The Good, The True & The Beautiful

I recently interviewed my friend Steve McIntosh, a Boulder, Colorado-based philosopher, author, and entrepreneur, about his forthcoming book on the subject of evolutionary spirituality (title TBD). Steve is the author of two other books, Integral Consciousness and Evolution's Purpose, and in this interview, we went into great depth about what he sees as the next step in the evolution of spirituality.

I am always impressed by Steve's ability to speak about the way that culture evolves through higher expressions of beauty, truth, and goodness. In this interview, which we did over Skype last month, you'll get a sense of the unique lens through which he sees the world.

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