During this publication, thinker Paul Brunton (1898-1981) encounters the mysteries and magic of Egypt within the Nineteen Thirties, together with an eerie but illuminating evening spent on my own contained in the nice Pyramid. along his explorations of historical Egypt's monuments and gods, Brunton encounters a number of occultists, fakirs, and dervishes, or even manages to turn into initiated into the lethal artwork of snake fascinating. His frank interviews with Muslim leaders stay suitable at the present time, and his description of the Hajj displays the wonder and encouraging religion of Mohammad's precise fans. Brunton's trip to find the furthest reaches of what the brain and physique are able of--and to tell apart numerous sorts of yoga and magic from precise spirituality--lead him to the parable of Osiris and to the secret that's the Sphinx itself. finally, Brunton turns his realization to his personal religious course, connecting all of his stories right into a unmarried discovery: that we're greater than the physique and that the liberty of our spirit might be skilled right here and now. This re-creation has been up to date to include Brunton's ultimate revisions and contains an advent through the Paul Brunton Philosophic Foundation.
"Paul Brunton used to be an outstanding unique and acquired to a spot of private evolution that illumines the pathways of a destiny humanity." --Jean Houston, writer of A ardour for the potential and A Mythic Life
"Any severe individual looking for non secular principles will discover a miraculous problem and an actual resource of concept and highbrow nourishment within the writings of Paul Brunton."--Jacob Needleman, writer of What is God?