What is Integral?
For the past twenty years Ian and Deirdre have been studying the works of Ken Wilber.
The book which led them on this integral life path and search for transformative practices in living well dying well, was ‘Grace and Grit: Spirituality and Healing in the Life and Death of Treya Killam Wilber’ written by Ken Wilber after his wife Treya’s death. In 1994 Ian and Deirdre started the first palliative care training program for Hopewell Hospice and recommended this book as a text to their students. After this first book Ian and Deirdre were hooked. They went on to read everything ever written by Ken Wilber, described by Jack Crittended as one of the most important philosophers in the world today, “the twenty-first century literally has three choices: Aristotle, Nietzsche, or Ken Wilber.” Ian and Deirdre read all three and stuck with Ken.
KenWilber is one of the most important philosophers in the world today and is the most widely translated academic writer in America, with 25 books translated into over 30 languages. Ian met with Ken wilber on one of his International trips and spent several hours with him in Denver, Colorado discussing religious education and spirituality.
So what on earth is Integral……?
In Theory of Everything, Ken wilber defines Integral:
Integral: the word means to integrate, to bring together, to join, to link, to embrace. Not just in the send of uniformity, and not in the sense of ironing out all the differences, colours, zigs and zags of a rainbow hued humanity, but in the sense of unity-in-diversity, shared commonalities along with our wonderful differences….”
Ian’s Foundation is dedicated to his love of philosophy, spirituality, process oriented psychology, progressive christianity, education, health and all things Integral, diverse, rainbow-hued and shared.
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