Integral Psychology: Consciousness, Spirit, Psychology, Therapy

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Shambhala Publications, May 16, 2000 - Psychology - 320 pages
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The goal of an "integral psychology" is to honor and embrace every legitimate aspect of human consciousness under one roof. This book presents one of the first truly integrative models of consciousness, psychology, and therapy. Drawing on hundreds of sources—Eastern and Western, ancient and modern—Wilber creates a psychological model that includes waves of development, streams of development, states of consciousness, and the self, and follows the course of each from subconscious to self-conscious to superconscious. Included in the book are charts correlating over a hundred psychological and spiritual schools from around the world, including Kabbalah, Vedanta, Plotinus, Teresa of Ávila, Aurobindo, Theosophy, and modern theorists such as Jean Piaget, Erik Erikson, Jane Loevinger, Lawrence Kohlberg, Carol Gilligan, Erich Neumann, and Jean Gebser. Integral Psychology is Wilber's most ambitious psychological system to date and is already being called a landmark study in human development.
 

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User Review  - kosmos21 - LibraryThing

Mr. Ken Wilber is simply a national treasure. Wilber's approach is to cast a compassionate yet perspicaciously critical eye on the entire history and practice of human's efforts to know, examine ... Read full review

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User Review  - Suzanne Hazelton - Goodreads

I thought this would be a "heavy" read, but actually found it well written. This may be of interest to you if you're interested in development, and especially understanding where East meets Western ... Read full review

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Contents

The Basic Levels or Waves
5
The Developmental Lines or Streams
28
The Self
33
The SelfRelated Streams
38
PATH FROM PREMODERN TO MODERN
57
What Is Modernity?
59
To Integrate Premodern and Modern
66
Some Important Modern Pioneers
74
Spirituality Stages or Not?
129
Is There a Childhood Spirituality?
139
Sociocultural Evolution
143
From Modernity to Postmodernity
158
The 123 of Consciousness Studies
174
The Integral Embrace
188
Charts
195
Notes
219

FRUITION AN INTEGRAL MODEL
87
The Archeology of Spirit
89
Some Important Developmental Streams
115

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Ken Wilber is the author of over twenty books. He is the founder of Integral Institute, a think-tank for studying integral theory and practice, with outreach through local and online communities such as Integral Education Network, Integral Training, and Integral Spiritual Center.

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