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Sharyn
03-05-2009, 10:15 AM
Excellent presentation by Peter Russell defining consciousness & reality.

The Primacy of Consciousness - Part 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8AXmJdmzfM&feature=related)

The Primacy of Consciousness - Part 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77Y4VKhKSxo&feature=related)

The Primacy of Consciousness - Part 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSnXfd9bWsc&feature=related)

The Primacy of Consciousness - Part 4
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiKdFLpuT98&feature=related)
The Primacy of Consciousness - Part 5 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8Gb9xNeSQ0&feature=related)

The Primacy of Consciousness - Part 6 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PJp5-d2ljo&feature=related)

The Primacy of Consciousness - Part 7 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ap-JvozEkC4&feature=related)


Excerpt of his bio taken from his website (http://www.peterrussell.com/index2.php)


Peter Russell M.A., D.C.S., F.S.P.

Peter Russell is a fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences (http://www.noetic.org/), of The World Business Academy (http://www.worldbusiness.org/) and of The Findhorn Foundation (http://www.findhorn.org/), and an Honorary Member of The Club of Budapest (http://www.club-of-budapest.org/).


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 mid-seventies Peter Russell joined forces with Tony Buzan and helped teach "Mind Maps (http://www.peterrussell.com/mindmap1.php)" and learning methods to a variety of international organizations and educational institutions.



Since then his corporate programs have focused increasingly on self-development, creativity, stress management, and sustainable environmental practices. Clients have included IBM, Apple, Digital, American Express, Barclays Bank, Swedish Telecom, ICI, Shell Oil and British Petroleum.

His principal interest is the deeper, spiritual significance of the times we are passing through. He has written several books in this area -- The TM Technique (http://www.peterrussell.com/Ordering.php#TM), The Upanishads (http://www.peterrussell.com/Upi/Upi.php), The Brain Book (http://www.peterrussell.com/Ordering.php#BB), The Global Brain Awakens (http://www.peterrussell.com/GB/globalbrain.php), The Creative Manager (http://www.peterrussell.com/Ordering.php#CM), The Consciousness Revolution (http://www.peterrussell.com/Ordering.php#CR), Waking Up in Time (http://www.peterrussell.com/WUIT/index.php), and From Science to God (http://www.peterrussell.com/SG/index.php).

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 (http://www.peterrussell.com/GB/GBVideo.php) and The White Hole in Time (http://www.peterrussell.com/Ordering.php#WHITVID) have won praise and prizes from around the world. In 1993 the environmental magazine Buzzworm voted Peter Russell "Eco-Philosopher Extraordinaire" of the year.


Love, Light & Blessings:angel:
Sharyn

wpage
03-13-2009, 12:43 PM
Takes Descarte "I think therefor I am" to new levels...
A revelation in thinking!:thumbsup:

Doug
03-13-2009, 05:46 PM
Sharyn,
Thanks for the interesting info from Peter Russell! Glad to see that this is getting more and more mainstream. As Seth sez, we will understand our universe better when we are more informed of how our minds really work. *(no spaceship required!!) :rofl:
I think that the more discoveries we make objectively out there, our limiting beliefs distort what's really going on. If the scientists became more subjective, heck, even a little quantum -- it would make more sense. If they used meditation, imagination, looking within, and as many PATHS programs as possible, they'd be further along. ;)

Thank you for posting this, I really enjoyed the presentation.

Sincerely,
Doug

maggieb
03-14-2009, 10:55 AM
I also enjoyed immensely.
I am going to purchase some of his other material. The guy is really good at explaining the unexplainable.
I would recommend his website. There is a lot of reading material.

Thanks Sharyn!

Pamela Vicik-Smith
03-14-2009, 01:27 PM
Since you mentioned Seth, Doug, I just got "Seth Speaks" last week. Though I am rather familiar with the material, I have never read the book until now.

Apparently, there are quite a few Seth books. This is the first though and I am looking forward to reading it.

Doug
03-15-2009, 04:43 PM
Since you mentioned Seth, Doug, I just got "Seth Speaks" last week. Though I am rather familiar with the material, I have never read the book until now.

Apparently, there are quite a few Seth books. This is the first though and I am looking forward to reading it.

Great start Pamela, yes there's plenty of books, over 30 now. Some early sessions are available from: The New Awareness Network (http://www.sethcenter.com/). enjoy your reading!!

:thumbsup:
Doug