News and Reviews
Not So Fast: Following the Money – With Eyes Wide Open
Foxhollow, The Aftermath – A photo album of the ashram’s last days
The “A” List of Andrew Cohen – A Catalog of Trauma and Abuse
My Dinner With Andrew – a former student’s impressions of Andrew Cohen today.
Andrew Cohen and the Fall of the Mythic Guru in an Age of PR-Spin
Andrew Cohen’s Apologies
When the Most Awake Among Us Fall Asleep: Marc Gafni, His Supporters, and Wetiko
– by Paul Levy
A fascinating look at the support of an abusive spiritual teacher by supposedly “conscious and evolved” leaders like Ken Wilber, with many remarkable parallels to the Andrew Cohen situation.
Making Sense of Post-Cult Trauma
Conference by International Cultic Studies Association; paper presented by William Yenner, October 2012 in New York.
Cartoons from the Sub-Basement
“I’ve got this center-of-the-Universe gig”
Scientology: The Story – The New York Review of Books, by Diane Johnson
A chilling expose with countless troubling parallels to EnligtenNext.
“The More I Hear, The More Disturbed I Feel”
Andrew Cohen’s Mis-Integration of Spiritual Philosophy into Life
by Elliot Benjamin
Interview with the Woman Whose Donation Made Foxhollow Possible
Jane O’Neil Wieder interviewed on NPR radio affiliate KCRW; speaks about the process that led her to donate $2 million to enable purchase of the Foxhollow ashram, then later regretted it. Click on “Listen”, the interview begins at the 7:00 minute point in the audio.
Image Makeover Underway at EnlightenNext: Over the past several years there has been a concerted effort by EnlightenNext to “defang” what had been its persona of aggressive insistence of its rightness, vigorous denial of all criticism, and rejection of any claims by former students that mistakes were made and people were abused. See the following 3 articles:
I Love Him, I Hate Him, I Love Him Again Devotion, Deception and Opportunism in Andrew Cohen’s Re-found Love for His Guru, H.W.L. Poonja by Stas Mavrides
“From Rude Boy to Nice Guy”, posted on WhatEnlightenment??!
A Declaration of Integrity, Andrew Cohen’s disappeared blog post.
Lawrence Wright and the Prison of Belief, a video interview of Paul Haggis about Wright’s new book Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief 1/18/13
Cut From the Same Cloth: Scientology and EnlightenNext
The Humiliation Sect, posted in the UK Daily Mail 12/14/12
Andrew Cohen’s EnlightenNext Magazine Shuttered
Statements of EnlightenNext magazine contributors
Foreword to American Guru by Stephen Batchelor
Andrew Cohen Exposed by David Lane, Ph.D.
EnlightenNext “World Headquarters” For Sale
Integral Abuse: Andrew Cohen and Evolutionary Enlightenment by Be Scofield
Disease of Conscience: A Response to Cohen Supporters by Be Scofield
A Darker Side to EnlightenNext
Review of The Guru Papers; a map to spiritual empowerment, at Elephant Journal.
A Shared State of Defeat
Whose Empowerment? – or how to spot a cult, by Jason Wingate
American Guru now available on Kindle by Amazon.com
“Sometimes I feel like a god”
A Tragic Situation For All Concerned
Adi Da: Perfect Devotion to Me
Assassination Plot Against Andrew Cohen
Andrew Cohen and the Future
The Worst of Both Worlds, When East Meets West
Review of American Guru by Kevin R.D. Shepherd
Evolution as Metaphysics and Spiritual Violence
American Guru at Integral Theory Conference
Integral Egos Gone Wild: Wilber and Cohen relish worship
Andrew Cohen and White Man’s Burden
EnlightenNext’s Deceptive Web Tactics Revealed
Letter from Jared
Spiritual Narcissism from Integral World
Andrew Cohen Change? from Worldwide Happiness blog
Chosen one of 10 Best Non-fiction Books of 2009, by P2P Foundation
CTSB Television interview of William Yenner, on YouTube
“An Abusive Guru”, book review on Church of the Churchless
“Review of American Guru” by Geoffrey Falk
“Liberation: freedom from craving to be perfect”, on Church of the Churchless
“Andrew Cohen and the Road to Legitimacy”, by Joseph Gelfer, on Beyond Growth
Book talk by William Yenner at the Bookstore
“Breaking Away,” article in Daily Hampshire Gazette
“American Guru” reviewed by Marc Beneteau on Integral Evolutionary