Welcome to the Paul Brunton Philosophic Foundation

This Website serves as the online resource for Paul Brunton’s extraordinary wisdom-teachings.
We are dedicated to assisting you in your spiritual quest and have designed this site to aid you
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About Paul Brunton (PB)

Paul Brunton (1898-1981) is that rarest of humans: a sage.  Born in London, his mystical and occult sensitivity soon led him East, first to India and Egypt, and then around the world.  Blending his own inner inquiry with ancient traditions and contemporary teachings, PB developed a philosophy designed to suit the 21st century yet steeped in the greatest wisdom and love provided to humankind—the Wisdom of Pure Mind and the Love of our own Higher Self.

A lifetime of both inner and outer research enabled Paul Brunton to bring the secret teachings of the East to the West and to make them understandable to the heart, mind, and soul.  PB, as he liked to be called, uncovered the spiritual truths flowing through all religions and philosophies. His writings provide spiritual seekers of all faiths, as well as independent thinkers, a guide full of beauty and grace that will carry them forward in their quests to reach 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 >> 

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.

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 Discover Yourself and The Secret Path read by Christopher Reeve.

Read PB's Teachings in Many Languages!

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

New! A Search in Secret Egypt


A Search in Secret Egypt

“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! Realizing Soul: From Intuition to an Inspired Life


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

New! 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

New! 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

" The exertion needed to write personal letters irks me, whereas the exertion needed to write philosophical notes inspires me. Why wonder that I neglect the one and cultivate the other?" MORE...