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Evolutionary Enlightenment : A New Path to Spiritual Awakening,9781590792094

Evolutionary Enlightenment : A New Path to Spiritual Awakening



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In Evolutionary Enlightenment we are presented with an authentic spiritual innovation: a new philosophy, path, and practice of spiritual enlightenment for the twenty-first century, forged through more than two decades of transformative spiritual work with men and women around the world and in serious conversation with leading luminaries from almost every religious and spiritual tradition, both ancient and modern. Andrew Cohen, founder and editor-in-chief of the award-winning quarterly magazine EnlightenNext, has re-envisioned spiritual enlightenment in a completely new context. This context is, as he writes, nothing less than "the fourteen-billion-year epic of our cosmic evolution-a vast perspective that enhances and enlarges to almost infinite proportions our sense of the significance of what it means to be human."Evolutionary Enlightenment takes readers on an experiential journey into this new perspective, path, and practice. Taken from direct transcriptions of Cohen's talks and retreats, and meticulously edited by Cohen himself, the chapters in this book combine the powerful transmission of a mystic with the clarity and precision of an original and creative thinker.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
A Cosmic Journeyp. 1
Prologue: A Longing to Evolvep. 3
Back to Before the Beginningp. 7
Nondualityp. 15
We Were There When It All Beganp. 23
A Big Yesp. 31
Awakening to Evolutionp. 39
The Universe Projectp. 47
Understanding the Territoryp. 55
Introduction to Part IIp. 57
The Self: Relative and Absolutep. 59
Enlightening the Choosing Facultyp. 69
The Postmodern Predicamentp. 77
A Moral Imperativep. 85
The Path and the Goalp. 95
Introduction to Part IIIp. 97
The Art and Science of Stillnessp. 99
Clarity of Intentionp. 111
The Power of Volitionp. 125
Face Everything and Avoid Nothing135
The Process Perspectivep. 145
Cosmic Consciencep. 157
Enlightenment and the Evolution of Culturep. 169
Introduction to Part IVp. 171
A Higher Wep. 173
Catalyzing Emergencep. 181
Creating the Futurep. 191
The Edge of Evolutionp. 201
About the Authorp. 209
Books by Andrew Cohenp. 213
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