Tag Archives: Ken Wilber

The Prophetic Voice of the Cosmos

Some years back during my graduate studies, I took a class on the early Christian prophets. I am fascinated by the experience in history of the “prophetic voice,” its origins, and its purpose. From a traditional Christian perspective, prophets are men and women commanded by the voice of God to speak aloud about injustices in the society. I nearly flunked the class, over a dispute with the professor. Continue reading

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Wilber’s Integral View: My Introduction

It was in a course at Chicago Theological Seminary (CTS) during my doctoral studies that I first read Ken Wilber, considered by some to be the premier philosopher to emerge in the late 20th Century. The introduction to his “Integral Theory” on worldviews, outlined in his book, The Marriage of Sense and Soul, was profoundly freeing for me. Continue reading

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The Integral Map: States and Stages of Consciousness

In this post, I want to begin to explore more deeply Ken Wilber’s Integral Theory, beginning to walk its terrain of quadrants, states, levels, lines, and types. It has been extremely helpful to me on my life journey to encounter Wilber’s theory, illustrated by the Integral Map. Continue reading

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The Integral Map: Lines of Development

In addition to our built-in capacity to individually move sequentially through different stages of consciousness (see post “The Integral Map: States and Stages of Consciousness”), we also are capable of moving through a complex array of what Ken Wilber calls “lines” of development. You already may be familiar with some of these lines. Continue reading

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The Integral Map: Types of Development

The fifth element of Ken Wilber’s Integral Map addresses the reality that we humans exhibit a variety of different “types” in our existence. Individually, we exhibit different personality types or differ in whether we are extroverted or introverted (Upper Left). Continue reading

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Integral Transformation: Part III – The Way Forward

My personal quest for more than 20 years now has been to find a pragmatic approach to the question: How does transformation toward health – personal and societal – happen? How, for example, does someone like Nelson Mandela get shaped and formed into the statesman whose values and actions so many could admire? I gained tremendous help in this search through my professor at Chicago Theological Seminary, Robert L. Moore, and his introduction to the work of Victor Turner, particularly their lessons in regard to ritual leadership. Continue reading

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Education, Spiritual Economics, and The Third Industrial Revolution

A friend of mine recently asked me to address a group with a tradition in education. She wanted a brief lecture focusing on multi-generational and holistic approaches to education for the 21st Century. Before sharing here an adaptation of that lecture, I want to share a little background, because a surprising synchronicity emerged as I conducted my research in preparation for the lecture. Continue reading

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