The class I will be teaching on Ken Wilber’s A Brief History of Everything is now listed online at Emory University’s Center for Lifelong Learning. If you register early, you can save $10 on the course fee. (I don’t know when early registration ends, but as of this writing it’s still going on). If you’re new to Ken Wilber or just want a communal setting for exploring Wilber’s ideas as presented in one of his most accessible books, this is a wonderful class. Evening at Emory always attracts a variety of people from different cultural, religious and philosophical backgrounds, which makes for some great discussions as we explore the power (and limitations) of Wilber’s integral ideas. If you live in or near Atlanta, I hope you’ll sign up for the class.
Here’s the course information:
A Brief History of Everything
American philosopher Ken Wilber’s writings combine eastern and western spirituality, psychology, biology, cultural theory, and other strands of contemporary thought to create what the author calls “integral psychology.” Wilber bridges science and religion, explains the dynamics of human consciousness and moral development, and speculates on future evolution of our species. Despite the complexity of his thought, many of Wilber’s books are surprisingly accessible, including the textbook for this class, A Brief History of Everything. In this class we’ll read the book, discuss its merits, and consider how Wilber’s ideas can impact the scientific and spiritual communities. Tuition includes textbook.
Instructor: Carl McColman, MA in Professional Writing and Editing, Author of The Aspiring Mystic
5 sessions: Wednesdays, February 18-March 18 / 7:00-9:00 pm
Registration fee: $130 Register now — register early and save $10!
What will be covered:
Session 1 – Introduction to Ken Wilber
- Flatland, Boomeritis, and other Wilberisms
- Integral Practice
Session 2 – Read A Brief History of Everything, Introduction, Chapters 1-5
- The “Twenty” Tenets
- The Spectrum of Consciousness
Session 3 – Read A Brief History of Everything, Chapters 6-10
- The Big Three
- The Four Quadrants
- States and Stages
Session 4 – Read A Brief History of Everything, Chapters 11-14
- Taking meditation deeper
- On the Way to Global
- Realms of the Superconscious
Session 5 – Read A Brief History of Everything, Chapters 15-18
- Flatland and its Discontents
- Ego and Eco
- An Integral Vision: Where are we going?
Hope to see you there!