Come join us for an evening with author Steve McIntosh as he discusses his forthcoming book on the meaning and value of evolution. Mark your calendars: Thu. 8/5 at 7pm at Boulder Integral.
He argues that evolution is not random, accidental, or otherwise meaningless. On the contrary, its progressive advance reveals the presence of purpose. Not a preplanned or externally controlled type of purpose, but rather a creative generation of value that has been continually building upon itself for billions of years. When understood in its entirety, from the flaring forth of the big bang, through the emergence of our solar system, through the evolution of life, and up through the development of human society and culture, the grand panoply of evolution carries an unmistakably spiritual message. And despite its vigorous use as a weapon against spirituality, as our understanding of evolution deepens, we will increasingly come to see it as a profound and sacred teaching in its own right. Although most of the evolutionary science that provides the foundation of this discussion has been around for decades, it is only in the last few years that we have begun to grasp evolution in its fullness. And this new conception has resulted from the enlarged understanding of the cultural or psychosocial aspects of evolution brought about by the recent insights of integral philosophy.
STEVE MCINTOSH, J.D., is the author of Integral Consciousness and the Future of Evolution (Paragon House, 2007). He was an original member of the Integral Institute, and a member of the Evolutionary Leaders group spearheaded by Deepak Chopra. EnlightenNext Magazine has referred to him as “integral thinker par excellence.” An honors graduate of the University of Virginia Law School and the University of Southern California Business School, McIntosh is founder and president of the international manufacturing company Now & Zen, Inc. He lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and two sons. Visit his website at www.stevemcintosh.com.
Thu. 8/5 at 7pm
Boulder Integral Members $10
2805 Broadway St. Boulder, CO 80304
Join us at Boulder Integral for a Q&A with evolutionary enlightenment pioneer Andrew Cohen and renowned integral philosopher Ken Wilber on evolution of consciousness and culture. For most of you finding yourself on this page, you will be familiar with “The Guru and the Pandit” series on What Is Enlightenment? magazine. If you have not heard of this before, click here to read some archives.
Many of the most significant leaps in human development have been achieved by those rare individuals—creative men and women—who have dared to step beyond the confines of the status quo to create something novel, uplifting, and extraordinary. Less renowned, perhaps, are the evolutionary advances that have been achieved by a creative duo—a pair of individuals working together, comrades and colleagues, who are driven by a shared passion to change the world for the better.
Andrew Cohen, spiritual teacher, and Ken Wilber, spiritual philosopher, are such a team. Mapping the evolving edge of human potential and exploring the states and stages of consciousness, they function like a spiritualized fusion of Watson & Crick and Lewis & Clark, seeking to discern the deepest structures of human nature while continually pressing forward into new and uncharted terrain.
Source: EnlightenNext Magazine
DATE: Sunday, Aug. 29
TIME: 1pm (will end by 3:30 – 4pm)
Boulder Integral Monthly Donating Members: $85
Standard nonmembers: $95
2805 Broadway Street
Boulder, CO 80304
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