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About Paul Brunton

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About Paul Brunton’s Philosophy

Paul Brunton (1898-1981) was a pioneer in developing a living philosophy of spiritual wisdom that provides a complete world view. A leading author and researcher, he became known worldwide as an authority on Eastern spirituality, mysticism, and philosophy.

Paul Brunton was dedicated to presenting the essence of spiritual development to all students of every faith and every social standing in language suited for the modern world. His philosophic writings are primarily meant to augment and deepen the practices of individuals who are committed to an independent spiritual pursuit and who have a reverence for the wide variety of teachings available in the world today. These teachings—as encapsulated in his 28 categories—begin with introduction to spiritual life, the re-education of the ego, and the attention to health; they conclude with a careful unfoldment of advanced meditation techniques and the philosophy behind their success.

For other information about Paul Brunton, his publications, and additional material not included in this archive: Paul Brunton Landing Page.

About the Paul Brunton Philosophic Foundation

The Foundation is the steward of Paul Brunton’s writings (published and unpublished), his photographs, and other memorabilia. We are also fortunate to have board members who knew Paul Brunton and several who worked closely with him in his later years and who are available to respond to questions regarding Brunton himself and his legacy.

The Paul Brunton Philosophic Foundation is a (501(c)(3)) non-profit foundation. Donations support our projects and are tax deductible unless otherwise noted: Paul Brunton Philosophic Foundation - DONATIONS. The PBPF was incorporated in 1986 by: Brunton's son, Kenneth Hurst; his Swedish publisher, Robert Larson; and members of Wisdom’s Goldenrod, Ltd. For more information: Paul Brunton Philosophic Foundation - ABOUT PBPF

About the Archiving Project

Besides the books published during his lifetime, which sold over 2,000,000 copies in more than 20 languages, he left behind thousands of pages of unpublished original writing, letters, photos, and other materials invaluable to understanding his life and work. Preserving Brunton’s writings both physically and digitally for future generations has been one of the major PBPF tasks.

In November, 2018, the first of two phases was completed with the delivery of the physical papers to Cornell University's Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections (Carl A. Kroch Library: Guide to the Paul Brunton papers, 1925-2002 ( The second phase is the completion of this searchable digital library, allowing easy access to Brunton’s legacy from anywhere in the world.

The Foundation is grateful for the many years of dedicated effort by Timothy Smith (the PBPF Archival Chair) and the talented archival staff who brought this major project to completion, as well as the help of volunteers and the generous support of donors.

For more information on the archive project: Paul Brunton Philosophic Foundation - Archiving

Contact the PBPF

Paul Brunton Philosophic Foundation - CONTACT.