirituality by itself but they will point to a tree or the sky and link it up with various symbolical references to mysticism that are very wonderful.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882
Ralph Waldo Emerson was born on May 25, 1803, in Boston, Massachusetts. After studying at Harvard and teaching for a brief time, Emerson entered the...
Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862
Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862
Henry David Thoreau was born on July 12, 1817 in Concord, Massachusetts. He had two brothers and one sister. He graduated from Harvard University and...
John Muir, 1838-1914
John Muir, 1838-1914
John Muir, also known as "John of the Mountains", was an American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, glaciologist and early advocate for...
George Washington Carver, 1860s-1943
George Washington Carver, 1860s-1943
George Washington Carver was born into slavery sometime between 1861-1864 in Diamond, Missouri. Carver had 10 sisters and one brother, all of whom...
Gladys Bagg Taber, 1899-1980
Gladys Bagg Taber, 1899-1980
Gladys Bagg Taber was born on April 12, 1899, in Colorado Springs and spent her life writing about the every-day simple things in life for her...
Edwin Way Teale, 1899-1980
Edwin Way Teale, 1899-1980
Edwin Way Teale was born on June 2, 1899 in Joliet, Illinois. Teale was a mystic naturalist, a photographer, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning author who...
Hal Borland, 1900-1978
Hal Borland, 1900-1978
Harold Glen "Hal" Borland was born on May 14, 1900, in Sterling, Nebraska, to William and Sarah Borland. Hal grew up in Flagler, Colorado, where his...
Rachel Carson, 1907-1964
Rachel Carson, 1907-1964
Rachel Louise Carson was born on May 27, 1907 in Springdale, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Pennsylvania College for Women (now Chatham University)...