What Is Enlightenment? Magazine
How would you like to read a thought-provoking magazine that is re-defining spirituality for an evolving world and is dedicated to a revolution in human consciousness and culture?












What Is Enlightenment? provides a platform for a growing movement of evolutionary thinkers who share a sense of urgency about the need for human beings to transform, spiritually and ethically, in order to change the world. Through in-depth interviews, investigative reporting, cultural critique, and dialogue, What Is Enlightenment? asks the hard questions of the new science and the ancient traditions, art and culture, business and politics, in order to forge a coherent spiritual foundation for an increasingly chaotic world.

Magazine founder and Editor-in-Chief Andrew Cohen has a tireless passion for spiritual inquiry. His always-evolving vision pushes the edge of contemporary thinking as many search for a radical new moral and philosophical architecture for the 21st Century. Cohen has brought together leading thinkers-mystics and materialists, philosophers and psychologists-to call for a higher and wholly contemporary synthesis of the spiritual truths found in the East and the empirical rigor of the West. He believes that spiritual transformation is not only an imperative for human evolution, but also for our very survival.

Bringing forward the visions and voices of cosmologists and psychologists, scientists and social activists, as well as today's spiritual leaders and pioneers, What Is Enlightenment?seeks to create the largest possible context for understanding what it means to be a human being today.

This is one of my absolute favorite magazines, especially as one who tends to view the world from an "everything connects to everything" perspective. I love the fascinating dialogues between Andrew Cohen and Ken Wilber in the The Guru And The Pandit section, as well as the insightful discussion of contemporary media (including books, movies, and board games), ancient culture, ethics, art, science, spirituality and more.

A few of the questions that have been addressed in What Is Enlightenment? include:

*Is sex an essential part of the spiritual path or is it an empty promise that distracts us from realizing our full human potential?
*Is the ego our fiercest enemy on the spiritual path or our greatest ally in negotiating the vicissitudes of life?
*Can scientific inquiry lead us to the same transcendent knowledge that the world's spiritual traditions speak of?
*Are miracles real?
*Will America be remembered as the architect of the world's first global democracy or as a power-hungry rogue nation that precipitates a tragedy of epic proportions?
*How does significant change occur?
*What does it mean to be in the world but not of it?
*Is God a pacifist?

Here are a few of the fascinating articles and reviews you'll find in What Is Enlightenment?

*A review of the movie What the Bleep Do We Know?!
*Synchronicity Goes To Hollywood - Searching for a postmodern religion on the set of The Celestine Prophecy: The Movie
*The Gospel According to Pop Culture - Buffy, Neo, and Dr. Seuss bring Christian morals to the mainstream
*Naked on Stilts: Notes From Burning Man
*If the Shoes Fit, Wear It - Sex and the City finds its moral footing!
*In Search of a New Moral Compass
*A Not-So-Trivial Pursuit - Enlighten: a new board game that puts you faith to the test
*Real Men Have Broken Hearts - If thousands of Christians men can keep their promises, can they change the world?
*Music Stirs More Masses Than You Think - From the Big Bang to Brahms, acoustic vibrations choreograph the movements of the cosmos

Contributors to What Is Enlightenment? have included Byron Katie, Ram Dass, Don Beck, Father Thomas Keating, Eckhart Tolle, Duane Elgin, Ammachi, Jean Houston, Fritjof Capra and the Dalai Lama.

One of the reasons I love this magazine so much is because its foundation is based on curiosity about the human predicament, as well as where we've been on the evolutionary ladder and where we are headed. I highly recommend What Is Enlightenment?, especially if you love to ponder the big questions of life, expand your awareness, and explore paths to integration and unity.

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