The Wisdom of the Overself

The Path to Self-Realization and Philosophic Insight
Volume Two By Paul Brunton

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The Wisdom of the Overself
The Path to Self-Realization and Philosophic Insight
Volume Two
by Paul Brunton

An updated, definitive edition! Paul Brunton unfolds a grand vision for every human being's possible development by exploring Mind as the source of all consciousness and all experience.

Subjects: Philosophy, Spirituality

6 x 9, quality paperback
448 pages

ISBN 10: 1-58394-914-3
ISBN 13: 978-1-58394-914-6

Book Details

Description

This joyously inspiring revelatory work explores the sacred foundation from which our individualities and world(s) emerge. Paul Brunton here presents a grand vision for every human being's possible development by exploring Mind as the source of all consciousness and all experience — and the continuity of our minds and bodies with that vast Intelligence. He described it as a fresh modern re-creation/synthesis of teachings from sages throughout Asia with whom met, studied, and/or meditated.

Main themes include:

  • how to move from ego-centered life to the transcendent reality;
  • the interplay of karma, free will, and grace;
  • the nature of evil and suffering;
  • how to awaken intuition and penetrative insight;
  • the passage through death to rebirth;
  • psychic experiences and mystic visions

Seven "ultramystic exercises" for opening the door to higher consciousness include a healing meditation on the sun; practices for transforming the future, dream, and sleep; and a meditation on the timeless self.

This new edition — now provided as a companion volume with The Hidden Teaching Beyond Yoga, as Paul Brunton originally intended — has been updated to incorporate his final revisions. It includes a new foreword and supplementary material selected from the author’s archives by the Paul Brunton Philosophic Foundation.

The author

Paul Brunton is widely considered the 20th century's most influential writer on systems of self-realization. He traveled the globe in search of authentic spiritual teachers, with whom he lived, meditated, and studied. He is perhaps best known for introducing Ramana Maharshi to the West, and to much of India.

Major reviewers acclaim Brunton's integrative writings as “sensible and compelling,” “a rich vein of wisdom,” “sensible, deep, and original,” etc., that “stand beside Merton,Huxley, Suzuki, Watts, and Radhakrishnan.” He lucidly presents and makes accessible a broad spectrum of deep teachings, both East and West.

See volume one, The Hidden Teaching Beyond Yoga

Click here to see or order The Hidden Teaching Beyond Yoga, the companion volume to The Wisdom of the Overself.

See all our Paul Brunton titles

To see all our Paul Brunton titles, scroll down to The Complete Paul Brunton Opus below.

About Paul Brunton

Paul Brunton helps us hear the melody behind the medley of today's "spiritual marketplace." His late writings raise the bar for what we can expect of spiritual teachings and teachers, and what we can do for ourselves. Born in London in 1898, he soon became a leading pioneer of much of what we now take for granted. He traveled widely throughout the world (long before it was fashionable) to meet living masters of various traditions with whom he then lived and studied. His eleven early books from 1934–1952 shared much of what he learned, and helped set the stage for dramatic east-west exchanges of the late 20th century. Paul Brunton left more than 10,000 pages of enormously helpful new work in notebooks he reserved for posthumous publication, much of which is now available as The Notebooks of Paul Brunton. See "The Complete Paul Brunton Opus" in blue below to see his many works available on this site. You can also search on Paul Brunton in the search bar to browse the selections, or click on a link below for specific connections.

Click here for an article about Paul Brunton.

Click here for The Notebooks of Paul Brunton.

To access small theme-based books compiled from Paul Brunton's writings, scroll down to Derived from the Notebooks below.

To access Paul Brunton's early writings, published from 1934–1952, scroll down to Paul Brunton's Early Works below.

To access commentaries on Paul Brunton and his work by his leading student, Anthony Damiani, as well as other writings about Paul Brunton and/or his work, scroll down to Commentaries and Reflections on Paul Brunton and His Work below.

Book Details

This joyously inspiring revelatory work explores the sacred foundation from which our individualities and world(s) emerge. Paul Brunton here presents a grand vision for every human being's possible development by exploring Mind as the source of all consciousness and all experience — and the continuity of our minds and bodies with that vast Intelligence. He described it as a fresh modern re-creation/synthesis of teachings from sages throughout Asia with whom met, studied, and/or meditated.

Main themes include:

  • how to move from ego-centered life to the transcendent reality;
  • the interplay of karma, free will, and grace;
  • the nature of evil and suffering;
  • how to awaken intuition and penetrative insight;
  • the passage through death to rebirth;
  • psychic experiences and mystic visions

Seven "ultramystic exercises" for opening the door to higher consciousness include a healing meditation on the sun; practices for transforming the future, dream, and sleep; and a meditation on the timeless self.

This new edition — now provided as a companion volume with The Hidden Teaching Beyond Yoga, as Paul Brunton originally intended — has been updated to incorporate his final revisions. It includes a new foreword and supplementary material selected from the author’s archives by the Paul Brunton Philosophic Foundation.

Paul Brunton is widely considered the 20th century's most influential writer on systems of self-realization. He traveled the globe in search of authentic spiritual teachers, with whom he lived, meditated, and studied. He is perhaps best known for introducing Ramana Maharshi to the West, and to much of India.

Major reviewers acclaim Brunton's integrative writings as “sensible and compelling,” “a rich vein of wisdom,” “sensible, deep, and original,” etc., that “stand beside Merton,Huxley, Suzuki, Watts, and Radhakrishnan.” He lucidly presents and makes accessible a broad spectrum of deep teachings, both East and West.

Click here to see or order The Hidden Teaching Beyond Yoga, the companion volume to The Wisdom of the Overself.

To see all our Paul Brunton titles, scroll down to The Complete Paul Brunton Opus below.

About Paul Brunton

Larson Publications photo of author Paul Brunton

Paul Brunton helps us hear the melody behind the medley of today's "spiritual marketplace." His late writings raise the bar for what we can expect of spiritual teachings and teachers, and what we can do for ourselves. Born in London in 1898, he soon became a leading pioneer of much of what we now take for granted. He traveled widely throughout the world (long before it was fashionable) to meet living masters of various traditions with whom he then lived and studied. His eleven early books from 1934–1952 shared much of what he learned, and helped set the stage for dramatic east-west exchanges of the late 20th century. Paul Brunton left more than 10,000 pages of enormously helpful new work in notebooks he reserved for posthumous publication, much of which is now available as The Notebooks of Paul Brunton. See "The Complete Paul Brunton Opus" in blue below to see his many works available on this site. You can also search on Paul Brunton in the search bar to browse the selections, or click on a link below for specific connections.

Click here for an article about Paul Brunton.

Click here for The Notebooks of Paul Brunton.

To access small theme-based books compiled from Paul Brunton's writings, scroll down to Derived from the Notebooks below.

To access Paul Brunton's early writings, published from 1934–1952, scroll down to Paul Brunton's Early Works below.

To access commentaries on Paul Brunton and his work by his leading student, Anthony Damiani, as well as other writings about Paul Brunton and/or his work, scroll down to Commentaries and Reflections on Paul Brunton and His Work below.

The Complete Paul Brunton Opus:


The Notebooks of Paul Brunton:

Paul Brunton's most mature work, in the order he specified for posthumous publication.

Derived from The Notebooks:

Smaller books on popular/timely themes, developed from the Notebooks and published posthumously.

Early Works:

Paul Brunton's works published during his lifetime from 1934-1952

Commentaries/Reflections:

Commentaries/Reflections by other authors on Paul Brunton or his works.

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