Up from Eden: A Transpersonal View of Human Evolution

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Quest Books, 1981 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 400 pages
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Wilber tells the story of humankind's evolutionary journey over some six million years, from its primal past to its dazzling cosmic future. For if men and women have come up from the beasts, Wilber says, they will likely end up with the gods. "Ken Wilber draws on evidence breathtaking in its sweep to outline a view of the trajectory of human evolution. In so doing, he joins the ranks of the grand theorists of human consciousness like Ernst Cassirer, Mircea Eliade, and Gregory Bateson."--Dr. Daniel Goldman, author of Emotional Intelligence Philosopher Ken Wilber has been mapping the territory of consciousness since the 1970s. His first book, The Spectrum of Consciousness, launched the transpersonal psychology movement.
  

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Wilbur synthesizes interdisciplinary information in an brilliant way. He makes conjectures and poses ideas yet explores them with real fact.

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Ken Wilber is simply the greatest living philosopher and is considered to be the one man to successfully unite easter and western thought into an intelligent synthesized whole. Your IQ will grow 20 points reading any one of his books. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
3
The Mysterious Serpent
25
The Ancient Magicians
43
The Twilight Dawn of Death
61
Voyage into the Superconscious
75
Future Shock
93
The Great Mother
119
The Great Goddess
141
The Slaying of the Typhon
199
A New Time A New Body
211
Solarization
227
On Becoming a Person
273
The Dawn of Misery
303
Original Sin
313
The Future
339
Republicans Democrats and Mystics
351

The Mythology of Murder
157
Polis and Praxis
167
Something Unheard Of
187

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Ken Wilber is one of the most widely read and influential American philosophers of our time. He is the author of over a dozen books including 'Grace and Grit', 'The Marriage of sense and Soul', and 'A Theory of Everything'.

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