Tag Archives: Ken Wilber

Two Roles of Religion

Judaism Two Roles of Religion Sunday, August 26, 2018 The chief fruit of Old Testament spirituality was a long-term education that gradually weaned the Chosen People away from their narrow concept of God as one among many other Near Eastern gods to the Transcendent One. The monotheistic God is the great gift of Israel to… Continue Reading Two Roles of Religion

Mature Spirituality

Everything Belongs: Week 1 Mature Spirituality Monday, November 28, 2016 As I shared yesterday, Ken Wilber sees religion as having two primary functions. The first is to create “meaning for the separate self.” The second and mature function of religion is to help individuals transcend that very self. [1] Great religion seeks full awareness and… Continue Reading Mature Spirituality

What Keeps Everything from Belonging?

Everything Belongs: Week 1 What Keeps Everything from Belonging? Sunday, November 27, 2016 As we’ve explored over the last several weeks—through reflections on the Cosmic Christ, Nature, and the Perennial Tradition—there is no meaningful separation between sacred and secular, physical and psychic, human and divine. They are two sides of one coin. There is within… Continue Reading What Keeps Everything from Belonging?

Radical Transformation

Action and Contemplation: Week 1 Radical Transformation Thursday, May 12, 2016 Mature religion teaches contemplation as a path to true transformation. But before we are ready to be shaken and changed at our roots, we need religion at its lower levels to help us develop a healthy ego. Ken Wilber describes religion’s different roles along… Continue Reading Radical Transformation

Interpreting Scripture

Wisdom Lineage Summary Interpreting Scripture Thursday, December 24, 2015 I do not want you to think that these daily meditations are just my personal ideas and opinions. My ongoing education and my preaching have largely been based in the Judeo-Christian scriptures and Franciscan theology. I have often struggled with how much damage the Bible and… Continue Reading Interpreting Scripture

The Perennial Tradition

Wisdom Lineage Summary The Perennial Tradition Sunday, December 20, 2015 As I shared in last week’s meditations, the development of consciousness is a gradual, lifelong process. Though Spiral Dynamics and other models of development show a trajectory toward non-dual thinking and unitive experience, it’s not typically a straightforward journey. We may catch a glimpse of… Continue Reading The Perennial Tradition

Non-Dual Consciousness

Levels of Development: Week 2 Non-Dual Consciousness Friday, December 18, 2015 People who have moved to second tier consciousness finally have the humility to include the value of every previous stage while also moving beyond its limiting boundaries. Ken Wilber writes, “Using what we would recognize as mature vision-logic, second-tier awareness thinks in terms of… Continue Reading Non-Dual Consciousness

Green: Pluralistic Equality

Levels of Development: Week 2 Green: Pluralistic Equality Thursday, December 17, 2015 The sixth level of Spiral Dynamics is the Green or Communitarian/Egalitarian level. I call it the level of Pluralistic Equality, seen clearly in postmodernism. It is very politically correct. It was only in the 1960’s that we Americans, who said in our Declaration… Continue Reading Green: Pluralistic Equality

Orange: Rational Organization

Levels of Development: Week 2 Orange: Rational Organization Wednesday, December 16, 2015 The fifth level of development, what Spiral Dynamics calls the Orange or Achievist/Strategic level, began about 300 years ago. You can also call it the Rational/Organizational level. Ken Wilber writes, “At this wave, the self ‘escapes’ from the ‘herd mentality’ of blue, and… Continue Reading Orange: Rational Organization

Spiral Dynamics

Levels of Development: Week 1 Spiral Dynamics Friday, December 11, 2015 Next week we will look more closely at each level, but for now I’d like to give you an overview of the entire spiral of human development. This model was popularly introduced by Don Beck and has been adopted by many others, including Ken… Continue Reading Spiral Dynamics

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