The Essence of Consciousness
The next great frontier of human exploration is not outer space, but inner space—research into the nature of consciousness itself. Peter Russell proposes a new worldview in which consciousness is as fundamental as space, time, and matter—in some respects, even more fundamental. Not only does this resolve the problems Western science has with understanding the nature of human consciousness, it also opens the door to a deeper appreciation of spiritual and mystical teachings.
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 problems, and uncover the immense potentials inherent in consciousness itself. We need to understand the true nature of mind.
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 upon which Western culture has been so focused. Such qualities are the essence of consciousness.