The 19th Centaury Romance writers often wrote about the existence of an Oversoul or Universal Soul. The Oversoul is described as a universal soul that where all souls came from, a sort of God. All living things have souls. Many of these Romance writers started out as Christians but after spending time in Nature for a while their religious views became more Eastern. Could this universal soul called the Oversoul be considered to be the same as the Upanishadic concept of the Brahman? If not, is there any other concept on Hindu scriptures similar to the concept of the Oversoul?