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Re: Anybody Else Here Read Ken Wilber? Yes fachad

Posted by BarbaraCat on August 1, 2002, at 0:55:39

In reply to Re: Anybody Else Here Read Ken Wilber? Yes, posted by fachad on July 31, 2002, at 9:37:30

It's been awhile since I've read Ken. Please explain more about how he's helping you through materialism and nihisism. I'm feeling especially nihilistic these days and could use a cliff notes on the cliff notes. - BarbaraCat

> I havent' read Grace and Grit yet, but it's on my list. Never heard of Leonard Schlain's 'The Goddess and the Alphabet', but I'll look into it.
> 'A Brief History of Everything' is a much more accessable introduction to Wilber's system than the massive 'Sex, Ecology, and Sprituality'. It was actually written to be a sort of Cliff Notes or easy, condensed version of SES.
> -fachad
> > Yes, in my opinion he is one of the most brilliant contemporary minds alive. I haven't read the book you mention yet, but plan to. For a poignant personal look into his life, Grace and Grit is beautiful, the story of the time during his wife's dying from cancer. Have you read Leonard Schlain's 'The Goddess and the Alphabet'? Fascinating, simply fascinating.
> >
> > > Does anybody here read Ken Wilber?
> > >
> > > I'm re-reading Sex, Ecology, and Spirituality right now. It's really a fantastic book - absolutely breathtaking. That book, and Wilber's writing in general, showed me a way out of the dilemma of reductive materialism and nihilism.
> > >
> > > I always intuitively knew that I had a spirit; but honesty and rationality seemed to force me into accepting reductive materialism. (That's the view that ultimately, all we are is a collection of molecules, and that everything that is, can be explained in terms of matter and reduced to interactions of matter.)
> > >
> > > Anyway, I just wonder if anyone here has read or is reading Wilber.
> > >
> >
> >




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