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Ken Wilber’s Creative Process

This clip from IntegralLife looks at Ken Wilber’s creative process. Looking at Ken’s creative output, it is clear that he has had a tremendously prolific career, releasing a new book almost every year since The Spectrum of Consciousness was published in 1977 (with the exception of a couple short periods in the late eighties and […]

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Intro to Integral Theory: A Cross-Cultural Comprehensive Map of Human Growth

What is Integral Theory?

Integral theory attempts to answer the question: How can we make sense of the mass of information in the world? “Today, not only are people geographically mobile, but we can study, and have studied, virtually every known culture on the planet. In the global village, all cultures are exposed to each other,” claims author and integral philosopher Ken Wilber. What this means, Wilber says, is that “for the first time, the sum total of human knowledge—premodern, modern, and postmodern—is available to us.”

Given that we have access to basically all human knowledge and culture, what should we do? Intending to solve this problem, Wilber has created a comprehensive cross-cultural map that includes the best elements of all human knowledge and culture. He claims such a map gives us “the critical essential keys to human growth,” and helps you “see yourself and the world in more comprehensive and effective ways.” Wilber calls the comprehensive map of human growth he’s been researching and developing for the last 40 years “integral theory,” or the “integral approach.”

According to Wilber, there are 5 key elements that span all models of human growth and frame his comprehensive map: quadrants, levels, lines, states, and types.

Quadrants—the 4 fundamental dimensions of the world. 

integral quadrants

Levels—stages of psychological, cultural, physical, and social growth.

A Brief History Of Everything

A Brief History of Everything by Ken Wilber

  “A clarion call for seeing the world as a whole.”—San Francisco Chronicle Description of A Brief History of Everything In a breathtaking trip from the Big Bang to the Postmodern world we inhabit, Ken Wilber examines the universe and our place in it—and comes up with an accessible and entertaining account of how it […]

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