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Peter Russell’s contemporaries have lauded him as “one of the finest minds of our time“ and an “eco-philosopher extraordinaire. “ He is the bestselling author of ten books (including The Global Brain, Waking up in Time, and, most recently, From Science to God), and his video The Global Brain won international acclaim. His work integrates Eastern and Western understandings of the mind, exploring their relevance to the world today and to humanity’s future.

Peter believes that our critical challenge is to free human thinking from the limited beliefs and attitudes that lie behind so many of our problems—personal, social, and global. His intent 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.

Publications

Shifting Perspectives: Recent essays that reflect changing worldviews - personal and collective. [11]

Science and Consciousness: Essays on the problem science has with consciousness and some pathways through the challenge. [6]

Earth and Environment: Various pieces focusing primarily on the psychological (spiritual) challenges inherent in the global crisis.

Passing Thoughts: A collection of short pieces and musings I wrote in the eighties, which appeared in a small book of the same name (no longer available). [16]

The Weaver: A series of short essays on consciounsess that I wrote for an early (1995) web zine, The Weaver. [11]

Letting Go: Some early pieces on a theme that will soon be considerably expanded. [5]

Mind Maps: What they are, how to do them, advantages, uses and software. [5]

Books:
The Global Brain Awakens
. Selections. [7]
Waking Up In Time
. Complete Text. [34]
From Science to God
[10]
The Consciousness Revolution
. Selections. [3]
 

Video Transcripts:
The Global Brain

The White Hole in Time

Consciousness: The Bridge Between Science and Spirit

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  • There Is No Such Thing as an Ego Dec 09, 2010

    Thanks for your various responses to my blog. I am heartened to know seeing ego as a thought process rather than some "thing" to be overcome has resonated with many of you. It has certainly been very useful for me. And I also appreciate those of you who have expanded the discussion into both the nature of spiritual awakening and other perspectives on 'ego.'

    To clarify a couple of points… I was not implying that stepping back from ego-ing in this way is full awakening to the true self. Nevertheles, I have found it a valuable practice in service of liberation. The less we identify with egoic thinking, the more we are open to subtler levels of our being -- an important step in refining our awareness of 'self.'

    Second, I was not referring to the ego in the way that developmental psychologists do. That "ego" can be a very important part of our development. I was only referring to a mode of thinking that we can easily get caught in. This too can be useful at times. It developed for good reasons, helping us take care of our well-being; sometimes is helpful to be thinking about the future, or concerned about how our appearance. The problem comes from our getting caught in this way of thinking for most (if not all) of the time. When such thinking takes over, our attention is caught in the stories we are telling ourselves, overshadowing our true nature. That is why learning how to step out of it can be so helpful.

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