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Title:
One taste : the journals of Ken Wilber.
Author:
Wilber, Ken.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Boston : Shambhala, 1999.
Physical Description:
viii, 386 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Personal Subject:
ISBN:
9781570623875
Format :
Book

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Central Library BL73.W55 A3 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

This diary of a year in the life of leading transpersonal thinker Ken Wilber offers access all areas to his private world. It is also an informal forum for Wilber to explore further his essential thoughts and ideas. There are passages on his own work and spiritual practices, on popular spiritual movements and ideas and on staying at the Cavalier Hotel on Miami's South Beach. With dozens of theoretical essays on topics such as art, feminism, and psychotherapy, and material from Wilber's Naropa seminars, this book is filled with insights into the private life and mind of one of today's leading thinkers.


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Library Journal Review

Something of an iconoclast, Wilber (The Marriage of Sense and Soul, LJ 2/1/98) has created a unique spot for himself in contemporary thinking on spirituality. Guided to some degree by notions such as the "perennial philosophy" expounded by Aldous Huxley and by thinkers such as Huston Smith, Wilber's work draws on a wide array of religious, philosophical, and psychological systems while simultaneously disparaging what he considers to be the superficial eclecticism of various New Age movements. Wilber devotees will, no doubt, find this record of a year in his life essential reading. For most readers, however, distracting and largely uninteresting details of Wilber's life (he's dating a swell girl), clichéd passages describing various states of spiritual awe, often opaque theoretical discussions, and a thinly veiled general tone of self-aggrandizement will tend to obscure the many highly original and thought-provoking passages scattered throughout. A frustrating book by a controversial thinker; only for collections with a demonstrated interest in this author.‘Mark Woodhouse, Elmira Coll. Lib., NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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