"He handles the material [in The Wisdom of the Overself] as a master and not as a mere onlooker... .Brunton is the needed link between scholarly research, without which he would never have arrived where he is now, and the layman who is longing for a higher way of life... "
-Review of Religion, Prof. Frederic Spiegelberg, Stanford University
"Nowhere else will you find such a profound synthesis of East-West philosophic mysticism stripped of all the usual obscurity and extravagances. Both the modern intellect and the weary heart will find unlimited inspiration, wisdom, and guidance for action in these Notebooks."
-Victor Mansfield, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Colgate University
I went in India in August 1987 to visit His Holiness Jagadguru Shankaracharya—the same Shankara that PB writes about in A Search in Secret India who encouraged PB to see Ramana. During the 1980s, students at Wisdom's Goldenrod were very busy arranging and publishing the sixteen volumes of The Notebooks of Paul Brunton. When these students went to visit the Shankara they took him the latest published volume. One day, I was with Shankaracharya in the back of the Mutt. For about 40 minutes he sat reading the Notebook volume that I had brought him, using a big flashlight. When he was done, I mentioned to him that I had some questions. He paused and then told me, "I couldn’t say it any better than PB has put it in these Notebooks."