“A masterful survey of the diverse ideas that make up the emerging field of Integral thought.” -Publishers Weekly

We’ve all heard about fossils and fruit flies, Darwin and Dawkins. But what if our current scientific understanding of evolution was just the tip of the iceberg? What if there’s a way to see evolution that could transform not just your understanding of the physical world, but also your most fundamental sense of self-identity? That could give you a rational, intellectually informed sense of optimism for the future? That could even provide a new source of spiritual insight and inspiration?

That’s what you’ll discover in EVOLUTIONARIES: Unlocking the Spiritual and Cultural Potential of Science’s Greatest Idea, the new book by former EnlightenNext magazine Executive Editor Carter Phipps.

In EVOLUTIONARIES, you’ll learn about:

  • The three core characteristics of an Evolutionary.
  • What it means to break the “spell of solidity” and begin to see with evolutionary eyes.

  • How scientists are discovering that cooperation drives evolution—all the way from quarks to quadrupeds to us.
  • The extraordinary relationship between technology, evolution, and the increasing speed of change.
  • How evolutionary dynamics are at play in the “internal universe” of consciousness and culture.
  • How worldviews evolve and what they reveal about the social and political tensions of our globalizing planet.
  • The transformative truths at the heart of the new “evolutionary spirituality.”


Deepak Chopra, Author of How to Know God
“Carter Phipps brilliantly expands our understanding of evolution by showing us that a new science is emerging—one that will holistically integrate our understanding of consciousness, cosmology, and evolution.”

John F. Haught, Senior Fellow at Georgetown’s Woodstock Theological Center
“This beautifully written book is a splendid survey of evolutionary thought and a significant contribution to the increasingly important conversation between the natural sciences and our spiritual traditions.”

Brian Swimme Ph.D., California Institute of Integral Studies, author of The Universe Story
“As we search for a new orientation that will serve us for the next millennium, it would be hard to find a better guide than Carter Phipps.”

Ken Wilber, Author of The Integral Vision
“A profound and profoundly important new work… absolutely indispensable for lay and professional. The very highest recommendation!”

Barbara Marx Hubbard, Author of Heal Your Life
“Essential reading for anyone who cares about humanity’s future and our role in creating a better one. Evolutionaries, is a brilliant, accessibly written, and eye-opening book”

Andrew Cohen, Author of Evolutionary Enlightenment: A New Path to Spiritual Awakening
“Evolutionaries is a tour-de-force where science, poetic prose, philosophical thinking, and authentic spiritual depth come together to deliver a powerful message of hope, optimism, and inspiration.

Elizabeth Debold, Author of Mother Daughter Revolution: From Good Girls to Great Women
“A rare book, equally delightful and deep, Phipps explores how our growing knowledge about the evolutionary process catalyzes nothing less than a revolutionary understanding of our selves.”



Carter Phipps is an author, journalist, and leading voice in the emerging “evolutionary worldview” which combines the insights of Integral Philosophy, evolutionary science, developmental psychology, the social sciences, and evolutionary spirituality . For the past decade, as executive editor of EnlightenNext magazine, he has been at the forefront of contemporary spiritual, philosophical, and cultural discourse, and his writings have played a key role in making important new thinking accessible to a wider audience. Phipps is an unapologetic generalist and his areas of interest and expertise range from philosophy to mysticism to politics to science and technology, and his writings combine the careful rigor of investigative journalism and a passionate personal concern for the development of human culture. He is also the founder of the Institute for Cultural Evolution, a non-profit social policy institute, whose mission is to bring new insights on the evolution of culture to the arena of politics and social policy.

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