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Issue 39  /  February–April 2008
The Cosmos, the Psyche, and YOU
An evolutionary vision for spirituality and psychology in the 21st century
In one of WIE’s most eclectic issues yet, we trace the profound influence that the 20th-century luminaries Carl Jung and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin have had on the way we see ourselves and our world, and how their perspectives are shaping our collective destiny today. Plus, we take a closer look at the idea of the “divine feminine,” critique the artwork of Adi Da Samraj, explore the relationship between time and eternity, and speak with a bodybuilding legend on his pursuit of self mastery. Featuring Ken Wilber, Frank Zane, Helen LaKelly Hunt, Andrew Cohen, and more.

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The Cosmos, the Psyche & YOU

Carl Gustav Jung and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. One probed the psyche. The other contemplated the cosmos. Declared by some to be the two most influential thinkers of the twentieth century, Jung and Teilhard seem destined to play a significant part in the twenty-first. In this personal and philosophical journey, WIE editor Carter Phipps walks the line between past and future, tracing the influence of these groundbreaking figures and exploring the role they may each play in our understanding of who we are . . . and of where we're headed in the years to come.

by Carter Phipps

The Divine Feminine, Unveiled

Will embracing woman-centered spirituality take us beyond patriarchy? WIE offers a revealing look at one of the reigning archetypes of contemporary feminism.

by Elizabeth Debold

The Heart Was Released from Images

The Art of Adi Da Samraj

Amidst the frenzy of the prestigious Venice Biennale, an exhibition by a modern spiritual master attempts to restore the transcendent dimension to art.

by Carol Ann Raphael


A Relationship with Eternity

Andrew Cohen and Ken Wilber

What is the relationship between physical aging and spiritual evolution? Spiritual teacher Andrew Cohen and integral philosopher Ken Wilber discuss life after fifty, explore traditional interpretations of immortality, and take a speculative journey into the realms beyond physical death.

Beyond Limits

Building the Dream Body

An interview with three-time Mr. Olympia Frank Zane

He has defeated Arnold Schwarzenegger in competition. He began practicing meditation at age fifteen. Now, at sixty-five, one of bodybuilding's greatest self-masters shares the wisdom he's gained about aging, dream yoga, and the science of winning.

by Andrew Cohen

PULSE: news from an emerging culture

Meditate and Destroy with Noah Levine; is Gen Y an alien life force? SuperConsciousness magazine; opposing views on Mother Teresa; Alan Watts meets South Park; Mr. Deity; gaiety at Auschwitz; and more...

Out of Body. Be Back Soon.

New research is suggesting a neurological basis for out-of-body experiences. But what do the experts think?

by Paul Bloch and Tom Huston

Africa's Development Deadlock

by Ingrid Yngstrom

Natural Selection

Reviews of books, film, and other media

Peace Is Not the Answer

by Andrew Cohen