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About the Archive

Besides the books published during Paul Brunton's lifetime, which sold over 2,000,000 copies in more than 20 languages, he left behind thousands of pages of unpublished original writing, letters, photos, and other materials invaluable to understanding his life and work.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 the major task of the Paul Brunton Philosophic Foundation.

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 ( Here is information on visiting the Kroch Library to examine the Paul Brunton Papers.

The second phase was 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