Ronald Russell was born in Croydon, England. Ronald retired from teaching and now lives in Galloway with his wife. Ronald has given several lecture courses on states of consciousness for the University of Glasgow. He also wrote his own study of altered states of consciousness, The Vast Enquiring Soul. The Russells are both Monroe Outreach Trainers, conducting occasional workshops in their home in Scotland, and making annual visits to Cyprus to present the Going Home program there.