“A masterful survey.

Evolutionaries incorporates

science and faith by broadening the

definition and scope

of what evolution is understood to be.”

— Publisher’s Weekly

Evolutionaries by Carter Phipps is a favorite. We are rapidly evolving both culturally and spiritually, and Mr. Phipps’s book illuminates this great truth.

John Mackey

cofounder and CEO, Whole Foods Market, and coauthor of The Whole Foods Diet


We’ve all heard about fossils and fruit flies, Darwin and Dawkins. But what if our current scientific understanding of evolution was just the tip of the iceberg? What if there’s a way to see evolution that could transform not just your understanding of the physical world, but also your most fundamental sense of self-identity? A perspective that could give you a rational, intellectually informed sense of optimism for the future, or even a new source of insight and inspiration?

In his groundbreaking book, Evolutionaries, Phipps introduces a movement of visionary scientists, philosophers, and spiritual thinkers who are quietly forging this new understanding of evolution. Their contribution, he posits, may one day be seen as equaling the Western Enlightenment in its dramatic, culture-changing power. He calls them “Evolutionaries,” and his book provides the first popular guide to these exciting minds who are illuminating the secrets of our past and expanding the vistas of our future.

Carter Phipps brilliantly expands our understanding of evolution by showing us that a new science is emerging—one that will holistically integrate our understanding of consciousness, cosmology, and evolution.

Deepak Chopra

Author, How to Know God

This beautifully written book is a splendid survey of evolutionary thought and a significant contribution to the increasingly important conversation between the natural sciences and our spiritual traditions.

John Haught

Senior Fellow, Georgetown Woodstock Theological Center

In Evolutionaries, you’ll learn about:


  • The three core characteristics of an Evolutionary.
  • What it means to break the “spell of solidity” and begin to see with evolutionary eyes.
  • How scientists are discovering that cooperation drives evolution—all the way from quarks to quadrupeds to us.
  • The extraordinary relationship between technology, evolution, and the increasing speed of change.
  • How evolutionary dynamics are at play in the “internal universe” of consciousness and culture.
  • How worldviews evolve and what they reveal about the social and political tensions of our globalizing planet.
  • The transformative truths at the heart of the new “evolutionary spirituality.”

A profound and profoundly important new work… absolutely indispensable for lay and professional. The very highest recommendation!

Ken Wilber

Author, The Integral Vision


Carter Phipps is an author, journalist, speaker, leader, and consultant. His work has focused on understanding the nature of both individual and cultural development. With his writings, dialogues, an interviews, he has been a contributor to the emerging “integral” or “evolutionary” cultural movement which combines the insights of Integral Philosophy, evolutionary science, developmental psychology, and the social sciences. He is the co-founder of the Institute for Cultural Evolution, a non-profit social policy institute, whose mission is to bring new insights on the evolution of culture to the arena of politics and social policy.

He lives in California.

Essential reading for anyone who cares about humanity’s future and our role in creating a better one. Evolutionaries is a brilliant, accessibly written, and eye-opening book.

Barbara Marx Hubbard

Author, Heal Your Life

A rare book, equally delightful and deep, Phipps explores how our growing knowledge about the evolutionary process catalyzes nothing less than a revolutionary understanding of our selves.

Elizabeth Debold

Author, Mother Daughter Revolution: From Good Girls to Great Women

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