Kosmic Consciousness with Ken Wilber
The Ken Wilber Sessions—An Unprecedented Audio Learning Experience
Before the birth of the universe, there existed your “Original Face,” the limitless Self that has been present throughout the unfolding of inert matter into life-and that continues to dwell within us at every level of consciousness. Where is this grand evolution taking us-and how can you participate fully in it? On Kosmic Consciousness, Ken Wilber invites you to find out. In 10 fascinating sessions, he pursues the questions most relevant to today’s spiritual seeker. Join one of the most significant thinkers of our time as he shares a feast of ideas to inspire you in your personal evolution.
Just Who is Ken Wilber?
For more than 30 years, a rising tide of readers enthralled by this visionary philosopher’s map of human potential have asked this question about the famously “low profile” author.
Finally, Wilber, the author of A Brief History of Everything and Grace and Grit, agreed to create a series of in-depth dialogues on audio for the first time ever. The result is Kosmic Consciousness: a landmark recording that invites us to experience a full-length audio learning course with this celebrated thinker.
Listeners will be surprised and delighted to discover the Ken Wilber behind the writer’s pen–spontaneous, irreverent, and incredibly passionate about how each of us can participate in the unfolding of human consciousness. Through over 12 hours of revelatory insights, “Kosmic Consciousness explores:
- The integral map of the Kosmos (the universe that includes the physical cosmos as well as the realms of consciousness and Spirit)
- The pursuit of the Good, the True,and the Beautiful
- Discovering your “multiple intelligences”
- Using altered states
- Male and female sexuality
- How meditation accelerates personal growth
- Prayer, does it work?
- Integral perspectives on individuals spanning Jung to Piaget, Baryshnikov to Nietzsche, Jesus to the Buddha, and much more.
For Ken Wilber’s many avid readers–and those who have been waiting for a highly accessible invitation to his work–here is one of the most creative and significant thinkers of our time offering a feast of ideas and inspiration on our evolution toward Kosmic Consciousness.
Since the first publication of his groundbreaking ideas at the age of 23, Ken Wilber has sought to bring together the world’s far-ranging spiritual teachings, philosophies, and scientific truths into one coherent and all-embracing vision. This “integral” map of the Kosmos (the universe that includes the physical cosmos as well as the realms of consciousness and Spirit) offers an unprecedented guide to discovering your highest potentials.
Now, this legendary author invites you to discover these insights in his first full-length audio learning course. In 10 fascinating sessions, Wilber pursues questions especially relevant to spiritual seekers: What are the most effective tools for “jumping” to the next level in your spiritual, creative, and cognitive development? Does prayer work? How do women and men experience consciousness differently? Is subtle energy real and, if so, how do we harness it? Why is developing “witness consciousness” so crucial for self-realization? Can we cultivate infinite love by loving one, finite person? What, exactly, does “Kosmic Consciousness” feel like?
One of our greatest possibilities, Wilber teaches, is “to balance and harmonize our experiences at whatever stage of growth we are in—and to deepen our capacity for compassion, consciousness, and care.” For Ken Wilber’s many avid readers, and anyone who has been waiting for a highly accessible invitation to his work, here is one of the most significant thinkers of our time—spontaneous, passionate, irreverent—sharing a feast of ideas to inspire you on your evolution toward Kosmic Consciousness.
Kosmic Consciousness Highlights:
- The “one taste” of the Kosmos
- Quadrants, lines, states, types, and stages—a complete introduction to the Integral Map
- Assessing your constellation of “multiple intelligences”
- The Good, the True, and the Beautiful—three realms of experience explored
- How meditation works, and why it is the most reliable tool for personal development
- Feminine and masculine drives—how our biology influences our spiritual evolution
- The chakra system, a paradigm for the unfolding self
- Integral insights for artists, businesspeople, and athletes
- Altered states of consciousness—how they can catalyze (or hinder) transformation
- Sexuality and lovemaking in the gross, subtle, and causal bodies
- The “pre-trans fallacy,” an essential insight for evaluating spiritual tools, traditions, and teachers
- How fearlessness grows as your sense of self expands
- Four definitions of spirituality
- The ego—is it a vehicle or an obstacle to awakening?
- Lucid dreaming, astrology, brain machines, and the Enneagram—integral perspectives
- Mystical experiences in nature—a window into spirit
- How love “re-wires” the self
- Could your dog be an enlightened master?
- Basic moral intuition—a compass for our actions in the world
- Cultural “centers of gravity” and how they influence us
- Reincarnation—myth or provable phenomenon?
- What does an enlightened teacher “transmit”?
- Ascending, descending, and “nondual” spiritual paths
- Tantra and the “embrace of heaven and earth”
- More than 12 hours of insights in a rare series of meetings with Ken Wilber
Audio Series Details
Kosmic Consciousness is presented on 10 CDs (or audio downloads) for a total of over 12 hours of truly insightful, life-changing dialogue between Ken Wilber and host Tami Simon. As I said at the top, this is one of the most important recorded conversations I have ever listened to, and it has earned a repeat performance in my valuable schedule on five different occasions, from front to back. Each time has yielded valuable insights for my personal life and my professional life of research, writing, and teaching.
Enjoy this beautifully recorded set. I absolutely guarantee you it will be extraordinarily well worth your time.
David Rainoshek, M.A.
What People are Saying About The Kosmic Consciousness CD Set
Ken Wilber is the “useful philosopher” of the 20th/21st century. This is a marvelous and extensive interview, and Ken Wilber live adds another dimension to understanding his quite remarkable contributions. His map of the whole integral process is very understandable in this dialogue. His humility and brilliance really shine through and give the listener a very human personality to interface with the sometimes dense and difficult parts of his many books. Buy this series of CD’s, it is money very,very well spent.
~ Gary S. Taylor
This interview is enlightening intellectually, and entertaining. Wilber’s map or structure of interpretation is vast, comprehensive and powerful. No wonder so many thinkers object to his map. Who wants to be told “mine is bigger than yours”? But indeed, of all the reading and research I have done since 1977, this thinker does have the biggest one; map that is. To me, everyone else’s map fits squarely on his. His structure of interpretation has been very helpful to me as a human, a spiritual seeker, and a psychiatrist.
~ Frank Murphy
First, I have been a professional speaker and educator for the past 8 years and I am very pleased that Ken presented this informally and completely as himself. It reconfirms Kens’ constant striving to present what he sees as truth authentically, which is visible in all of his work. If you really get what he is trying to convey, it would not make sense for him to present it in any other fashion. This is the real deal folks. I love Ken’s intermittent laughter (perfect!), quirky since of humor and am constantly amazed at his unbelievable talent to integrate – everything. His work has helped me beyond explanation in sorting and comprehending the many important questions about our existence and beyond. I hope that in our lifetime, more people reach a level/stage of consciousness to understand the gift that Ken Wilber has been given of insight and communication of the big picture. For me personally, the information within these 10 CDs has been life-changing.
~ Vicki Sullivan, PhD, RD
Tami Simon and Sounds True have put together the ultimate audio learning set for those who are fans — or would like to be fans — of the great American spiritual philosopher Ken Wilber. Tammy closely interviews Ken as to the many components of this “theory of everything,” and she is relentless in making sure that Ken has explained topics to the point where they can be clearly understood.
~ Jordan Gruber
This is probably the best introduction to Ken Wilber’s Integral theory. Anyone who wants to make sense of mystical experiences, either because you have had one or because you want to, you need to get this. There are in fact several types of “infinite” experiences and he has the only “map” I’ve seen that makes sense of how they relate to each other. Wilber also “integrates” an amazing amount of information from anthropology, psychology, philosophy and sociology. This will literally expand your mind.
~ Ralph Bloemendaal
I have, to my eternal embarassment, tried to read several of Ken Wilber’s books over the years, to no avail. After chastising myself and wondering if my cognitive powers were deteriorating with age, I gave up. Then I bought Kosmic Consciousness, and WOW! I GET IT! Wilber is earthy, funny and irreverent, which makes him my kind of super-intelligent person. He is easy to listen to, and his crystal clear explanation of the Integral Model not only makes perfect sense, but also gives me a perspective on the developments happening around me and within me, as the society I live in and my own consciousness move forward in their awkward dance. And with this understanding and perspective comes an easing of the anxiety that had been following me around, saying, “Gack! There are crazy people running my world!” Looking at events as part of a developmental continuum makes them seem far less chaotic and incomprehensible, and allows me to cut myself and everyone else some slack. I’m looking forward to listening to KC a few more times, and I have also taken up the books that defeated me in the past. With Wilber’s live voice in my head, his written words have become a story I can play on my brain’s CD deck. Thank you Sounds True for perservering, getting the interview, and providing such an excellent container for this vital informaion.
~ Courtney B.
This audio book is astonishingly fascinating and I have now become very interested in learning more about this man’s vast amount of work. His model and the science behind it fills a gap for me that I could not previously find in either scientific or occult writings. The information provides hundreds of springboards for the listener to take off on depending on what appeals to you personally. . . Was it worth the price of the CD set? Yes!
~ M. Sojka
I feel I owe Ken Wilber more money after listening to this interview. The price is more than reasonable for the amount of EXCELLENT content included. After reading much of his work (“No Boundary”, “Brief History”, “Theory of Everything”, “One Taste”, “Eye of the Spirit”, “Essential Ken Wilber”, “Boomeritis”, and “The Holographic Paradigm”), listening to the interview solidifies Ken Wilber’s story for me. He covers so much in his work that it’s hard to keep track of everything. But after hearing his talk about this stuff in an interview ties everything all together. It’s a history lesson, a spiritual lesson, a sociology lesson, and a chance to meet the man behind all this work in one shot. Highly recommended.
~ George Shepard