The Future of Spirituality
Why It Must Be Integral
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If the Buddha, Saint Theresa, or an enlightened shaman walked into the room today, would they find themselves in need of some serious spiritual catching up to do? The answer, says Ken Wilber, is yes. In this video teaching series, viewers explore the profound ways that spirituality is evolving today—and why it matters to all of us.
Integral evolutionary thinkers today are seeing a burst of accelerating shifts in human consciousness: in our emotional and cognitive lines of intelligence, our creative and moral capacities, our sense of self, and more. And as this landscape of knowledge grows, so does the potential of our own spiritual lives—in ways that even meditation and other inward practices alone cannot provide.
What is the evidence for this upward spiral in our spiritual intelligence? And if it’s true, how do we experience these shifts directly, within ourselves?
The Future of Spirituality explores these emerging possibilities to help you discover their profound influences in your own life and in the world around you.
This candid, heart-to-heart conversation between Ken Wilber and host Tami Simon turns the spotlight to the ways that spirituality is evolving right now and why it matters to all of us on a meditative or contemplative spiritual path.
What You Will Receive
- Six Video Sessions—Join Ken Wilber, in conversation with Tami Simon, for six teaching sessions exploring how Spirit is now unfolding in the world and how to bring its emerging possibilities into your own life (6 hrs)
- Audio Q&A session with Ken Wilber (1 hr)
- Downloadable written study guide—Includes charts and illustrations of key integral maps
- Complete Downloads of the Teaching Series—The entire video series is yours to keep and enjoy as you widen and deepen your perspectives on the evolution of Spirit, the cosmos, and your own journey.
“The enlightened person of today and of 2,000 years ago are equally free,” says Wilber. But now, for the first time in human history, we have the potential for a far more expansive, fuller spiritual experience than ever before possible. This is the territory that you are invited to explore, with The Future of Spirituality.
Join Ken Wilber in these intimate and lively video sessions as he delves deeply into many compelling topics, including:
- The core of integral spirituality: Spirit wants to evolve
- Waking up and growing up—two distinct and essential processes
- Freedom and fullness, the two dimensions of spiritual emergence
- How our place in history and culture shapes our deepest inner experiences
- How science and Western psychology are transforming spirituality
- Do all paths really lead to the same destination?
- Five states of consciousness: gross, subtle, casual, witness, non-dual
- If the Divine is formless and infinite, who needs levels and hierarchies?
- Enlightenment as a stage of development, not an event
- On reincarnation and life after death
- The shape of things to come: stages of spirituality yet to emerge
Session 1: The Two Truths: Emptiness and the Evolutionary Unfolding of Form
The series begins with an introduction to the two truths. Absolute truth, the realm of formless emptiness and oneness with the divine, was discovered by the great mystics over 2,000 years ago. Relative truth, our understanding of our minds and world, has accelerated only recently, in the past 200 years. In this session, Ken proposes that a complete spirituality requires the full embrace of both absolute and relative truth.
Session 2: Waking Up and Growing Up
From the integral evolutionary view, all spiritual paths have two dimensions: waking up and growing up. Here, Ken describes both. First, he addresses how we awaken into ever-deepening levels of consciousness (the gross, subtle, causal, witness, non-dual states) and leads us in a pointing out of these five states. Then he discusses the stages of growth that occur in the persistent, structural domains of our spiritual development.
Session 3: The Freedom and Fullness of Enlightenment
Ken provides here an integral definition of enlightenment. Drawing parallels to the process of becoming educated, he shows how the two concepts of waking up and growing up are reflected in the process of awakening: in the expanding freedom experienced as we move through the major states of consciousness, and in the increasing fullness we experience as we develop new stages of structure. Ken also explains the way that our stage development deeply shapes the way we interpret the mystical states that we experience in meditative and contemplative practice.
Session 4: Is Enlightenment All It Is Cracked Up to Be?
In this session, Ken describes how our understanding of intelligence itself has expanding beyond the early notion of a single IQ to one of multiple intelligences: emotional, moral, kinesthetic, musical, mathematical, spiritual, and more. Each of these lines opens the potential for areas of growth exclusive to each other—and uniquely shapes our spiritual unfolding.
Session 5: What Is of Ultimate Concern?
Our spiritual intelligence serves to answer the biggest of the Big Questions: What is of ultimate concern? In this session, Ken and Tami explore: why first-person experience is so essential to spiritual intelligence, how our individuality continues even as we touch the absolute and formless ground of pure being, and what mysteries human consciousness may never know. Here, Ken also shares his personal reflections on what happens when we die and the case for reincarnation.
Session 6: The Future of Spirituality
In this final dialog, Ken and Tami bring together the far-ranging topics of discussion covered in the series, with an emphasis on how to bring our rapid expansion of exterior knowledge and scientific understanding into practical use on our own spiritual paths. Ken describes the advantages of being a dual citizen of spirituality: practicing within a time-tested spiritual tradition while at the same time staying attuned to emerging insights.
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- Review for The Future of Spirituality Review by Crista D
I have really enjoyed the conversations between Tammy and Ken. The content is very clear and easy to understand in spite of the complexity of the topic.
(Posted on 7/29/2013)
- Review for The Future of Spirituality Review by TIM H
terrific introduction to Ken Wilber for me
(Posted on 1/1/2013)
- Review for The Future of Spirituality Review by Patrick M
(Posted on 10/23/2012)
- Review for The Future of Spirituality Review by Katherine Anne S
Ken's work is amazing. I really enjoyed Tami's questions and felt that I too, through her, could gain greater clarity on his amazing perceptions.
(Posted on 10/10/2012)
- Review for The Future of Spirituality Review by Katherine C
The course was excellent, absolutely priceless. I've been a student of Indian philosophy for over 35 years and a meditator for that long. Ken's course brought together my studies and practices in a very beautiful and comprehensive view as the evolution of spiritual thought. I better appreciate the spiritual and religious forces acting today here and now.
Previously I had no idea of the differences between waking up and growing up. After questioning and getting this, all kinds of memories came to mind of stories and interactions with fully/partially awakened beings - it all makes sense now.
About 15 years ago I uncovered Ken's books as was seeking answers to understanding the forces acting in our culture on a broader level. This course offered a leap forward in the whole of our society and the integral view - very powerful.
I further appreciate the more comlete and comprehensive view of multiple intelligences.
The clarity Ken presented on the three voices/persons really took hold as I reexamined the deep interest I have always had on ways of knowing.
And all of the above and more...yet the course is full of enjoyment and love...all at the same time! Thank you Ken. Thank you Tami. Thank you Sounds True.
(Posted on 10/9/2012)
- Review for The Future of Spirituality Review by Douglas W
I am enjoying the program quality and substance. More than that, I love this conversation between two of my favorite people.
I found that my understand is becoming clearer and I am more at ease sharing with others because of the greater clarity.
I have had some challenges downloading the large video files sometime taking up to 10 tries to get the whole thing downloaded using DSL.
For whatever the reason, I hope this aspect can be improved.
(Posted on 9/21/2012)
- Review for The Future of Spirituality Review by Laura B
I HAVE YET TO RECEIVE THIS PRODUCT.
I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO INQUIRE AS TO WHY?
COMMUNICATION ABOUT ITS ARRIVAL HAS BEEN EXTREMELY FRUSTRATING AND DISAPPOINTING.
AND NOW THE WANT FOR A RATING,
DOES ONE STAR EQUAL A ZERO, IF SO, HERE IT IS. CAN I GET SOME HELP ON THIS MATTER???????
(Posted on 9/5/2012)
- Review for The Future of Spirituality Review by Corey M
I never was contacted for this online program.
Has it happened yet?
Corey McMills firstname.lastname@example.org
(Posted on 9/2/2012)
- Review for The Future of Spirituality Review by Carol H
It hasn't happened yet.
(Posted on 8/19/2012)
- Review for The Future of Spirituality Review by Brudge Hopkins
Sounds like fun.
(Posted on 8/14/2012)
- Review for The Future of Spirituality Review by Surinder Deol
I listened to Ken-Tami audio CD collection "Kosmic Consciousness" and it changed me forever. It was a great gift of the Spirit. Ken and Tami on video -- I just can't wait to see that. Looks like a once in life time event.
(Posted on 7/25/2012)
- Review for The Future of Spirituality Review by John Sanders
Very much looking forward to this series. Watched the preview and its great to see Ken looking so well! Ironically, I'm working my way through the appendices of Integral Spirituality - Post Metaphysics, The Myth of the Given, which will be good background for this series. Thank you for this series!
(Posted on 7/10/2012)
- Review for The Future of Spirituality Review by Prof.Tomasz S.
Since 2,004 I practice 10 Minutes the wordless 'Key Meta-Rite'. It lets me daily," by mum body speech," to reach across the walls, beyond the blue sky and the Milky Way, the Big Bang over around into our common roots. In a jiffy. I bring back love, sense of self, creative and emotional capacities for every day. The Noah-Food, water and breath as Life Symbols of "Key" join me to all creatures on Earth. How does it matter? I'm sure in the video course "The Future of Spirituality" Ken's explanation lets deepen this rite 'we all can share' and give me the wise answer.
(Posted on 7/7/2012)
- Review for The Future of Spirituality Review by Ursula Altgassen
Only to see the preview I am on my knees with full heart and appreciation for the up lifting radical mapping of real updated spiritual truth in beauty.
I am deeply satisfied as a soul to take the teaching into life and world. Now is future.
(Posted on 7/7/2012)
- Review for The Future of Spirituality Review by Tom Carroll
"The Future of Spirituality" series is not available yet so these words are at best an expression of anticipation from a long time reader and listener. Given the depth and span of Ken's work - his unmatched ability to bring together such astonishing ideas, crossing time, culture and topical variety - and from these to synthesize and create not just novel, but world changing possibilities... Well, I'm looking forward with more than a little anticipation to having this new series on my iPod - right along with the first Ken Wilber. Tami Simon collaboration; Kosmic Consciousness. A Fie Star rating at this time might be over the top... but I bet I'm right!
(Posted on 7/7/2012)
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Contents Video download Date Published September 04, 2012 Product Code wc02919n