The inquiry into human consciousness is in many ways, the “holy grail” of the entire Global Spirit series. Certainly, awareness of different stages of consciousness has been at the heart of many spiritual practices and spiritual traditions, for centuries. Early in the 20th century, after some cross-fertilization from the east, western psychology became increasingly fascinated by the new study of consciousness. By the end of the 20th century, cutting edge quantum physicists began their own in-depth studies of the role of consciousness, as the possible underlying reality, or the singular connecting force of the universe.
In this Global Spirit program, host Phil Cousineau brings together both spiritual and the scientific traditions of east and west, and creates a unique conversation, shedding considerable light on the great, ongoing human quest for understanding “Consciousness”.
The program features Sraddhalu Ranade, a teacher and scientist from the ancient Hindu tradition of Vedanta, who comes to the Global Spirit studio from the Sri Aurobindo ashram in South India to meet Peter Russell, an author and spiritual practitioner with decades of relevant research and a background in physics and psychology from Cambridge University.