McIntosh, Steve

Steve McIntosh

Steve McIntosh is a leader in the integral philosophy movement and currently works as President of the social policy foundation The Institute for Cultural Evolution. In addition to this think tank and his work in philosophy, Steve has had a variety of other successful careers, including founding the consumer products company Now & Zen, practicing law with one of America’s largest law firms, working as an executive with Celestial Seasonings Tea Company, and Olympic-class bicycle racing. He is an honors graduate of the University of Virginia Law School and the University of Southern California Business School.

Steve is not a member of any organized religion, but he became a dedicated scholar of philosophy and spirituality in his teens. He was especially drawn to the evolutionary philosophy of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, and later to the work of Alfred North Whitehead, Ken Wilber, and Holmes Rolston. Then in 2000 he became part of Ken Wilber’s Integral Institute where he served in both the Integral Art and Integral Business branches.

In 2013 he co-founded The Institute for Cultural Evolution think tank (ICE), which brings the evolutionary perspective to bear on difficult political issues such as hyper-partisan polarization and climate change. ICE’s board of directors includes prominent leaders of the integral movement, including Whole Foods CEO John Mackey.

Steve was born in Norwalk, Connecticut in 1960 to an English mother and Australian father. He grew up in Los Angeles, but now lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife, Tehya, and sons, Ian (22 years old) and Peter (9 years old). Since 2008 the McIntosh family hav divided their time between their Victorian home in downtown Boulder, and their desert retreat—an off-the-grid yurt on 5 acres in Castle Valley near Moab, Utah.

Steve is author of the books Evolution’s Purpose (SelectBooks 2012) and Integral Consciousness (Paragon House 2007).

The headquarters for his work as an author is

Other Works By the Author
The Presence of the Infinite: The Spiritual Experience of Beauty, Truth, and Goodness