One of the great thinkers of our time brings together sex and gender issues, ecological wisdom, and spirituality into a coherent vision for our times. In a tour de force of scholarship and vision, Ken Wilbur traces the course of evolution from matter to life to mind, answering the critical question: Can spiritual concerns be integrated with the ...Read MoreOne of the great thinkers of our time brings together sex and gender issues, ecological wisdom, and spirituality into a coherent vision for our times. In a tour de force of scholarship and vision, Ken Wilbur traces the course of evolution from matter to life to mind, answering the critical question: Can spiritual concerns be integrated with the modern world?Read Less
Very Good in Very Good jacket. 8vo-8"-9" Tall. Pea-sized pale stain to page fore edges. A clean, tight copy. Second printing. Full cloth binding. 831pp. Dust jacket has edgewear, a chip to upper edge front panel. New mylar cover. Large book: no international orders.
Very good in fair dust jacket. DJ chipped, nicked & creased; else very good in fair DJ. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 831 p. Contains: Illustrated endpapers; bibliography; index. Audience: General/trade.
Publishers Weekly, 1995-01-09 This is the first in a projected set of three volumes charting recent thought in the title's interrelated areas, the title itself being a slight misnomer since sex and ecology are the foci of the forthcoming volumes. Here, however, Wilber elaborates at great length several contemporary systematic theories concerned with the biological, psychological, spiritual and metaphysical aspects of life and the various evolutionary stages of each. He then offers an overview of spiritual practices that can lead to an evolved ``omega point'' of consciousness. Wilber, a transpersonal psychologist and the author of No Boundary, among other works, has unfortunately tried too hard to cram everything possible into this massive undertaking. The result is that even the hundreds of pages of notes (sometimes useful, sometimes merely repetitive) become a mass of ideas and names. Wilber is a well-read, sophisticated and energetic thinker; yet his style veers from the discursively expansive to the overly condensed. Those seeking A Theory of Everything will be more than satisfied. For others, the book's sheer length and lack of organization may make this a very frustrating read. (Feb.)
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