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Featuring over 14 hours of stunning high-definition video, this collection is your very best chance to get to know the life and work of Ken Wilber. Experience Ken like you never have before as he shares intimate details about his childhood, his college years, and his personal and spiritual life. He also describes the first major phases of his writing career, some of his most important contributions, and how his thinking has evolved over the decades.
If you haven’t already heard of him, Ken Wilber is one of the most important philosophers in the world today. Often referred to as “the Einstein of consciousness,” Ken is the originator of the first truly comprehensive or integrative philosophy, aptly named Integral Theory—”one of the first believable world philosophies,” as Ken himself puts it. Incorporating cultural studies, anthropology, systems theory, developmental psychology, biology, and spirituality, it has been applied in fields as diverse as sustainability, psychotherapy, spirituality, education, business, medicine, politics, sports, and art.
You will find Ken to be a masterful storyteller, weaving 1st-person narrative and 3rd-person philosophy together into a compelling, deeply touching, and often hilarious chronicle of his life—offering us a unique window into his extraordinary mind, his immense heart, and his tireless passion to leave this world just a little more whole than he found it.
If you are new to the work of Ken Wilber, you really could not ask for a better introduction, as Ken makes Integral thought and practice more accessible and entertaining than ever. If you are a long-time integral student, or just a big fan his work, you will see Ken in a whole new light as he shares stories that he has never publicly shared before.
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.
If you haven’t already heard of him, Ken Wilber is one of the most important philosophers in the world today. He is the most widely translated academic writer in America, with 25 books translated into some 30 foreign languages. Ken Wilber currently lives in Denver, Colorado, and is still active as a philosopher, author, and teacher, with all of his major publications still in print.
What makes Ken Wilber especially relevant in today’s world is that he is the originator of arguably the first truly comprehensive or integrative philosophy, aptly named “Integral Theory”. As Wilber himself puts it: “I'd like to think of it as one of the first believable world philosophies...” Incorporating cultural studies, anthropology, systems theory, developmental psychology, biology, and spirituality, it has been applied in fields as diverse as ecology, sustainability, psychotherapy, psychiatry, education, business, medicine, politics, sports, and art.
"If ordinary people don't perceive that our grand ideas are working in their lives then they can't develop the higher level of consciousness, to use a term that American philosopher Ken Wilber wrote a whole book about... The problem is the world needs to be more integrated, but it requires a consciousness that's way up here, and an ability to see beyond the differences among us."
-President Bill Clinton
Wilber explains the need for an Integral Approach in the following way: In our current post-modern world, we possess an abundance of methodologies and practices belonging to a multitude of fields and knowledge traditions. What is utterly lacking however, is a coherent organization, and coordination, of all these various practices, as well as their respective data-sets. What is needed is an approach that moves beyond this indiscriminate eclectic-pluralism, to an “Integral Methodological Pluralism” — driving toward a genuine “theory of everything” that helps to enrich and deepen every field through an understanding of exactly how and where each one fits in relation to all the others. Through the Integral approach, we reveal the previously unseen possibilities for a better, more compassionate, and more sustainable future for all of us.
In short, the Integral Approach is the coherent organization, coordination, and harmonization of all of the relevant practices, methodologies, and experiences, available to human beings. Ken Wilber states “You can’t [realistically] honor various methods and fields, without showing how they fit together. That is how to make a genuine world philosophy.”
The twenty-first century literally has three choices: Aristotle, Nietzsche, or Ken Wilber.”
– Jack Crittenden Ph.D., author of Beyond Individualism
Ken Wilber is also the founder of the Integral Institute, which is the first organization fully dedicated to advancement and application of the Integral Approach in relation to contemporary global issues. It was formed in collaboration with over 200 scholars and experts, specializing in education, politics, business, medicine, psychology, spirituality, as well as, law and criminal justice. The Integral Institute is currently partnered with Fielding Graduate University.
In 2007 Wilber co-founded Integral Life, a social media-hub dedicated to sharing the integral vision with the world wide community, as well as documenting and catalyzing the progress of the integral movement.
“The most comprehensive philosophical thinker of our times.”
–Tony Schwartz, the president, founder, and CEO of The Energy Project, and the author of What Really Matters: Searching for Wisdom in America
|Module 1||The Early Years|
|Unit 1||Ken's Childhood|
|Unit 2||The College Years|
|Module 2||Phase 1: The Romantic Period (1977 - 1979)|
|Unit 1||The Spectrum of Consciousness|
|Unit 2||First Marriage, Life as a Dishwasher|
|Unit 3||The Scorpion and the Zen Master|
|Unit 4||The Last Stand of the Ego|
|Unit 5||No Boundary|
|Unit 6||Everything Is Spirit|
|Module 3||Phase 2: Growth to Goodness (1980 - 1982)|
|Unit 1||The Atman Project|
|Unit 2||Up From Eden|
|Unit 3||Beyond Romanticism|
|Unit 4||Spirit and Shadow|
|Unit 5||The Pre-Trans Fallacy|
|Module 4||Phase 3: Transformations of Consciousness (1983 - 1987)|
|Unit 1||Physics and Mysticism|
|Unit 2||The Holographic Paradigm and Quantum Questions|
|Unit 3||Yogis, Saints, and Sages|
|Unit 4||Ken's Creative Process|
|Unit 5||Eye to Eye|
|Unit 6||ReVision Journal and A Sociable God|
|Unit 7||Miracles in California|
|Unit 8||Levels and Lines|
|Unit 9||Transformations of Consciousness|
|Module 5||Treya's Story|
|Unit 1||In Her Own Words|
|Unit 2||Love at First Touch|
|Unit 3||The Crisis|
|Unit 4||Looking for Alternatives|
|Unit 5||The Cause of Illness|
|Unit 6||The Final Moments|
|Unit 7||Life After Treya|
|Unit 8||Revisiting Grace and Grit|
|Unit 9||Grace and Grit: A Tale of Love, Loss, and Liberation|
|Module 6||Phase 4: The Birth of AQAL (1995 - 2001)|
|Unit 1||Magnum Opus: Sex, Ecology, Spirituality|
|Unit 2||The Four Quadrants|
|Unit 3||Holons: Turtles All the Way Up, Turtles All the Way Down|
|Unit 4||The Twenty Tenets: Part 1|
|Unit 5||The Twenty Tenets: Part 2|
|Unit 6||Individual and Social Holons|
|Unit 7||The Five Elements of AQAL|
|Unit 8||A Brief History of Everything|
|Unit 9||The Eye of Spirit|
|Unit 10||The Three Strands of Knowledge|
|Unit 11||The Three Eyes of Knowing|
|Unit 12||Do Cultures Evolve?|
|Unit 13||Integral Art and Literary Theory|
|Module 7||Phase 5: Integral Post-Metaphysics (2002 - present) — COMING SOON!|
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