A Note towards an Understanding of Emerson’s over Soul

Shakti Dixit


 Over soul is based on the doctrine of self-trust. Emerson seems to be inspired by the great classics, religious literatures and the Upanishads. Emerson believes that Energy is never destroyed, it is transferred. He also believes in the transmigration of soul, reality of the one deity, and the oneness of the over soul. He says that one can understand the over soul only after becoming moral and ethical right


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Mcleer, John. ‘Ralph Waldo Emerson days of Encounter’ Little Brown and Company,Boston,1984,print.

Emerson, ‘R. W. Selected Poems and Essays’ Student Store, Bareilly,2009, print.


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