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Women, Enlightenment, and the Evolution of Culture
Andrew Cohen & Ken Wilber in dialogue
Issue 37
Integral Feminism
With Sofia Diaz, Diane Musho Hamilton, and Willow Pearson
Issue 37
Creative Friction
Community and the Utopian Impulse in a Post-postmodern World

Andrew Cohen & Ken Wilber in dialogue
Issue 36
A Living Experiment in Conscious Evolution
In their latest dialogue, spiritual teacher Andrew Cohen and integral philosopher Ken Wilber turn their attention to the dynamics at work between Cohen’s students, whose collective spiritual practice aims to push human consciousness to new levels.
Issue 35
Creating the Future
The Guru and the Pandit

Cohen and Wilber take to the stage in Denver, Colorado, and explore the future of enlightenment—they also field a wide assortment of questions and articulate commentary from the audience—in their first-ever public dialogue.

Issue 32
Laying the Tracks for a Moving Train
Revelation, Right View, and the Challenge of Conscious Evolution

In this, their 11th exchange, Cohen and Wilber explore how transformation is sustained in people. This leads to a discussion about the value of both spiritual experience and the framework in which experience is interpreted, and how each can lead to enlightenment.

Issue 31
Higher Integration
The Guru and the Pandit

What does a second-tier, or integral, perspective signify? What does it look like, and how do we acquire it? These are questions that Cohen and Wilber address in this dialogue, which advocates a commitment to the very biggest perspective.

Issue 29
Calling All Spiriteers
A new website needs your help in defining
the religion of the future
Issue 28
The Resonance of Awakening
The Guru and the Pandit

The importance of how the spiritual experience is interpreted is the focus of this conversation between Cohen and Wilber. They examine the impact of evolution on both culture and spirituality and delve into the nature of enlightenment in a world of evolving form.

Issue 28
Transcend and Include
The Guru and the Pandit

Cohen and Wilber turn their attention to how large-scale change actually takes place. They find that both including and excluding previous levels of development are part of the process of transcendence as they investigate how higher expressions of consciousness emerge.

Issue 27
Democracy Gets a 21st-Century Makeover
An internet initiative is making plans for a post-UN global government
Issue 27
Conflict, Creativity, and the Nature of God
The Guru and the Pandit

The guru and the pandit discuss the relationship between belief systems, views of reality, and political orientation in this thought-provoking dialogue. In so doing, they describe the nature of the creative process and its role in the process of transcending old structures.

Issue 26
The Fundamental Urge of the Universe
Human potential pioneer Michael Murphy sounds off on the new evolutionary worldview
Issue 25
Following the Grain of the Kosmos
States, stages, selves, and the directionality of development

Wilber and Cohen exchange their understandings of how the developmental trajectory unfolds. They discuss the evolutionary impulse, what it is and why it’s significant, and differentiate between stages and states of consciousness.

Issue 25
Exploring the Future of Religion
The Guru and the Pandit

What would “spirituality appropriate” to our rapidly evolving times look like? Ken Wilber and Andrew Cohen consider new religious structures and the potential they have for bringing people together in a context that transcends the individual.

Issue 23
Breaking the Rules
The Guru and the Pandit

The West's foremost cartographer of consciousness joins the founder of WIE to discuss the anatomy of modern spiritual transformation. Together, they confront the prevailing cultural disposition that must be challenged if humans are to take the next evolutionary step.

Issue 22
A Philosopher of Change

One of the new breed of evolutionary philosophers, Twilight Club Director Yasuhiko Kimura rails against the conspiracy of mediocrity plaguing the postmodern world, and shares his vision of the future human: homo universalis and beyond.

Issue 22
The Evolution of Enlightenment
The Guru and the Pandit

In this, the inaugural dialogue of a new serialized feature of WIE, integral philosopher Ken Wilber and WIE founder Andrew Cohen talk together about the implications of enlightenment in an evolving universe.

Issue 21
Integral Transformative Practice: In This World or Out of It?

One of the most insightful philosophers of our times—the man who had the audacity to write a book entitled A Brief History of Everything—raises some intriguing questions about the relationship between relative spiritual practices and the direct realization of the nondual.

Issue 18
Integrating the Big Bang

What is the result when enlightened master Ramana Maharshi is merged with champion bodybuilder Frank Zane? The cofounder of Esalen Institute describes his all-embracing “integral approach” to the realization of our human evolutionary potential.

Issue 15
A Spirituality that Transforms

America's foremost transpersonal theorist points beyond conventional religious pursuit to the revolutionary possibility of authentic spiritual transformation.

Issue 12
The Business of Saving the World
Can capitalism become a force for a new global consciousness?

Innovative organizational change makers—and their corporate counterparts—are tackling one of the most complex problems facing humanity: the urgent need for big business to evolve from being a profit–driven machine to a living system working for the future of the planet.

Issue 28
Igniting the Flame of Intensity
The Spiritual Journey of a New Kind of Bodybuilder

This master of spiritual bodybuilding describes his extraordinary experience of physical transformation as a path to higher consciousness.

Issue 28
In Search of a New Moral Compass
The Guru and the Pandit

The importance of a moral context for spiritual experience occupies the attention of Wilber and Cohen in this riveting exchange. They confront the ethical ambiguities of our time and re-insert morality into the discussion of postmodern spirituality.

Issue 24
The Challenge of Our Moment
A Roundtable Discussion with Don Beck, Brian Swimme, & Peter Senge

WIE calls on some of today's most pioneering evolutionary minds in geopolitics, cosmology, organizational development, and spirituality to help us understand how humanity can move forward amidst the multifaceted challenges of our moment in history.

Issue 23
The Never-Ending Upward Quest
A WIE Editor Encounters the Practical and Spiritual Wisdom of Spiral Dynamics

Change-wizard Don Beck guides us on a monumental and mind-bending journey through spiraling stages and “colors” of consciousness. Editor Jessica Roemischer explains why, when it comes to spiritual transformation, it ain't easy being “green.”

Issue 22