Where's Wilber At?: Ken Wilber's Integral Vision in the New Millennium

Where's Wilber At?: Ken Wilber's Integral Vision in the New Millennium

by Brad Reynolds
     
 

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"The most profound and satisfying book to date about the cutting edge of Ken Wilber's integral vision. Reynolds leads us with clarity step by step through the most complex and subtle aspects of Wilber's thinking about post modernity, post-metaphysical theory, the perennial philosophy, the Combs/Wilber matrix, and much more. Highly recommended for those who want to

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"The most profound and satisfying book to date about the cutting edge of Ken Wilber's integral vision. Reynolds leads us with clarity step by step through the most complex and subtle aspects of Wilber's thinking about post modernity, post-metaphysical theory, the perennial philosophy, the Combs/Wilber matrix, and much more. Highly recommended for those who want to keep up with one of the great intellectual path-finders of our generation." -Allan Combs, Ph.D., University of North Carolina. author of The Radiance of Being: Understanding the Grand Integral Vision; Living the Integral Life

"Ken Wilber continues to push the boundaries of knowledge to ever more profound and encompassing reaches, and Brad Reynolds continues to follow him and provide lucid, compelling commentaries. I am impressed by how thoroughly Reynolds has mastered Wilber's work." -Roger Walsh, M.D., Ph.D., University of California, author of Essential Spirituality: The Seven Central Practices

"Brad Reynolds has written an eloquent, passionate, beautiful book about my ideas. I believe it will help many people come to an appreciation of a more inclusive, more comprehensive, more integral way to think and feel about the world, and to find a happy, realized, awakened place in it."-Ken Wilber, author of A Theory of Everything

Incorporating a vast range of disciplines and research, Wilber's "Integral Vision" is currently defined as being an A-Q-A-L or "all-quadrant, all-level" approach to integral studies (the integration of body, mind, soul, and spirit with self, culture, and nature), therefore the reader will be introduced to Wilber's new integral language and his underlying organizing framework, including his most recent "Phase-5." With this book the reader will learn the basic essentials needed to follow Wilber's continual theoretical expansion (including his forthcoming books) and their pragmatic application, as well as reviewing his current public outreach, such as with the Integral Institute, Integral University, and his growing presence on the worldwide web.

By simplifying the details of his complex metatheory, or "where Wilber's coming from," the reader discovers how this integral approach is capable of uniting the knowledge of modern science with the depth and meanings of ancient mysticism, thus transforming the Great Chain of Being into a comprehensive post-metaphysical AQAL Matrix of Spirit-in-action. This evolutionary model also includes a cross-cultural integral psychology that seamlessly integrates East and West, thus clarifying today's confusing spectrum of collective worldviews and the universal stages of individual growth, as well as much, much more. Indeed, the unprecedented integrative power of Wilber's vision and its expanded influence in the first decade of the new millennium is laying the positive foundations for an "integral revolution," or better, a natural evolution to a higher-order worldwide consciousness to which we are all invited, and with which this book will be a helpful user-friendly guide on this exciting adventure.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Ken Wilber is one of the more praised and read of the newer generation of developmental psychologists; his works have developed gradually in their approach from the personal to the metaphysical and political. Nothing could quite reduce his complex array of ideas that ambitiously claim to provide an integral vision of everything in the universe to simplicity in words of one syllable. Reynolds's exhaustive treatment of his master's works, then, is necessarily difficult, but an intelligent guide to Wilber's thought for those who have already tasted one of Wilber's books and need a full account and interpretation. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557788467
Publisher:
Paragon House Publishers
Publication date:
05/09/2006
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

What People are saying about this

Roger Walsh
"Ken Wilber continues to push the boundaries of knowledge to ever more profound and encompassing reaches, and Brad Reynolds continues to follow him and provide lucid, compelling commentaries. I am impressed by how thoroughly Reynolds has mastered Wilber's work."
M.D., Ph.D., University of California, author of Essential Spirituality: The Seven Central Practices
Ken Wilber
"Brad Reynolds has written an eloquent, passionate, beautiful book about my ideas. I believe it will help many people come to an appreciation of a more inclusive, more comprehensive, more integral way to think and feel about the world, and to find a happy, realized, awakened place in it."
author of A Theory of Everything
Allan Combs
"The most profound and satisfying book to date about the cutting edge of Ken Wilber’s integral vision. Reynolds leads us with clarity step by step through the most complex and subtle aspects of Wilber’s thinking about post modernity, post-metaphysical theory, the perennial philosophy, the Combs/Wilber matrix, and much more. Highly recommended for those who want to keep up with one of the great intellectual path-finders of our generation."
Ph.D., University of North Carolina. author of The Radiance of Being: Understanding the Grand Integral Vision; Living the Integral Life

Meet the Author

Brad Reynolds did graduate work at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) before leaving to study under Ken Wilber for the past ten years. Born in 1955 he has been a scholar of integral studies and the perennial philosophy for most of his life. He is currently an independent writer and graphic artist living in the San Francisco Bay Area where he also works in the computer arts industry. Brad Reynolds is also author of Embracing Reality: The Integral Vision of Ken Wilber.

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