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

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.

"It was my mission to launch many readers on this quest, but to travel no farther with them.  It was their part to find their way to personal teachers, to congruent teachings, and continue the quest with them." - Paul Brunton

Read "The Notebooks of Paul Brunton"

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

Introduction to PB

Click here to listen to excerpts from Discover Yourself and The Secret Path read by Christopher Reeve

New! Discovering and Living Life’s Deepest Purpose


Realizing Soul: From Intuition to an Inspired Life

“Paul Brunton’s 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

"The Short Path to Enlightenment was my introduction to this great sage. The passages are so profound that I often lose track of time, just sitting with one of them. Cannot recommend PB's books and practices enough. The website is marvelous as well. Thank you."- Kavitha Chinnaiyan  (Facebook reader review)

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Five Central Ideas of Paul Brunton's Writings:

Five Practices for the Quest:

Featured Publications from our Store:

1. A Search in Secret Egypt (SSE)
2. The Short Path to Enlightenment: Instructions for Immediate Awakening

Random Paul Brunton Daily Quote

" Anyone who cares to look around in these circles will find that aberrations from the true Quest abound. They attract those who are ignorant or ill-informed about such matters, or those who need (but do not see that they need) some..." MORE...