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The Essential Ken Wilber

An Introductory Reader
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Shambhala
 | 
September, 1998
ISBN:
9781570623790
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$33.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Ever since the publication of his first book, The Spectrum of Consciousness, written when he was 23, Ken Wilber has been praised as the most comprehensive philosophical thinker of our times. Credited with developing a unified field theory of consciousness, he has been called “the most cogent and penetrating voice in the recent emergence of a uniquely American wisdom.”

This introductory sampler, designed to acquaint newcomers with his work, contains brief passages from his most popular books, ranging over a variety of topics including meditation, mystical experience, the new age, science and spirituality, healing, psychotherapy, death, and enlightenment. Here is Wilber’s writing at its most reader-friendly, explaining complex ideas of the world’s great psychological, philosophical, and spiritual traditions in language that is lucid, engaging, and inspirational.

When you are ultimately truthful with yourself, you will eventually realize and confess that “I am Buddha,” I am Spirit. Anything short of that is a lie, the lie of the ego, the lie of the separate-self sense, the contraction in the face of infinity. The deepest recesses of your consciousness directly intersect Spirit itself, in the supreme identity. This is not a state you are bringing into existence for the first time, but simply a timeless state that you are recognizing and confessing—you are being ultimately truthful when you state, “I am Buddha,” the ultimate Beauty.

Publisher’s Description: 

Ever since the publication of his first book, The Spectrum of Consciousness, written when he was twenty-three, Ken Wilber has been identified as the most comprehensive philosophical thinker of our times. This introductory sampler, designed to acquaint newcomers with his work, contains brief passages from his most popular books, ranging over a variety of topics, including levels of consciousness, mystical experience, meditation practice, death, the perennial philosophy, and Wilber's integral approach to reality, integrating matter, body, mind, soul, and spirit. Here is Wilber's writing at its most reader-friendly, discussing essential ideas of the world's great psychological, philosophical, and spiritual traditions in language that is lucid, engaging, and inspirational.Credited with developing a unified field theory of consciousness, ken wilber has been praised as the most comprehensive philosophical thinker of our time. This introductory sampler, designed to acquaint newcomers with his work, contains brief passages from his most popular books ranging over a variety of topics-wilber at his most reader-friendly, lucidly explaining complex ideas from the world’s great traditions.

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