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The Fire of Freedom
A brief (and slightly speculative) three-thousand-year history of women's spiritual uprisings and their impact on Western culture
Issue 37
Women, Enlightenment, and the Evolution of Culture
Andrew Cohen & Ken Wilber in dialogue
Issue 37
The Utopian Propensity
An interview with historian Fritzie P. Manuel
Issue 36
Gaming for a Higher Cause
An emerging genre of video games puts social evolution in the palm of your hand
Issue 35
The Only Journey There Is
An Exploration of Cosmic & Cultural Evolution
Issue 35
The REAL Evolution Debate
Everything you always wanted to know about evolution but the mass media wouldn’t tell you
Issue 35
God's Playing a New Game
Integral Spirituality, Evolutionary Enlightenment, and the Future of Religion

Andrew Cohen’s twenty years of experience as a spiritual teacher provides dynamic counterpoint to Ken Wilber’s comprehensive integral theory. The result is more than an exchange of ideas, as “guru and pandit” bring their rigorous inquiry and passion to this lively exploration of Wilber’s new manifesto.

Issue 33
Where Are the Women?

Noting the surprising absence of women at the leading edge of cultural change, Debold asks what happened to the revolution that women started in the last half of the 20th century—and calls women to once again aspire to transform the status quo.

Issue 29
The Elevenfold Liberation

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

Issue 28
A New Consciousness For a World In Crisis
Geopolitical activist Dr. Don Beck shines new light on our greatest global challenges

From AIDS in Africa to the war in Iraq, Don Beck provides surprising insight into the cultural forces driving the news of the day.

Issue 28
The Globalization of Morality
Robert Wright explores the challenges of terrorism and the evolution of human ethics
Issue 26
Presence
Human Purpose and the Field of the Future
Issue 25
Faster Forward
Impressions of Our Emerging Future

From the far out to the close at hand, four futurists zoom out for a bird's eye view on the global changes we're experiencing now and can anticipate in the future—each outlining both the unprecedented challenges and mind-spinning opportunities humanity faces in the minutes and years to come

Issue 23
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
Transformation by Design

Founder of Visa International and self-made philosopher Dee Hock invokes the new science of complexity theory to show how human organizations can become powerful agents for evolutionary transformation.

Issue 22
Suggestions of a Larger Purpose

The insightful author of The Moral Animal and Nonzero reflects on the dynamics of evolution and speculates about an emerging global consciousness.

Issue 21
What Is Liberation for Women Today?
24 extraordinary women give their answers
Issue 37
Where Are the Women? Part III
Beyond the Divine Feminine
Issue 32
Spiritual but not Religious
Moving beyond postmodern spirituality
Issue 31
Is God a Pacifist?
Exploring the Meaning of Peace, Nonviolence, and Pacifism in a Post 9/11 World

Is peace the answer to a world in chaos? Against the backdrop of 9/11 and Iraq, WIE asks the hard questions about just wars and religious violence, and explores the relationship between our deepest spiritual principles and the politics of an evolving global society.

Issue 26
Vanguard Generation
An Ironic Army
Can two recent books about young people and spirituality—Dharma Punx and Red Moon Rising—help Gen Y overcome irony and apathy in order to save the world?

Issue 25
Postcards from the Galactic Edge
A few scientists are trying to determine how to teach extraterrestrials the ABCs of human culture
Issue 25
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.

Issue 24
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.

Issue 24
The Bahá'í Faith
A Modern Tradition

Hear what the Bahá'í Faith, one of the newest additions to the world's religious canon, has to say about the unique evolutionary potential of our time.

Issue 23
Traditions on the Edge
Can the past meet the future?

Enter a multidimensional journey through history, cyberspace (and small-town America) as a broad spectrum of religious authorities takes on the burning question: How can the world's great traditions cope with the complexities of human life in the 21st century and beyond?

Issue 23