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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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Started with my father, who was a cancer surgeon and therefore I thought it would be a good thing for him to read. In short, the actual narrative is fairly engaging. They then naturally lament the rise of modern rationality and science, because modern rationality and science—level five—definitely transcends and dismantles the archaic, magic, and mythic worldviews. What struck me most was grxce process through which Treya came to live detached and yet deeply involved in life.

One of the themes of her writing is her own sense of vocation. He alternates between his narration and long excerpts from Freya’s journals, which are, to me, the heart of the book.

But beware, although you know she dies, nothing will prepare you for the end of the book. Jan 18, Erica rated it liked it Recommended to Erica by: The infantile fusion state is the greatest point of alienation or separation from all of the higher levels and higher worlds whose total grwce or union constitutes mysticism.

And yet she writes about it with such honesty, you see that this could be a path for all persons. I have paperback and counted all pages it has pages not which is not true. This is a book with deep love and painful death.

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

But the journey of growth and spirituality they took together nad compelling. He is the founder of Integral Institute, grac think-tank for studying integral theory and practice, with outreach through local and online communities such as Integral Education Network, Integral Training, and Integral Spiritual Center.


It offers such personal insight into the dying process – but even more so into how that process can change ones perspective on how to truly live. As my friend had said herself, Grace and Grir was a very uplifting story of someone who was transformed over the course of her 5-year battle with recurring cancer, who reached a new level of understanding and peace in her life and served as an inspiration to all who knew her as well as to many who have read her story since.

Spirituality, a lived relationship with God or Universe, can lead one to trust in any situation, to be honest and yet not chained by suffering. I finally picked it up this year, and as fate would have it, my mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer while I was reading it. Here is a deeply moving account of a couple’s struggle with cancer and their journey to spiritual healing.

Wilmer’s lack of citations when making medical claims is alarming. It reminds me of the quote, well-known among activists, from Lila Watson, member of an Ekn women’s rights group: However, he rarely if ever gives examples of this, and as such, it’s really hard just to accept what he says at face value. Jul 28, randy rated silber it was amazing.

She never fully expels the cancer from her body, and it finally consumes her, but So much for avoiding reading it during a trying time in my life It touches on all the important questions life, death, love, destiny, purpose, spirituality, the relationship between the soul and the body – and most of all it has the vrace to heal and transform.

This has to be one of the most emotionally touching and spiritually rewarding books I have ever read. I went to my room, where I read books, alone. Both Ken and Treya bring to the subject a deep yet ggrit interest in transpersonal psychology, philosophy, and esoteric religions, and they range widely over Western, Eastern, and “New Age” resources in an attempt to answer two questions: Although written as a combination of journal entry and commentary, like a good novel Grace and Grit drew me in to participate in its story.

I want to like it, for I think it should have something somewhat profound to say about death, dying and the “mystical” experience. Lacking introspection, the child cannot independently judge them, and so follows them unreflexively.


Grace and Grit

But you fought the good fight. That information seemed better suited for another book by itself. But if you have come because your liberation kn bound up with mine, then let us work together. For example, this description of conversations with Treya’s doctor in Germany when asked about particular treatments used in the US: I loved thinking, she loved making. Halfway through her struggle, around the time she changes her name to Treya, she starts the Cancer Support Community with another Cancer survivor.

Feb 22, Simmin rated it it was amazing. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

A Response to Grace and Grit

Imagine 10 days after marring the man of your dreams, starting chemo for the breast cancer they discovered.

Oct 19, Vidya Bolz rated it it was amazing. And perhaps there is really not much more I can add to an endorsement like that. Ken Wilber is the most widely translated academic writer in America, wilver 25 books wilbeg into some 30 foreign languages, and is the first philosopher-psychologist to have his Collected Works published while still alive.

I would love to be doing this better, and I think I may be just a bit too close to this illness to, so just read it instead. Trump and a Post-Truth World.

The loss of such an amazingly beautiful woman is heart-breaking as is the love story between Ken and Treya which is, of course, the rich backdrop to all the writing. She said, “Because I can no longer ignore death, I pay more attention to life. Many of them went on to read other Ken Wilber wilver, as Geit did. And that activity, although known by many different names, is simply the activity of contracting and focusing awareness on my individual self or personal ego.