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by Brunton, Paul


Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket

Book ID: 11801, 11801


NY: E. P. Dutton 1940 (1939), third printing, cloth & dj, 322pp, spine and dj a tiny bit worn. Brunton 1898-1981 was a British philosopher, traveler and author. In the early 1930's he traveled to India after reading Blavatsky and eventually met Meher Baba and Ramana Maharshi, and is credited with not only bringing the attention of the west to Maharshi's teachings but helping to introduce the west to eastern wisdom teachings. Most of his books were published between 1931-1952 but they were so popular that they remained in print all the way through the 1960's and were essential texts for those seekers who left America for the hippie trail in India. Brunton has a marvelous writing style, the kind that keeps you reading way past your bedtime, and yet he was able to put into print some of the most esoteric concepts in such a way that somehow you never forget what he wrote. He did this because he knew, like an ancient Zen master, how to tell a teaching story that sounded like an adventure story. His books will never be forgotten and many are still in print in paperback. In the 1980's the Paul Brunton Foundation was formed. In 1993 Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, an American writer who lived with Brunton as a youth and was chosen to be Brunton's spiritual heir, published a memoir attacking Brunton. The Masson story is a complicated one. Masson is a wonderful writer, with a PhD from Harvard in Sanskrit who exposed deceptions of Freud, and is the grandson of a well known Kabbalist, but somehow he missed the concept of devotion at the heart of almost all eastern spiritual philosophy. It is still an interesting memoir. Masson's recent books on the emotional life of animals are just as interesting.

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