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Integral Spirituality

During the last 30 years, we have witnessed a historical first: all of the world’s cultures are now available to us… Knowledge itself is now global. This means that, also for the first time, the knowledge, experience, wisdom and reflection of all major human civilizations—premodern, modern, and postmodern—are open to study by anyone.  What if we took literally everything that all the various cultures have to tell us about human potential—about spiritual growth, psychological growth, social growth—and put it all on the table? What if we attempted, based on extensive cross-cultural study, to use all of the world’s great traditions to create a composite map, a comprehensive map, an all-inclusive or integral map that included the best elements from all of them?
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Resources
 Integral Spirituality: Intro & Note to the Reader, Ken Wilber
For the first time, the knowledge, experience, wisdom and reflection of all major human civilizations—premodern, modern, and postmodern—are open to study by anyone. What if we took literally everything that all the various cultures have to tell us about human potential—about spiritual growth, psychological growth, social growth—and put it all on the table?
Posted: 06/10/06
 Integral Spirituality - Ch.1: IMP, Ken Wilber
We start with the simple observation that the “metaphysics” of the spiritual traditions have been thoroughly critiqued—“trashed” is probably the better word—by both modernist and postmodernist epistemologies, and there has as yet arisen nothing compelling to take their place.
Posted: 06/24/06
 Integral Spirituality - Ch. 2: Stages, Ken Wilber
In this chapter we’ll look at the startling, indeed revolutionary, discoveries made by the scientific studies of the interiors. And we’ll also see why introspection, meditation, and contemplation cannot spot these realities….
Posted: 06/10/06
 Integral Spirituality - Ch. 3: States, Ken Wilber
In this chapter, we want to look at states of consciousness and compare and contrast them with structures of consciousness. This relationship turns out to hold perhaps the single most important key to understanding the nature of spiritual experiences.…
Posted: 06/10/06
 Integral Spirituality - Ch. 4: States and Stages, Ken Wilber
Throughout Integral Spirituality brief overviews of well-known methodologies are presented, along with suggestions for how they can be fruitfully integrated using an AQAL approach, something that needs to be done in any event if “integral spirituality” is to have any meaning.
Posted: 06/10/06
 Integral Spirituality - Ch. 5: Boomeritis Buddhism, Ken Wilber
We come now to the notion of pathologies or dysfunctions in any of the elements in the AQAL matrix. Using boomeritis as an example, we turn to what we might call “Boomeritis Buddhism” as a specific example of how this can affect—or infect—spirituality in general.
Posted: 06/12/06
 Integral Spirituality - Ch. 6: Shadow/Disowned Self, Ken Wilber
It’s astonishing that I can deny I. That I can take parts of my self, my I-ness, and push them on the other side of the self-boundary, attempting to deny ownership of those aspects of my self that are perhaps too negative, or perhaps too positive, to accept. This chapter is about that shadow, what it is, how it got started, and how to take it back.
Posted: 06/12/06
 
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