The Global Brain

The Awakening Earth in a New Century

By Peter Russell

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Peter Russell argues that global communications and the internet are helping to link the minds of humanity together to form a single, global brain and consciousness with remarkable potential.

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Floris Books

Floris Books is an independent publishing company based in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2016 Floris won the Saltire Society Scottish Publisher of the Year. Floris Books is the largest children's book publisher in Scotland and are well known for the Kelpies range of Scottish children's books. They also publish international children’s books and an extensive list of non-fiction books, including alternative education, agriculture, health, parenting and religion.

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We've seen the power of the internet to connect people around the world in ways never before known. This remarkable book argues that the billions of messages and pieces of information flying back and forth are linking the minds of humanity together into a single, global brain: a brain with astonishing potential for the Earth.


Peter Russell, an acclaimed author and speaker, weaves together modern technology and ancient mysticism to present a startling vision of the world to come, where humanity is a fully conscious superorganism in an awakening universe. The human potential movement, he shows, is growing fast and influencing business, politics and medicine.


This new edition is fully updated for the challenges we face in the twenty-first century.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Floris Books
Publication Date 25 Oct 2007
ISBN 9780863156168
Number of Pages 262

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'Selling more than 100,000 copies and translated into ten languages, The Global Brain has won acclaim from forward thinkers worldwide'.


-- Living Lightly Magazine, Winter 2007


'It is important that we gain a stronger sense of being able to choose our future rather than stumble into it. We have been set an evolutionary exam and have here a textbook which we as students can study.'


-- David Lorimer, Scientific and Medical Network Review, Winter 2007


'One of those rare books that send a tingle down the spine.'


-- New Internationalist


'It ranks with the best of Fritjof Capra and Lyall Watson as part of a trend in communicating ideas about mankinds inner self and our relation to the physical world; it is very well written, and it deserves to be a best seller.'


-- New Scientist


'A clear and exciting survey of some of the most important ideas in the world at the moment.'


-- Colin Wilson


'I picked up this book expecting to scoff all the way to the last page and ended up with a tremendous sense of optimism for the human race. The book as a whole has had a positive effect on my view of the future of mankind. I hope it does the same for all other readers.'


-- Catholic Herald


"To a world badly in need if new visions and realistic optimism, Peter Russell offers a bold hypothesis. His thesis is bound to be the subject of much discussion in the trying years ahead.'


-- Willis Harman, Institute of Noetic Sciences


'I am thrilled at the attempt to think on this holistic scale. Peter Russell brings together scientific knowledge and the holistic vision of the spiritual nature of the Universe and Man.'


-- Sir George Trevelyan


'A fascinating vision of how the information revolution is shifting consciousness. A much needed, optimistic perspective on humanity's future.'


-- Ted Turner


'A fascinating read.'


-- Yoga Scotland Magazine, January 2008

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