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Transcendentalists believe that people could live in harmony with one another in a perfect land. The term for a perfect world is utopia.
Tenets are the basic rules or a beliefs that a group follows. For transcendentalists this includes: being true to yourself, and being one with nature.
Pantheism is the belief that the universe (or nature as the totality of everything) is identical with divinity.
The transcendental ideas that all beings have the same soul on some concept. This is why intuition is believed to be so true.
Transcendentalist were optimistic. They believed that given the choice between doing good and doing evil humans will choose doing good. This is a key concept of transcendentalism.
Most transcendentalists were people who identified with being Unitarian at one time. Many transcendentalists were at one point Unitarian pastors.
Walden is one of Thoreau's best known books encompassing the idea of self sufficiency and man's ability to commune with nature.