Steve McIntosh: The Presence of the Infinite


     steve_mcintosh_150x150Steve McIntosh is a leader in the integral philosophy movement and author of the books: The Presence of the Infinite (Quest 2015), Evolution’s Purpose (Select Books 2012), and Integral Consciousness (Paragon House 2007). In addition to his work in spiritual philosophy, Steve is also co-founder and president of the integral political think tank, The Institute for Cultural Evolution, which focuses on the cultural roots of America’s challenges ( Prior to his involvement with the integral movement, he had a variety of other successful careers, including founding the consumer products company Now & Zen, practicing law with one of America’s largest firms, and working as an executive with Celestial Seasonings Tea Company. He is an honors graduate of the University of Virginia Law School and the University of Southern California Business School. For more on his work visit:

Please join us on September 30 for an evening event with Steve McIntosh as he shares insights from his new book on spiritual experience.

The Presence of the Infinite: The Spiritual Experience of Beauty, Truth, and Goodness, represents a significant milestone in the emergence of evolutionary spirituality. Steve shows how a deeper understanding of the beautiful, the true, and the good provides a kind of “spiritual technology” that can be used for both personal spiritual growth, and as a powerful methodology for solving difficult social problems by fostering the evolution of consciousness.

The Presence of the Infinite focuses on our culture’s need for better spiritual leadership, and provides a timely cultural analysis and critique of the various forms of spirituality that are vying for influence in contemporary American society. Building on this context, Steve shows how evolutionary spirituality overcomes the limitations of religious, secular, and progressive spirituality by better harmonizing science and spirit.

Steve then uses evolutionary spirituality’s enlarged understanding of what spiritual experience is and how it works to consider the question of ultimate reality. This leads to an examination of conflicting ideas that regard spirit as either formless and non-dual, or as loving and creative. By working to harmonize and integrate these alternative conceptions of ultimate reality, Steve shows how evolutionary spirituality can achieve a synthesis of non-dual and theistic teachings of truth that can produce a spiritual renaissance in America and beyond.

Here’s what other integral luminaries are saying about the book:

“McIntosh has written another important and groundbreaking book.”

— John Mackey, Co-Founder and CEO of Whole Foods Markets

“McIntosh has become our leading voice telling the story of spirituality through … truth, beauty and goodness.”

— Tony Schwartz, bestselling author

“Your understanding of your own spirituality will be challenged and clarified …”

— Terry Patten, Co-author of Integral Life Practice

Don’t miss this exciting evening with one of the integral movement’s brightest stars.

Steve McIntosh: The Presence of the Infinite

Wednesday, September 30, 7:00 to 9:30pm
Rudramandir, 830 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

Pre-Registration: $20 regular, $12 senior/student/hardship
(Pre-registration ends 11:30pm the day before the event)

Day of Event: $25 regular, $15 senior/student/hardship
No one turned away for lack of funds

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