compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion
What Is Enlightenment? or WIE for short, was an international magazine
devoted to philosophy, culture, and the growing integral movement,
which had first appeared in 1992. The magazine featured articles by, and
interviews with, various integral and "cultural creative " thought leaders.
I HAD -
been a subscriber to the WIE Magazine for some time having previously purchased several copies from airports and our local Borders outlet ...
been sympathetic to the evolving format of the publication ...
and welcoming of its broadly diverse perspectives ...
and had also listened for many hours to Andrew Cohen's ...
"The New Enlightenment",
and had purchased and watched Andrew and Don Beck's inspiring
documentary, entitled ... Leap into the Future, which posed the question
... Can we human beings make the radical shift necessary to save our
planet and ourselves? ... during a day spent with some of Copenhagen's
top business and political leaders ...
BUT Andrew's talk in London in late 2006 was for me absolute
confirmation that my own long standing commitment to selfless and
compassionate support for pushing the edge, in the face of apparent
intransigence from all around me - had not been a waste of my time -
and provided renewed motivational energy to my ONE and only SELF.
Absolute confirmation of the fact that the search for the 'Holy Grail'
friend, a partner or a lover - or in accordance with some religious,
political or scientific - creed, cult, dogma or otherwise collective
understanding - but ON YOUR OWN !!!
"The true 'Way' cannot be used to look into the heart of another, and can only be appreciated and found on one's own. What others say is but 'oral Zen' - ZEN not practiced but simply preached or talked about
- Henry Chang
As I have said in conversation with Albert, elsewhere, in the context of
Andrew Cohen's 'Visionary' piece ... 'You may recollect that my posting at
zaadz, towards the end of 2006, entitled 'Don't kill the messenger'
referred specifically to Andrew Cohen. BUT these particular words of
Andrews remain none the less important, as a stimulus to a thoughtful
thinking process, as ever they shall be' ... and went on to say ...
"On the other hand my meeting with Don Beck in Glastonbury was
one of genuinely positive revelation at a time when there was much
ba'bel about Cowan. I saw in Beck a tired and weary soul, seeking
I suppose, it was Susan Bridle's interview with Brian Swimme, when she
first asked him ... "What do you feel is the most pressing crisis facing
humanity today? What are the planetary issues we most need to wake
up to and address? ... which most influenced the subsequent writing of
my CRISIS CRISIS CRISIS zBlog.
In 2008, What Is Enlightenment? was renamed EnlightenNext magazine.
It ceased publication in 2011. I can only imagine that the reason that
EnlightenmentNext was chosen as a title rather than EnlightenmentNOW,
has a lot to do with the industry of making money out of individuals in the
USA, for the taking of action, which over here in Europe is funded through
taxation on a collective basis, a system which many in the USA perceive as
socialism and some even communism. BUT then again, a whole lot of those
same people believe that the world is only 6000 years old and what, anyway,
has the European Union of 28 states, an EU that stands for unaccountable
monopoly government - by the elites, for the elites - REALLY got to shout
about - in accordance with the extant model of globalisation and global
Then during the summer of 2013, much 'titel tatel' over the years about the
real motivations of Andrew Cohen, resulted in him going on sabbatical and
issuing the following apology ...
"One of the most beautiful fruits of my work over the years has been
the international network of people who have studied, collaborated,
and trained with me for so long. They are all examples of Evolutionary
Enlightenment in their own right, and I couldn’t imagine a greater
community of people to carry forward this movement. I’m looking
forward to working with them in a very different way in the future."
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