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Peter Russell earned his master's degree in computer science form Cambridge University, and trained as a meditation teacher in India under the guidance of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. He is the author of nine books including The Global Brain, From Science to God, and Waking Up in Time. Russell has consulted with IBM, Apple, American Express, Swedish Telecom, and Shell Oil on a variety of topics including self-development, creativity, stress management, and sustainable environmental practices.

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