Frequency Quarterly
Founder Andrew Cohen
First issue 1992
Final issue 2011
Company EnlightenNext
Country United States
Based in Lenox, Massachusetts
Language English
ISSN 1946-0805

EnlightenNext (formerly known as What Is Enlightenment? or WIE for short) was an international magazine devoted to spirituality, culture, and the growing integral movement, published quarterly by EnlightenNext, a nonprofit organization. The magazine, which first appeared in 1992, was founded and guided by Andrew Cohen, an American teacher of evolutionary spirituality. Each issue featureed articles by, and interviews with, various integral and "cultural creative" thought-leaders. A regular feature was "The Guru and the Pandit", a series of dialogues between Cohen and American philosopher Ken Wilber.

Produced in Lenox, Massachusetts, EnlightenNext was sold at North American retail stores such as Barnes & Noble, Borders, Chapters, and Whole Foods. The North American edition was also available at retailers in Australia and the UK. In addition to regular foreign print editions distributed in Greece, France, and Germany, many articles were available online in Spanish, Russian, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Turkish, Croatian, and Hebrew translations. Most of the North American edition's back issues were available to read on the magazine's extensive website.

"WIE salon" discussion groups were held frequently in major cities worldwide, including New York, Boston, Seattle, Washington D.C., San Francisco, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Zurich, Tel Aviv, and Rishikesh.

In 2006 and 2007, WIE's website won the "Religion and Spirituality" People's Choice category of the Webby Awards.

In 2008, What Is Enlightenment? was renamed EnlightenNext magazine. It closed in 2011.

External links

  • article in Fast Company magazine: "The Wired of the Spiritual World"