David Loye, author of Darwin in Love, talks to Ken Wilber about the life and often-distorted legacy of Charles Darwin, as well as Darwin’s belief in LOVE as a critical driver of the evolution of species.
Jim Marion, author of Putting on the Mind of Christ, has a remarkable story — and doubly so in its parallels with the evolution of Christianity itself. From his arch-conservative roots to his participation in the future unfolding of Christianity, we recount his story here, as well as the application of Integral theory to Christianity itself.
Rollie Stanich, longtime student of Father Thomas Keating and Ken Wilber, shares his remarkable path into the heart of contemplative Christianity. He and Ken explore the esoteric contours at the core of the world's largest religion, while offering new ways to interpret, practice, and enliven this rich tradition in the 21st century.
In his succinct keynote address video “The State and Future of Integral” beloved integral elder and bearer of perennial wisdom, Dr. Roger Walsh summed up what it takes for us to optimize the impact of integral ideas in the world. First of all, to be taken serious by the mainstream world we need to become really good in our own professional discipline or field, practice rigorous thinking, refine and test our ideas and publish our work in mainstream outlets. This alone takes years of dedication and high-quality work. Further, we need to master integral ideas themselves and apply them in our field.
In this deeply touching keynote address, Susanne Cook-Greuter offers a personal account on what truly matters in life, beyond one's stage of ego development.
Dr. Susanne Cook-Greuter is a beloved integral elder, Harvard postgraduate and developmental researcher. She combines her curiosity in human nature and her all-time fascination with language in researching the "highest" or "latest" stages of adult development by building on and expanding the work of Jane Loevinger. As an effect of the work in this field, people oftentimes turn to her in order to satisfy their curiosity about the higher reaches of human development and advanced intelligence and maturity that seem to be available to most of us. Almost always people assume that "being higher" on the developmental ladder is necessarily "better" or the only legitimate direction to expect more beauty, truth or goodness to come from.
Our good friend Amir Ahmad Nasr, author of the provocative book My Isl@m: How Fundamentalism Stole My Mind—and Doubt Freed My Soul, recently wrote a wonderful article for Medium.com that offers one of the most complete assessments we’ve seen on the rise of ISIS and its implications for the rest of the world. Listen as Amir and Ken take an in-depth look at the many important truths surfaced by this remarkable article.
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We are so happy to announce that Ken's newest eBook, The Fourth Turning: Imagining the Future of an Integral Buddhism, is now available to purchase. This eBook is a summarized version of a larger book that will be published by Shambhala in 2015, and is available right now on Shambhala's website as well as other major eBook vendors.
From the lowest depths to the highest peaks, there is no place our shadow will not follow us, even into the heart of nonduality itself. In this exclusive sneak peek of his upcoming book due to be published in 2015, Ken Wilber offers a guided tour through the major states of consciousness described by all the world’s spiritual traditions, while pointing out the many ways that our shadows can impede or even sabotage our efforts to contact and stabilize these states.