Ten days after transpersonal psychologist Wilber married Terry Killam in , Grace and Grit. Ken Wilber, Author Shambhala Publications $25 (p) ISBN. Treya Killam Wilber is Terry Killam when you first meet her. She is a She meets and falls in love with Ken Wilber in a classic but somewhat bizarre romance. When Ken Wilber and Treya Killam met in , it was “love at first touch. Grace and Grit is the story of their life together until Treya’s death five years later.

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Daily Reflections on Integral Spirituality. I have iwlber admit, the reason was that I was afraid to read it. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Not saying he needed to dwell on brit or dedicate a chapter to it, but for being such an unsettling moment, he could I gave up on this one. My own biases for simplicity arose but who am I to judge another’s path?

Gace I see why, in your books, you have always maintained that the modern rise of rationality, which has usually spent so much time trashing religion, is actually in itself a very spiritual movement. Not the whole picture, but a crucially important segment. Treya showed me that you can be healed, and therefore free, regardless of whether you are disease-free or not.

Grace & Grit: Spirituality & Healing in the Life & Death of Treya Killam Wilber by Ken Wilber

The medical world and even sometimes the homeopathic world too often limits healing to getting rid of disease. Without it Griy felt like I had no compass, no direction, no way to find my path, my fate.

Nov 26, Deirdre rated it it was amazing Shelves: Just telling me over grave over again doesn’t convince me that she was any more extraordinary than any other nice human being on the earth. Lists with This Book. I finally picked it up ailber year, and as fate would have it, my mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer while I was reading it. What struck me most was the process through which Treya came to live detached and yet deeply involved in life. A profoundly moving love story illuminating the life lessons learned during Treya’s 5-year engagement with cancer.


Very interesting class, and this book stood out head and shoulders for me from the otherwise excellent course reading list as the one that really captivated my attention and imagination.

It’s their honesty which bumped me up to living more passionately.

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A good example of this is voodoo. Summary In the fall ofTreya Killam was about to be married to Ken Wilber, a prominent theorist in the field of transpersonal psychology, when she was diagnosed with a particularly virulent form of breast cancer. Looks like Levenson would agree with that.

His many books, all of which are still in print, can be found at Amazon. Write a customer review. This is a very good book, would to love see it on film. Both necessary, both important.

Jun 05, Kaitlyn rated it it was ok. In other words, obsessives do everything themselves.

And this is really something to read. Many of them went on to read other Ken Wilber books, as I did.

In infantile fusion, there are not two things to begin with, just a global in differentiation. A few months later they were married. Sin, in other words, is the self-contraction, the separate-self sense, the ego. My friend Hiromi – to whom I lent this book when her mother was dying of cancer told me she could only read a few pages at a time without putting it down because the shock of recognition and empathy was too great, yet she could not help but read it from cover to cover.


I ended up writing my final paper for the course based primarily on this book and how it altered my life. It took me a long time — 3 years, actually — to get to this book. I loved culture, she loved nature. Against the backdrop of marriage and dealing with cancer, the real drama in the story is how both Terry and Ken learn to relate to God.

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. When Ken and Treya met it was love at first touch. It’s all the half-baked new-age philosophizing that rubs me the wrong way.

Yes sometimes the philosophising can be a bit much, and you would need to know something about Buddhism wilher get some of wiber going on, but still it’s an interesting variation on the theme.

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The story of their love aand the continual deepening of Treya’s spirit, much of it told in her own words, is very beautiful. My awareness is not open, relaxed, and God-centered, it is closed, contracted, and self-centered. It is vulnerable and real. Mar 15, Mary Karpel-Jergic rated it it was amazing Kken Also mixed with the brutal realism of cancer. It was a bit of a drag in a few places but, overall, I am very glad that I read it. This isn’t a bad book but it’s not great. The best and most interesting parts of the book were those that had to do with Treya.

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