Russell Brand, British actor, stand-up comedian and fervent advocate of the Transcendental Meditation practice, has guest-edited a special issue of the New Statesman magazine. The edition is titled “Revolution of Consciousness“.
Released on October 24, 2013, the New Statesman special edition includes interviews with Noel Gallagher and David Shrigley; and carries contributions from the likes of Noam Chomsky, Judd Apatow, Graham Hancock, Fatima Bhutto, Oliver Stone and David Lynch.
Russell Brand’s special edition:
Revolution and meditation
Introducing the theme of revolution of consciousness, Russell Brand writes: “To genuinely make a difference, we must become different; make the tiny, longitudinal shift. Meditate, direct our love in
discriminately and our condemnation exclusively at those with power (…) The revolution of consciousness is a decision, decisions take a moment. In my mind, the revolution has already begun.”
Referring to Brand’s call to arms, David Lynch writes in detail about the benefits of the technique of Transcendental Meditation. Explaining the practice in a wider context of Vedic knowledge and the concept of Unified Field of consciousness, Lynch says:
“Revolutions are usually associated with violence or force. Transcendental Meditation leads to a beautiful, peaceful revolution. A change from suffering and negativity to happiness and a life more and more free of any problems. The secret has always been within. We just need a technique that works to get us there to unfold a most beautiful future.”
New Statesman, vanguard for a better world
The New Statesman is a British political and cultural magazine published weekly in London. Founded in 1913. The magazine is committed to “development, human rights and the environment, global issues the mainstream press often ignores”. Its prevous guest editors include the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and the former Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone.