EnlightenNext is not just an organization… it’s a state of consciousness.

It’s what happens when the freedom, joy, and liberating clarity of spiritual enlightenment comes together with a passionate sense of responsibility for evolution, for what’s next.

That is the current of inspiration, purpose, optimism, and awakened interest that fuels everything we do. It’s the thrill of perpetual development and dynamic creativity, of being connected to the very energy behind the evolving universe. Through our award-winning magazine, our annual cycle of events, and our expanding global network of Evolutionaries, EnlightenNext is dedicated to offering forums in which people can experience and engage with this state of consciousness together. We’re convinced that spiritual enlightenment is not a personal matter, but an evolutionary potential that really does have the power to change our world from the inside out and create a new foundation for our collective culture.

"Traditionally, enlightenment has been defined as a profound awakening to the Ground of Being - an awakening in which the seeker finds liberation through transcending the world of time and space.

"But in the new enlightenment, which is redefined in an evolutionary context, the discovery of this primordial ground is not an end in itself. It becomes the essential foundation from which the individual is freed to participate wholeheartedly in the evolutionary process.

"What arises out of that ground is an impulse to evolve, which I call the Authentic Self, and the goal of Evolutionary Enlightenment is to liberate this creative principle in human consciousness so that it can transform us and the world around us."

- Andrew Cohen

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