The truth is that a great poet’s hunger for eternity takes him to esoteric and transcendental flights. What, then, is the essence of transcendentalism? Before answering this question, it is indispensable to understand Transcendentalism. It is idealistic and mystical, and influenced by Plato, Plotinus, the Sufists and the Buddhists.
About The Masque of Red Death, by Edgar Allen Poe.