Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. This is the first in a projected set of three volumes Look inside this book. Sex, Ecology, Spirituality: The Spirit of Evolution, Second Edition by [Wilber .. organisms on up through complex systems. Ken Wilber brings together the basic tenets of life – biological, social and spiritual. Sex, Ecology, Spirituality has ratings and 53 reviews. Travis said: Ken Wilber is a self-promoting, pompous ass, but this book is great. Weaves it (e. By Ken Wilber. Sex, Ecology, & Spirituality. Introduction. BOOK ONE. 1 The Web of Life. Two Arrows of Time. The Modern Evolutionary Synthesis. The Problem.

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Nov 24, Derek Verrilli rated it really liked it. Write a customer review. He has a very dry sense of humor that I think can be off-putting to some people but the real meat of his work at the very least will get you thinking and at best motivate you to take up a consciousness transformation practice.

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The Energy Eology Prayer: Or, get it for Kobo Super Points! Want to Read saving…. I sought an integral philosophy, one that would believably weave together the many pluralistic contexts of science, morals, aesthetics, Eastern as well as Western philosophy, and the world’s great wisdom traditions.

He particularly focuses on modernity and postmodernity: He describes the srx inadequacies of philosophical naturalism as the source of ecologgy contemporary world’s menacing ecological crisis. Would recommend the book for students of Philosophy or Psych. I read this beast of a book in college. Anyone used to applying research or philosophy should be able to easily move past the many facile critical reviews of this book along with all of Wilber’s generalizations, polemics, and mistakes.

No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! Although I grew up hearing about, and occasionally reading about, ideas such as the ego and the id, or the Godhead my education was never sufficient to allow me to compare and collocate such ideas.


Sex, Ecology, Spirituality: The Spirit of Evolution

ecologyy One person found this helpful. May 03, Kevin rated it it was amazing. If you’re at all interested in the nature of our existence–past, present, and future–the nature of nature, and the essence of Reality itself, you can find no better book.

Wilber has not read anything in the original language, and his summaries of the philosophers that I know well mainly Germans in the ss are obtuse and shallow. Say what you will about Ken Wilber or his followers, I find myself referring back to the ideas in this book frequently.

He particularly focuses on modernity and postmodernity: The High Mountains of Portugal.

He builds a case for everything he suggests and bashes various points of view, without bashing the values behind the views. There are four ke that Wilber finds to be of the highest importance:.

Lists with This Book. I only give 5 stars to books that change my thinking or make me see something in a new way.

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Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. In the fifth chapter, “The Emergence Of Human Nature”, Wilber uses Jean Gebser ‘s account of the development of human consciousness to show how the West progressed from the magic to the mythic to the rational mentalities. Single handedly, this is one of the most profound books I have read.

With that said, Wilber’s focus on “orienting generalizations” is the fatal shortcoming of this book and all of Wilber’s work. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout.


I I have been working on this book for several years. Published inSES as it is sometimes abbreviated is a work in which Wilber grapples with modern philosophical naturalismattempting to show its insufficiency as an explanation of beingevolutionand the meaning of life. You’ve successfully reported this review.

Ken Wilber is the founder of Integral Institute, Inc.

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In the tenth chapter, “This-Worldly, Otherworldly”, Wilber describes various attempts to repair modernism’s fractured and flattened worldview, especially Schelling’s existential idealism. If you read it in little chunks and don’t get ambitious about getting to the end of it, it is delightful bedtime reading to go very deeply into Integral Theory.

The Pocket Ken Wilber. From the emergence of mind, he traces the evolution of human consciousness through its major stages of growth and development. A prominent example of how wishful thinking and pattern-seeking can harm the mind of a philosoph A blur between fiction and non-fiction, Wilber revolves around much of the history of the world to selectively revere those he agrees with and admonish everyone else.

In the twelfth chapter, “The Collapse Of The Kosmos”, Wilber uses Taylor’s account of the effects of the Enlightenment paradigm to show how vertical depth was collapsed into horizontal span and how the ascending drive was dissociated into the “Ego camp” Immanuel Kant ‘s and Johann Gottlieb Fichte ‘s Transcendent Ego and the “Eco camp” Baruch Spinoza ‘s deified Nature.

His many books, all of which are still in print, can be found at Amazon.