December 7, 2014 Life and Works of Peter Russell M.A., D.C.S., F.S.P.

pr#1Peter Russell M.A., D.C.S, F.S.P.

Radio Streaming Broadcast: Sunday Omnibus December 7, 2014

Peter Russell is a fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, of The World Business Academy and of The Findhorn Foundation, and an Honorary Member of The Club of Budapest.

At Cambridge University (UK), he studied mathematics and theoretical physics. Then, as he became increasingly fascinated by the mysteries of the human mind he changed to experimental psychology. Pursuing this interest, he traveled to India to study meditation and eastern philosophy, and on his return took up the first research post ever offered in Britain on the psychology of meditation.

He also has a post-graduate degree in computer science, and conducted there some of the early work on 3-dimensional displays, presaging by some twenty years the advent of virtual reality.

In the 1970s, he was one of the first people to introduce human potential seminars into the corporate field, and for twenty years ran programs for senior management on creativity, stress management, personal development, and sustainable development. Clients have included IBM, Apple, Digital, American Express, Barclays Bank, Swedish Telecom, ICI, Shell Oil and British Petroleum.

In 1982 he coined the term “global brain” with his 1980s bestseller of the same name in which he predicted the Internet and the impact it would have. The Global Brain

His other books in include — The TM Technique, The Upanishads, The Brain Book, The Creative Manager, The Consciousness Revolution, Waking Up in Time, and From Science to God.

As one of the more revolutionary futurists Peter Russell has been a keynote speaker at many international conferences, in Europe, Japan and the USA. His multi-image shows and videos, The Global Brain and The White Hole in Time have won praise and prizes from around the world. In 1993 the environmental magazine Buzzworm voted Peter Russell “Eco-Philosopher Extraordinaire” of the year.

His principal interest is the deeper, spiritual significance of the times we are passing through. His work seeks to distill the essence of the world’s spiritual traditions and present it in ways relevant to the current times.

How to Meditate Without Even Trying

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The Global Brain

pr#2Originally published in 1982 as “The Awakening Earth” in the UK and “The Global Brain” in the US, this third edition of Peter Russell’s classic work has been updated and a new Foreword added. Building on Lovelock’s Gaia hypothesis, it shows how our global linking may be leading us toward an evolutionary breakthrough as significant as the emergence of life some three and a half million years ago. Heralded as a major leap in Western thinking, this book presents an empowering view of our future. It throws new light on our relationship with ourselves, each other, and the planet.

 

 

 

From Science to God

pr#3From Science to God is the story of Peter Russell’s lifelong exploration into the nature of consciousness. Blending physics, psychology, and philosophy, he leads us to a new worldview in which consciousness is a fundamental quality of creation. He shows how all the ingredients for this worldview are in place; nothing new needs to be discovered. We have only to put the pieces together and explore the new picture of reality that emerges.

Integrating a deep knowledge of science with his own experiences of meditation, Russell arrives at a universe similar to that described by many mystics — one in which science and spirit no longer conflict. The bridge between them, he shows, is light. From Science to God invites us to cross that bridge to a radically different, and ultimately healing, view of ourselves and the universe — one in which God takes on new meaning, and spiritual practice a deeper significance.

 

Books & Works by Peter Russell

 

Books

FROM SCIENCE TO GOD: A Physicist’s Journey Into the Mystery of Consciousness
THE CONSCIOUSNESS REVOLUTION: A Dialogue with Ervin Laszlo and Stan Grof
WAKING UP IN TIME: Finding Inner Peace in Times of Accelerating Change
THE GLOBAL BRAIN: The Awakening Earth for a New Millennium 
THE CREATIVE MANAGER: Finding Inner Wisdom in Uncertain Times
THE BRAIN BOOK: A Users Handbook
THE TM TECHNIQUE: A Skeptics Guide
THE UPANISHADS: A New Translation with Alistair Shearer

DVDs

THE GLOBAL BRAIN and THE WHITE HOLE IN TIME 
THE GLOBAL BRAIN, THE WHITE HOLE IN TIME, and FROM SCIENCE TO GOD – Scandinavian 
FROM SCIENCE TO GOD: Exploring the Mystery of Consciousness
THE PRIMACY OF CONSCIOUSNESS: Where Mind and Matter Meet

CDs

WISDOM IN ESSENCE: CD with Hemi-Sync

THE ART OF LETTING GO: Double CD of workshop

THE 2012 MINDSHIFT: Five meditations for turbulent times

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