Where Do You Orient?

In my past post I introduced an interesting way to understand yourself, which may explain the particular way you are most comfortable experiencing Ultimate Reality. I thought it would be fun to talk generally about these four orienting quadrants so you can do you own anecdotal exploration of their correlation to the way you prefer [Read More...]

Three Faces of the Ultimate and Quadrant Orientation

In previous posts I’ve explored how Wilber’s quadrants help us look at the three ways we humans experience the Ultimate. In this post, we’ll look at the practices that deepen the experience of each face. In my third post on this site I introduced the quadrants, the first of five main aspects that comprise the [Read More...]

Three Faces of the Ultimate Revisited

Now that we’ve investigated the three perspectives, or faces, that we humans naturally use to experience the Ultimate, I want to talk about why it matters. I’ve already mentioned that both individuals and spiritual traditions seem to lean strongly toward one perspective at the expense of the others. It is true though that at least [Read More...]

First Person Perspective of the Ultimate

This post continues the exploration of the three faces of the Ultimate, which is called by many and varied names in the spiritual traditions of the world. In my fourth post I introduced the three perspectives (represented in four quadrants) and said that individuals seem to lean toward one perspective, as do the spiritual paths [Read More...]

Second Person Perspective of the Ultimate

This post continues the exploration of the three faces of the Ultimate, which is called by many names in our wonderfully wide variety of spiritual traditions and paths. In my fourth post I introduced the three perspectives (represented in four quadrants) and said that individuals seem to lean toward one perspective, as do the spiritual [Read More...]

Third Person Perspective of the Ultimate

This post begins the exploration of the three faces of the Ultimate, which is called by many names in our wonderfully wide variety of spiritual traditions and paths. In my last post I introduced the three perspectives (represented in four quadrants) and said that individuals seem to lean more heavily toward one perspective, as do [Read More...]

Three Faces of Spirit

In my last post I introduced one of the five aspects of Integral Theory, “the quadrants,” and explained how they map the three perspectives out of which we look at the world: “I” or first person perspective: the inside of an individual; “You/We” or second person perspective: the inside of a collective and “It” or [Read More...]

What Does Perspective Have To Do With It?

There are varieties of ways to understand our perspective on the world and of course, Ultimate Reality. Over the past 35 years, Ken Wilber’s genius for understanding and synthesizing each of our systems of knowledge and experience has resulted in what is called the Integral Framework or the Integral Operating System. It is not enough, [Read More...]

Integral Spirituality

You hear the word bandied about a lot these days, “spirituality.” But what is it? What relevance does it have? In these posts I plan to lay out the Integral Framework, the work of philosopher Ken Wilber, as one way of understanding the broad terrain called spirituality. Many people find Wilber’s work daunting and I [Read More...]

Why Integral?

Ken Wilber’s Integral Theory underlies my work so in this first post I’ll explain why it is so important to me, generally. In subsequent posts I’ll discuss various aspects of spirituality from an integral perspective. My journey towards “integral” began in graduate school in the mid 70s when I discovered that human beings have the [Read More...]


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