Integral Basics

What if we took everything that all the various cultures have to tell us about human potential—about spiritual growth, psychological growth, social growth—and put it all on the table? What if we attempted to find the critically essential keys to human growth, based on the sum total of human knowledge now open to us? What if we attempted, based on extensive cross-cultural study, to use all of the world's great traditions to create a composite map, a comprehensive map, an all-inclusive or integral map that included the best elements from all of them?

Welcome to the Integral Vision. Here you will find a collection of free resources to help you become better aquainted with integral theory, integral living, and integral practice—bringing more health, more happiness, and more wholeness to your life and to your world.



Mon, 07/22/2013
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In this clip from Volume 1 of the Ken Wilber Life Footnotes collection, Ken offers a brief explanation of the pre/trans fallacy: the confusion of pre-rational and trans-rational, pre-personal and trans-personal, pre-conventional and post-conventional, etc.

Sun, 05/19/2013
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In the 1.5 hour call, Ken weaves an elegant vision of a coming wave of cultural emergence; a wave of integral emergence that heralds an increase of consciousness and compassion, along with the developmentally-earned capacity to better address increasingly complex global...

Tue, 01/29/2013
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This glossary features some of the most frequently used terms in Integral Theory. Given the extensiveness of Integral Theory, each definition is one of several valid definitions. Also, please keep in mind that is a representative list, not exhaustive.

Fri, 06/22/2012
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In this promotional video, Corey deVos offers a brief overview of a new cultural, artistic, and philosophical movement that is currently taking shape all across the planet. Featuring dozens of breathtaking images from the Integral Life Art Gallery, as well as music by our own Stuart Davis, this...

Fri, 06/08/2012
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In this free 20-minute clip, Ken Wilber chronicles the emergence of integral consciousness and culture in recent decades. Ken describes this emergence as the latest in a historic series of transformations stretching all the way back to the birth of humanity, bringing humanity through several...

Sun, 02/19/2012
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What is the point of using this Integral Map or Model? First, whether you are working in business, medicine, psychotherapy, law, ecology, or simply everyday living and learning, the Integral Map helps make sure that you are “touching all the bases.” If you are trying to fly over the...

Thu, 10/22/2009
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Given the extraordinary threats facing the world, this article explores the question, “How can integral studies and integral practitioners contribute most effectively to help resolve the great challenges of our time?” This article first explores integral ideas...

Wed, 10/07/2009
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In this exhilarating dialogue, Roger Walsh offers one of the finest overviews of the integral movement that we have ever seen—where we're at, where we've been, and where we're going. Now more than ever, the integral movement is poised to make a tremendous...

Wed, 10/07/2009
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Although integral ideas are spreading rapidly, the integral vision remains the province of what sociologists deem a “cognitive minority.” Extending and optimizing Integral Theory’s impact will require many things from practitioners, especially high-quality...

Thu, 03/12/2009
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This primer to integral theory provides an up to date introduction and is an ideal piece to give to colleagues and friends who keep asking "What is 'integral theory' anyway?"  Our hope is that this new introduction will offer individuals another...

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