Peter Russell

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Peter Russell

Peter Russell is a leading thinker on consciousness and contemporary spirituality. He coined the term "global brain" with his 1980's bestseller of the same name in which he predicted the Internet and the impact it would have on humanity. He is the author of ten other books, including Waking Up in Time, From Science to God, and Letting Go of Nothing.

He studied theoretical physics, experimental psychology, and computer science at the University of Cambridge, and meditation and Eastern Philosophy in India. And pioneered the introduction of personal growth programs to corporations, running courses for senior management on creativity, stress management and sustainable development. 

A teacher of meditation for more than forty years, his approach emphasizes complete effortlessness in meditation—a letting go of any expectation or control. The beauty of this approach is that nothing needs to be changed or eliminated. 

He believes the critical challenge today is freeing human thinking from the limited beliefs and attitudes that lie behind many of our problems—personal, social, and global. His mission is to distill the essential wisdom on human consciousness found in the world’s various spiritual traditions, and to disseminate their teachings on self-liberation in contemporary and compelling ways.