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Steve Taylor

Out of the Cave, into the Light – awakening and the future of evolution

Steve Taylor explores the connection between spiritual awakening and evolution. As living beings become more complex physically through evolution, their inner life expands and deepens. They become more sentient and conscious. Spiritual awakening means an intensification of awareness and so is a continuation of this evolutionary process. Evidence suggests that spiritual experiences are being reported more frequently. In his book Extraordinary Awakenings, Steve has shown how common it is for people to awaken due to intense psychological suffering. Our whole species is undergoing a crisis, which may lead to collective awakening. Our survival may depend on this.


Steve Taylor is a senior lecturer in psychology at Leeds Beckett University, and the author of several best-selling books on psychology and spirituality. He is a past chair of the Transpersonal Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society. His new book is DisConnected: The Roots of Human Cruelty and How Connection Can Heal the World. His previous books include Extraordinary Awakenings: The Callm Center, The Leap and Spiritual Science. His books have been published in 20 languages, while his articles and essays have been published in over 100 academic journals, magazines and newspapers. He writes blog articles for Scientific American and for Psychology Today. Eckhart Tolle has described his work as ‘an important contribution to the shift in consciousness which is happening on our planet at present.’