Paul Brunton was a British writer and philosopher who is well known for his influence on Eastern spirituality.
Paul Brunton (1898-1982), a British writer and philosopher, is widely praised for his influence on Eastern spirituality. He was born in London in 1898 and had an early interest in mysticism presented during his school years. He published several works based on the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, such as A Search in Secret India and A Search in Secret Egypt, which pushed him to prominence. Brunton's initial travels to India resulted in knowledge that he used to develop a system of yoga and meditation practices along with spiritual philosophies designed for a Western audience. Throughout his writings, he stated that it was possible to attain union with God through attention-focusing methods that also encouraged communication with one’s own self. After his death in 1982, Paul Brunton has become an iconic name for those seeking Eastern spirituality and culture around the world.