Peter Russell, DCS

Peter studied mathematics and theoretical physics at the University of Cambridge (UK) supervised for a while by Stephen Hawking. As he became increasingly fascinated by the nature of consciousness, he changed to experimental psychology, gaining a first class degree in the subject. He also has a post-graduate degree in computer science and conducted some of the early research on 3-D displays and what is now known as "virtual reality."
He was one of the first people to introduce human potential seminars into the corporate field and for the last twenty years has been lecturing and consulting to major corporations on creativity, quality management and personal development. His books include The Brain Book, The Global Brain Awakens, The Creative Manager, The Consciousness Revolution, Waking Up in Time and From Science to God. He also created the award winning videos The Global Brain and The White Hole in Time.

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The Essence of Consciousness
Western science has focused on the material world around us. It has paid little attention to the inner realm of the mind. Today, however, the exploration and development of human consciousness has become an imperative.

Most of the problems we face - global, social, and personal - stem from human thinking, perception, and values. Now, more than ever, we must find ways to liberate ourselves from the dysfunctional, egocentric modes of thinking that lie at the root of so many of our problems, and uncover the immense potentials inherent in consciousness itself. We need to understand the true nature of mind.

Mystics, rishis, and spiritual adepts across all cultures repeatedly make clear that those qualities we most long for - peace, love, freedom, fulfillment - lie at the core of our being, not in the material world that Western culture has been so focused on. Such qualities are the essence of consciousness.
The Art of Letting Go
The essential wisdom of the world's spiritual traditions might be summed in two words: Let Go. To find true freedom, we need to let go our fears, judgments, assumptions and attachments. These are all creations of the mind; they have no independent existence. So why do we hold on to them? How can we let go? Peter will explore the challenges of letting go. What is it we really want, and why aren't we getting it? How can we step behind the thinking mind to subtler levels of consciousness? What does it take to be more in the present moment? How can we listen better to the still quiet voice within? What do we really mean by a change of consciousness?
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