A Search in Secret Egypt

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North Atlantic Books
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5.9 X 1.0 X 8.9 inches | 1.3 pounds

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About the Author

PAUL BRUNTON (1898-1981) is one of the twentieth century's most brilliant spiritual writers. He is generally recognized as having introduced yoga and meditation to the West. His books sold over two million copies in 17 languages. He was the most popular and authoritative source of information on Eastern philosophies, gurus, and meditation systems from the mid-'30s to the '60s. In 1954, he withdrew from public life and continued writing the material that was posthumously published as The Notebooks of Paul Brunton--a truly East-West spiritual philosophy. Written with the passion of an authentic pioneer and the thoughtfulness of a seasoned practitioner, his work is re-emerging as a beacon for all contemporary seekers.


"Paul Brunton was a great original and got to a place of personal evolution that illumines the pathways of a future humanity."
--Jean Houston, author of A Passion for the Possible and A Mythic Life

"Any serious man or woman in search of spiritual ideas will find a surprising challenge and an authentic source of inspiration and intellectual nourishment in the writings of Paul Brunton."
--Jacob Needleman, author of What Is God?

" ... an elaborate account of strange happenings and beliefs, A Search in Secret Egypt is an engrossing book...."
--Times-Union [Brooklyn]

"It must be recorded to the lasting credit of Paul Brunton that what he has suffered and achieved very few people would ever be willing to do.... One cannot really help admiring his zeal for daring enterprise, his totally unbiased and critical mind."
--The Leader [Allahabad, India]

"Mr. Brunton's book does not make us wonder whether there are not more things in heaven and earth than are known to our philosophy; it makes us certain that there are."
--News-Review [London]

"For all his love of the untoward, Mr. Brunton clearly distinguishes between what is spiritual and what is magical or super-normal, and it is just this which makes his book not only a fascinating but a valuable guide to the hidden lore of ancient times."
--The Inquirer

" ... his book remains fascinating as the account of a traveler far less prejudiced and much better instructed than the average. A Search in Secret Egypt contains many excellent pen-pictures of the Two Lands and their monuments, as well as numerous accounts of literally marvelous adventures in that 'temple of the whole world' we call Egypt."
--The New York Times Book Review

"Believe it or not--this book will thrill you."
--Washington Post