Doug King and Kurt Johnson: Spirituality & Science

What does experiential spirituality have in common with experimental science?

How can both bring us along further in our common human journey?

Join Presence President Doug King as he sits down with Dr. Kurt Johnson to explore fresh contours of science and spirit in a world beyond dogma!


Kurt JohnsonDr. Kurt Johnson has worked in science and spirituality for over 40 years, his dual career detailed at Wikipedia. In science, Kurt’s PhD is in evolution, ecology, systematics and comparative biology.  Associated with the American Museum of Natural History (30 yrs.), Kurt has published 200+ articles on evolution and ecology, including the 2011 Harvard DNA sequence study vindicating Vladimir Nabokov’s views of evolution, published in the best-selling Nabokov’s Blues: The Scientific Odyssey of a Literary Genius, co-authored with The New York Times’ Steve Coates.

In spirituality, Kurt is co-author of the The Coming Interspiritual Age, with David Robert Ord, the Editorial Director of Namaste Publishing (publishers of spiritual teachers including Eckhart Tolle and Michael Brown). Kurt was originally a monk and founded, with Wayne Teasdale and others, the InterSpiritual Dialogue Association for exploration of contemplative experience across – and beyond – traditions. Kurt also works with The Contemplative Alliance,  Integral communities, and Forum 21, of which Presence is also a part.

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  1. This is a very interesting conversation having studied biblical theology,and mindfulness meditation and zen buddism in particular.It would be a challenge well advanced to bring modern reformed and evangelical communities into this conversation.

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