The concept of Ken Wilber can help in
psychological and spiritual orientation
In August of 2000 I left a problematic group where I had lived for more than six years. The decisive factor for this step was that I was beginning to understand the pre/trans fallacy1 while reading Spiritual Choices (by Ken Wilber, Bruce Ecker and Dick Anthony; unfortunately, the book is out of print. Get it used at amazon.com).
The concept of Wilber helps to avoid prerational “accidents” and on the other hand to recognize authentic spirituality. With individual and cultural development marks he gives a background which makes it easier to distinguish the levels of consciousness and to avoid confusions: the pre/trans fallacy, and another one which explains the situation in “my” former group, the confusion of individual and social holons2 (we learned to consider ourselves as a sort of parts of the leader’s body). Spiritual groups should know these traps.
Recent and/or recommended Books
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Boomeritis. A Novel That Will Set You Free.
In his fabulous marriage to Spiral Dynamics, Wilber has written his best and most cutting popular descriptions of his Pre-Trans Fallacy, of preconventional/regressive and postconventional/integrated (and narcissistically resolved) values, behavior and “spirituality” to date. (From a review at amazon.com)
What I like especially in this book is the combination of the different forms of therapy. Wilber gave already a beginning of this in No Boundary , though he there still described the rational thinking as a counterpole to spirituality and not as a preliminary stage to permanent higher levels of spirituality (he changed it soon).
Until now Wilber’s best, generally intelligible and comprehensive description of integral theory and practice.
For me this was a breakthrough to the experience of spirituality in everyday life. And it made me enjoy life.
This was the first book by Ken Wilber I read after my “return”. It motivated me extraordinarily to integrate myself again in society because this concept let me understand first time its general structure.
by Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand shows the best example of what Ken Wilber means when he writes in “Up from Eden” that at the actual moment of history it would be a real transformation if everybody would develop a mature ego, capable of an open exchange of mutual respect.
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1. See short description of the pre/trans fallacy, in www.worldofkenwilber.com
2. See article by Fred Kofman on individual and social holons, in the same Homepage