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The tenth anniversary new release of an
award-winning bestseller
—updated for our time!

"A wonderful book, masterfully balancing ecological doom with spiritual renaissance."
—Ken Wilber

"A luminous, beautiful, and wise book."
—Hazel Henderson

Waking Up in Time:
Finding Inner Peace in Times of Accelerating Change

Peter Russell
October 2008 • $17.95 • 202 pages • 36 illus.
Origin Press • 978-1-57983-020-5

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Foreword and Introduction    Endorsements    Table of Contents    Press release

Media contact:  Byron Belitsos • byron@originpress.com • 415/453-4040

In this book, visionary scientist Peter Russell updates his classic manifesto for awakening to the mounting planetary crisis—even while deepening our connection to inner tranquility. Amid fears of ecological catastrophe and political chaos, this book stands out for its message of sanity and hope.

A new foreword by Ervin Laszlo, author of Macroshift
A new introduction by Peter Russell
Fully updated—with new illustrations

WINNER: Ben Franklin Award, 1999; Independent Publishers Award, 1999


Peter Russell, the widely acclaimed author of the bestseller The Global Brain and other pioneering works, earned degrees in theoretical physics and psychology at the Cambridge University in England, where he studied for a time under Stephen Hawking. His subsequent journey to India led to a lifetime exploration of meditation, Eastern philosophy, and the nature of consciousness. Peter Russell was one of the first to introduce personal development programs to corporations in the 1970s. Among Russell’s many other books are the bestselling The TM Technique, The Brain Book,and From Science to God. A world-renowned futurist and scientific visionary, Russell has been a keynote speaker at many conferences worldwide, and is frequently interviewed on radio and television.

Praise for Waking Up in Time:

"Absolutely brilliant. Like Marx and Freud, but with more wisdom than either of them.”
Robert Anton Wilson

"A wake-up call. Peter Russell calls upon his specialized knowledge in physics and spiritual disciplines, as well as a keen political sense, to bring us face to face with the present moment."
Marilyn Ferguson, author of The Aquarian Conspiracy

“The principal spiritual challenge of our moment is the transformation of our immense power into a new planetary wisdom. . . . For anyone interested in participating in this task there is simply no better place to begin than Peter Russell's Waking Up in Time.”
 —Brian Swimme, PhD, author of The Universe Story

“A unique and perceptive analysis of the global crisis at its most powerful levels. The prescriptions it offers are hopeful and inspirational.”
Stanley Krippner, PhD.

“Brings the message we need to wake up in time . . . from one of the most evolved minds of our time.”
Ervin Laszlo, PhD

“Peter Russell's ideas are music to my ears. A physicist who meditates. Peter has made the journey 'Out and In.' He adds quality to the quantity.”
Mike Pinder, founder of the Moody Blues


Table of Contents

The Quickening

    Acceleration — The Quickening Pace
    Feedback — The Evolutionary Accelerator
    Language — The Dawn of Thought
    Hands — Levers for the Mind
    Information — The Currency of Culture
    Creativity — From Genes to Ideas
    Today — Foundation for Tomorrow

The Crisis

    Crisis — Sounding the Alarm
    Crossroads — Choosing Our Way
    Malady — A Planetary Cancer
    Self-Interest — Misdirected Needs
    Happiness — The Mind's Bottom Line
    Materialism — An Addictive Meme
    Fear — The Voice in Our Heads
    Stress — The Wages of Fear

The Awakening

    Dehypnosis — Breaking the Trance
    Presence — The Timeless Moment
    Enlightenment — A New Way of Seeing
    Relationships — The Yoga of the West
    Love — The Gift of Peace
    Meditation — The Art of Letting Go
    Maturity — Coming of Age
    Freedom — The Emancipation from Matter

The Future

    Challenge — Crisis as Opportunity
    Apocalypse — Premonitions of Transformation
    Setbacks — Constructive Extinctions
    Compression — The Collapse of Time
    Spirals — The Shape of the Future
    Omega — A White Hole in Time
    Purpose — A Design to Creation?
    Knowing — A Conscious Universe
    The End — Or the Beginning?

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