"Transcendentalism is a beacon to the angels"
by cm

This is a rather confusing line, given the context.  Transcendentalism was a 19th century American movement associated with writers such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and Margaret Fuller.  It was a reaction to the contemporary state of US society, favouring the independent individual over the corrupting institutions of religion and politics. 

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