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  • Author:
    Ken Wilber
  • ISBN:
    1570627401
  • ISBN13:
    978-1570627408
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  • Publisher:
    Shambhala; 2 edition (February 6, 2001)
  • Pages:
    330 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Humanities
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  • Rating:
    4.7
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A Brief History of Everything book.

A Brief History of Everything book.

Wilber offers a series of striking and original views on many topics of current interest and controversy, including the gender wars, modern liberation movements, multiculturalism, ecology and environmental ethics, and the conflict between this-worldly and otherworldly approaches to spirituality.

Ken Wilber is today’s greatest philosopher and both critic and friend to authentic religion, a true postmodern Thomas Aquinas

view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. Ken Wilber is today’s greatest philosopher and both critic and friend to authentic religion, a true postmodern Thomas Aquinas. Father Richard Rohr, Center for Action and Contemplation.

A brief history of everything. A brief history of everything. by. Wilber, Ken. Publication date. Spirit, Cosmology, Evolution.

A Brief History of Everything may well be the best introduction to the thought of this man who has been called the .

A Brief History of Everything may well be the best introduction to the thought of this man who has been called the Einstein of Consciousness (John White). This is a challenging book, but well worth the effort.

A Brief History of Everything – Ebook written by Ken Wilber. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read A Brief History of Everything. Join one of the greatest contemporary philosophers on a breathtaking tour of time and the Kosmos-from the Big Bang right up to the eve of the twenty-first century.

In 1973 Wilber completed his first book, The Spectrum of Consciousness, in which he sought to integrate knowledge from disparate fields. A Brief History of Everything (1996) was the popularised summary of Sex, Ecology, Spirituality in interview format

In 1973 Wilber completed his first book, The Spectrum of Consciousness, in which he sought to integrate knowledge from disparate fields. After rejections by more than twenty publishers it was finally accepted in 1977 by Quest Books, and he spent a year giving lectures and workshops before going back to writing  . A Brief History of Everything (1996) was the popularised summary of Sex, Ecology, Spirituality in interview format. The Eye of Spirit (1997) was a compilation of articles he had written for the journal ReVision on the relationship between science and religion.

Ken Wilber is today's greatest philosopher and both critic and friend to authentic religion, a true postmodern .

Ken Wilber is today's greatest philosopher and both critic and friend to authentic religion, a true postmodern Thomas Aquinas. -Father Richard Rohr, Center for Action and Contemplation.

Ken Wilber’s first book, The Spectrum of Con-sciousness, written when he was only twenty-three, was hailed as "the most sensible, comprehensive book about consciousness since William James. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Grace an. ore about Ken Wilber.

A Brief History of Everything is an altogether friendly and accessible account of men and women's place in a universe of sex, soul, and spirit, written by an author of whom New York Times reporter Tony Schwartz says: "No one has described the path to wisdom better than Ken Wilber." Wilber examines the course of evolution as the unfolding manifestation of Spirit, from matter to life to mind, including the higher stages of spiritual development where Spirit becomes conscious of itself. In each of these domains, there are recurring patterns, and by looking closely at them, we can learn much about the predicament of our world—and the direction we must take if "global transformation" is to become a reality. Wilber offers a series of striking and original views on many topics of current interest and controversy, including the gender wars, modern liberation movements, multiculturalism, ecology and environmental ethics, and the conflict between this-worldly and otherworldly approaches to spirituality. The result is an extraordinary and exhilarating ride through the Kosmos in the company of one of the great thinkers of our time.

Rias
This was a very readable, concise introduction to Ken Wilber's work. And amazingly, it is without footnotes/endnotes! I'd recommend it to the person who is wondering, "What is all that Integral stuff about, anyway?"
He illustrates a lot of his concepts with examples from history along the way which helps make this less of a dry academic treatise and more of an enjoyable read. I also liked that he explains the varying conflicts of different schools of science, religion, philosophy, politics, ecology, etc., very clearly and simply inside the Integral framework. This made a whole lot more sense than any history course I ever took.
Mbon
This was my introduction to the author. Packed with an enlightening theme, a really expansive way of looking at the world. This book forced/challenged my materialist rooted perspective and definitely makes me more curious about the spiritual side of things. While repetitive at times, I actually began to appreciate it because I found the ideas so dense, it was necessary to hear the ideas presented again in a slightly different way. It’s hard to read this book in electronic format and follow the diagrams. I’m probably going to have to read again and check out his other works, probably in paper form. Overall appreciated this work.
Clonanau
This book brings transcendentalism into its proper perspective. Ken's creation of the 4 Quandrants brings enlightenment to the very concept of enlightenment, making way for a clear mind to identify the all-inclusive reality of transceding the ego and returning back into the oneness of Spirit WHILE living healthily, honestly, and with understanding in this world of form. ALL who have seen the light of their true being, even if only a glimpse, MUST read this book. It not only serves as the proverbial "finger pointing to the moon," but it also points to the science behind the moon and the steps that must occur before one can get to the moon, plus what the moon is NOT. Spirit is not merely consciousness, but it also manifests as birds, rocks, water, hair, teeth, and hands: spirit is the source of all, seen and unseen. Ken brings this to light in a most enlightening way, and gives you a few chuckles in the process. He also demonstrates the dichotemy of truth and fallacy that many Eco-based transcendentalists' and Ego-based transcendentalists' philosophies and beliefs hold.

Buddhists, Taoist, Unitarians, Gnostic Christians, Spiritualists, Hindus, Sufis, Kabbalahists (more so you guys with the K than the Q) and a whole host of others will greatly appreciate Ken's years of research and practice that have culminated in this work. In short, READ THIS BOOK!
Xaluenk
Very thought-provoking book. Mr. Wilber combines thoughts from other sources and puts them together with his own amazing mind to make me think and analyze my beliefs.
Niwield
Kibler's renown is unlikely and amazing, and this book is responsible for much of it. The self-interview style makes me wince sometimes -- no one can accuse Wilber of lacking confident self-regard -- but it does make for less dense prose. Do stay in the forest even if some of its specific trees, like the discussions of men and women contrasted, initially or even perpetually offend. This is a helpful, thought-provoking and very accessible book even if you only get the concept, and not the particulars, of his four quadrants. It's a very clear condensation of his work, and he is an engaging character (see "Grace & Grit," "One Taste").
the monster
I've read a lot of Ken Wilber and I think this is the best first book for someone who is hasn't read Wilber before. It summarizes his thought in an easy to understand Q&A format. It is thought provoking and packed with good information.

What Ken Wilber has done is take the world's wisdom traditions and philosophies and look for the common core. At the same time, he introduces how this fits in with the discoveries of science and modern psychological thought.

Ken Wilber presents a very compelling view of the world that includes and honors both the interior (subjective) and exterior (objective) domains and posits that the interior domains are not reducible to the exterior ones. He also talks about how different validity criteria must be used to measure the merit of ideas in these different domains. For example, everyone would probably agree that love exists, but we wouldn't necessary use a microscope and mathematics to validate this particular claim.

While Wilber isn't perfect, he presents a plausible synthesis of past and present thought in a form that is very palatable to modern educated people. At times, he is repetitious, but overall the book is readable and if you are new to Wilber, the repetition can even help the ideas to sink in. Some of his other books are also repetitious and I must admit at times this could get very tiresome. This is a lot of why I gave the book a four rating.

Overall, Ken Wilber is brilliant and while he has his shortcomings, he is introducing a lot of people to alternative ways of looking at the world that are more life-enhancing and congruent with modern science. He is also holding out a plausible synthesis between the objective and subjective, material and spiritual, modern and ancient. He does a great job in this moderate length book to cover a tremendous territory in the evolution of man.

Although I think Ken Wilber's works can improve in the editing department, this is still a very worthwhile and accessible read. If you want something even more brief, then a "Theory of Everything" is another book to consider. However, it is not written as well in my opinion. If you are looking for more depth or a more psychological spin, then "Integral Psychology" is another possibility. Other books are referenced in other reviews as well.
Shalizel
Excellent book. I can't tell you how much I learned about myself and my culture! I highly recommend this book and this author.
This is a book for a person who doesn't mind pulling out a dictionary once in a while to check the terms of various verbiage. Deeply intriguing and layered with intense insights, this book will keep you pondering life's mysteries and reevaluating your own place within its system.