Commentaries on the Writings of Paul Brunton

This section contains publications and presentations of commentaries on PB.

a) The Long and Short Path, by Jeff Cox
Jeff co-edited The Short Path to Enlightenment: Instructions for Immediate Awakening by Paul Brunton. This article was published in Light of Consciousness Magazine.

b) Discerning the Real through the Writings of Paul Brunton by Jeff Cox
This article was written for the Mountain Path, quarterly publication of Sri Ramanasramam, India.

c) Hushed by Beauty by Michael Wakoff (On the Sun Meditations of Paul Brunton)

Michael Wakoff received his PhD in philosophy from Cornell University in 1996. He currently edits translations of Tibetan Buddhist texts for Shambhala Publications and serves on the Board of Directors of Wisdom's Goldenrod Center for Philosophic Studies in Hector, NY, where he participates in seminars and classes on Plotinus, Tibetan Buddhism, South Asian philosophy, and the work of his teachers Anthony Damiani and Paul Brunton.

d) Paul Brunton: A Bridge Between India and the West, by Annie Cahn Fung

    Part 1: Genesis of a Quest
    Part 2: The Quest for Truth

A native of France, Annie Cahn Fung holds advanced degrees in Russian Language and Literature and in Indian Religions. She received a PhD in Religious Studies from the Sorbonne for this thesis on Paul Brunton that focuses on his India years that led to the publication of his masterly The Hidden Teaching Beyond Yoga and The Wisdom of the Overself. She taught at the Catholic University in Paris, then in the late nineties moved to the U.S. where she now lives in Ithaca, N.Y., with her husband Ken. She is currently translating PB quotes into French and Russian for the internet site Paul Brunton Daily Note.

e) Paul Brunton on the Guru-Disciple Relationship by Victor Mansfield

(This is an excerpt from a longer article which can be read at:

Vic Mansfield was professor of physics and astronomy at Colgate University. Along with a wide range of science courses, he taught courses focusing on Tibetan Buddhism and Jungian psychology. He was an award-winning teacher who published scores of technical articles in science and several dozen interdisciplinary papers connecting physics to Tibetan Buddhism and depth psychology. For nearly four decades, he practiced and studied with spiritual leaders including Paul Brunton, Anthony Damiani, Sankaracharya, Ramon Panikkar, and the Dalai Lama. His last book was Tibetan Buddhism and Modern Physics: Toward a Union of Love and Knowledge with a forward by the Dalai Lama (Templeton Press, 2008. He published two previous books: Synchronicity, Science, and Soul-Making (Open Court Publishing, 1995) and Head and Heart: A Personal Exploration of Science and the Sacred (Quest Books, 2002). Vic died in June 2008, six weeks after presenting his last book to the Dalai Lama.

f) A Mind for Peace by Anna Bornstein

About the Author: Anna Bornstein is the author of several Swedish books, including Dalai Lama Ochden buddhistiska vagen and Hadji den vise. She founded and edited the journal Mandala and writes regularly for two of Stockholm's major newspapers. Ms. Bornstein has translated several of Paul Brunton's books into Swedish and leads seminars on his Philosophy and work throughout Sweden.

g) Beyond the Maps: Paul Brunton’s View of Self-Transformation by Paul Cash

Paul Cash is the Director of Larson Publications that publishes many books by Paul Brunton.

h) Paul Brunton and the Secret Path, an appreciation by John Behague

i) Some Thoughts about the Notion of Self as Used by PB by Herbert Shapiro
Herbert is a long-time student of Paul Brunton and teaches at Wisdom's Goldenrod Center for Philosophic Studies.

j) Lectures (audio) on the life and work of Paul Brunton given in the Community of Figueira, Carmo da Cachoeira, Brazil, between January 2002 and March 2008 by Micha-El (Alan) Berkowitz.

k) Beyond the Cosmic Ladder: The Ultimate State According to Julius Evola and Paul Brunton is an essay by Joscelyn Godwin that was published in Theosophical History, vol. XX, issue 3 (July 2020). Joscelyn provides some little known details about their lives in addition to presenting their views on final awakening.

l) A Truth Seeker and His Work by Catherine de Goede de Koning, is part a biography of PB but primarily a thoughtful overview of the books PB wrote in the 30's and 40's. This article was published in two editions of Theosofia in 1951 in the Dutch language.