The Great Work
Reviewed by Susan Bridle
Susan Bridle considers eco-theologian Thomas Berry's resounding call to our ecological conscience.
A visionary cosmologist explains why this may be the most critical yet potentially transformative time on the planet in 65 million years.
The Divinization of the Cosmos
Brain Swimme in a discourse on the work and vision of Christian mystic, paleontologist, and pioneer of evolutionary spirituality Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.
A Call to Mediocrity
A review of two new releases: After the Ecstasy, the Laundry by Jack Kornfield and Yoga and the Quest for the True Self by Stephen Cope
The Seeds of the Self
A pioneering psychologist whose theory of “object relations” has revolutionized our modern conception of the self shares his encyclopedic understanding of the forces that shape the human ego, and explains why distinguishing between “healthy” and “pathological” narcissism is essential on the spiritual path.
Was ist das Ich?
Featuring: Leon Hoffman, James Hollis and Henry Stein
The fathers of modern psychology—Freud, Adler and Jung—debated their theories of the self in early 1900s Vienna and Zurich, launching a revolution in Western consciousness and culture. But these pioneers eventually came to radically divergent conclusions about the nature, structure and purpose of the ego. Three leading torchbearers of their legacies speak about the elusive “I” and the key role it plays in our psychological, and spiritual, evolution.
No Man's Land
“I don't think about men. I really don't care about them. I'm concerned with women's capacities.” A former Christian theologian and one of the most original and radical feminist thinkers of our time dismisses any attempt to include men in a discussion of gender and spirituality.
“I'm not a man, I'm not a woman. I'm at the next stage, which includes man, woman and lots of other genders!” A self-styled “gender terrorist” and postoperative transsexual presents her unorthodox prescription for “gender freedom.”
I'm Not Here to Audition!
“'Mastery' implies that there's something under you-usually a slave. It's the mastery of the world that's gotten us into the mess we're in.” An outrageous, outspoken evangelist of health and fitness speaks out on enlightenment, women's empowerment and having the guts to tell the truth.
In the Meantime ...
WIE asks one of America's leading exponents of transpersonal psychology if this contemporary form of psychotherapy can really take one beyond the personal.
You Have to Do It All
Is sex really a shortcut to enlightenment? A no-holds-barred discussion with the mother of modern tantra.
Dharma in the Marketplace
America's largest Buddhist publisher discusses the myth of millennialism and the challenges of spiritual publishing in the New Age.
What Matters Most
Why do two equally passionate critics of the scientific-materialist worldview differ so fundamentally on the capacity of the “new science” to answer humanity's most important questions?