''Norman Einstein'': The Dis-Integration of Ken Wilber by Geoffrey Falk

By Geoffrey Falk

Ken Wilber is the "long-sought Einstein of recognition research," having been generously considered as such because the overdue 1970s.Ken Wilber is "a genius of our times."Ken Wilber is "the world's so much interesting and ideal philosopher."Ken Wilber's rules have motivated invoice Clinton, Al Gore, Jeb Bush, Deepak Chopra, Tony Robbins, and a bunch of alternative luminaries, religious and in a different way. author Michael Crichton, management guru Warren Bennis, playwright Eve Ensler (The Vagina Monologues), replacement medicine's Larry Dossey, the Wachowski Brothers (directors of The Matrix), and a handful of rock stars have all lent their voices in help of the "integral" community.Yet Ken Wilber, his celebrated theories of recognition, and the more and more unquestioning inhabitants of "second-tier" non secular aspirants surrounding him and taking part in his vital Institute (I-I) and critical collage, should not what they seem to be."Norman Einstein": The Dis-Integration of Ken Wilber will exhibit you why the group round Wilber is being more and more known as a "cult," even by means of former founding contributors of I-I who've noticeable it first-hand.

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1985) showed female university students demonstrating a “slight but consistent loss” of ego development from their freshman to their senior years. ” Conversely, though, as Loevinger notes, “Piaget can hardly be cited for the frequent assumption that moral or ego development occurs according to a strict stage sequence, rarely admitting of backsliding. In his study of the development of moral judgment, Piaget (1932) went out of his way to reiterate that there are no strict stages. ” (Wilber [1996] actually admits that such regression can occur, as does Alexander.

If you want to know how little Wilber’s name and work are respected in the skeptical community even now, consider this: In the autumn of 2001, I attempted to interest Randi in testing Wilber’s own (2000a) claims, of being able to stop his brainwaves at will. ” I also let him know that Wilber had served on the same Board of Editors of The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology as does Stanley Krippner, with whom James works regularly. ) Randi responded tersely that he had “never even heard of” kw, and expressed his disdain at the prospect of having to “chase after” KOSMIC PARAPSYCHOLOGY 51 Wilber (and after the claimed spiritual healer Barbara Ann Brennan, of whom he had equally not heard).

Wilber elsewhere [1982] quotes from other published aspects of Bentov’s work. It is therefore likely that he was aware of the earlier [1977] book from which the above quote is drawn. ) Yet, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman (1989) more reasonably noted: [T]he imagination that things are real does not represent true reality. If you see golden globes, or something, several times, and they talk to you during your hallucination and tell you they are another intelligence, it doesn’t mean they’re another intelligence; it just means that you have had this particular hallucination.

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