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Issue 11  /  Spring–Summer 1997
Can Science Enlighten Us?
Science, Spirituality and the Revelation of the Unknown
Can scientific inquiry lead us to the same transcendent knowledge that the world's spiritual traditions speak of? Includes interviews with Huston Smith and Rupert Sheldrake, as well as articles by E. F. Schumacher and Fritjof Capra.

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From the Editors

Introduction to this issue by Andrew Cohen

Andrew Cohen
Knowledge, Power and Enlightenment
"When the knowledge of perfection is the ground of all conscious experience . . . that perfection becomes the very source of mind itself."

F. David Peat
Look For Truth,
No Matter Where It Takes You

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

Fritjof Capra and E.F. Schumacher
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?

Amit Goswami
Scientific Proof of the Existence of God
A physicist explains how his mystical realization that consciousness is the ground of being helped him to solve the troubling paradoxes of quantum mechanics.
Interview by Craig Hamilton

Huston Smith
Where do Your Loyalties Lie?
"In Descartes's fall, we sinned all." A world-famous religious scholar and spiritual practitioner critiques science's overreach of its rightful grasp.
Interview by Michael Toms

Fritjof Capra
Is It True That...
the Buddha Would Just Be a Physicist?

What's wrong with this picture? An excerpt from an interview with one of the new paradigm's foremost pioneers.
Interview by Renée Weber

Rupert Sheldrake
Maybe Angels
A controversial biologist explores the consciousness of the universe and dissects the materialist creed.
Interview by Hal Blacker

Has Heaven Died and Gone to Physics?
A review of The Physics of Immortality, Frank J. Tipler's reductionist prophecy of an eternity far stranger than paradise.

Andrew Cohen
Final Purity
"Purity can become manifest only when one is able to live without reservation in the knowledge that one doesn't know and will never know."