Occupy Integral! As long as it’s really Integral.

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The Integral Movement fascinates me. At its most basic level, Ken Wilber’s work†offers any of us on the path a map that helps us to look at our own spiritual development and integrates it with everything else in an evolving world. Hence, “Integral.” At its best, Integral clarifies our position in the relative realm when we begin to recognize the …

Stages of Meditation from Integral Life

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In this interview posted on Integral Life, originally included in†The Collected Works of Ken Wilber: Volume IV, Ken offers an in-depth description of each of the major state-stages of meditative practiceóranging from psychic absorption, to subtle illumination, to causal transcendence, to the ultimate nondual embrace of form and Emptiness.   Q:†We would like you to describe the experiences of several …

Quote of the Week

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Transcendence restores humor. Spirit restores humor. Suddenly, smiling returns. Too many representatives of too many movements – even many very good movements, such as feminism, environmentalism, meditation, spiritual studies – seem to lack humor altogether. In other words, they lack lightness, they lack a distance from themselves, a distance from the ego and its grim game of forcing others to …

Sex, God, Rock ‘n Roll Time

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This should be interesting. Zen Buddhist-indie rocker Stuart Davis is launching a new comedy series: Sex, God, Rock ‘n Roll. Season One of of this ground-breaking tv show debuts April 26 on HDNet across the U.S. and Canada. Sex, God, Rock ‘n Roll is written, directed, and hosted by Stuart Davis, and features edgy humor from the open-hearted maniac. Each …

Ken Wilber on Obama

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Here’s part of what Ken Wilber thinks of Obama: It is, of course, still too soon to make a solid judgment about this, but it seems safe to say that Barack Obama is likely moving into truly Integral waves of development and therefore beginning to evidence truly Integral values and positions. Combined with his already significantly developed states (which gives …

A Bigger Story

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There is a great post by Noah Millman over at The American Scene where he takes on several issues relating to religion, all of which are entertaining. I’m most partial to his description of how religion works: …most of us who are in any meaningful sense religious are members of corporate bodies extending through time and space. And corporate bodies …

Discussions of Ken Wilber

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Iíve enjoyed the controversy surrounding the Ken Wilber camp over the past few years. Some people worship Wilber, others can neither tolerate his personality nor his work. Situations like this breed attachment and attachment always leads to interesting situations. As far as Iím concerned, Wilber has had a significant impact on both the pedagogy and curricular content of what I …