Weaving his unique blend of scientific rationale, global vision, and intuitive wisdom, Peter Russell brings a sharp, critical mind to contemporary spirituality and the challenge of self-awakening. He distills the essential wisdom found in the world’s various spiritual traditions, revealing the limitations of the materialist worldview and why the essential nature of the cosmos must be more like mind than matter.
Peter holds degrees in theoretical physics, experimental psychology, and computer science from the University of Cambridge, England, where he was a student of Stephen Hawking. Following university he went to India, to study meditation and Eastern philosophy. In the 1970s, he pioneered the introduction of personal growth programs to corporations, running courses for senior management on creativity, stress management and sustainable development.
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 on humanity. His other books, which include Waking Up in Time, and From Science to God, and his visual presentations and videos have won international acclaim and awards.
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. It is simply surrendering to the fullness of the present moment.