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A Theory of Everything : An Integral Vision for Business, Politics, Science and Spirituality - Ken Wilber

A Theory of Everything

An Integral Vision for Business, Politics, Science and Spirituality

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Published: 16th October 2001
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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.

"Wilber's 'integral vision' offers readers the opportunity to make valuable connections among disparate disciplines and--just maybe--to prepare themselves for a brave new world."--Publishers Weekly "A soaring tour de force and daring exposition by one of America's most inventive thinkers. Don't quit the search for an integral culture until you have given it a whirl--and take this book with you as a sturdy guide."--Professor Harvey Cox, Harvard Divinity School



"Ken Wilber is one of the most creative spiritual thinkers alive today, and A Theory of Everything is an accessible taste of his brilliance. Like a masterful conductor, he brings everyone in, finds room for science and spirit, and creates music for the soul."--Rabbi Michael Lerner, author of The Politics of Meaning

A Note to the Reader
The Amazing Spiralp. 1
Fragmentation at the Leading Edgep. 2
Boomeritisp. 3
The Waves of Existencep. 5
The Human Consciousness Projectp. 6
The Jump to Second-Tier Consciousnessp. 13
Boomeritisp. 17
Development as Declining Egocentrismp. 18
The Spiral of Compassionp. 20
Fight the System!p. 22
Growth Hierarchies versus Dominator Hierarchiesp. 24
Boomeritisp. 26
The Many Gifts of Greenp. 28
Beyond Pluralismp. 29
The Integral Culturep. 30
An Integral Visionp. 33
Integral Transformationp. 33
Sex, Ecology, Spiritualityp. 36
A Full-Spectrum Approachp. 42
All-Quadrantp. 49
A More Integral Mapp. 53
To Change the Mapmakerp. 55
The Prime Directivep. 55
A More Measured Greatnessp. 56
The Integral Vision in the World at Largep. 57
Science and Religionp. 59
The Relation of Science and Religionp. 60
Nonoverlapping Magisteria?p. 63
The Brain of a Mysticp. 65
All-Quadrant, All-Levelp. 66
Good Sciencep. 73
Deep Religionp. 76
The Integral Revelationp. 77
Vive la Difference!p. 78
Narrow Religionp. 79
Spirituality and Liberalismp. 80
The Real Worldp. 83
Integral Politicsp. 83
Integral Governancep. 89
Integral Medicinep. 91
Integral Businessp. 94
Integral Educationp. 95
Consciousness Studiesp. 96
Relational and Socially Engaged Spiritualityp. 97
Integral Ecologyp. 97
Minorities Outreachp. 99
All-Quadrants, All-Levels, All-Lines: An Overview of UNICEFp. 99
The Terror of Tomorrowp. 103
Integral Institutep. 106
Maps of the Kosmosp. 108
A Holistic Indexing Systemp. 108
Worldviewsp. 109
Robert Bellah, Mark Gerzonp. 113
Vertical Depthp. 113
Francis Fukuyama: The End of History and the Last Manp. 114
Samuel P. Huntington: The Clash of Civilizationsp. 115
Vertical and Horizontalp. 119
The Mean Green Memep. 122
World Civilizationp. 125
Thomas L. Friedman: The Lexus and the Olive Treep. 127
The Waves of Spiritual Experiencep. 131
Why Doesn't Religion Simply Go Away?p. 133
Integral Practicep. 135
One Tastep. 136
Integral Transformative Practicep. 138
Recommendationsp. 140
True but Partialp. 140
And It Is All Undonep. 141
Notesp. 143
Indexp. 183
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ISBN: 9781570628559
ISBN-10: 1570628556
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 16th October 2001
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.6 x 15.1  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.28