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Collector's Set of Back Issues
EnlightenNext Issues 2-47
(Issues 1, 24, 25, 33, 34, 35, and 37 are no longer available)

 
Issue 46 - Quantum Dreams...and Other Strange Things
Have scientists finally solved the mystery of consciousness?

 
Issue 46 - Quantum Dreams...and Other Strange ThingsFeaturing: Stuart Hameroff, Marilyn Schlitz, Michael Grosso, Henry Stapp, Ken Wilber, Andrew Cohen, and Robert J. Sawyer. Plus: Gary Lachman on the extraordinary life of integral theorist Jean Gebser; a profile of evolutionary author Michael Wombacher; Ross Robertson on the new environmental revolution; an interview with The Future of God author Robert Wright; and more.

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Issue 45 - The Evolving Faces of God
 
Issue 45 - The Evolving Faces of GodFeaturing: 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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Issue 44 - Envisioning the Future
 
Issue 44 - Envisioning the FutureFor this issue of EnlightenNext, we asked a few visionary thinkers some very big questions: Where are we going? How are we going to get there? And how should we relate to the extraordinary uncertainty that defines our global landscape today? Featuring: Ken Wilber, Thomas Barnett, John Petersen, Gary Lachman, Jim Garrison, Elza Maalouf, Ray Kurzweil, Patricia Aburdene, and Joel Garreau. Plus: Peter Russell's favorite books on consciousness, interviews with Duane Elgin and Jean Houston, and more.

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Issue 43 - SEX: The Good, the Strange, and the Sacred
 
Issue 43 - SEX: The Good, the Strange, and the SacredFor our second issue under the name EnlightenNext, we take an in-depth look at the always provocative relationship between sex and spirituality. Surveying the latest trends in the field—including the neo-tantric dharma of David Deida, the One Taste community’s practice of “orgasmic meditation,” and psychologist Jenny Wade’s research into transcendent sexual experiences—we deliver a thought-provoking exploration that you won’t want to miss. Featuring: Ken Wilber, Steve McIntosh, Andrew Cohen, Gary Lachman, Shawn Phillips, Michael Murphy, special tributes to Adi Da Samraj and Marilyn Ferguson, John White’s “sci-fi books for evolutionaries,” and more.

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Issue 42 - EnlightenNext Inaugural Issue
 
Issue 42 - EnlightenNext Inaugural IssueFor our debut issue under the name EnlightenNext, we unveil the magazine’s revamped design and take a fresh look at many of our favorite topics, including evolutionary spirituality, science, culture, politics, philosophy, religion, integral theory, and what it really means to pioneer a new stage in humanity's collective evolution. It's a compelling, eclectic exploration that you won't want to miss. Featuring: Arianna Huffington, Ken Wilber, Andrew Cohen, John F. Haught, Susan Neiman, James N. Gardner, an exclusive profile of the Dalai Lama, and more.

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WIE 41 - Constructing the New Man
Perspectives on Masculinity in the 21st Century

 
WIE 41 - Constructing the New ManContinuing the inquiry that began with last summer’s widely discussed issue on women, WIE presents an in-depth look at the twenty-first-century man. What is authentic masculinity today? How has the move toward gender equality changed society’s rules—and roles—for men? Is there a “new man” emerging on the horizon, ready and willing to reshape our culture in the coming decades? Approaching these questions and others through a multidimensional lens, WIE delivers one of our most culturally provocative issues yet. Featuring: Ken Wilber, Andrew Cohen, Ani DiFranco, Harvey Mansfield, Jean Houston, Jenny Wade, Erwin McManus, Rebecca Walker, and more.

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WIE 40 - Welcome to the Center of the Universe
Science zeros in on the cosmic significance of consciousness

 
WIE 40 - Welcome to the Center of the UniverseEver since Copernicus proved that the universe doesn’t revolve around Earth, humanity’s place in the cosmos has steadily continued to shrink. But we may be far more central to the universe than we think. WIE explores the ways in which science is coming to understand our true cosmic significance. Plus, we join Deepak Chopra for a  candid tour of his mythic life, take an illuminating look at the New Atheism movement, and question the purpose of existence with Ken Wilber and Andrew Cohen. Featuring: Joel R. Primack, Nancy Ellen Abrams, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Paul Davies, Janna Levin, Stewart Brand, Rupert Sheldrake, and more.

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WIE 39 - The Cosmos, the Psyche & YOU
 
WIE 39 - The Cosmos, the Psyche & YOUIn 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 spiritual artwork of Adi Da Samraj, explore the relationship between time and eternity, and speak with a bodybuilding legend on his pursuit of dream yoga mastery. Featuring Ken Wilber, Frank Zane, Helen LaKelly Hunt, Andrew Cohen, and more.

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WIE 38 - Ecology, Politics, and Consciousness
 
WIE 38 - Ecology, Politics, and ConsciousnessWill a new environmental movement's fearless embrace of technology and human ingenuity help pave the way to a “bright green” future? Does integral philosophy have what it takes to solve the seemingly impossible puzzle of global politics? Can the human potentials currently being discovered at the leading edge of consciousness help guide the way? WIE explores these provocative questions—and others—in an attempt to envision a truly life-positive twenty-first-century world. Featuring Ken Wilber, Steve McIntosh, Thomas de Zengotita, Jim Marion, and more.

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WIE 37 - Woman
A Cultural, Philosophical, and Spiritual Exploration

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WIE 37 - WomanIn the nineteenth century there were the suffragists. In the 1960s there were the feminists. But what does women’s liberation mean today? Where is women’s evolutionary edge? WIE searches for the answers to these questions in a provocative engagement with the historical, social, and spiritual dimensions of transforming women’s consciousness.

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WIE 36 - Searching For Utopia
 
WIE 36 - Searching For UtopiaFrom the idyllic Garden of Eden to Teilhard de Chardin's enlightened noosphere, our conceptions of utopia have changed dramatically over time. WIE takes a closer look at the evolutionary significance of humankind’s enduring impulse to make heaven into a place on earth.

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WIE 35 - The Mystery of Evolution
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WIE 35 - The Mystery of EvolutionYou’ve heard the debate: Creation vs. Evolution, Darwinism vs. Intelligent Design. But could it really be that simple? In this special feature, the editors of WIE examine a broader spectrum of possibilities. Ranging from the scientific to the spiritual to cutting-edge perspectives that integrate both, our investigation turned up no less than a dozen different theories of what evolution is, how it works, and where it might be headed.

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WIE 34 - 15-Year Anniversary
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WIE 34 - 15-Year AnniversaryFrom humble beginnings to international success, What Is Enlightenment? has spent fifteen years taking readers on a multidimensional exploration of contemporary spirituality. In this special anniversary issue, the editors present their picks for WIE's all-time greatest hits. Featuring Eckhart Tolle, Brian Swimme, Vimala Thakar, Beatrice Bruteau, and more.

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WIE 33 - God's Next Move
Exploring the Next Spiritual Revolution

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WIE 33 - God's Next MoveIs traditional religion relevant to the postmodern world? WIE explores the groundbreaking work of integral philosopher Ken Wilber, whose latest book sheds a revealing light on the past, present, and future of human spirituality. Featuring Ken Wilber, James Gardner, Peter Ragnar, and Cynthia Bourgeault.

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WIE 32 - Death, Rebirth, and Everything in Between
A scientific and philosophical journey

 
WIE 32 - Death, Rebirth, and Everything in BetweenWith everyone and her mother claiming to have been Cleopatra in a past life, the New Age has given reincarnation a bad name. But what if there were scientific evidence for this ancient idea? WIE uncovers groundbreaking research that will forever change the way you look at life, death, and the mystery of what comes next. Featuring Ken Wilber, Michael Beckwith, Peter Ragnar, Mother Antonia, Elizabeth Debold, and others.

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WIE 31 - Spirituality vs. Religion
Where Do You Stand?

 
WIE 31 - Spirituality vs. ReligionWaged in isolated skirmishes for decades, the battle between progressive spirituality and traditional religion is exploding into mainstream culture like never before. And its outcome hinges on just one question: When it comes to navigating the spiritual life, who is the ultimate authority? The church? The guru? Or . . . you? Featuring Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, Dr. Dario Salas Sommer, Jason Hill, and others. Also in this issue: Rabbi Marc Gafni, Dadi Janki, Karen Armstrong, Ken Wilber, Arjuna Ardagh, and more...

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WIE 30 - Do You Want to Live Forever?
Grappling with the science & ethics of immortality

 
WIE 30 - Do You Want to Live Forever?New research is unlocking the secrets of aging, and the once-esoteric quest for immortality has suddenly gone mainstream. But are human beings actually ready to step into the uncharted waters of everlasting life? WIE investigates the promises and perils of the emerging technology of radical life extension. Featuring Ray Kurzweil, Andrei Codrescu, Robert J. Sawyer, Connie Barlow, and others. Also in this issue: Barbara Marx Hubbard, Peter Ragnar, Cheri Huber, Ken Wilber, and more...

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WIE 29 - Who Are YOU?
 
WIE 29 - Who Are YOU?As neuroscientists race to solve the mystery of consciousness, will they succeed in doing away with God, the soul, and all things spiritual? WIE steps inside the consciousness debate. Featuring Ken Wilber, Fleet Maull, and Thomas de Zengotita. Also in this issue: Desmond Tutu, Mata Amritanandamayi, Jonathan Granoff and more...

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WIE 28 - Will Big Business Save the World?
 
WIE 28 - Will Big Business Save the World?

Big business has changed the world—and brought us to the edge of ecological and social crisis. Could the capitalist engines of globalization become a positive force for global unity? In this issue, WIE takes you into the minds and offices of the new corporate change-makers who are unleashing the creativity of capitalism to serve the planet and its people. Featuring Peter Senge, Howard Bloom, Margaret Wheatley, Michael Braungart, and others. Also in this issue: Carlos Santana, Douglas Harding, Don Beck, Ken Wilber, and more...

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WIE 27 - Searching for Soul in Hollywood
 
WIE 27 - Searching for Soul in HollywoodFrom the Kabbalah Centre's rising star to the making of the Celestine Prophecy film, WIE explores the phenomenon of popular spirituality at the threshold of the new millennium. Featuring Ken Wilber, James Redfield, Audrey Kitagawa, Donna Zajonc, Duane Elgin, and Howard Bloom.

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WIE 26 - Is God a Pacifist?
 
WIE 26 - Is God a Pacifist?Is God a pacifist? In a world of escalating conflict, you have to wonder. We did—and in this issue, we've asked if peace is possible in a dynamic and rapidly evolving world. We question commonly held notions about spirituality, pacifism, and nonviolence, and explore with leading politicians, academics, and activists the relationship between our deepest spiritual principles and the politics of an evolving global society.

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WIE 25 - Come Together!
The Power of Collective Intelligence

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WIE 25 - Come Together!“Come Together! The Power of Collective Intelligence,” introduces you to what many are calling the next step in human evolution and asks: Could collective intelligence be the foundation for the next social and spiritual revolution? Also featuring Ken Wilber, Duane Elgin, Howard Bloom, Michael Murphy, and many others.

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WIE 24 - Morality Bites!
Searching for Ethics in a Postmodern Age

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WIE 24 - Morality Bites!"Morality Bites: Searching for Ethics in a Postmodern Age" takes an up-close, often personal, and sometimes hilarious look at the moral conundrums of our "do-your-own-thing" culture. Featuring Ken Wilber, the Dalai Lama, Duane Elgin, New York nightlife, Burning Man, and much more.

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WIE 23 - Can God Handle the 21st Century?
Exploring the Perils and Pitfalls of the New Millennium

 
WIE 23 - Can God Handle the 21st Century?Are the great religious traditions meeting the changing life conditions of our time? WIE looks into the future and asks the question: "Can God Handle the 21st Century?" Featuring Huston Smith, Ken Wilber, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Ray Kurzweil, Jeremy Rifkin, Ram Dass, Byron Katie, Peter Senge, Brian Swimme, and more.

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WIE 22 - Are You Ready to Change Now?
Exploring the Dynamics of Human Transformation

 
WIE 22 - Are You Ready to Change Now?Everybody wants to get enlightened, but nobody wants to change! Join What is Enlightenment? as we explore our evolutionary potential through new models of individual and collective transformation, with: Don Beck on Spiral Dynamics, Robert Kegan, Dee Hock, Ken Wilber and Andrew Cohen.

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WIE 21 - The Future of God
Evolution and Enlightenment for the 21st Century

 
WIE 21 - The Future of GodFifteen billion years after the Big Bang and 150 years after Darwin, What Is Enlightenment? magazine steps back to look at the big picture and asks: Is enlightenment itself evolving? What is "the future of God?" Featuring interviews with: Beatrice Bruteau, Ken Wilber, and Robert Wright.

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WIE 20 - Celebrating 10 Years of Radical Spiritual Inquiry
 
WIE 20 - Celebrating 10 Years of Radical Spiritual InquiryCan Buddhism survive America? Is sex more important than God? Instant enlightenment? This special anniversary issue features a fresh look at the provocative themes and inspiring individuals that helped make our first decade in print a resounding success. Featuring: Rupert Sheldrake, Father Thomas Keating, Jetsunma Ahkön Lhamo and Jack LaLanne.

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WIE 19 - Can Enlightenment Save The World?
 
WIE 19 - Can Enlightenment Save The World?These days many agree that the answer to our global crisis must be an inherently spiritual one. WIE explores this pressing issue with some of the contemporary world's leading activists, futurists and visionaries in an exploration of how spirituality can guide us into a better future. With Brian Swimme, Rabbi Michael Lerner, Duane Elgin and Roshi Bernie Glassman.

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WIE 18 - What Does It Mean To Be In The World But Not Of It?
 
WIE 18 - What Does It Mean To Be In The World But Not Of It?Why have some spiritual teachings encouraged us to leave the world behind completely, while others have told us to embrace it wholeheartedly? From the marketplace to the monastery, from the household to the mountaintop, WIE takes a closer look at the age-old question: What does it really mean to be in the world but not of it? Featuring: H.H. Penor Rinpoche, Eckhart Tolle, and Joseph Goldstein.

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WIE 17 - What is Ego? Friend or Foe...
 
WIE 17 - What is Ego? Friend or Foe...Is the ego our fiercest enemy on the spiritual path or our greatest ally in negotiating the vicissitudes of life? What Is Enlightenment? magazine presents a penetrating and provocative look into the true nature of this elusive phantom that lies at the core of the human psyche. Featuring interviews with: Ammachi, Yogi Amrit Desai, Master Sheng-Yen, Otto Kernberg, Sheikh Ragip Frager and Jack Engler.

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WIE 16 - Men's Liberation? Women's Liberation? Gay Liberation? How Free Do We Really Want To Be?
 
WIE 16 - Men's Liberation? Women's Liberation? Gay Liberation? How Free Do We Really Want To Be?In today's culture, where traditional concepts of what it means to be a man or a woman seem open for debate and questioning like never before, What Is Enlightenment? presents an unprecedented investigation into the relationship between enlightenment and gender. What does it mean to be a man or a woman if we want to be free? Featuring: Jetsunma Ahkön Lhamo, Sam Keen, Marion Woodman, Father Basil Pennington, Mary Daly and Jose Cabezon.

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WIE 15 - The Self Masters: Are They Enlightened?
 
WIE 15 - The Self Masters: Are They Enlightened?What does self-mastery have to do with enlightenment? Interviews with eight extraordinary individuals whose passion for living, incredible positivity and commitment to excellence have inspired countless others to strive for greatness in their own lives. Featuring Jean Houston, Jack LaLanne, Dan Millman, Michael Murphy, Anthony Robbins, Evander Holyfield, Susan Powter and Vernon Kitabu Turner.

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WIE 14 - What Is Enlightenment? Does Anybody Know What They're Talking About?
 
WIE 14 - What <i>Is</i> Enlightenment? Does Anybody Know What They're Talking About?Conversations with leading proponents of Buddhism and Advaita Vedanta on the true nature of the spiritual path and goal. Contributors include H. H. the Dalai Lama, Helen Tworkov, Ramesh Balsekar, Swami Dayananda, Stephen Batchelor and Frances Vaughan.

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WIE 13 - What Is the Relationship between Sex and Spirituality?
 
WIE 13 - What Is the Relationship between Sex and Spirituality?Is sex an essential part of the spiritual path or is it an empty promise that distracts us from realizing our full human potential? Interviews with Margot Anand, Barry Long, Miranda Shaw, Father Thomas Keating, Bhante Henepola Gunaratana and Swami Chidananda.

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WIE 12 - The Modern Spiritual Predicament
 
WIE 12 - 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.

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WIE 11 - Can Science Enlighten Us?
 
WIE 11 - Can Science Enlighten Us?Can scientific inquiry lead us to the same transcendent knowledge that the world's spiritual traditions speak of? This revolutionary investigation into an age-old question includes interviews with Huston Smith, Rupert Sheldrake and F. David Peat, as well as articles by E. F. Schumacher and Fritjof Capra.

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WIE 10 - Women, Enlightenment and the Divine Mother
 
WIE 10 - Women, Enlightenment and the Divine MotherAn in-depth look at women's spirituality in its many forms, this issue explores the question: Do women have an inherent advantage in the pursuit of spiritual awakening? Interviews with J. Krishnamurti's successor, Vimala Thakar; founder of the feminist spirituality movement, Z. Budapest; and feminist psychologist Elizabeth Debold. Other articles include Georg Feuerstein on Mother Meera and Arnaud Desjardins on Anandamayi Ma.

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WIE 9 - Is the Guru Dead?
 
WIE 9 - Is the Guru Dead?The fact that many spiritual teachers have fallen into financial and sexual scandal raises important questions. What are the causes of corruption? What is true purity? How can it be attained? Includes interviews with The Guru Papers authors Joel Kramer and Diana Alstad, and Brother David Steindl-Rast. Also articles by Andrew Cohen and Georg Feuerstein.

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