and the Future of Evolution
How the Integral Worldview
Is Transforming Politics,
Culture and Spirituality
Published by Paragon House
371 pages, Hardcover
Index, Notes, Bibliography, Charts,
Graphics, and Photos, 6×9″ trim size
Overview of the Book
The newly emerging integral perspective represents the next crucial step in the development of our civilization. As McIntosh convincingly demonstrates, the integral worldview’s transformational potential provides a way for us to literally become the change we want to see in the world. Through its new understanding of the evolution of consciousness and culture, the enlarged way of seeing things known as integral consciousness offers realistic and pragmatic solutions to our growing global problems, both environmental and political.
Looking at history, we can see that large-scale social progress has almost always been made in the past through the emergence of new sets of values and expanded perspectives that provide an entirely new view of the world. We can thus expect that in this century a “better future” will come to us in the same way as it has come before—in the form of a transcendent new worldview that brings new truth, new beauty, and new ideals of morality. This is the bright promise of the integral perspective.
Integral Consciousness and the Future of Evolution is really two books in one: the first half serves as an accessible and highly readable introduction to the power of integral consciousness, with the second half making a variety of original contributions to the integral perspective, and breaking new ground in the application of integral philosophy to politics and spirituality. Moreover, McIntosh provides a much-needed contextualization and critique of the integral worldview’s leading author, Ken Wilber, which helps make integral philosophy relevant to a larger audience.