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The Transmission of Consciousness
Reviving the Role of the Spiritual Master
Issue 31
Getting Clear About Enlightenment
Not Just a Book Review of Arjuna Ardagh's The Translucent Revolution
Issue 31
A Vision of Soul Consciousness
Dadi Janki describes how her teacher awakened her to the life Divine
Issue 31
God Can't Do It Alone

While this diminutive woman draped in a white sari might appear to belong to an era long past, she is the inspiration and spiritual guide to many of the world's leading business visionaries, such as Brian Bacon, Tex Gunning, Charles Handy, Peter Senge, David Cooperrider, Rita Cleary, and others.

Issue 28
The Elevenfold Liberation

The author of The Headless Way points to eleven exits from the prison of the unenlightened state.

Issue 28
All We Need Is the Vision

This former professor of environmental studies takes high-powered business consultants on vision quests, leading them far into the wilderness in order to connect with the unity we share with each other and with the planet that sustains us. He has been a guide to Brian Arthur, Joseph Jaworski, Otto Scharmer, Peter Senge, and others.

Issue 28
Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan
In Memoriam
Issue 27
The Most Important Election of Our Lifetime?
Five spiritual teachers tell us why

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi · Jan Chozen Bays Roshi · Sheikh Tosun Bayrak · Father Basil Pennington · David Frawley

Issue 26
From the Many to the One
Enlightenment for the Twenty-First Century
Issue 23
The Future of the Student-Teacher Relationship
Definitely NOT Just a Book Review of Mariana Caplan's Do You Need A Guru?

Are we savvy and self-aware postmoderns too hip and too independent to need a guru? Can we re-vision the student-teacher relationship for the twenty-first century? WIE takes a close look at one new approach to this controversial topic.

Issue 23
Enlightenment at the Speed of Life
How does the experience of enlightenment itself respond to the changing life conditions of the twenty-first century?

How can the changeless realization of enlightenment help humanity cope with our world of accelerating change? Twelve contemporary spiritual teachers bring timeless wisdom to bear on this twenty-first-century dilemma.

Issue 23
Stacey Heartspring Encounters the Postmodern Craze of Neo-Advaita
A Truly Imaginary Spiritual Satire

Join Stacey, WIE's newest correspondent (and loosest cannon), to find out just what makes the neo-advaita world tick!

Issue 22
Why Sri Aurobindo Is Cool
WIE proves that sometimes even dead gurus kick ass

A freewheeling tour through the fascinating life and work of one of the twentieth century's greatest evolutionary pioneers.

Issue 21
Don't Ask Why--Just Do Something!

“I have such passion about what could be done!” A fiery Brooklyn-born guru and AIDS activist speaks out on suffering, detachment, and what it means to truly care.

Issue 19
Awakening to Total Revolution: Enlightenment and the World Crisis

“Spirituality is the seed, and social action is the fruit born of it,” writes Indian spiritual master and social activist Vimala Thakar in a compelling essay exploring the true meaning of wholeness.

Issue 19
Time is the Enemy
A Review of Eckhart Tolle's "The Power of Now"
Issue 18
There's No Escape from the World

One of the founding fathers of American Buddhism speaks about why he never became a monk, and insists that transcendence of the world is strictly an inner matter.

Issue 18
Ripples on the Surface of Being

In this captivating interview, one of the contemporary spiritual world's newest stars speaks about the inward stillness he's discovered and what it really means to “transcend the world.”

Issue 18
When You Go Beyond the Ego You Become an Offering to the World

Known around the world as a radiant embodiment of unconditional love, Ammachi literally hugs everyone who comes to see her. But her disciples also know her to be a fierce and demanding guru. This captivating interview with one of India's greatest contemporary saints asks: What is compassion in the face of the ego?

Issue 17
Yoga, Ego and Purification

In this groundbreaking interview—his first since being asked to step down as the director and spiritual teacher of the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health five years ago—a world-renowned yogi speaks candidly with Andrew Cohen about yoga, purification and the dynamics of trust in the student/teacher relationship.

Issue 17
Self-Acceptance or Ego Death?
Featuring: Deepak Chopra, Cheri Huber, Paul Lowe and Saniel Bonder

Has the traditional goal of ego death been replaced by the need to “accept ourselves as we are”? Four spiritual teachers comment on the popular new paradigm of self-acceptance on the path to liberation.

Issue 17
What Is the Relationship Between Emptiness and Beautiful Nails?

Jetsunma Ahkön Lhamo—the first Western woman to be recognized as a reincarnated Tibetan tulku—speaks candidly about gender and enlightenment, her relationship with her students and being a female teacher in a male-dominated tradition.

Issue 16
War Cry
Issue 16
Just Do It!

“Who would you rather live with-an enlightened person who acted crazy or a crazy person who acted enlightened?” A former champion gymnast and author of Way of the Peaceful Warrior and Everyday Enlightenment insists that in real spirituality, actions speak louder than words.

Issue 15
A Mind Like Water

“When I see my opponents fly through the air and fall at my feet without conscious effort on my part, I realize that I am a partaker of something greater than I can comprehend.” A poet, spiritual teacher and black-belt master of the Bushido way describes the astonishing effects of profound Self-realization on the human capacity for mental and physical mastery.

Issue 15
Who Is Ajja?
A Meeting with the Absolute

“The one who was here is gone—someone else has come.” WIE introduces a little-known Indian farmer whose extraordinary experiences transformed him into a fully realized sage.

Issue 14
Close Encounters of the Advaita Kind
The Euphoric Nihilism of Ramesh Balsekar

A mindbending conversation with a former president of the Bank of India now considered by many to be the successor of the great Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj.

Issue 14
A Tantric Master

“Not every man can take on five women and talk about love, life, God, truth and death and keep everything in order. Only a tantric master can do that.”

Issue 13
Look for Truth No Matter Where It Takes You
F. David Peat on David Bohm, Krishnamurti and Himself

David Bohm, renowned theoretical physicist and close associate of the great spiritual visionary J. Krishnamurti, is remembered by his friend, colleague, and biographer David Peat.

Issue 11
Memories of Anandamayi Ma
Two Articles
Issue 10
Mother of the Universe

An inquiry into the relationship between love and discrimination.

Issue 10
A Tragic Passion
Issue 10
The Challenge of Emptiness
Vimala Thakar on the Spiritual Emancipation of Women
Issue 10
Set Them on Fire!
A Portrait of a Modern Sage
Issue 10
The Teacher and Liberation Should Be One and the Same
Three articles by Andrew Cohen
Issue 9
Questioning the New Paradigm
From the Editors
Issue 9
The Kramer Papers: A Look Behind the Mask of Antiauthoritarianism
A personal account of a meeting with the authors of The Guru Papers: Masks of Authoritarian Power

Meeting the authors of The Guru Papers

Issue 9
The Hour of My Coming
Millenial Myths and Modern Messiahs

Who—or what—will guide humanity safely to the promised golden age? An entertaining and scholarly treatise on visions of the apocalypse, the future salvation of the world, and the messianic dreams of the twenty-first century. Featuring interviews with self-proclaimed messiahs, millennial scholars, religious experts, Indian avatars, and more...

Issue 23