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“Grand strategist” Thomas Barnett argues that despite its bad rap, the widespread globalization of Western-style capitalism and democracy may actually be the most unifying, progressive, and liberating force in human history.

“Zen minister” Steve Kanji Ruhl talks about a new graduate program founded by Roshi Bernie Glassman to train aspiring bodhisattvas in the ways of socially engaged Buddhism.

Religion scholar Jeffrey Kripal explains why he thinks our general obsession with science fiction, from Heroes to The X-Men, is a modern pop-cultural expression of the spiritual impulse.

The “Guru and the Pandit” discuss the profound spiritual challenge of staying connected to a higher perspective, even when it seems that humanity's very survival hangs in the balance.

Theoretical physicist Amit Goswami speaks to EnlightenNext’s Carter Phipps about the mysterious nature of quantum evolution.


State of the World Forum founder Jim Garrison describes his ambitious plans to tackle global warming using the powerful perspective of integral theory.


Cultural development specialist Elza Maalouf speaks to Elizabeth Debold about some of the most promising trends she sees emerging across the Muslim world.


Robert Richardson, biographer of Ralph Waldo Emerson and William James, explores the insights and contemporary relevance of these two revolutionary nineteenth-century thinkers.


EnlightenNext speaks to techno-prophet Ray Kurzweil, and conscious capitalist Patricia Aburdene about where they think the world is going in the next five years.


Washington Post reporter Joel Garreau, author of Radical Evolution, describes some of the most exciting new technologies on the horizon that have the potential to dramatically transform our lives in the not-too-distant future.


EnlightenNext’s Jeff Carreira explores pioneering Austrian mystic Rudolf Steiner’s powerful and subtle science of spiritual evolution with philosopher John Walker.


EnlightenNext’s Carter Phipps speaks with occult scholar Gary Lachman about the rich and often overlooked relationship between Western esotericism, social change, and politics throughout history.


Futurist John Petersen speaks with EnlightenNext’s Carter Phipps about his new book, A Vision for 2012: Planning for Extraordinary Change, and why he feels that we may be headed toward one of the biggest transitions in human history.


Author and media activist Duane Elgin explains why he thinks the cosmology of the future will see the universe not as a mechanical conglomeration of matter but as a living, evolving entity.


In the second part of their dialogue, developmental psychologist Jenny Wade and EnlightenNext’sElizabeth Debold explore the evolution of human sexuality.


Transpersonal psychologist Jenny Wade explores the paranormal side of sexuality in this discussion of her book Transcendent Sex: When Lovemaking Opens the Veil.


Professor Frank Poletti describes the vision behind the Esalen Center for Theory and Research, a mystical think tank that is redefining evolution and spirituality and transcending the outdated polarity between science and God.


Integral life coach Terry Patten speaks with EnlightenNext’s Carter Phipps about the vision behind his new book Integral Life Practice: A 21st-Century Blueprint for Physical Health, Emotional Balance, Mental Clarity, and Spiritual Awakening


Dutch lawyer and environmental activist Roger Cox speaks to EnlightenNext about an impressive project he’s spearheading to transform the Netherlands into the world’s first fully sustainable nation.


One of the spiritual world’s top publicists, Arielle Ford, tells some outrageous stories from her new book, The Soulmate Secret: Manifesting the Love of Your Life With the Law of Attraction, about the mysterious connections that bind people together.


Gender psychologists Helena Løvendal-Sørensen and Nick Duffell speak about how men and women can come together beyond the confines of traditional gender roles in a truly equal, creative, and liberated relationship.


British philosopher and theologian Keith Ward speaks to EnlightenNext’s Carter Phipps about his new book, which explores the fundamental roots of the controversial relationship between science and religion.


Acclaimed theoretical physicist Michio Kaku speaks with EnlightenNext’s Tom Huston about the scientific and spiritual implications of the Large Hadron Collider, a massive device that will help to solve some of physics’ most elusive mysteries.


Rice University religious studies professor Jeffrey Kripal speaks about his book, Esalen: America and the Religion of No Religion, and how the Esalen Institute has helped to shape the way we think about science, spirituality, and evolution.


Spiral Dynamics expert Marilyn Hamilton paints a stratospheric view of the city of the future: a dynamic, sustainable “human hive” that supports its surrounding environment and enhances human development.


Michael Murphy, the visionary founder of Esalen Institute, speaks about the history of this legendary spiritual mecca and its ongoing mission to help give birth to a new evolutionary worldview.


EnlightenNext’s Jeff Carreira and Carter Phipps give a fascinating history of the magazine and how its ongoing inquiry has both informed and been informed by their collective spiritual practice.


Christian minister Bruce Sanguin uses Spiral Dynamics, a cutting-edge theory of cultural evolution, to describe how Christ is perceived at different stages of human development.


EnlightenNext editor in chief Andrew Cohen speaks to an audience in New York City about both the dangers and the extraordinary potentials of our highly developed capacity for individuation.


Arianna Huffington, founder of the popular news blog The Huffington Post, speaks about the importance of spirituality in creating social and political change.


Pentagon insider Thomas Barnett draws on decades of experience as a strategic consultant to the world's most powerful military to paint a remarkably idealistic picture of what the world could look like in the twenty-first century.

Philosopher Susan Neiman explains why she thinks that after decades on the fringes, idealism is coming back into fashion—this time less naive and able to handle the tough questions confronting us at this moment in history.

Fitness guru Shawn Phillips shares his insights into the dynamic relationship between physical strength and inner vitality and outlines his innovative integral approach to training both body and mind.

EnlightenNext magazine’s Joel Pitney speaks with a philosopher, an entrepreneur, a community organizer, and a CEO about what they think it will take to develop integralism into a full-fledged cultural and philosophical movement.

Editor in chief Andrew Cohen and integral philosopher Ken Wilber—the Guru and the Pandit—explore the “fascinating, complex, and infinitely subtle” relationship between evolution and enlightenment.


Rwandan genocide survivor Immaculée Ilibagiza tells editors Joel Pitney and Carol Raphael the extraordinary story of her spiritual awakening during a three-month ordeal spent in hiding from her machete-wielding neighbors.


Media entrepreneur Mallika Chopra (daughter of Deepak) speaks about the recent upsurge in mainstream media coverage of spirituality, consciousness, and the search for higher meaning.


Gustav Niebuhr, a professor of religion and the media at Syracuse University, speaks with Elizabeth Debold about America’s particular interest in interfaith dialogue and its significance for the future of our religiously diverse global community.


Spiritual guide Mother Clare Watts and developmental psychologist Jenny Wade speak with senior editor Elizabeth Debold about the next steps for men as part of our recent investigation into the emergence of a new expression of masculinity (see issue 41).


Historian Peter Heehs chronicles the fascinating life of Sri Aurobindo, the famous Indian philosopher, poet, spiritual leader, and political revolutionary who is now recognized as one of the forefathers of evolutionary spirituality.


Elizabeth Debold speaks with Canadian author and minister Bruce Sanguin about his awakening to "cosmic consciousness" and his work to help bring an integral, evolutionary perspective to the Christian church.

Paranormal researcher Russell Targ speaks to Tom Huston about how he helped the CIA use psychic phenomena to spy on America enemies during the Cold War.


Integral Institute CEO Robb Smith speaks to WIE’s Joel Pitney about what it will take to bring the integral perspective to a broader audience.


In this fascinating interview with WIE's Carter Phipps, innovative Christian minister Erwin McManus paints a picture of what a spiritually enlightened man might look like in the 21st century.


A live dialogue between WIE readers and editors Carter Phipps and Joel Pitney about the highly publicized religion vs science debate highlighted in their recent article, “Atheists with Attitude.”

WIE’s Carter Phipps and Joel Pitney speak to George Daranyi, chairman of the Mankind Project, about a unique training program that has helped 40,000 men worldwide to awaken their “warrior spirits” and embody a unique combination of strength and sensitivity.

Steven Vedro speaks to WIE’s Carter Phipps about his recent book, Digital Dharma: A User’s Guide to Expanding Consciousness in the Infosphere, and discusses the unique role that technology plays in the evolution of consciousness.


Sean Esbjörn-Hargens, founder and chair of JFK University’s Integral Theory Department, gives WIE’s Joel Pitney the lowdown on the current state of the integral movement.


Harvard University’s Harvey Mansfield gives his controversial take on men, masculinity, and the gender-neutral society.


Jim Garrison describes his ambitious new plan to bring the world's socially and environmentally conscious citizens, or “cultural creatives,” together under a single unifying banner.


In this expansive presentation of his teaching of Evolutionary Enlightenment, Andrew Cohen conveys the stirring recognition that our capacity for consciousness and cognition is both our greatest gift and our most demanding responsibility in this rapidly evolving universe we call home.


WIE’s Elizabeth Debold speaks to What the Bleep Do We Know!? star J.Z. Knight about the extraordinary challenges—and spiritual possibilities—facing men in the twenty-first century.


Science writer Amir Aczel explores the remarkable scientific career of evolutionary mystic Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.


Developmental psychologist Susanne Cook-Greuter speaks with WIE's Elizabeth Debold about her groundbreaking discovery of higher stages of psychological development, one of the founding pillars of integral psychology.


Physicist Joel Primack and his wife, philosopher Nancy Abrams, speak with WIE’s Andrew Cohen and Elizabeth Debold about how a new scientifically-based cosmology is providing new meaning to humanity’s unique role in the evolving universe.


Integral philosopher Steve McIntosh gives some unorthodox advice to the next U.S. President on how to approach the most pressing challenges of the next four years.


WIE editor in chief Andrew Cohen speaks with Deepak Chopra, uncovering a side of this world-renowned spiritual icon that has never been seen before.


California hotel mogul Chip Conley describes how he uses models of spiritual and psychological growth, inspired by psychologist Abraham Maslow, to create a corporate culture focused on both profitability and the self-actualization of his employees.


In this new series of interviews with WIE’s own editors, Carter Phipps speaks about his motivations and discoveries in writing The Cosmos, the Psyche, and You (Issue 39), an exploration of the many impacts of Carl Jung and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin on postmodern life and culture.


WIE’s Carter Phipps speaks with evolutionary Christian theologian John Haught about his sharp critiques of the “New Atheism”—a highly-publicized attempt to debunk religious faith led by Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Christopher Hitchens, and Sam Harris.


Well-known art critic and cultural observer Suzi Gablik shares her insights on the state of the art world today, the relationship between the pictorial arts and the development of human civilization, and the emergent trends she sees on the horizon.


In this final edition of WIE’s four-part investigation into dark matter and dark energy, editor Tom Huston talks to theoretical physicist Dr. Janna Levin about some of the most imaginative new theories describing the nature and structure of the universe.


A technology forecaster and strategic advisor to Fortune 500 companies, Dan Burrus shares his insights about new innovations on the horizon and explores why it’s so important to start thinking about the future today.


In his conversation with WIE editor Tom Huston, biophysicist Deno Kazanis proposes that spiritual insights into the nature of subtle realms of existence may provide a key for unlocking the mysteries of dark matter.


Integral philosopher Steve McIntosh and WIE editor Carter Phipps explore the patterns and mechanisms through which human consciousness and culture develop. 


In this video montage, Ken Wilber, Duane Elgin, Jim Garrison, and others describe why human beings must take an evolutionary leap to create a new and higher worldview. It also shows how such a step is possible through what spiritual teacher and What Is Enlightenment? magazine editor in chief Andrew Cohen calls the Art and Science of Enlightened Communication.


Bernard Haisch, an eminent astrophysicist who is known for finding parallels between science and religion in his work, speaks with WIE editor Tom Huston about dark matter, dark energy, and the mysterious composition of our universe.


In the first installment in WIE Unbound’s new Mysteries of the Universe series, acclaimed physicist Paul Davies explores the nature of dark matter and dark energy with WIE editor Tom Huston.


In the second part of this two-part video, visionary artist Alex Grey and WIE founder Andrew Cohen continue their New Year’s Eve dialogue with questions and answers on topics ranging from the nature of mystical experience to the pop art of sixties icon Andy Warhol.


In part one of this two-part video, visionary artist Alex Grey and WIE founder Andrew Cohen usher in the New Year with a mind-expanding exploration of the creative principle as a fundamental force of life and the cosmos.


Three feminist commentators—award-winning author of The Vagina Monologues Eve Ensler, media studies professor and author Laura Kipnis, and whistle-blowing feminist Ariel Levy—weigh in on the status of women’s liberation in a world where much has changed for women yet many things remain the same.


In Part Two of this special two-part video, pioneering British biologist Rupert Sheldrake and WIE founder Andrew Cohen continue their free-spirited investigation into the nature and evolution of consciousness, exploring the phenomenon of interiority, the pursuit of higher potentials, and the urgent need to change our individual and collective habits to ensure an enlightened future.


In part one of this special two-part release, pioneering British biologist Rupert Sheldrake and WIE founder Andrew Cohen engage in a free-spirited dialogue about the nature and evolution of consciousness, exploring the habits or structures that shape our culture and demand our attention if we want to consciously create an enlightened future.


Software entrepreneur Brian Robertson explains a radical new concept of organizational development known as holacracy, telling the story of how it began, how it works, and why it yields unprecedented creativity and productivity for businesses and organizations struggling to thrive in a rapidly evolving world.


In this pair of interviews, Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati, an American-born guru and global humanitarian, and Mirabai Devi, a South African spiritual teacher, author, and healer, speak about the urgent need for women today to awaken to their highest potential.


Itinerant apostle of evolution Michael Dowd speaks with WIE associate editor Carol Raphael about his passion for evolutionary spirituality, the alliance of science and religion, and the ideas contained in his newest book, Thank God for Evolution.


In this talk recorded live in Chicago, spiritual teacher and WIE editor-in-chief Andrew Cohen articulates a vision of the enlightened life that offers a radically new way to understand the quest for meaning in a secular postmodern culture.


International business consultant Joseph Jaworski speaks with WIE’sElizabeth Debold about harnessing the power of group intelligence to transform business, civil society, and ultimately the world.


This second segment of a two-part interview between WIE founder Andrew Cohen and world-champion bodybuilder and expert on active aging Frank Zane covers the subtler dimensions of Zane's lifelong pursuit of mastering body, mind, and spirit, including his work with meditation, visualization, and dream yoga.


Three-time Mr. Olympia winner and expert on active aging Frank Zane speaks with WIE founder Andrew Cohen about his lifelong passion for pushing the limits of the possible and perfecting the body, mind, and spirit at any age.


WIE’s Elizabeth Debold speaks with investigative reporter Lynne McTaggart about the much publicized and mysterious power of thought and intention—what it can accomplish, how it’s been proved, and why you should know about it.


Ethan Zuckerman, a social activist and internet entrepreneur on a mission to bring information technology to developing countries, speaks with WIE’s Ross Robertson about the complex challenges—and untapped potential—of creating a truly sustainable, equitable, and interconnected world.


Integral ecologist Michael Zimmerman speaks with WIE editor Ross Robertson about the “bright green” movement, a transformative approach to environmentalism that offers a fuller and more hopeful way to respond to the global ecological challenges we face.


Author Dennis Ford and WIE’s Elizabeth Debold explore the most fundamental of human needs—the quest to find meaning in life—in this fascinating exchange of ideas that ranges from the philosophy of Plato to the contemporary postmodern condition.


Filmmaker Jeff Tamblyn speaks with WIE editor Ross Robertson about making his movie Kansas vs. Darwin, which documents a fascinating chapter in the ongoing culture war between science and conservative Christianity over what school children should be taught about the origins of life.


Philanthropist Helen LaKelly Hunt speaks with WIE senior editor Elizabeth Debold about the spiritual motivations of the 19th century American feminists who courageously stepped outside their prescribed roles to launch a movement that would eventually end slavery and give women the right to vote.


In the second part of a two-part dialogue, WIE founder Andrew Cohen and spiritual teacher Arjuna Ardagh explore the subtler aspects of deeksha, a simple technique for transmitting energy that is sweeping the globe and has the potential, its enthusiasts say, to usher in a new age of unity consciousness.


Arjunah Ardagh, author of Awakening to Oneness, gives WIE’s founder Andrew Cohen an insider’s account of deeksha, a technique for transmitting spiritual energy that is sweeping the globe and has the potential, its enthusiasts say, to usher in a new age of unity consciousness.


Author of the book, Dharma in Hell: the Prison Writings of Fleet Maull, and founder of the Prison Dharma Network, National Prison Hospice Association, and the Colorado Peacemaker Institute, Fleet Maull recounts to WIE’s editor in chief Andrew Cohen and senior associate editor Ross Robertson the details of his incongruous life of blissful highs and devastating lows as a prison inmate with a serious meditation practice.


Winner of over thirty-five national and international awards for science fiction writing, prolific and popular sci-fi author Robert J. Sawyer speaks with WIE’s Tom Huston about the future of immortality, the moral implications of living forever, and what challenges we would face if we could sustain our consciousness just as it is . . . forever.


WIE editors Jessica Roemischer and Ross Robertson speak with Fritizie P. Manuel: art historian, scholar, and co-author of Utopian Thought in the Western World, a definitive history of the human propensity to visualize and create the future.


In part two of this Unbound interview, WIE editor Elizabeth Debold speaks with pioneering corporate executive Tex Gunning about the power of authentic leadership, the advantages and hindrances of ego in the marketplace, and the potential of big business to create a better world.

WIE editor Elizabeth Debold speaks with Tex Gunning, president of Unilever Bestfoods Asia and pioneering corporate executive about the battle to transform traditional opportunistic business culture into wellsprings of engaged altruism.


David Lynch, one of today's most original and highly regarded filmmakers, a three-time Academy Award nominee, and the author of Catching the Big Fish, speaks with WIE about meditation and the creative process.


Corrado Rustici, composer, rock-fusion guitar god, and multi-platinum record producer, speaks with WIE founder Andrew Cohen about integral music and the holonic nature of authentic creativity.


Mary Evelyn Tucker, author, educator, and leading voice in the religion and ecology movement, speaks with WIE editors Carol Raphael and Ross Robertson about re-envisioning our humanity in a cosmic context, embracing not just our care for planet earth but the great responsibility inherent at the leading edge of consciousness itself.

Dr. Jeff Eisen, psychological intuitive and enlightenment therapist, speaks with WIE contributing editor Jeff Carreira about PsychoNoetics and the integration of enlightenment and psychology.


Cynthia Bourgeault, Episcopal priest and hermit, author of Love Is Stronger Than Death, and internationally recognized teacher of contemplative prayer, speaks with WIE's Jessica Roemischer about the ultimate liberation of women—beyond identification with gender itself.


Robert Lawrence Kuhn, creator and host of the PBS television series Closer To Truth, provides a fascinating overview of current cosmological theories in this conversation with WIE's Tom Huston about why our universe exists and what kind of universe it may—or may not—be!


WIE's Elizabeth Debold speaks with Dr. Joyce Kovelman, author, scientist, and spiritual innovator, about the evolutionary imperative in the universe and in the human psyche—as seen through the lens of masculine and feminine archetypes.


The fifth in our series of conversations featuring WIE editor Carter Phipps and integral wunderkind Steve McIntosh explores the concept of global governance—with an integral twist.


WIE's Elizabeth Debold speaks with author and scholar Anodea Judith about the history, development and liberated future of women and culture. Her recent book, Waking the Global Heart: Humanity's Rite of Passage from the Love of Power to the Power of Love, charts the history of human development from the ancient past to our present global crisis.


Ajja, a simple Indian farmer whose spontaneous realization transformed him into an enlightened saint, passed away in March 2007, at the age of 91. WIE Unbound pays tribute to this true jnani [self-realized individual] in a phone conversation with one of his close disciples, rare video footage, and a printed dialogue between Ajja and WIE founder Andrew Cohen.


David Gershon, author of Low Carbon Diet: A 30 Day Program to Lose 5000 Pounds, speaks with WIE's Carol Raphael about his innovative empowerment tools for personal and collective transformation—and how to use them to address the threat of global warming.


WIE's Tom Huston speaks with Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and author Deborah Blum about Ghost Hunters, her historical narrative about the life and times of nineteenth-century psychologist-philosopher William James and his search for proof of life after death.


Tenzin Palmo, one of the first Western women to be ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun, speaks with WIE about the powerful opportunities women have today to realize their fully liberated potential as women.


Bestselling author Deepak Chopra speaks with WIE's Carter Phipps about his new novel about the rich and tumultuous life of the Buddha.


Edward Artis is a founding member of the international aid organization Knightsbridge International. His high risk, high impact aid work is featured the acclaimed documentary, Beyond the Call. Artis spoke with WIE's Carol Raphael about the timeless virtues of chivalry, what it's like to be both warrior and saint, and why he pursues the most extreme—yet undeniably direct—form of aid work imaginable.


Zoltan Torey, author of The Crucible of Consciousness, returns to WIE Unbound to speak with Andrew Cohen and Ross Robertson about his original and compelling theory of consciousness, language, and the self.


Mats Lederhausen, socially conscious business consultant and managing director of McDonald's Ventures (the restaurant giant's future-oriented investment subsidiary) speaks with WIE's Elizabeth Debold about his visionary efforts to balance out big business's bottom line with the needs and concerns of the people and the planet.


WIE's Carter Phipps speaks with Fred Turner, author of From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network and the Rise of Digital Utopianism, about the origins, evolution, and promise of social change in the digital age.


Rev. Joel Hunter, pastor of one of Florida's biggest mega-churches and author of Right Wing, Wrong Bird, speaks with WIE's Igal Moria about his personal commitment to a spiritually inclusive, broadly humanitarian agenda, and why he chose to step down as president-elect of the Christian Coalition because of it.


Unbound presents the fourth and final offering in our series of conversations with Steve McIntosh, integral thinker, historian, and author of the forthcoming book Integral Consciousness and the Future of Evolution. In this dialogue with WIE’s Carter Phipps, McIntosh speaks about the real-time application of integral views and values as powerful problem-solving tools to meet the challenges of our complex world.


Nipun Mehta, founder of the all-volunteer internet-based organization CharityFocus.org, speaks with WIE's Igal Moria about the ever-expanding scope of his inspiring work and what embracing a life of selfless giving really means.


WIE's Ross Robertson speaks with acclaimed visionary artist Alex Grey about spirituality and art, sacred architecture, and the emerging potentials for the creation of sacred space in the 21st century.


WIE Unbound is pleased to present the third in our series of conversations with Steve McIntosh, integral thinker, historian, and author of the forthcoming book Integral Consciousness and the Future of Evolution. In this dialogue with WIE's Carter Phipps, McIntosh discusses the contributing factors and founding fathers of modern integral thought.


WIE caught up with Gary Lachman, author of A Secret History of Consciousness and authority on the history of Western esoteric philosophy, at the EnlightenNext center in London for this wide-ranging discussion on Rudolf Steiner, Helena Blavatsky, and the fascinating, far-flung, and sometimes downright peculiar evolution of Western esoteric philosophy.


WIE catches up with two contemporary filmmakers, Mira Nair (Salaam Bombay, Monsoon Wedding) and Randy Olson (Flock of Dodos) to speak about their recent and soon-to-be-released films.


Steve McIntosh, integral activist and founder of the Project for Integral World Federation returns to Unbound to speak with WIE's Carter Phipps about the first five stages of his integral spiral of development.


Barbara Marx Hubbard, author and president of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution, speaks with WIE about the evolution of sexuality as part of a conscious, co-creative potential for men and women to forge a new world—together.


Founder of What Is Enlightenment? magazine and pioneering teacher of Evolutionary Enlightenment Andrew Cohen speaks before a live audience in London about the critical and cosmic necessity for our wholehearted engagement at the leading edge of human development—spiritually, philosophically, and culturally.


Steve McIntosh, founder of the Project for Integral World Federation and integral activist speaks with WIE's Carter Phipps about the evolutionary nature and real-time social applications of integral philosophy. This is the first in a series of conversations with Steve about integral philosophy, evolution, and the future of human culture.


In this conversation with international whole-systems consultant and Global Spiral Dynamics Group member Christopher Cooke, WIE's Elizabeth Debold explores the leading-edge application of integral philosophy and spiral dynamics, and discusses how to survive and thrive at the emerging edge of our collective future.


Dr. Eric Chaisson, author of Epic of Evolution: Seven Ages of the Cosmos, and research professor of astronomy, physics, and education, speaks with WIE about perpetual change, the flow of energy, the evolution of life, and the prognosis for higher intelligence in the cosmic future.


WIE speaks with David Sloan Wilson, professor of evolutionary biology and anthropology and author of Unto Others: The Evolution and Psychology of Unselfish Behavior, in a discussion about the evolutionary roots of altruism and the Darwinian revolution that is transforming not just biology but the social sciences as well.


Barbara Marx Hubbard, author, social innovator, and president of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution, speaks with WIE about the extraordinary promise humanity holds for the evolution of life—both in manifest form and as consciousness itself—on earth and throughout the universe.


Simon Conway Morris, Professor of Evolutionary Paleobiology in the Earth Sciences Department at Cambridge University and author of The Crucible of Creation, discusses his breakthrough research in evolutionary convergence and his theories about the existence of higher intelligence in the universe.


Allan Combs, author of The Radiance of Being, cocreator (with Ken Wilber) of the conceptual model of consciousness known as the Wilber-Combs Lattice, and pioneering scholar in the field of conscious evolution, speaks with WIE about the history, development, and future evolution of consciousness—from the one to the many.


Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris, self described creationist evolution biologist, and author of EarthDance: Living Systems in Evolution, weighs in on the real evolution debate with her vision of life as a self-organizing intelligent system.


This WIE interview features Gary Lachman, author of A Secret History of Consciousness and renowned authority on the history of the occult and Western esoteric philosophy, as he explores the life and work of such pioneering figures in modern esoteric spirituality as Blavatsky, Krishnamurti, Gurdjieff, Ouspensky, Jean Gebser and Rudolf Steiner.


In this interview with the eminent philosopher and theologian John Cobb, WIE founder Andrew Cohen and editor Ross Robertson discuss the core values and historical underpinnings of Process Philosophy. This increasingly influential school of thought rejects the scientific impulse to reduce all of nature to its basic material components, and places God fully within the matrix of physical creation, free will, and evolution itself.


An elite corps of skilled and inspired individuals is working with large organizations and entire corporations to bring meaning, value, and integration to the way we think, live, and relate to our lives. Join integral consultant Sonia Stojanovic in conversation with WIE's Elizabeth Debold about the bold breakthroughs and blunt challenges of large-scale cultural transformation.


George Leonard, icon of the Human Potential movement, award-winning journalist, author, and Aikido master, speaks with WIE founder Andrew Cohen and journalist Craig Hamilton about his unique model for human evolution and the course of humanity's future.


WIE founder Andrew Cohen and bestselling author and mind-body-spirit pioneer Deepak Chopra share the stage in NYC for a moderated discussion about what it takes to create the future.


In this full-length presentation recorded live at the Foxhollow Forum, Joel Garreau, Washington Post reporter and author of

Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies–and What It Means to Be Human, speaks about our unprecedented techno-evolutionary moment.


WIE founder Andrew Cohen speaks with Swami Shankarananda about the heady, early days when western seekers, hippies, and thrill-seekers traveled to India in search of exotic experiences and, in some cases, authentic enlightenment.


What will it be like to coexist alongside intelligent robots? Find out in this fascinating discussion with ethicist and futuristic theologian Anne Foerst about the moral, social, and philosophical implications of creating artificial human life.


Pioneer of collective intelligence, economist, and MIT senior lecturer C. Otto Scharmer asks WIE founder and teacher of Evolutionary Enlightenment Andrew Cohen about the significance and science of creating a unified, enlightened state of consciousness in groups of otherwise “unenlightened” individuals.


WIE's editor in chief Andrew Cohen interviews David Fiuczynski, eclectic, innovative and forward thinking jazz guitarist, about the essential nature of the creative process and the future of music in our information saturated world. Intercut with footage of his live performance at the annual EnlightenNext Frontiers of Jazz music festival.


Michael Dowd travels around the United States 365 days a year to spread his message of a great and unifying cosmic saga, a new universal spiritual mythos powerful enough to bridge the divide between science and religion, faith and fact, God and the future of the human race.


WIE speaks with David Johansen, founding member of the proto-punk band the New York Dolls, and the front man and creative force behind the high-style lounge act of Buster Poindexter, about his life as a rock 'n' roll singer, the universal power of music, and why just being born is a divine gift.


Carol Flinders, medieval scholar and pioneer at the intersection of feminism and spirituality, speaks with WIE about the women's liberation movement, its individual, cultural, spiritual, and political evolution—yesterday, today, and in the future.


Jungian psychologist and scholar James Hollis discusses the ego's role in the development of the individual and in the pursuit of spiritual life.


In this fast-paced dialogue recorded at the EnlightenNext center in Boston, Massachusetts, WIE's founding editor Andrew Cohen delves into the nature of enlightenment past and present, contrasting the traditional eastern view of enlightenment (freedom from manifest existence) with a new postmodern, post metaphysical notion of enlightenment as conscious engagement in—and as—the creative process itself.


Penelope Smith, pioneer in the field of interspecies telepathic communication, and author of the popular books When Animals Speak and Animal Talk, speaks—via telephone—with WIE's Ross Robertson about the nature of consciousness in human and animal alike.


Revered elder in the tradition of the Desert Fathers Archimandrite Dionysios speaks with WIE about ego, purification, and the passion that burns at the core of a powerful and enduring spiritual tradition. Recorded at the Sacred Monastery of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross on Mt. Athos, Greece.


In their ongoing online dialogue, WIE's Carter Phipps and author/journalist Robert Wright discuss the development of morality and an emerging global consciousness.


Dan Millman, recently saw his classic spiritual saga, Way of the Peaceful Warrior made into a major motion picture starring Nick Nolte, Mark Mechlowicz, and Amy Smart. In this exclusive WIE interview, Carter Phipps speaks with Millman about the book, the movie, and the peaceful warrior way.


Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, PhD, is a physics professor and self-described “contemplative-in-action.” Currently the president of the board of directors of the Metanexus Institute, Duffy speaks with WIE's Amy Edelstein about the poetic, spiritual, and scientific synthesis of religion and evolution pioneered by Jesuit paleontologist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.


John F. Haught, Landegger Distinguished Professor of Theology at Georgetown University and author of God After Darwin: A Theology of Evolution, speaks with WIE's Amy Edelstein about science, Darwin, God, nature, and our future in an infinite, evolving universe. Recorded at the 2006 Metanexus Conference.


Christopher Cooke, core member of the Global Spiral Dynamics Group and leading international consultant in the application of whole-systems thinking, offers anecdotes and examples to illustrate his use of Clare Graves' theory of value memes and levels of development to catalyze positive change in individuals, groups, and corporations.

Michael Braungart, creative chemist, industrial innovator, and co-author (with architect William McDonough) of the book Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, shares his vision of a new eco-industrial paradigm in which man-made waste no longer pollutes the environment but transforms itself into fertilizer, flowers, and forests.

WIE senior editor Carter Phipps presents his original research and compelling conclusions about the soul, rebirth, and reincarnation.


Audrey Kitagawa, spiritual teacher and Advisor to the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General at the United Nations, addresses the urgent need to raise our individual level of consciousness in order to change the world.


Jim Marion, author of The Death of the Mythic God, speaks with WIE's Carter Phipps about the polarized state of America's religious landscape and the need for a new, evolutionary spirituality.


Robert Godwin, author of the metaphysical thriller One Cosmos Under God speaks with Elizabeth Debold and Andrew Cohen about the evolution of consciousness, culture, and the cosmos.


Marc Bekoff, professor of biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, speaks with WIE's Ross Robertson about whether animals have souls.


Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, renowned guru, humanitarian, and social activist, speaks with WIE founder Andrew Cohen about the relationship between spiritual practice and a creative engagement with life.


The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault, practitioner and teacher of Centering Prayer and author of Mystical Hope, speaks with WIE about the modern face of contemplative Christian practice.


John Petersen, Arlington Institute founder and renowned futurist, speaks with WIE's Maura O'Connor about the Mayan prophesy for 2012, rapid climate change, and how best to prepare for the end of the world.


James Gardner, science essayist, complexity theorist, and author of Biocosm: The New Scientific Theory of Evolution, discusses the ideas behind his radical new theory of cosmic creation and the evolution of life.


Chris Parish reflects on his work at the frontiers of spiritual development and the evolution of human consciousness.


Andrew Cohen, pioneer of Evolutionary Enlightenment and Ken Wilber, integral philosopher, engage with members of Wilber’s Integral Institute in Denver, Colorado.


Robert Wright, evolutionary thinker and author of Nonzero, speaks with WIE's Carter Phipps about creating higher integration in a polarized world.


Eric Weiss, Ph.D., discusses his research and ideas about astral realms, the nature of the soul, and the work of the great sage and pioneer of evolutionary spirituality, Sri Aurobindo.


Zoltan Torey, author of The Crucible of Consciousness, speaks about the tragic accident that destroyed his sight, and the profound insights into the nature of consciousness revealed in its aftermath.


WIE founder Andrew Cohen gives us an unprecedented look at the life of the 21st-century guru in this candid dialogue with three fellow spiritual teachers.


Ken Wilber, integral philosopher and acclaimed author, shares the stage with Andrew Cohen, pioneering spiritual teacher and founder of What Is Enlightenment? magazine. Filmed in Denver, Colorado, these videos feature dialogue and Q&A with members of Wilber's Integral Institute.


Jim Tucker, M.D., author of Life Before Life: A Scientific Investigation of Children's Memories of Previous Lives, speaks with WIE's Carter Phipps about children who remember past lives.


Mother Antonia, subject of the book The Prison Angel: Mother Antonia's Journey From Beverly Hills to a Life of Service in a Mexican Jail, speaks with WIE’s Maura O’Connor about her life of faith, service, and compassion.


Carter Phipps interviews three experts engaged in the exploration of possible realms, states, and entities that bind together—or perhaps exist beyond—the living and the dead.


Michael Beckwith and Rickie Byars-Beckwith speak with WIE founder Andrew Cohen about the soul, having soul, and all things soulful.


WIE's Carter Phipps speaks about reincarnation with Kevin Todeschi, a leading expert on the life and work of Edgar Cayce, America's greatest psychic.


In this Voices talk recorded live in London, science and soul fuse as Templeton Prize winner Dr. George Ellis addresses some of the most pressing and provocative issues emerging from the fields of neuroscience, cosmology, and theology.


Philosopher and author Dr. Jason Hill speaks about moral cosmopolitanism, a powerful new framework for understanding human development in the twenty-first century.


Salman Ahmad, lead guitarist of Junoon, South Asia's most popular rock band, official UN goodwill ambassador, and America's foremost Pakistani-American filmmaker, dialogues with the audience following the US premier of his film, It's My Country Too.


Join evolutionary enlightenment teacher Andrew Cohen and evolutionary theorist and activist Dr. Don Beck as they explore two powerful models for individual and cultural transformation.


Join Dr. Elizabeth Debold, founding member of the Harvard Project on Women's Psychology and Girls' Development, and What Is Enlightenment? senior editor, in a bold call for a new women's liberation.


Peter Ragnar—compassionate mountain man, Qi Gong master, and practitioner of radical life extension (yes, he's planning on living forever)—speaks with WIE founder Andrew Cohen about attaining total mastery over body, mind, and soul.


David Peat, theoretical physicist, lecturer, and author of Synchronicity: The Bridge between Mind and Matter, speaks about the deeper order underlying the universe, in this Voices from the Edge presentation.


Health and wellness icon Deepak Chopra and Sikh spokesman/leader Mohinder Singh spoke with WIE editor Carter Phipps about the need for change and adaptation within the religious traditions—as well as the pursuit of good old-fashioned virtue.


Karen Armstrong, former nun and author of the best-selling A History of God, speaks with WIE about the need to redefine spirituality and reaffirm its relevance for civilization in the twenty-first century.


Dr. Carlos Alvarado, researcher and historian of the paranormal, discusses reincarnation, death-bed visions, astral projection, mysterious entities, and other unusual but strangely common occurrences with WIE editor Carter Phipps


Robert Wright, evolutionary thinker and author of Nonzero, speaks with WIE's Carter Phipps about moral values, national security, and his picks for President in 2008.


Award-winning science fiction writer Robert J. Sawyer speaks with WIE's Tom Huston about the virtues of good fiction, compelling science, and an active interest in the future.


Reverend Michael Beckwith, founder of Agape International Spiritual Center, speaks with WIE editor in chief Andrew Cohen about the evolution of the divine principle.


Yasuhiko Kimura, integral philosopher and social visionary, addresses the matter of consciousness, what it is, and what it means to move it forward. A Voices from the Edge presentation.


Dr. Andrew Newberg, Director of NeuroPET Research at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses his pioneering research involving meditating monks and the relationship between mystical states of consciousness and the brain.


Andrei Codrescu, NPR cultural commentator, novelist, and poet, reads from his recent collection of poems, It Was Today, and regales the audience with tales from his storied life and travels.

Duane Elgin, internationally recognized author, speaks about how our future might unfold in ways both good and bad, and explores how to begin collectively charting an intentional—and evolutionary—course. A Voices from the Edge presentation.

Thomas de Zengotita, Harper’s contributing editor, anthropologist and author, explores how media, from petroglyphs to the printed word to MTV, molds not just what we think, but how we think.

WIE Unbound brings together two contemporary spiritual teachers for a conversation about gurus, disciples, and the challenge of teaching enlightenment in the age of individualism.
Best-selling authors Peter Senge (The Fifth Discipline) and Jon Kabat-Zinn (Full Catastrophe Living) dialogue on the emerging integration of spirituality and business.
Cheri Huber, Zen teacher and founder of the Mountain View Zen Center, speaks with WIE’s Jessica Roemischer about monastic practice and the liberating power of renunciation.
Andrew Cohen and Craig Hamilton spoke with Dr. Ray Kurzweil about the science of life extension and the inevitable interface of nanotechnology with human biology.
Join Otto Scharmer, corporate consultant and MIT visiting professor, for a presentation on “presencing,” a truly innovative social technology for accessing our deepest capacity to sense and shape the future.

David Chalmers, author of The Conscious Mind, spoke with WIE's Craig Hamilton at the 2004 Consciousness Conference in Tuscon, Arizona.


“Spiral wizard” Dr. Don Beck demonstrates once again that the developmental model called Spiral Dynamics is an extraordinary tool for analysis, problem solving, and transformation.


Dr. Peter Fenwick, neuropsychiatrist at London University, provides an eye-opening look at some of the unexplored and unexplained mysteries of human consciousness.


Legendary scientist Dr. Dean Radin, speaks with WIE Unbound about the increasing confluence of quantum physics and the mysterious phenomenon of the paranormal.


Join Andrew Cohen, pioneering spiritual teacher and founder of What Is Enlightenment? magazine, in a public talk concerning the evolution of consciousness and the creative impulse at the heart of existence.


WIE Unbound presents Mind, Matter, and Time, a three-day conference on consciousness sponsored by WIE and the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. The conference presented the work and ideas of WIE's managing editor Craig Hamilton, Masaru Emoto, Joseph Chilton Pearce, and Fred Alan Wolf.


Fred Alan Wolf studies the relationship of quantum physics to consciousness. He appeared in the popular film, What the Bleep Do We Know!? and is the author of The Yoga of Time Travel and other books.


Best known for his studies in the development of consciousness in children, Pearce suggests that the culmination of three billion years of evolution lies untapped within our neural structures.


Masaru Emoto demonstrates in beautiful photographs that prayer and thoughts alter crystalline formations of frozen water. His work was featured in the movie, What the Bleep Do We Know!?


Mary Evelyn Tucker, Earth Charter advocate and world religions professor, discusses the powerful potential relationship between religion and ecology.


Peter Russell, intrepid consciousness explorer and author of From Science to God, blends physics, psychology, and philosophy in his search for a new worldview.


Ervin Laszlo, Nobel Prize nominee and Club of Budapest founder, brings his grand-scale “theory of everything” to bear on the plight of humanity here and now.


Self-improvement guru Tony Robbins, speaks (shouts and raves) about the need to develop the spiritual and emotional muscles necessary to embrace life in the biggest possible way.


Christian theologian and philosopher Dr. Nancey Murphy speaks with WIE's Craig Hamilton about the demise of the soul, the existence of God, and the evolving relationship between science and religion.


Former psi researcher turned skeptic-with-an-open-mind asks the question, “What IF the entirety of our experience were reducible to chemical processes in the brain?”


Vice President for Research and Education at the Institute of Noetic Sciences Dr. Marilyn Schlitz tells tales from the lab guaranteed to amaze believers and skeptics alike...


Audrey Kitagawa, spiritual teacher and advisor to the UN, speaks with depth and grace about her fortuitous meeting and rich tenure with her mentor and guru, Divine Mother.


Michael Bernard Beckwith, founder and spiritual director of Agape International Spiritual Center, recounts his dramatic awakening to a higher power and purpose.


Michael Dowd, former Evangelical minister, believes that as we integrate the story of cosmogenesis into our lives a worldwide spiritual revival will occur.


Jakob von Uexkull, founder of the Right Livelihood Award and the World Future Council Initiative, presents a pioneering vision for transforming politics at a global scale.


Join author, cultural scientist, and raconteur extraordinaire Howard Bloom as he radically redefines the significance of consumer culture.


Roger Nelson, director of the Global Consciousness Project, speaks about his research aimed at proving that human consciousness intertwines, interacts, and ultimately exerts measurable force on the world around us–and why this holds the key to the next stage in human evolution.


Astronaut and founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Edgar Mitchell, discusses the nature of consciousness and its place in the cosmic scheme of things past, present, and future.


Aboriginal Australian educator Lillian Holt hails the virtues of genuine authenticity in this conversation about the search for identity beyond ethnicity.


Holocaust reconciliation activists Martina Emme and Mary Rothschild speak with WIE about healing the collective wounds of genocide one person at a time.


WIE speaks with scholar of Asian religions Mary Evelyn Tucker about the future of religion in a rapidly changing world.


WIE founder Andrew Cohen spoke with Brahma Kumari world director Dadi Janki at the 2004 Parliament of the World's Religions.


Archbishop Desmond Tutu transforms this interview into a heart-rending sermon on the meaning of human suffering and the relationship between God and humankind.


“Spiral wizard” Don Beck with WIE editor Jessica Roemischer in an introductory video providing the basic concepts and concerns of this remarkable “theory of everything.”


A feminist activist and author interviews her male spiritual teacher about why women's liberation and spiritual liberation have nothing to do with each other.


Conflict resolution activist Marc Gopin speaks with WIE editor Carter Phipps about religion, conflict, and the radical healing power of the human heart.


Rupert Sheldrake, iconoclast, biologist, and author of The Sense of Being Stared At, brings his inquisitive, scientific mind to the exploration of intuition, precognition, and telepathy.


Andrew Cohen interviews Barry Long about the spiritual practice of sexual tantra he championed both as an international teacher and an adept practitioner.


Otto Scharmer presents his transformative social theory in which science, spirituality, and the intelligence of the collective conspire to create a more enlightened future.


Rabbi Yehuda Berg of The Kabbalah Centre speaks about the mythic origins and contemporary significance of this once recondite mystical path.


Dr. Ervin Laszlo presents a radical new theory of our “informed universe” in which information is as elemental as energy but is perpetually created and forever retained.


Enlightened minds meet when mystic and author of The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle, speaks with spiritual teacher Andrew Cohen about the meaning and purpose of spiritual life.

WIE Unbound takes you to the set of The Celestine Prophecy: The Movie to speak with author, screenwriter, and producer James Redfield about his books, his new movie, and the spiritualization of Hollywood. Synchronicities abound in this conversation with one of today's most popular authors.

Pakistani-American writer and social critic Dr. Munawar Anees brings his balanced perspective and personal passion to a discussion on the future of Islam in the globalized world. His view encompasses the history, religion, culture, and politics of both East and West, joining them together in a vision of understanding and cooperation for the future.

In this Voices talk from London, spiritual teacher and WIE founder Andrew Cohen deconstructs familiar conceptions of God, spirituality, and the meaning and purpose of human life to reveal a profound vision of enlightenment for the sake of evolution itself.

Donna Zajonc traveled to North Africa to teach sixty Muslim women how to develop political skills, cultivate constituencies, and organize coalitions. Her part hopeful, part cautionary tale of modern Muslim women emerging from oppression provides a fascinating glimpse into the complex politics of women’s liberation.
Listen to Jim Garrison’s provocative and forward-thinking views on the political, historical, and spiritual forces at play in the 2004 U.S. Presidential election.
Spiral Dynamics has been called “the theory that explains everything.” In this evening presentation at The Window in London, Dr. Don Beck applies the powerful Spiral system to discover and develop integral solutions to the critical problems facing our global community today.
Mathematical cosmologist Brian Swimme is both scientifically grounded and spiritually inspired in this portrayal of human consciousness as the end result and leading edge of 13.7 billion years of cosmic evolution.
Yasuhiko Kimura makes you think. Literally. This corporate consultant and translator of mystical Chinese texts mixes an intriguing blend of Zen, the Socratic method, and cutting-edge evolution theory to stimulate your mind.
WIE sought out world renowned primatologist and conservation activist Jane Goodall to speak with her about the challenges facing us today, not only as human beings in the 21st century, but as the caretakers of a complex, living entity called Earth.

WIE spoke with nuclear disarmament activist Jonathan Granoff to find out how he thinks religion can help shape our future.

WIE spoke with Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan to find out what he thinks the future of Islam could be.


Join 3rd millenium renaissance man, genius raconteur, author, and former rock and roll starmaker Howard Bloom to find out what the American king of pop and the Saudi prince of jihad have to do with collective intelligence, Darwinian reproduction strategies, and the future of human culture.


Helen Fisher, popular author (The First Sex, Why We Love) and media savvy anthropologist, speaks with WIE editor Jessica Roemischer about why women love to sleep with men at the top.

Ervin Laszlo's brilliant and original work in the fields of systems philosophy and general evolution theory have become the cornerstones of a new integral science of evolution, consciousness, and human development.
Contributing interviews for “Is God a Pacifist?” in WIE's Aug–Oct 2004 issue. Best-selling author and historian Jim Garrison and interfaith pioneer Brother Wayne Teasdale offer provocative and divergent responses to the question “Is God a pacifist?”

Islamic scholar Dr. Munawar Anees traces the history of Islam from the Middle Ages to the present day, touching on its defining and defaming moments as he outlines a progressive path forward for the fastest growing religion in the world.

Dr. Sahtouris's life work is dedicated to putting God—in the form of life's miraculously complex yet ultimately logical evolution—back into the heart of science.
Contributing interview for "Is God a Pacifist?" in WIE's Aug-Oct 2004 issue.

Explore the different alternatives to meeting violence with violence as Michael Nagler discusses the historic, social, and spiritual significance of pacifism and nonviolence.

Contributing interview for "Is God a Pacifist?" in WIE's Aug-Oct 2004 issue.

Marc Gopin explores what the great religions have to say about God, pacifism, just war, and the challenges of telling right from wrong in a morally ambiguous universe.


The pioneering biologist uses birds in flight and the creative synergy of sports teams to illustrate how uncanny fields of interconnection are created.

Jim Garrison, recorded live in Boston, speaks about his recent book, America as Empire, a critique of the status and destiny of the most powerful nation on earth.
“Spiral wizard” Don Beck describes the six stages of his dynamic theory of human social and cultural development

Chris Parish speaks about his experiences facilitating “enlightened communication” groups, where individuals come together to explore—and literally co-create—the leading edge of consciousness.

Tired of hearing everyone from parents to politicians telling kids to “just say No,” Ocean Robbins chose to dedicate his life to engaging with the positive.
Could our collective potential for learning be almost unlimited?
This passionate activist tells one astonishing story after another about the power of collectives.
Cultural philosopher and Harper's contributing editor Thomas de Zengotita talks with WIE about the challenges of growing up innocent in a “been there, done that” world.
Jeremy Rifkin explores a variety of themes: ethical, economic, and scientific that confront us as the 21st century unfolds.
Organizational innovator Juanita Brown illuminates the practice and potential of group dialogue
Can the intelligence of the collective mind envision—and therefore alter—the course of our unfolding future? Otto Scharmer thinks so.
Forward-thinking scientist and inventor Ray Kurzweil shows you not just the shape of things to come but just how soon they're coming!
Three great minds link up with WIE editor in chief Andrew Cohen to discuss the fate of human culture, the great religions, and the road ahead.