Carter Phipps
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Carter Phipps is executive editor of What Is Enlightenment? magazine. In his eight years with WIE, he has been responsible for some of its most in-depth investigative features, including the acclaimed “Is God A Pacifist?” a philosophical analysis of war, peace, and nonviolence, and the “The Real Evolution Debate,” a spiritual and scientific analysis of evolutionary worldviews. Phipps has also helped to forge the magazine’s reputation as the premier popular publication espousing the ideas of integral philosophy through his feature articles on the work of Ken Wilber (“A Philosopher of Everything”) and on Steve McIntosh (“Integral Politics Comes of Age”). Covering topics from metaphysics to politics to science and technology, Phipps’s work combines the careful rigor of contemporary journalism with a passionate concern for the development of human culture.

Phipps is also a speaker and educator and has presented around the world on various themes covered in What Is Enlightenment? He has been a guest speaker at Brown University, JFK University, and the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology, as well as at conferences sponsored by Praxis Peace Institute, Wisdom University, and Integral Institute. In 2004, he represented the magazine at the invitation-only assembly of religious leaders at Montserrat, Spain, convened by the 2004 Parliament of the World's Religions. He has been featured on the globally syndicated New Dimensions radio show and he is a regular guest on Deepak Chopra’s Wellness Radio on Sirius. Phipps is an experienced workshop and seminar leader and is active among the small but growing group of scholars and thinkers who are defining the new fields of collective intelligence, evolutionary spirituality, and integral philosophy.

Phipps received his BA in Business Economics from the University of Oklahoma and worked as a computer engineer for a number of years. He currently lives with his wife in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts where he practices the Evolutionary Enlightenment teachings of Andrew Cohen.