The One, Two, Three of God
The One, Two, Three of God
Ken Wilber is one of the most widely read and eminent American philosophers of our time. The author of more than twenty-two books, including A Theory of Everything, A Brief History of Everything, (Shambhala, 2001) and A Simple Feeling of Being, (Shambhala, 2004), his writing has been translated into more than twenty languages.
In a dialogue with Sounds True host Tami Simon, Ken Wilber discusses his ideas regarding the nature of God, which he explored in his book Integral Spirituality.
He approaches the Divinity from three perspectives–the first person (I/we), the second person (you), and the third person (it/they)–and relates some of the ways these perspectives have informed and could inform modern spirituality and organized religion. The question-and-answer format is informal and accessible. Staying focused on the questions presented, Wilber is articulate and provides much food for thought. The final CD contains a meditation exercise led by Diane Hamilton, an esteemed teacher in the Buddhist tradition.
According to this premiere modern philosopher, the seemingly innumerable ways humans conceptualize God can actually be broken down into three basic perspectives. From this simple 1-2-3 foundation, it is then possible to understand how God has been perceived in different religions and cultures throughout history—and how you can broaden your own experience of the ultimate to an integral level.
- The I, We, and It views of God—how different religions and spiritual paths tend to focus on only one of these three fundamental ways of relating to the divine
- Is there really a God? Ken Wilber’s direct—and surprising—answer
- God in the AQAL model—how Wilber’s integral framework can help you connect with spirit at every state and stage
- Guided sessions for deeply experiencing each of the three aspects of God—mystical, devotional, and objective
Through his bestselling books and his work as founder and president of the Integral Institute, Ken Wilber has become one of the world’s most recognized and respected pioneers of modern spirituality. With The 1-2-3 of God, he now brings his unique gift for lucid insight to the most essential question asked by spiritual seekers throughout history: What is the true nature of God? Includes Levels of Consciousness reference card.
One-Two-Three of God with Ken Wilber: Details
|Contents||4 CDs (4 hours, 30 minutes), 1 Card|
|Date Published||November 01, 2006|
|Dimensions||5 x 5 3/4 inches|
Is it possible to develop an all-inclusive embrace of God, one that can satisfy scientists, philosophers, and priests at the same time? It is, teaches best-selling author Ken Wilber, if you are able to understand The 1-2-3 of God.
What People are Saying About The One, Two, Three of God!
I enjoyed the first 3 CDs which complement the other Integral Life Practice offerings well. The 4th CD offers meditation exercises that have really helped expand my awareness by leading me to prolonged states of consciousness that had previously been known only in theory or seen as a fleeting glimpse.
~ Doug Shaftkey
In the One Two Three Of God Ken has, for me, expanded and clarified much of his work. The fourth CD is a guided journey by Diane Hamilton, through the One Two Three of God. It was for me a wonderful finale to the CD set. Diane Hamilton’s presentation was clear and a sheer delight.I anticipate returning again and again to listen to these CDs.
~ Lesley Raaen
Incredible, this is the first time I’ve come across this much gathered knowledge of all those different approaches, believes, understandings, experiences, images, actions, and the current state of the world as a result of all that. And all that information is not even ‘just’ put alltogehter, through the integral framework Wilber uses, this 4CD kit offers a profound insight in how those different approaches all fit together and what that tells about religion in the future.
A must-hear for everybody in the field of the ‘state of the world’ and ‘roads to the future’.
Terrific CD that summarizes Ken Wilber’s most recent views of spirituality, which are detailed in “Integral Spirituality.” He is one of the most thoughtful people I have read, and provides the best way I have read to see the spiritual side of life without abandoning rationality. This should be most useful to enrich the lives of many people in the modern world. The CD has enough humor to help maintain interest of any listener, and the meditation on CD 4 is quite good. I gave the CD to our minister, and think it is most important for churchgoers to consider the issues here. Their lives will also be much richer for having listened to this CD and considered the issues it raises.
~ R. Patterson
This interview with Ken Wilber and meditation should be a must for anyone in the ecumenical field or who has a spiritual practice. I am very impressed. It is quite intellectual and deep.