What is The Integralist Newsletter?

The Integralist Newsletter is Joseph M. Perez’s newsletter for the Integral community and everyone interested in the rise of metamodernity or trans-path spirituality in our time.


You can call me Joe, Joseph, or Reverend Joseph. Author. Philosopher. Integral Minister. Worldview Artist.

The religious tradition that have influenced me the most is Catholic Christianity infused with Islam, Buddhism, and Daoist Confucianism. I also count various ancient and modern philosophers as influences, especially perennial philosophy and Integral Theory.

I am a metamodernist who overcomes the crisis of postmodernity by reapproaching premodern and modern wisdom and integrating it into a new synthesis which emphasizes creating and evolving wholeness in self, culture, nature, and society.

My work:

  • By day, I write technical documentation for software development companies.

  • When I’m not working in tech, I’m an ordained Integral Minister who writes books, builds communities, and works with individuals within the Integral Tradition.

My books:

My schools:

  • Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from Esoteric Theological Seminary, enfolding my Masters in Divinity studies at The Divinity School at The University of Chicago.

  • A.B. with Honors in The Comparative Study of Religion and Philosophy from Harvard University

  • Graduate Certificate in Integral Leadership from Pacific Integral/L.I.O.S. of Seattle (plus additional STAGES training with Dr. O’Fallon)

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About “Construct Cowboy”

I’m not a real cowboy, but I do have that “country boy from a hick town who went to Harvard” thing going on.

A fan once gave me the nickname “Construct Cowboy” owing to my manly expertise for corralling different symbolic systems into a cohesive, well-behaving herd. Okay, it wasn’t a fan. It was me.