Nathaniel begins part three with a reflection on the importance of effective communication. The result of this discovery was a kinder, more gentle self as observed by his friends and a deepening of the capacity to witness reality as experienced subjectively. As Nathaniel admits, so much of what this period involved was the development of a richer understanding of his own concept of ego. He and Ken then discuss the terrible misunderstandings surrounding the notion of the empirical ego and the transcendental Ego that is so common.
About Nathaniel Branden
Psychologist and philosopher Nathaniel Branden, Ph.D. is a founding member of Integral Institute and author of twenty books on the psychology of self-esteem, romantic love, and the life and thought of Objectivist philosopher Ayn Rand. His work has been translated into 18 languages and has sold over 4 million copies, and includes such titles as Taking Responsibility, The Art of Living Consciously, A Woman's Self-Esteem, and the 1969 classic, The Psychology of Self-Esteem.
About Ken Wilber
Ken Wilber is a preeminent scholar of the Integral stage of human development. He is an internationally acknowledged leader, founder of Integral Institute, and co-founder of Integral Life. Ken is the originator of arguably the first truly comprehensive or integrative world philosophy, aptly named “Integral Theory”.