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Awakening to the Blob
Not just a book review of Thomas de Zengotita's Mediated
De Zengotita's take-no-prisoners first book exposes our postmodern culture of narcissism
like you've never seen it before.
Reinventing Capitalism: Putting Soul in the Machine
A Quick Re-Vision of Western Civilization
In an exclusive preview of his new book, Howard Bloom inspires
us to consider capitalism—the heart of Western civilization—as “the
most creative and potentially idealistic bio-engine this planet has
A 21st Century Love Story
Part IV of Evan & Ella
As Evan ascends Jacob's Ladder, Ella fears the worst and considers becoming a nun.
Conversations with My Father
Postmodernism, morality, and the evolution of a father-daughter relationship
WIE editor Jessica Roemischer traverses four decades of postmodernity and life with her philosopher father, in an autobiographical odyssey replete with the freedoms, disappointments, and newfound potential of a world beyond tradition.
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.
Shifting Moral Ground
The Dilemma of Ethics in an Out-of-Control World
How do we make the right choices in a globalizing, pluralistic society? WIE looks beyond our postmodern “do-your-own-thing” ethos to explore the emerging edge of an evolutionary morality.
Boomeritis & Me
Not Just a Book Review
One of our editors peers deep into Narcissus' mirror to reflect upon the spiritual implications of a pervasive cultural virus called boomeritis—the subject and title of Ken Wilber's recent novel.
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.
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
At Play in the Fields of the Lord
“American” and “spiritual” may seem to be antithetical terms. But to the cofounder of Omega Institute and author of The New American Spirituality, the democracy and diversity of this modern materialistic nation may prove to be fertile ground for a new, world-embracing spiritual path.
An interview with Stephen Batchelor, Author of Buddhism without Beliefs
“Transcendence, to me, is a relative term.” A provocative inquiry into the nature of enlightenment with the renowned scholar and author of Buddhism without Beliefs.
Is Buddhism Surviving America?
The editor of Tricycle, America's most popular Buddhist review, discusses the secularization of Buddhism in a culture “aggressively antagonistic to the pursuit of the unknown.”
The Modern Spiritual Predicament
Are the great enlightenment teachings being watered down to appeal to our Western consumerist mentality? Includes an original article by Ken Wilber and interviews with Georg Feuerstein, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Deepak Chopra and NPR commentator Andrei Codrescu.
The Disappearance of the Outside
A Romanian exile, social critic and poet talks about consumerism, spiritual subversion and the dangers of the seemingly real.
From the Editors
An Inquiry into the Popularization of East-Meets-West Spirituality
Community and the Utopian Impulse in a Post-postmodern World
Andrew Cohen & Ken Wilber in dialogue
The Slenderest Knowledge
A poignant excerpt from A Guide for the Perplexed,
E. F. Schumacher's compelling reckoning with the loss of meaning
and value in the wake of the scientific revolution.