Ten days after transpersonal psychologist Wilber married Terry Killam in , Grace and Grit. Ken Wilber, Author Shambhala Publications $25 (p) ISBN. Treya Killam Wilber is Terry Killam when you first meet her. She is a She meets and falls in love with Ken Wilber in a classic but somewhat bizarre romance. When Ken Wilber and Treya Killam met in , it was “love at first touch. Grace and Grit is the story of their life together until Treya’s death five years later.

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He is the founder of Integral Institute, a think-tank for studying integral theory and practice, with outreach through local and online communities such as Integral Education Network, Integral Training, and Integral Spiritual Center. Without it I felt like I had no compass, no direction, no way to find my path, my fate. It is right there in the title, you know it is coming, Treya’s death. I mean, I’m sure she was a nice person and all, but isn’t everyone who is close to someone going to say, oh, she was such a wonderful person?

But the overall idea is simple: Books by Ken Wilber. A Theory of Everything: Mar 03, Faith rated it it was amazing. For example, this description of conversations with Treya’s doctor in Germany when asked about particular treatments used in the US: This book was thought provoking and beautiful. Total acceptance and fierce determination. If you really want to convince me, help me feel what was special about her.

Because I judge myself. I found the story inspiring and beautiful. And I was both captivated and cried both times while reading it. I loved culture, she loved nature. And whereas in the past I had offered Treya direction, now I just offered her an aimless wandering in depressive circles. Grace and Grit follows the course of the disease in depth on both medical and spiritual levels. Trust yourself, trust your psychic immune system.

Ekn 21, Mike rated it it was amazing. Five, if we follow this Path to its conclusion, the result is a Rebirth or Enlightenment, a direct experience of Spirit within, a Supreme Liberation, which—Six—marks the end of sin and suffering, and which—Seven—issues in social action of mercy and compassion on behalf of all sentient beings. In one of the late chapters of wiler, they even though this is credited to just Ken Wilber, it is written by both he and his late wife Treya, and at times it is hard to tell whose voice is speaking relate to meditation as practicing for death.


Basically, I personally find the beauty of the descriptions of mystical experiences to be most intense when they’re least pretentious.

I learned about spirituality and psychotherapy, about compassion and budhism, and about how to be a support-person to people who are ill. Feb 22, Simmin rated it it was amazing. I remember how quiet I was as a child, how easy, how undemanding, how uncomplaining.

Yes sometimes the philosophising can be a bit much, and you would need to know something about Buddhism to get some of what’s going on, but still it’s an interesting variation on the theme. Mar 25, Nom de Plume rated it it was amazing. That information seemed better suited for another book by itself. Trump and a Post-Truth World.

If I fundamentally distrust my experience, then I must distrust even my capacity to distrust, since that is also an experience. Don’t have a Kindle?

Grace & Grit: Spirituality & Healing in the Life & Death of Treya Killam Wilber by Ken Wilber

Commentary Grace and Grit follows the course of the disease in depth on both medical and spiritual levels. As I said before, this was an incredibly hard brit to get though.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. My dear cousin lent me her copy of this book a few months back and at the time told me it was one of her all-time favorite books — now after completing it myself — I completely understand why. Ken Wilber is the founder of Integral Grafe, Inc. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

This has to be one of the most emotionally touching and spiritually rewarding books I have ever read.


Grace & Grit: Spirituality & Healing in the Life & Death of Treya Killam Wilber

A profoundly moving love story illuminating the life lessons learned during Treya’s 5-year engagement with cancer. Then I read it again myself, maybe 5 years or so after my first reading. One lesson I hope to remember from Treya’s story is this: And in this relationship he comes to understand serving God. Mar 25, Kristen rated it it was amazing.

Grace and Grit

Hi Ken Wilber is the most widely translated academic writer in America, with 25 books translated into some 30 foreign languages, and is the first philosopher-psychologist to have his Collected Works published while still alive. This is a great book and deeply touching.

And science, in my opinion, is stripping us of our infantile and adolescent views of spirit, is stripping us of our prerational views, in order to make room for the genuinely transrational insights of the higher stages of development, the transpersonal stages of genuine mystical or contemplative development.

It’s all the wilbrr new-age philosophizing that rubs me the wrong way. And especially mystical experiences—if anything, as anf say, they are more real, not less real, than other experiences. Grace and Grit is the compelling story of the five-year journey of Ken Wilber and his wife Treya Killam Wilber through Treya’s illness, treatment, and, finally, death.

Read reviews that mention grace and grit ken wilber ever read love story reading this book many people highly recommended support person new age must read qnd this book breast cancer highly recommend life and death journal entries transpersonal psychology recommend this book treya wilber live life years ago. I’m reading this book for class. So how can it be changed? One of the most moving books I’ve read.

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