General Discussion everything and anything related to Integral Spiritual Center. ~Please enter this forum consciously. May the next words out of your mouth (and into this forum) be from your Highest Self as you understand it.en-USCommunityServer 2.0 (Build: 60217.2664)Re: Where to find the Integral basics?, 08 Jan 2007 04:30:31 GMTee28e699-b6ce-41f9-9b68-f4b3d2b14a5b:17934timelody0


A new thread has been started on this same topic with numerous resources.


Re: Where to find the Integral basics?, 30 Dec 2006 22:53:49 GMTee28e699-b6ce-41f9-9b68-f4b3d2b14a5b:17379LeaJones0 that I've read bit about IOS, while (coincidentally) reading for the first time The Glass Bead Game by Hesse, I'm thinking I can't be the first to wonder how greatly Ken W's early thinking was influenced by Hesse...

I'll include some quotes from Hesse here at some point.


Re: Where to find the Integral basics?, 27 Dec 2006 22:25:16 GMTee28e699-b6ce-41f9-9b68-f4b3d2b14a5b:17267timelody0're welcome, Lea.

Hey, for audio why not check this out (scroll down, note : Introduction to the Integral Approach calls) or the other live calls (some are free if not an ISC member.) Try the various resources at this page also, at IN. There is, of course, plenty of audio on Integral Naked (IN) that can be searched by topic (although, off-hand, I am not sure of any simple overviews).

Good luck!

Peace, Tim
Re: Where to find the Integral basics?, 27 Dec 2006 20:24:06 GMTee28e699-b6ce-41f9-9b68-f4b3d2b14a5b:17262LeaJones0

many thanks.

for me, reading about spirituality is maybe comparable to experiencing a Van Gogh by smell...

As an audio guy, I'll definitely go with the CD.

see you around!

Re: Where to find the Integral basics?, 27 Dec 2006 20:18:38 GMTee28e699-b6ce-41f9-9b68-f4b3d2b14a5b:17260LeaJones0


Got the PDF to open and start printing. Toner issue after page 25........

Exactly what the Dr. ordered!

Re: Where to find the Integral basics?, 26 Dec 2006 16:28:34 GMTee28e699-b6ce-41f9-9b68-f4b3d2b14a5b:17193perera0

Hello and Welcome, Lea Smile [:)]

Tim's suggestions are great. I might also suggest a few other great introductory material to Ken Wilber's work.They too have great reputation for being most welcoming and friendly to newcomers Smile [:)] I have linked them to

A Brief History of Everything
by Ken Wilber

One Taste
by Ken Wilber

For a more personal-style book, try, Grace and Grit: Spirituality and Healing in the Life and Death of Treya Killam Wilber
by Ken Wilber

Re: Where to find the Integral basics?, 26 Dec 2006 15:43:43 GMTee28e699-b6ce-41f9-9b68-f4b3d2b14a5b:17189timelody0

Hi Lea,

Here are a couple of links

I-I Intro Pages

Integral Theory and Practice

There is a link to a PDF of that here but I couldn't get it to work at the moment for some reason.

Hope that'll help for now.

Peace, Tim


Where to find the Integral basics?, 26 Dec 2006 13:33:26 GMTee28e699-b6ce-41f9-9b68-f4b3d2b14a5b:17180LeaJones0 friends,

Here's wishing you all a beautiful day after Xmas.

I'm new here. Dropping in on these discussions without any background in integral theory leaves me curious and baffled.

Is a primer available online here on this site? Is there an audio version? Can you suggest a sequence of readings? Is a book (or a series of books) the best way to gain rudimentary understanding?

Thanks in advance.