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A Theory Of Everything

An Integral Vision for Business, Politics, Science, and Spirituality
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Shambhala
 | 
October, 2001
ISBN:
9781570628559
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$21.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Here is a concise, comprehensive overview of Wilber’s revolutionary thought and its application in today’s world. Ken Wilber has long been hailed as one of the most important thinkers of our time, but—until now—his work has seemed inaccessible to the general reader who lacks a background in consciousness studies or evolutionary theory. A Theory of Everything will allow regular folks to fully understand what all the excitement has been about. In clear, non-technical language, and with his brilliant wit, Wilber presents complex, cutting-edge theories and models that integrate the realms of body, mind, soul, and spirit. He then demonstrates how these theories and models can be applied to real world problems.

“An integral vision”—or a genuine Theory of Everything—attempts to include matter, body, mind, soul, and spirit as they appear in self, culture, and nature. A vision that attempts to be comprehensive, balanced, inclusive. A vision that therefore embraces science, art, and morals; that equally includes disciplines from physics to spirituality, biology to aesthetics, sociology to contemplative prayer...

The first four chapters introduce a Theory of Everything, and the last three outline its relevance in the “real world,” where we will discuss integral politics, integral education, integral medicine, and integral spirituality—as they are already finding widespread and enthusiastic applications. The last chapter discusses “integral transformative practice,” or the ways in which an integral approach to psychology and spiritual transformation can be used in your own case, if you so desire.

Wilber summarizes his ground-breaking and widely adopted “all-level, all-quadrant” model for integrating the seemingly contradictory realms of science and religion in this way:

“All level” refers to the waves of existence, from matter to body to mind to soul to spirit; “all-quadrant” refers to the I, we and it dimensions (or self, culture, and nature; art, morals, and science; first-person, second-person, and third-person). Thus, an “all-level, all quadrant” practice means exercising physical, emotional, mental and spiritual waves in self, culture, and nature.

A bracing blueprint for infusing integral vision into every corner of our lives...

One abandons a theory of everything in order to simply be Everything, one with the All, in this endlessly fulfilled moment. And then the true Mystery yields itself, the face of Spirit secretly smiles, the Sun rises in your very own Heart, and you will never again seek a mere theory of that which is actually your own Original Face.

Among Ken Wilber’s many other books are Sex, Ecology, Spirituality, A Brief History of Everything and Integral Psychology.

Publisher’s Description: 

Here is a concise, comprehensive overview of Wilber's revolutionary thought and its application in today's world. In A Theory of Everything, Wilber uses clear, nontechnical language to present complex, cutting-edge theories that integrate the realms of body, mind, soul, and spirit. He then demonstrates how these theories and models can be applied to real-world problems in areas such as politics, medicine, business, education, and the environment. Wilber also discusses daily practices that readers take up in order to apply this integrative vision to their own everyday lives.

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