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Issue 45 / September–November 2009
The Evolving Faces of God
New perspectives on the meaning of spirituality for our time
Featuring: Andrew Cohen, Genpo Roshi, Ken Wilber, Aliya Haeri, Jean M. Twenge, Jun Po Roshi, and Terry Patten. Plus: Mary Evelyn Tucker on the life of Thomas Berry; the Zen activism of Bernie Glassman; Elizabeth Debold on the state of womankind; an interview with quantum mystic Amit Goswami; and more.
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THE GURU AND THE PANDIT
Andrew Cohen and Ken Wilber
In their latest conversation, the Guru and the Pandit discuss the many “faces” of God—
God as Self, God as Other, and God as Cosmic Process—zeroing in on the one that alone holds the
power to bring the postmodern ego to its knees.
What’s it like to be a spiritual teacher today? Evolutionary Enlightenment pioneer Andrew Cohen and
Zen Master Genpo Merzel explore the dynamics of spiritual transformation, the future of Buddhism, and
the role of the master-disciple relationship in a post-traditional world.
Andrew Cohen and Dennis Genpo Merzel Roshi
An Interview with Sufi Teacher Aliya Haeri
What would compel a modern American woman to become the third wife of a traditional Sufi master?
Aliya Haeri tells the tale of her unlikely path to liberation and how the mysticism of Islam has forged in
her a depth of spiritual devotion rarely found in Western culture.
by Elizabeth Debold
With Jun Po Denis Kelly
From the psychedelic heights of Haight-Ashbury to the meditative depths of a Rinzai Buddhist
monastery, Zen Master Jun Po Denis Kelly has done it all—and done it to extremes.
In this compelling narrative, this self-described “Zorba the Buddha” regales us with stories
of a life dedicated to going all the way.
by Ross Robertson
An Interview with Jean M. Twenge
There’s a plague sweeping our planet: Millions of individuals who grew up in the self-reflective
afterglow of the 1960s are now hopelessly stuck on themselves. But it doesn’t have to be this way,
says Dr. Jean Twenge, shining light on the difference between narcissism and true self-esteem.
by Joel Pitney
An Interview with Terry Patten
In Integral Life Practice, professional life coach Terry Patten has taken the term “spiritual
but not religious” to the next level. He suggests that this integrated approach to
transformation—a synthesis of the world’s best techniques for developing mind,
body, and spirit—may mark the birth of a new twenty-first-century spiritual path.
by Carter Phipps
The EnlightenNext Discovery Cycle
Announcing details on the first Conference for Evolutionaries,
May 15-17, 2010.
PULSE: News from an emerging culture
Twitter gets spiritualized; an interview with evolutionary thinker John Stewart; Homo Sapiens 2.0;
Robert Wright’s Evolution of God; Mary Evelyn Tucker on the life of Thomas Berry;
defining “Eros”; kudos to Sulak Sivaraksa; the strange Zen of Susan Blackmore; and more.
Zen Master Bernie Glassman is bringing his innovative, nitty-gritty, in-the-streets dharma
to a whole new generation of spiritual activists.
by Joel Pitney
A bold challenge for women to rise up and take the future into their own hands.
by Elizabeth Debold
A young American journalist finds herself confronted with the stark realities of
Sri Lanka’s bloody civil war.
by Maura R. O’Connor
Reviews of books, film, and other media
Plus: Books for Evolutionaries with Connie Barlow; an
interview with quantum mystic Amit Goswami.