In this groundbreaking book, Ken Wilber uses his widely acknowledged "spectrum of consciousness" model to completely rewrite our approach to such important fields as psychology, spirituality, anthropology, cultural studies, art and literary theory, ecology, feminism, and planetary transformation. What would each of those fields look like if we wholeheartedly accepted the existence of not just body and mind but also soul and spirit?
In a stunning display of integrative embrace, Wilber weaves these various fragments together into a coherent and compelling vision for the modern and postmodern world.
"This intellectually demanding yet engagingly written collection of essays explores a number of timely and important issues, such as the relationship between psychological and spiritual growth and the political implications of where we locate Spirit (God? Gaia?). Along the way, the author revisits his earlier books, revealing how his thought has developed and, in the process, introducing his central ideas to the first time reader." —Keith Thompson, San Francisco Chronicle