When George Harrison penned the song ‘Within You Without You’, for The Beatles’ concept album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, he was in the thrall of Eastern mysticism. The lyrics reflect the influence of the Vedanta sub-tradition of Hinduism and its notion of non-dualism. The leader of critical realism Roy Bhaskar was to re-visit the ancient Eastern Ways in his later work, to the consternation of some of his early followers, who tended to be Marxist materialists (Bhaskar, 2000).