Brief History of Everything

ISBN-10: 1570627401

ISBN-13: 9781570627408

Edition: 2nd 2000 (Revised)

Authors: Steve Grad, Ken Wilber

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A Brief History of Everythingis an altogether friendly and accessible account of men and women's place in a universe of sex, soul, and spirit, written by an author of whomNew York Timesreporter Tony Schwartz says: "No one has described the path to wisdom better than Ken Wilber." Wilber examines the course of evolution as the unfolding manifestation of Spirit, from matter to life to mind, including the higher stages of spiritual development where Spirit becomes conscious of itself. In each of these domains, there are recurring patterns, and by looking closely at them, we can learn much about the predicament of our world-and the direction we must take if "global transformation" is to become a reality. Wilber offers a series of striking and original views on many topics of current interest and controversy, including the gender wars, modern liberation movements, multiculturalism, ecology and environmental ethics, and the conflict between this-worldly and otherworldly approaches to spirituality. The result is an extraordinary and exhilarating ride through the Kosmos in the company of one of the great thinkers of our time.
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List price: $19.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/6/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 330
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Preface to the Second Edition
A Note to the Reader
The Pattern That Connects
The Kosmos
Twenty Tenets: The Patterns That Connect
Agency and Communion
Transcendence and Dissolution
Four Drives of All Holons
Creative Emergence
The Way of All Embrace
The Secret Impulse
Higher and Lower
Depth and Span
Kosmic Consciousness
The Spectrum of Consciousness
All Too Human
The Great Postmodern Revolution
The Postmodern Watershed
Two Paths in Postmodernity
On the Edge of Tomorrow
Transcendence and Repression
The Four Corners of the Kosmos
The Four Quadrants
Intentional and Behavioral
Cultural and Social
An Example
The Shape of Things to Come
The Two Hands of God
Mind and Brain
The Left- and Right-Hand Paths
The Monological Gaze: The Key to the Right-Hand Paths
Interpretation: The Key to the Left-Hand Paths
What Does That Dream Mean?
Social Science versus Cultural Understanding
All Interpretation Is Context-Bound
Nonhuman Interpretation
Spiritual Interpretation
Attuned to the Kosmos
Propositional Truth
Functional Fit
Conclusion: The Four Faces of Spirit
The Good, the True, and the Beautiful
The Big Three
The Good News: Differentiation of the Big Three
The Bad News: Dissociation of the Big Three
The Task of Postmodernity: Integration of the Big Three
The Spiritual Big Three
The Further Reaches of Spirit-in-Action
The Evolution of Consciousness
Higher Stages of Development
Ladder, Climber, View
Basic Levels: The Ladder
The Self: The Climber
A Fulcrum
New Worlds Emerge: Changing Views
States and Stages
Flatland Religion
Freud and Buddha
On the Way to Global: Part 1
The Primary Matrix
Birth Trauma
The False Self
The Hatching of the Physical Self
The Birth of the Emotional Self
The Birth of the Conceptual Self
Every Neurosis Is an Ecological Crisis
Early Worldviews: Archaic, Magic, Mythic
The Birth of the Role Self
Paradigm Shifts
Satanic Abuse and UFOs
On the Way to Global: Part 2
Evolution versus Egocentrism
Life's Social Scripts
The Worldcentric or Mature Ego
Diversity and Multiculturalism
The Bodymind Integration of the Centaur
Aperspectival Madness
On the Brink of the Transpersonal
Realms of the Superconscious: Part 1
Where the Mind Leaves Off
The Transpersonal Stages
The Psychic
Deep Ecology and Ecofeminism
The Enneagram and the Basic Skeleton
The Subtle
Jung and the Archetypes
Realms of the Superconscious: Part 2
The Causal
The Nondual
The Immediacy of Pure Presence
Beyond Flatland
Ascending and Descending
A Brief Summary
The Great Holarchy
This-Worldly versus Otherworldly
Wisdom and Compassion
God and Goddess
Two Different Gods
The Descended Grid
The Collapse of the Kosmos
The Dignity of Modernity
The Disaster of Modernity
Instrumental Rationality: A World of Its
The Fundamental Enlightenment Paradigm
No Spirit, No Mind, Only Nature
The Voice of the Industrial Grid
The Ego and the Eco
Ego versus Eco
The Flatland Twins
The Ego's Truth
The Ego's Problem
The Ego and Repression
The Re-enchantment of the World
Back to Nature
The Eco and Regression
Paradise Lost
The Way Back Machine
The Great Battle of Modernity: Fichte versus Spinoza
The Dominance of the Descenders
Evolution: The Great Holarchy Unfolds in Time
Evolution: Spirit-in-Action
Glimmers of the Nondual
Always Already
The Fading of the Vision
The Dominance of the Descenders
The Internet
The Religion of Gaia
An Integral Vision
The Writing on the Wall
The Superman Self
The Great-Web Gaia Self
Beyond the Postmodern Mind
World Transformation and the Culture Gap
Environmental Ethics: Holonic Ecology
The Basic Moral Intuition
An Integral Vision
The Twenty Tenets
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