Brief History of Everything

ISBN-10: 157062187X

ISBN-13: 9781570621871

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A Brief History of Everythingpresents Ken Wilber's accessible and entertaining account of men and women's place in a universe of sex, soul, and spirit. He examines the course of evolution as the unfolding manifestation of Spirit, from matter of life to mind, including the higher stages of spiritual development where Spirit becomes conscious of itself. Wilber offers striking and original views on many topics of continuing interest and controversy: gender wars, multiculturalism, ecology and environmental ethics among them.
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List price: $15.95
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/16/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.96" wide x 8.97" long x 0.95" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Forewordp. xi
Preface to the Second Editionp. xv
A Note to the Readerp. xix
Introductionp. 1
Spirit-in-Actionp. 13
The Pattern That Connectsp. 15
The Kosmosp. 16
Twenty Tenets: The Patterns That Connectp. 17
Agency and Communionp. 19
Transcendence and Dissolutionp. 19
Four Drives of All Holonsp. 21
Creative Emergencep. 21
Holarchyp. 24
The Way of All Embracep. 26
The Secret Impulsep. 28
Higher and Lowerp. 28
Depth and Spanp. 30
Kosmic Consciousnessp. 33
The Spectrum of Consciousnessp. 36
All Too Humanp. 40
Foragingp. 41
Horticulturalp. 43
Agrarianp. 45
Industrialp. 48
The Great Postmodern Revolutionp. 52
The Postmodern Watershedp. 52
Two Paths in Postmodernityp. 56
On the Edge of Tomorrowp. 58
Transcendence and Repressionp. 60
The Four Corners of the Kosmosp. 63
The Four Quadrantsp. 64
Intentional and Behavioralp. 68
Cultural and Socialp. 70
An Examplep. 72
The Shape of Things to Comep. 74
The Two Hands of Godp. 76
Mind and Brainp. 77
The Left- and Right-Hand Pathsp. 79
The Monological Gaze: The Key to the Right-Hand Pathsp. 79
Interpretation: The Key to the Left-Hand Pathsp. 81
What Does That Dream Mean?p. 83
Social Science versus Cultural Understandingp. 86
Hermeneuticsp. 87
All Interpretation Is Context-Boundp. 89
Nonhuman Interpretationp. 90
Spiritual Interpretationp. 91
Attuned to the Kosmosp. 96
Propositional Truthp. 97
Truthfulnessp. 98
Justnessp. 102
Functional Fitp. 104
Conclusion: The Four Faces of Spiritp. 108
The Good, the True, and the Beautifulp. 110
The Big Threep. 110
The Good News: Differentiation of the Big Threep. 113
The Bad News: Dissociation of the Big Threep. 115
The Task of Postmodernity: Integration of the Big Threep. 119
The Spiritual Big Threep. 120
The Further Reaches of Spirit-in-Actionp. 123
The Evolution of Consciousnessp. 125
Higher Stages of Developmentp. 126
Ladder, Climber, Viewp. 128
Basic Levels: The Ladderp. 129
The Self: The Climberp. 130
A Fulcrump. 131
New Worlds Emerge: Changing Viewsp. 132
Pathologyp. 135
States and Stagesp. 137
Flatland Religionp. 138
Freud and Buddhap. 140
On the Way to Global: Part 1p. 143
The Primary Matrixp. 144
Birth Traumap. 145
The False Selfp. 146
The Hatching of the Physical Selfp. 147
The Birth of the Emotional Selfp. 148
The Birth of the Conceptual Selfp. 153
Every Neurosis Is an Ecological Crisisp. 154
Early Worldviews: Archaic, Magic, Mythicp. 156
The Birth of the Role Selfp. 158
Paradigm Shiftsp. 159
Satanic Abuse and UFOsp. 160
On the Way to Global: Part 2p. 164
Evolution versus Egocentrismp. 164
Life's Social Scriptsp. 165
The Worldcentric or Mature Egop. 169
Diversity and Multiculturalismp. 171
The Bodymind Integration of the Centaurp. 173
Aperspectival Madnessp. 175
On the Brink of the Transpersonalp. 176
Realms of the Superconscious: Part 1p. 179
Where the Mind Leaves Offp. 179
The Transpersonal Stagesp. 181
The Psychicp. 183
Deep Ecology and Ecofeminismp. 186
The Enneagram and the Basic Skeletonp. 188
The Subtlep. 191
Jung and the Archetypesp. 193
Realms of the Superconscious: Part 2p. 198
The Causalp. 199
The Nondualp. 205
The Immediacy of Pure Presencep. 210
Enlightenmentp. 213
Beyond Flatlandp. 219
Ascending and Descendingp. 221
A Brief Summaryp. 221
The Great Holarchyp. 224
This-Worldly versus Otherworldlyp. 227
Wisdom and Compassionp. 231
God and Goddessp. 232
Two Different Godsp. 233
The Descended Gridp. 235
The Collapse of the Kosmosp. 236
The Dignity of Modernityp. 237
The Disaster of Modernityp. 240
Instrumental Rationality: A World of Itsp. 241
The Fundamental Enlightenment Paradigmp. 244
No Spirit, No Mind, Only Naturep. 245
The Voice of the Industrial Gridp. 250
The Ego and the Ecop. 255
Ego versus Ecop. 255
The Flatland Twinsp. 256
The Ego's Truthp. 258
The Ego's Problemp. 259
The Ego and Repressionp. 260
The Re-enchantment of the Worldp. 261
Back to Naturep. 262
The Eco and Regressionp. 263
Paradise Lostp. 265
The Way Back Machinep. 269
The Great Battle of Modernity: Fichte versus Spinozap. 270
The Dominance of the Descendersp. 273
Evolution: The Great Holarchy Unfolds in Timep. 274
Evolution: Spirit-in-Actionp. 276
Glimmers of the Nondualp. 278
Always Alreadyp. 279
The Fading of the Visionp. 280
The Dominance of the Descendersp. 282
The Internetp. 283
The Religion of Gaiap. 285
An Integral Visionp. 286
The Writing on the Wallp. 286
The Superman Selfp. 288
The Great-Web Gaia Selfp. 291
Beyond the Postmodern Mindp. 293
World Transformation and the Culture Gapp. 296
Environmental Ethics: Holonic Ecologyp. 300
The Basic Moral Intuitionp. 306
An Integral Visionp. 307
The Twenty Tenetsp. 313
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