The Essential Ken Wilber

An introduction to the work of an esteemed American philosopher, whose integral approach to human consciousness blends Western psychology with Eastern spirituality Ever since the publication of his first book, The Spectrum of Consciousness, ...

Author: Ken Wilber

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834822177

Category: Philosophy

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Ever since the publication of his first book, The Spectrum of Consciousness, written when he was twenty-three, Ken Wilber has been identified as the most comprehensive philosophical thinker of our times. This introductory sampler, designed to acquaint newcomers with his work, contains brief passages from his most popular books, ranging over a variety of topics, including levels of consciousness, mystical experience, meditation practice, death, the perennial philosophy, and Wilber's integral approach to reality, integrating matter, body, mind, soul, and spirit. Here is Wilber's writing at its most reader-friendly, discussing essential ideas of the world's great psychological, philosophical, and spiritual traditions in language that is lucid, engaging, and inspirational.
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Introducing Ken Wilber

The following list with annotations is quoted from The Essential Ken Wilber: An Introductory Reader.571 FOREACHTITLEthe original date of publication appears in parentheses, followed by the facts of publication for the current or most ...

Author: Lew Howard

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1463481934

Category: Philosophy

Page: 496

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Ken Wilbers revolutionary thinking is beginning to shift the orientation of Western culture. Wilber combines his knowledge as mystic, scientist, psychologist and philosopher to create comprehensive concepts for understanding our world and our place in it. This integral approach is much needed in a world torn by conflicts of religion, culture, and ideology. Lew Howard says, I wrote this book to make the work of Ken Wilber accessible to the average person. Wilbers integral understanding (which is an interlocking whole) is broken down into concepts that can be individually understood. These understandings result in an integral conception of the Kosmos. Wilbers insights revolutionized my spiritual practiceand can do the same for you.
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Integral Spirituality

This cutting-edge theory of spirituality for today’s global society honors the truths of modern science and postmodern culture while incorporating the wisdom of the great world religions Applying his highly acclaimed integral approach, ...

Author: Ken Wilber

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 083482244X

Category: Self-Help

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Integral Spirituality is being widely called the most important book on spirituality in our time. Applying his highly acclaimed integral approach, Ken Wilber formulates a theory of spirituality that honors the truths of modernity and postmodernity—including the revolutions in science and culture—while incorporating the essential insights of the great religions. He shows how spirituality today combines the enlightenment of the East, which excels at cultivating higher states of consciousness, with the enlightenment of the West, which offers developmental and psychodynamic psychology. Each contributes key components to a more integral spirituality. On the basis of this integral framework, a radically new role for the world’s religions is proposed. Because these religions have such a tremendous influence on the worldview of the majority of the earth’s population, they are in a privileged position to address some of the biggest conflicts we face. By adopting a more integral view, the great religions can act as facilitators of human development: from magic to mythic to rational to pluralistic to integral—and to a global society that honors and includes all the stations of life along the way.
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Ken Wilber

In other words, while it centers primarily on the essential content and development of Wilber's work, the book also pays due respect to the person behind it. Given the quality and extent of Wilber's oeuvre, it is quite remarkable that ...

Author: Frank Visser

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791486450

Category: Religion

Page: 346

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The first comprehensive overview of the life and thought of the American philosopher Ken Wilber.
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Gandhi On Personal Leadership

Ken Wilber, Boomeritis: A Novel that Will Set You Free. (Boston: Shambala, 2002). Ken Wilber, Integral Psychology: Consciousness, Spirit, Psychology, Therapy. (Boston: Shambala, 2000). Ken Wilber, The Essential Ken Wilber: An ...

Author: Anand Kumarasamy

Publisher: Jaico Publishing House

ISBN: 9788179925713

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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The process of personal growth and transformation seldom happens “by accident”; it is the product of our conscious choices. This book contains 39 powerful lessons of personal change, gleaned from Gandhi’s life. It offers us invaluable advice on creating and leading an enlightened life — a more meaningful, purpose-driven, self-aware and socially responsible life. Drawing from a diverse range of fields such as psychology, management, leadership, philosophy and spirituality, Anand Kumarasamy explains and illustrates each of these lessons in language that is simple, vivid and highly interesting. These lessons are based on timeless principles which, if deeply reflected upon and integrated into our daily lives, can powerfully transform us while positively impacting the world around us.
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Grace and Grit

The Essential Ken Wilber: An Introductory Reader (1998). Brief passages from Wilber's most popular books, imparting the essence and flavor of his writings for newcomers to his work. Compiled by Shambhala Publications.

Author: Ken Wilber

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834822326

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 432

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Here is a deeply moving account of a couple's struggle with cancer and their journey to spiritual healing. Grace and Grit is the compelling story of the five-year journey of Ken Wilber and his wife Treya Killam Wilber through Treya's illness, treatment, and, finally, death.
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The Collected Works of Ken Wilber Volume 7

Ken Wilber. soul , then spirit itself , transcending all , embracing all . This transcendence of the physical fusion state is a painful awakening to the separate being of the bodyself ( fulcrum - 2 ) . This awakening not the loss of ...

Author: Ken Wilber

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781590303252

Category: Philosophy

Page: 828

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Volume Seven of The Collected Works of Ken Wilber includes: • A Brief History of Everything (1996) "Combining spiritual sensitivity with enormous intellectual understanding and a style of elegance and clarity, [this book] is a clarion call for seeing the world as a whole."— San Francisco Chronicle . • The Eye of Spirit: An Integral Vision for a World Gone Slightly Mad (1997) uses the spectrum model to create an integral approach to psychology, spirituality, anthropology, cultural studies, and art. • "An Integral Theory of Consciousness," an essay previously unpublished in book form, presents one of the first theories to integrate first-, second-, and third-person accounts of consciousness.
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Five Minds for the Future

Ken Wilber, A Brief History of Everything (Boston: Shambhala, 1996), 16. 9. Ken Wilber, The Essential Ken Wilber (Boston: Shambhala, 1998), 7. 10. Wilber, A Brief History of Everything, 42. 11. Ibid., 72–73. 12. Wilber, The Essential ...

Author: Howard Gardner

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 9781422147993

Category: Psychology

Page: 196

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We live in a time of relentless change. The only thing that?s certain is that new challenges and opportunities will emerge that are virtually unimaginable today. How can we know which skills will be required to succeed? In Five Minds for the Future, bestselling author Howard Gardner shows how we will each need to master "five minds" that the fast-paced future will demand: · The disciplined mind, to learn at least one profession, as well as the major thinking (science, math, history, etc.) behind it · The synthesizing mind, to organize the massive amounts of information and communicate effectively to others · The creating mind, to revel in unasked questions - and uncover new phenomena and insightful apt answers · The respectful mind, to appreciate the differences between human beings - and understand and work with all persons · The ethical mind, to fulfill one's responsibilities as both a worker and a citizen Without these "minds," we risk being overwhelmed by information, unable to succeed in the workplace, and incapable of the judgment needed to thrive both personally and professionally. Complete with a substantial new introduction, Five Minds for the Future provides valuable tools for those looking ahead to the next generation of leaders - and for all of us striving to excel in a complex world. Howard Gardner—cited by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the one hundred most influential public intellectuals in the world, and a MacArthur Fellowship recipient—is the Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
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The New Spirituality

Ken Wilber, p. 3, on meditation as a spiritual practice whose truth is to be tested through experience. Adrian Smith's book contains a blank page titled 'My creed is. ... 118; Wilber, The Essential Ken Wilber, pp. 3ff.

Author: Gordon Lynch

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857731760

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Much attention has been given in recent writings about religion to fundamentalism and the 'religious right'. But less attention has been given to their opposite - the emergence of a new generation of progressive religious thinkers and organisations on the 'religious left'. "The New Spirituality" is one of the first books to give a comprehensive and authoritative account of this burgeoning progressive religious movement. It offers a clear and engaging analysis of the cultural roots, key ideas and organisational structures of this new faith, assessing its significance in the changing moral and religious landscape of contemporary western society. Gordon Lynch argues that we are witnessing the rise of a new religious ideology which reveres the natural world, connects religious faith with novel scientific theories, and has a forward-looking agenda for society's transformation. "The New Spirituality" will be essential reading for students attempting to understand the shape of religious belief in the twenty-first century.
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