A Brief History of Everything
Pub Date :
Edition(s) at Erowid :
1999(pb,1st US ed,fine)
BACK COVER #A Brief History of Everything- is 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 whom New York Times reporter 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 liber ation 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.
BLURBS #"Ken Wilber is, I believe, far and away the most cogent and penetrating voice in the emergence of a uniquely American wisdom."
-- From the Foreword by Tony Schwartz, author of What Really Matters: Searching for Wisdom in America
"A work of unparalleled scope and integrative vision."
--Michael Murphy, author of The Future of the Body
"Honors and incorporates more truth than any approach in history."
-- Jack Crittenden, author of Beyond Individualism