Sex, Ecology, Spirituality

The Spirit of Evolution, Second Edition

Author: Ken Wilber

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834821087

Category: Philosophy

Page: 880

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In this tour de force of scholarship and vision, Ken Wilber traces the course of evolution from matter to life to mind and describes the common patterns that evolution takes in all three of these domains. From the emergence of mind, he traces the evolution of human consciousness through its major stages of growth and development. He particularly focuses on modernity and postmodernity: what they mean; how they impact gender issues, psychotherapy, ecological concerns, and various liberation movements; and how the modern and postmodern world conceive of Spirit. This second edition features forty pages of new material, new diagrams, and extensively revised notes.

Sex, Ecology, Spirituality

The Spirit of Evolution

Author: Ken Wilber

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Consciousness

Page: 831

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In this tour de force of scholarship and vision, Ken Wilber traces the course of evolution from matter to life to mind and describes the common patterns that evolution takes in all three of these domains. From the emergence of mind, he traces the evolution of human consciousness through its major stages of growth and development. He particularly focuses on modernity and postmodernity: what they mean; how they impact gender issues, psychotherapy, ecological concerns, and various liberation movements; and how the modern and postmodern world conceive of Spirit. This second edition features forty pages of new material, new diagrams, and extensively revised notes.

Integral Theory and Transdisciplinary Action Research in Education

Author: Bohac Clarke, Veronika

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522558748

Category: Education

Page: 458

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With its growing recognition in education, the importance of Integral Theory is slowly entering mainstream academia through interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research. Addressing the theory’s complexity is important for researchers to learn how to apply it in their classrooms and promote a more inclusive educational environment. Integral Theory and Transdisciplinary Action Research in Education provides emerging research exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of the Integral Theory model and its applications within educational contexts. With a diverse array of research problems approached through an inclusive theory framework and featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as graduate student research, inclusion culture, and organizational learning processes, this publication is ideally designed for graduate students, educators, academicians, researchers, scholars, educational administrators, and policymakers seeking current research on the utility and promise of Integral Theory as a meta-framework for methodological pluralism and transdisciplinary research.

Integral Voices on Sex, Gender, and Sexuality

Critical Inquiries

Author: Sarah E. Nicholson,Vanessa D. Fisher

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438452209

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 328

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Brings the insights of Integral Theory to the consideration of sex, gender, and sexuality. This volume takes a unique approach to the question of what it is to be a gendered, sexual self in a postmodern world, offering insights informed by the Integral paradigm of theory and practice. With the inquiry into sex, gender, and sexuality having become so broad and diverse within both academia and popular culture, the Integral approach can help sift through and make sense of the cacophony of theories and agendas that seek to stake their ground in this collective conversation. Informed by the work of thinkers such as Sri Aurobindo, Gregory Bateson, Jean Gebser, Ervin Laszlo, and, most directly, Ken Wilber, the Integral approach acknowledges and works with multiple and contradictory experiences, theories, and realities. Dealing with a variety of topics, including feminism, the men’s movement, sexual identity, queer history, and spirituality, the work’s contributors speak from across the spectrum of personal and political backgrounds, academic and practitioner orientations, and male and female perspectives. The combination of voices aims to bring forward a more complex and integrated understanding of what it means to be woman, man, human. “Sarah Nicholson and Vanessa Fisher have put together a fascinating, multilayered look at the interface of Integral Theory and contemporary gender studies. These articles tackle significant issues, raise courageous questions, and further the conversation in valuable ways.” — Sally Kempton, author of Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga

The Nature of War

Origins and Evolution of Violent Conflict

Author: Jim Stempel

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786490586

Category: History

Page: 219

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For over 12,000 years human beings have warred, slaughtering each other with persistence and brutality. From spear point to thermonuclear ordnance, human ingenuity has had a serious downside. In the 20th century alone, wars claimed more than 90 million lives. Yet war’s origins, meaning, and evolution over the millennium remain to this day a mystery. Why is warfare “almost” as old as man himself? How is it that a creature capable of producing great art, architecture, literature, medicine, and wondrous acts of compassion is simultaneously capable of such cruel and wanton slaughter? To answer these and other questions, this thoughtful study journeys across time and disciplines to examine and sensibly explain human warfare, clarify its source and driving energy, and thoughtfully develop the prospect of a true and lasting peace.

Ken Wilber

Thought as Passion

Author: Frank Visser

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791458150

Category: Religion

Page: 330

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The first comprehensive overview of the life and thought of the American philosopher Ken Wilber.

Spirituality in Nursing

The Challenges of Complexity, Third Edition

Author: Barbara Stevens Barnum, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 082610584X

Category: Medical

Page: 196

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"Spirituality in Nursing is thought provoking and Barnum offers some excellent material and food for thought."--Journal of Christian Nursing "This is a very thought-provoking book that asks many questions, often without answers. It could be used in an undergraduate or graduate course on spirituality or death and dying, or as in-service material in hospitals and other healthcare agencies. A very interesting chapter discusses near death experiences (NDE), a phenomenon that has begun to be accepted and has garnered more study."Score: 95, 4 stars --Doody's Can nurses be expected to deliver spiritual care? Should nursing claim healing as part of its mission? Should spiritual care be taught in nursing education? What do recent brain studies teach us about spirituality? Exploring these questions and many more, this new edition of Spirituality in Nursing provides a wealth of insight into current challenges presented to both practicing nurses and students. Newly updated, revised, and expanded, this third edition examines spirituality in nursing from an interdisciplinary perspective, drawing from theoretical, historical, religious, psychological, and even physiological contexts. In her thought-provoking exploration of this sometimes controversial topic, Dr. Barnum traces nursing's involvement with spirituality from its historical ties with religion to the current interest in new age and alternative health methods. The chapters offer engaging discussions of important topics such as the distinction between spirituality and religion, spirituality and research, humanism, and death and dying. Taking a problem-solving approach, this book serves as an invaluable guide to understanding the complex and expanding role of spirituality in nursing.

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology

Author: Harris L. Friedman,Glenn Hartelius

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118591313

Category: Psychology

Page: 744

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The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology presents the most inclusive resource yet published on this topic - which seeks to benefit humanity by integrating ancient wisdom and modern knowledge. Features the work of more than fifty leading voices in the field, creating the most comprehensive survey of transpersonal psychology yet published Includes emerging and established perspectives Charts the breadth and diversity of the transpersonal landscape Covers topics including shamanism, neurobiology, holotropic states, transpersonal experiences, and more

Introducing Ken Wilber

Concepts for an Evolving World

Author: Lew Howard

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781463481933

Category: Philosophy

Page: 496

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Ken Wilbers revolutionary thinking is beginning to shift the orientation of Western culture. Wilber combines his knowledge as mystic, scientist, psychologist and philosopher to create comprehensive concepts for understanding our world and our place in it. This integral approach is much needed in a world torn by conflicts of religion, culture, and ideology. Lew Howard says, I wrote this book to make the work of Ken Wilber accessible to the average person. Wilbers integral understanding (which is an interlocking whole) is broken down into concepts that can be individually understood. These understandings result in an integral conception of the Kosmos. Wilbers insights revolutionized my spiritual practiceand can do the same for you.