Eye of Spirit: An Integral Vision for a World Gone Slightly Mad

Eye of Spirit: An Integral Vision for a World Gone Slightly Mad

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by Ken Wilber
     
 

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In this groundbreaking book, Ken Wilber uses his widely acknowledged "spectrum of consciousness" model to completely rewrite our approach to such important fields as psychology, spirituality, anthropology, cultural studies, art and literary theory, ecology, feminism, and planetary transformation. What would each of those fields look like if we wholeheartedly

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In this groundbreaking book, Ken Wilber uses his widely acknowledged "spectrum of consciousness" model to completely rewrite our approach to such important fields as psychology, spirituality, anthropology, cultural studies, art and literary theory, ecology, feminism, and planetary transformation. What would each of those fields look like if we wholeheartedly accepted the existence of not just body and mind but also soul and spirit?

In a stunning display of integrative embrace, Wilber weaves these various fragments together into a coherent and compelling vision for the modern and postmodern world.

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"This intellectually demanding yet engagingly written collection of essays explores a number of timely and important issues, such as the relationship between psychological and spiritual growth and the political implications of where we locate Spirit (God? Gaia?). Along the way, the author revisits his earlier books, revealing how his thought has developed and, in the process, introducing his central ideas to the first time reader."—Keith Thompson, San Francisco Chronicle
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Wilber (Sex, Ecology, Spirituality, Shambhala, 1995) takes on a tremendous task: attempting to derive from the tenets of the world's wisdom traditions, both religious and nonreligious, and from many academic fields one unifying vision of the modern and postmodern world. He calls his approach the "spectrum of consciousness," i.e., reducing aphorisms from various sources until they "agree" with each other, and using these as building blocks for his conclusions. Unfortunately, the long and difficult road Wilber takes us along leads to no grand religious or philosophical epiphany. The conclusions are a wash of poetic statements about an "ever-present awareness" or "a pure and simple witness," beliefs that are popular with New Age philosophies that require little of the deep discussions that preceded. Of interest mainly to theology students.-Glenn Masuchika, Chaminade Univ. Lib., Honolulu

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570628719
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
12/11/2001
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
1,160,491
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.94(d)

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From the Publisher
"This intellectually demanding yet engagingly written collection of essays explores a number of timely and important issues, such as the relationship between psychological and spiritual growth and the political implications of where we locate Spirit (God? Gaia?). Along the way, the author revisits his earlier books, revealing how his thought has developed and, in the process, introducing his central ideas to the first time reader."—Keith Thompson, San Francisco Chronicle

Meet the Author

Ken Wilber is the author of over twenty books. He is the founder of Integral Institute, a think-tank for studying integral theory and practice, with outreach through local and online communities such as Integral Education Network, Integral Training, and Integral Spiritual Center.

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Eye of Spirit: An Integral Vision for a World Gone Slightly Mad 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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This book contains many very interesting observations about various theories and political movements and how the people involved in them see themselves as in opposition to each other when in fact they are complementary in many ways. The author tries to explain how this fragmentation is caused by a certain type of consciousness that is also at the root of many of our modern environmental and social problems. I think this is a timely book that allows us to expand our consciousness and evolve out of the contemporary rut of the modern age. While the author tries to examine this from a relatively objective and critical view from above, it is also important to be mindful of the fact that the root of this type of thinking is also caused by the type of consciousness so problematic of our times. There is another highly regarded book called 'The Ever-Transcending Spirit' by Toru Sato that addresses this in an extremely inspiring and accesible way. These are the types of books that really remind me of the joy of learning.