Autumn 2005 marks the 10th anniversary of the Jupiter Trust. In October 1995 our first lecture series on "Spirit in Nature" was opened by Satish Kumar, the celebrated editor of Resurgence, who spoke to a packed hall at Wolfson College on spiritual ecology. Such was the success of this first series that it established a momentum that has carried us across the threshold of the new millennium and five years the other side of it. In 1995 we felt we were drawing to the end of an era, and looking towards new beginnings. Now, in the turbulent early years of the 21st century, after ten years of Jupiter Trust events - lectures, films, drama, poetry and music - all directed towards the nourishment of soul and spirit, the time seems right to reflect on the current state of the world. And so we have asked Satish Kumar back again to open our tenth anniversary series, and he will be followed by editors of other inspirational journals (David Lorimer, Edward Goldsmith and Sarida Brown) who have their fingers on the pulse of what is going on today, who will offer their insights into both the dangers and the spiritual potential of our times.