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Integral Psychology: Consciousness, Spirit, Psychology, Therapy [Kindle Edition]

Ken Wilber
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Thegoal 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 tosuperconscious. 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. IntegralPsychologyis Wilber's most ambitious psychological system to date and is already being called a landmark study in human development.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3301 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1570625549
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications; 1st pbk. ed edition (5 Aug. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005G4W0I0
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #305,252 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disapointing work from a truly great thinker. 16 Mar. 2001
By OwenC
Ken Wilber is one of the few writers who has attempted to integrate the multiple theories of human development and the evolution of consciousness. It is a topic that he has laboured with in his writings for many years now and I hoped that this book would finally present a coherent synopsis of his work. Unfortunately it does not. It is a very disjointed mish-mash of a lot of different theories few of which are dealt with in any substantial way. For the most part the book offers us nothing new, with Wilber touching off the same themes that he has covered in many of his other works. He also has a tendency to site lists of other philosophers repeatedly as if to remind us how well read he is; ever heard of footnotes Ken. What is particularly disappointing is the fact that the text amounts to only about two thirds of the book while the rest is made up of lots of poorly explained charts comparing the various theories which Wilber claims map onto his own. All told I felt a little cheated by this book and would like to recommend "A Brief History of Everything" or "The Marriage of Sense and Soul" as much better choices.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Authoritative and relevant 23 Aug. 2008
Ken Wilber is widely regarded as one of the greatest minds of our time, even if his prose does not always endear him to unsuspecting readers.

In this book, Wilber attempts to integrate the contributions of the different schools of psychology and sheds some light on the nature of the self. A goldmine of information and insights, 'Integral Psychology' will not disappoint those who seek an integral understanding of psychology and consciousness and are serious about their self-transcendence. Worth the effort.
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I have been a keen reader of Wilber for many years. At times I find his language difficult, but well worth struggling with.
This work is, for me, much easier to read. Being drawn to stage models of development, I really like his summary tables that place a large number of such models in relationship to each other.
Perhaps more importantly though is his framework (inner/Outer; Individual/Collective) for locating different models - showing that they are not competing but describing different aspects.
As always with Wilber there is quite some repetition and overlap with other works (especially A Theory of Everything) but in many ways I find this a helpful reinforcement rather than an irritant.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Integral Psychology 20 Aug. 2009
By Tami Brady TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Integral Psychology is a must have text that examines the history and most pertinent philosophies of psychology over the years. The book begins with a brief history of psychology. Like every social science, from the beginning psychology has been both criticized and praised for its non-scientific foundation. In this way, early on, theorists searched for an appropriate model of consciousness that could provide some aspect of scientific control. Integral Psychology looks at the various models and popular theories from the pre-modern to post-modern eras. Of course, the icing on the cake is the author's own models based upon integral theory.

Integral Psychology is detailed enough to be the main text for any psychological theory course or as a graduate introduction to integral theory, whether for psychological or ecological purposes. It is a book that should be on the shelves of educators and professionals alike.
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