Welcome to the Paul Brunton Philosophic Foundation

This Website serves as the online resource for Paul Brunton’s extraordinary wisdom-teachings.
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About Paul Brunton (PB)

Paul Brunton's (1898-1981) remarkable life was in service to wisdom.  He was born in the cultural center of London, and his introspective and mystical sensitivity soon led him East, first to India and Egypt, and then around the world to explore spiritual traditions and meet with teachers.  Blending his own inner inquiry with ancient and contemporary teachings, PB, as he liked to be called, developed a philosophy that suits life in the 21st century, one that expresses the greatest wisdom and love available to humankind—the Wisdom of the Pure Mind and the Love of our own Higher Self.

A lifetime of both inner and outer research enabled Paul Brunton to bring the sacred teachings of the East to the West and make them understandable to the heart and mind. PB uncovered the universal truths that have flowered as the religions and mystical philosophies. His writings provide spiritual seekers, whether affiliated with a particular path or not, a guide full of beauty and grace that will carry them forward in their quest to realize that greatest of all treasures, their own Higher Self, Soul, or Overself.  Go to Frequently Asked Questions to discover ways to put this living wisdom into your life. more about PB's life >> 

Please note: Paul Brunton wrote when the convention was to use “he” rather than “he or she,” but certainly he intended these teachings for everyone drawn to study them.

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About the Teachings and Publications

The Notebooks of Paul Brunton

For people who are drawn to these spiritual practices, a careful study of The Notebooks of Paul Brunton will provide all of the tools you need for a daily—and lifelong—practice of spiritual seeking.

Read "The Notebooks of Paul Brunton" Online!

Click here to read and search the free and complete Notebooks. They are also available for purchase in our Store.

Listen to an Introduction to PB's Teachings!

Click here to listen to selections from The Inner Reality and The Secret Path read by Christopher Reeve.

Read PB's Teachings in Many Languages!

Here you can read over 2000 selections from The Notebooks of Paul Brunton in each of 18 languages.

New! An eBook Edition of The Spiritual Crisis of Man (new title too!)


Humanity's Spiritual Crisis: Transforming Ourselves to Heal the World

“Paul Brunton was a great original and got to a place of personal evolution that illumines the pathways of a future humanity.” — Jean Houston, author

New! The Definitive Paperback Edition of The Inner Reality
(with free study guide)


The Inner Reality: Jesus, Krishna, and the Way of Awakening

“Paul Brunton is surely one of the finest mystical flowers to grow on the wasteland of our secular civilization. What he has to say is important to us all.” — Georg Feuerstein, author

New! The Definitive Paperback Edition of A Search in Secret Egypt


A Search in Secret Egypt

“Believe it or not, this book will thrill you.” — Walker Matheson, Washington Post

Realizing Soul: From Intuition to an Inspired Life (with free study guide)


Realizing Soul: From Intuition to an Inspired Life

“Paul Brunton’s observations, spiritual insights, and pointings reveal a laser-sharp eye directs us back to . . . the Divine Self.” — Mooji

The Definitive Edition of The Hidden Teaching Beyond Yoga


The Hidden Teaching Beyond Yoga: The Path to Self-Realization and Philosophic Insight, v.1

“Paul Brunton…has sought to throw a bridge across the chasm which separates yoga and pure ancient philosophy for searchers in the West.” — Dallas Times-Herald

The Definitive Edition of The Wisdom of the Overself


The Wisdom of the Overself: The Path to Self-Realization and Philosophic Insight, v.2

“A person of rare intelligence... thoroughly alive, and whole in the most significant, 'holy' sense of the word.” — Yoga Journal

Paul Brunton Teachings on the Short Path!


The Short Path to Enlightenment:
Instructions for Immediate Awakening

"Read this book as you would a scripture or a sutra and let it open your eyes to eternity."- Adyashanti 

"This book is alive with supreme knowledge. May it support you in immediately and continually recognizing yourself."- Gangaji 


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Random Paul Brunton Daily Quote

" Balance cannot be reached if completeness has not previously been reached." MORE...