In a Search in Secret Egypt, Paul Brunton wrote briefly of "the street that grows red flowers"-one of seven steps awaiting all who would enter the secret chamber of the heart's mysteries. Emotions and Ethics, Part 1 of this fifth volume in The Notebooks of Paul Brunton, is a detailed guide to this pivotal stage of spiritual development. It shows clearly how to claim one's full humanity through controlling, purifying, and transmuting the flowers of passion inherited from our animal nature.
Part 2, The Intellect, evaluates the thinking faculty. It demonstrates the transformative potential, and the limitations, of intellectual understanding in spiritual practice.