The Paul Brunton Philosophic Foundation (PBPF) is a resource for people seeking deeper experience and broader understanding of themselves, their world, and their Source. It was incorporated in 1986 as a not-for-profit organization with a variety of goals.
Our first initiative was to publish a magnificent body of work that Paul Brunton (1898-1981) reserved for posthumous publication. Dozens of people from throughout the world collaborated in this project--contributing skills, knowledge, and money to bring this enormously helpful work into print faster than was feasible commercially. Completed in 1990, The Notebooks of Paul Brunton series has been praised highly by readers, spiritual practitioners, and professional reviewers from many sacred traditions and all walks of life.
Since completing the Notebooks series, we have published a variety of authors whose work expresses the spirit of "philosophy" as Paul Brunton (P.B.) used the word. We have also undertaken a variety of initiatives that involve donating books to libraries, prisons, rehab centers, and world leaders.
As a publisher...
Philosophy, as P.B. taught and lived it, embraces:
- all aspects of human life
- the contributions of many traditions, and
- the energy of inspired contemporary innovators.
Philosophy in this view preserves and develops a global wisdom tradition--one that nourishes, through a variety of practices, our awareness of the sacred in all that we do.
So it follows that in addition to The Notebooks, we have supported the publication of a variety of authors such as: Anthony Damiani, Lex Hixon, Joseph Campbell, Georg Feuerstein, Dr. Pamela Kircher, Mary Lee Wile, Ken Vincent, A.E. (George William Russell), Louis Lavelle, John Deck, Pamela Travers, Daniel McGowan, and Let Davidson. Their books can be reviewed and purchased at the Larson Publications website.
As a disseminator of ideas...
Paul Brunton Circulating Library
We believe that the rich spiritual legacy of this century is the birthright of all human beings--regardless of income level, social status, race, nationality, or religious tradition. Through a variety of gift programs, we enable donors to donate their favorites among our books to libraries, prisons, rehab centers, and people in positions to make a difference in how compassionately our world operates. Gifts are tax-deductible for donors who support this program. These programs currently include:
Though sixteen volumes are in print, thousands of pages from Paul Brunton's personal notebooks still have not been published. Photocopies of much of this material are available on loan for a month to members of the Paul Brunton Circulating Library. Revenues over cost of this program go to preparing these materials for eventual publication. Call (607) 821-1875 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. from Monday through Friday Eastern Time for membership details.