Recent Posts in ‘Postmodernism’
Andrew recently spoke with irreverant spiritual teachers Ed and Deb Shapiro on their radio show ‘Going Out of Your Mind’ about a variety of interesting topics including: the evolution of the guru-disciple relationship within a postmodern context, Andrew’s recent trips to India, their own experiences with some of their respective past gurus, the significance of
Are we secretly longing for the end of civilization? In this EnlightenNext magazine article, an environmentalist finds himself in a dramatic confrontation with the dangerous allure of apocalypse. Alex Steffen, who coined the term “bright green,” is the founder and executive editor of worldchanging.com, an international weblog and clearinghouse for cutting-edge environmental thought. Night,
Many people are concerned about terrible fates that await us in the not-too-distant future. Some believe that in December 2012, the world will come to an end. Others point to the near and present dangers of climate change, overpopulation, environmental degradation, and nuclear war in the Middle East, to name just a few.
In his new book The Advance of Love: Reading the Bible with an Evolutionary Heart, evolutionary Christian Bruce Sanguin includes a confession that will no doubt ring true for many others: he was addicted to apocalyptic thinking. Being an evolutionary, his apocalyptic ‘fix’ was not found in the promise of a divine tribulation and the
In her new romantic comedy, 2 Days in New York, musician, actress, and screenwriter Julie Delpy proclaims, “You know why I don’t believe in the soul? Because the soul would probably mean an afterlife. And if there was something, my (late) mom would have tried to communicate with me somehow . . .” Then she
For almost a decade, Andrew Cohen and integral philosopher Ken Wilber engaged in a series of cutting-edge, mind-expanding spiritual and philosophical investigations within the pages of EnlightenNext magazine. Over the past year, these dialogues have moved to the virtual realm with a series of online webcasts. In anticipation of their next conversation – which is
I’ve been thinking quite a lot lately about what spiritual development and spiritual attainment actually mean these days. What is the purpose of being on a spiritual path for the most progressive people on the planet today—those of us who have grown up in an environment of unprecedented wealth, education, and personal freedom? As a spiritual
Andrew was recently featured in the biannual, peer-reviewed Spanda Journal, which is published by the Spanda Foundation, a transnational non-profit NGO dedicated to catalyzing “long-term systemic change in the areas of culture, education, health, the environment and research.” Andrew’s work appeared twice in their most recent edition, which is titled Consciousness & Development 2.0. The
The traditional teachings of spiritual enlightenment tell us that in order to be one with Spirit we need to shrink our egos down to the size of a pea. Those rare beings who are considered to be saints are said to be “selfless.” Higher spiritual development, whether Eastern or Western, is generally determined by
My close friend, student, and colleague Carter Phipp’s new book, Evolutionaries: Unlocking the Spiritual and Cultural Potential of Science’s Greatest Idea, is being published by Harper-Perennial on June 26th. Last week in New York City he was interviewed on BigThink.com about it. Check it out!
In this clip from my interview with BigThink, I describe how narcissism has become a cultural epidemic and what we can do about it:
I just had a dialogue with my friend and collaborator, the great integral philosopher Ken Wilber on sexual ethics (the recording of which will be broadcast on June 2nd). Several years ago, we had a similar conversation on the question “Is Sex a Path to God,” which became the article below in EnlightenNext magazine: _________________________________________________________________
This past weekend I was interviewed by Nitamo Montecucco for an upcoming documentary called “Global Shift.” The filmmakers allowed us to publish this short clip, during which I share some of the interesting–and inspiring–new information I’ve read recently that supports the view that in spite of all our global problems, things are actually better
Here’s a video excerpt from a talk that I gave at the Rubin Museum of Art last summer. It’s a dialogue with my brilliant visionary friend Howard Bloom (author of Genius of the Beast) about faith, progress, and evolution. Enjoy!
Have you ever considered for yourself what love actually is? Or do you assume you know what love is, based on what others may have said about this all-important topic? Because I’m a spiritual teacher, I’m asked about love all the time, and what I always find interesting is that people use the same word
Last week I gave a talk at Alex and Allyson Grey’s Chapel of Sacred Mirrors (CoSM) in upstate New York. I based the talk on an interesting story that I had heard on NPR earlier that morning while I was brushing my teeth about some new scientific discoveries that support the surprising hypothesis that apparently
This past Friday I was interviewed on the LA Talk Radio show “On the Couch with Dr. Michelle.” We spoke about why Evolutionary Enlightenment is so culturally relevant. You can listen to the full audio here: [Audio clip: view full post to listen]
I recently appeared on “The Dr. Molly Barrow Show,” on the Progressive Radio Network. Our conversation explored Evolutionary Enlightenment with a particular emphasis on the need for a new source of meaning and purpose in today’s world. Enjoy! [Audio clip: view full post to listen]
Over the past week, I’ve been responding to quite a few questions on my blog. Below is a selection of my answers. If you have any questions yourself, please post them as comments. From Daniel Schulman: Q: Is my soul part of my ego? Dear Daniel, No. The ego and the soul are different. The
post•mod•ern adj. Of or relating to the stage of consciousness and culture that arose as an evolutionary progression beyond the earlier modern and traditional stages. Characterized by liberal individualism, egalitarianism, relativism, and a questioning of traditional “truths” and symbols of authority. “Postmodern” is a term that can mean any number of things, depending on the