I came across this ad on YouTube for a masterclass on Ken Wilber’s work, showing the influence he has had over the years on the personal development sector. The tagline was “Deep insight into The Future of Spirituality”. It was a nice schpiel, as you sometimes see on there, and I was a little charged up on the rhetoric of a Terence McKenna workshop that I had been listening to.
Of course these kinds of things are all marketing speak. But it made me wonder, what truly is the future of spirituality? In the 1980’s we had Krishnamurti and Osho, in the 1990’s Ken Wilber and Deepak Chopra, in the 2000’s Eckhart Tolle, and then in the 2010’s nobody? Can we expect somebody new to provide some kind of insight?
The whole area of personal development is a bit more pervaded with faux science than real spirituality, but you do sometimes come across interesting authors and personalities. What do you think of it? Is this an area that interests you at all?