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An Integral Spirituality

An Integral Spirituality
The silken thread that unites the world's great wisdom traditions.

Ken WilberRenowned philosopher and theoretical psychologist Ken Wilber, now 55, has devoted himself to integrating Eastern and Western philosophical systems.

The author of 22 books translated into 30 languages, Wilber has built a following of activist/thinkers?from philosophers and spiritual teachers to psychologists and scientists -- and is the founder of the Integral Institute, a think tank encouraging the cross-fertilization of ideas. Beliefnet is pleased to introduce Wilber as a new columnist.

What's my philosophy? In a word, integral. And what on earth?or in heaven?do I mean by ?integral?? The dictionary meaning is fairly simple: ?comprehensive, balanced, inclusive, essential for completeness.? Short definition, tall order.

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Why Do Religions Teach Love and Yet Cause So Much War?

Why Do Religions Teach Love and Yet Cause So Much War?
Transcending the trauma to get to the truth of the world's faiths.


Ken WilberThroughout history, religion has been the single greatest source of human-caused wars, suffering, and misery. In the name of God, more suffering has been inflicted than by any other manmade cause. Does that strike you as odd? And if that statement is true, does it not follow that ?peace on earth, good will toward men? demands the death of God?

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Egoless Means More

Ken Wilber / Journal / July 1998

Egoless Means More

Ken WilberPrecisely because the ego, the soul and the Self can all be present simultaneously, we can better understand the real meaning of egolessness, a notion that has caused an inordinate amount of confusion. But egolessness does not mean the absence of a functional self (that's a psychotic, not a sage); it means that one is no longer exclusively identified with that self.

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