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  • Published: 15 September 2003
  • ISBN: 9781844130429
  • Imprint: Rider
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $27.99

A Hermit in the Himalayas

The Classic Work of Mystical Quest




One of the great classics of spiritual literature brought back into print

The late Paul Brunton was one of the twentieth century's greatest explorers of and writers on the spiritual traditions of the East. A Hermit in the Himalayas is a unique blend of travel narrative, a stream of consciousness account of a retreat high in the Himalayas, and quest for inner stillness and a glimpse of the divine. It also includes a fascinating insight into the society and religion of Tibet before the Chinese invasion, and an account of Yogi Pranavananda's pilgrimage to Ladakh, Tibet and Mount Kailas, sacred to both Buddhists and Hindus.

  • Pub date: 15 September 2003
  • ISBN: 9781844130429
  • Imprint: Rider
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $27.99

About the Author

Paul Brunton

Born in London in 1898, Paul Brunton published thirteen books between 1935 and 1952. He is generally recognized as having introduced yoga and meditation to the West, and for presenting their philosophical background in non-technical language. He died in Switzerland (where he lived for 20 years) in 1981.

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Praise for A Hermit in the Himalayas

“His work is excellent. It has life, colour, movement”

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