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

EnlightenNext (formerly known as What Is Enlightenment? or WIE) was an international magazine devoted to philosophy, culture, and the growing integral movement, published quarterly by EnlightenNext, a nonprofit organization. The magazine, which first appeared in January 1992, featured articles by, and interviews with, various integral and "cultural creative" thought-leaders and was dubbed "the Wired of the spiritual world" by Fast Company.[1] In his book Postsecularism, author Mike King observed, "The general standard of editorial research, imagination and openness rank WIE with other prestigious mainstream world affairs magazines."[2]

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 produced and distributed in the Netherlands, Greece, France, and Germany, many articles were available online in Spanish, Russian, Italian, Danish, Turkish, Croatian, and Hebrew translations. Throughout the last decade of its publication, the North American edition's back issues were available to read for free on the magazine's extensive website.

"WIE Salon" discussion groups and "Voices from the Edge" public lecture events 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.

WIE's website won People's Voice Webby Awards for two consecutive years in 2006[3] and 2007.[4]

In 2008, What Is Enlightenment? was renamed EnlightenNext magazine and earned Folio's gold Eddie Award[5] and bronze Ozzie Award[6] in 2009. The magazine ceased publication in 2011.


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