The Energetic Properties of Beauty, Truth, and Goodness

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Steve McIntosh joins us for an in-depth exploration into the energetic qualities of the three primary virtues of Goodness, Beauty, and Truth. Steve describes how these virtues can both enrich our cognitive understanding of the universe around us, while also deepening and reinvigorating our own ongoing spiritual practice.

For a brief synopsis of the Good, the Beautiful, and the True, be sure to check out this video by Ken Wilber, as well as the written text by Corey deVos.

If you’d like to go deeper into Steve’s work, you should pick up his wonderful book, The Presence of the Infinite: The Spiritual Experience of Beauty, Truth, and Goodness.

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Steve McIntosh

About Steve McIntosh

Steve McIntosh J.D. is a leader in the integral philosophy movement and author of the acclaimed books: The Presence of the Infinite—The Spiritual Experience of Beauty, Truth, & Goodness (Quest 2015), Evolution’s Purpose—An Integral Interpretation of the Scientific Story of Our Origins (SelectBooks 2012), and Integral Consciousness and the Future of Evolution—How the Integral Worldview Is Transforming Politics, Culture and Spirituality (Paragon House 2007).

Jeff Salzman

About Jeff Salzman

Jeff Salzman worked with Ken Wilber for several years in building the Integral Institute. He is a co-founder of Boulder Integral, the first bricks-and-mortar venue dedicated to the development of integral consciousness. These days Jeff provides integrally-inspired commentary on politics and culture on Integral Life and The Daily Evolver.

Corey deVos

About Corey deVos

Corey W. deVos is the proverbial "man behind the curtain". He is Editor-in-Chief of Integral Life, as well as Managing Editor of He has worked for Integral Institute/Integal Life since Spring of 2003, and has been a student of integral theory and practice since 1996.


  1. Steve McIntosh, Just loved everything you had to say in “The Energetic Properties of Beauty, Truth, and Goodness”. I really needed to hear this from just about anyone today…. It helps a lot to see and hear with my own eyes and ears that there is at least one person out there who seems to have an authentic grasp of these principles and who likely couldn’t have unless he truly “knew them” at a deeper level. Having one of those weeks where it’s hard not to go into an almost shock like state over what I’ve been seeing around me….Hearing this from you brought me right out of it because I recognize it as “true”…..which is getting harder and harder to come by. Thank you!

  2. I really enjoyed this discussion and love Steve’s model. Does the book The Presence of the Intimate contain that model and a deeper discussion? I’m fascinated and want to learn more. Many thanks for the uplift and sense of expansiveness I felt upon watching.

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