• The Marriage of Sense and Soul

  • Integrating Science and Religion
  • By: Ken Wilber
  • Narrated by: Denis deBoisblanc
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (160 ratings)
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The Marriage of Sense and Soul

By: Ken Wilber
Narrated by: Denis deBoisblanc
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Science and religion have always been considered mutually exclusive concepts, but are they really? Philosopher Ken Wilber shows how we might begin to think about science and religion in ways that allow for their reconciliation, on terms acceptable to both camps. Science is one of the most profound methods humans have devised for devining truth, and religion focuses on discerning meaning. Wilber shows that not only is science compatible with the world's religions, it is indeed necessary to unite the two. He presents an elegant and accessible program which is breathtaking in its scope - one that cannot fail to change the way you look at your world.
©1998 by Ken Wilber (P)1998 by Audio Renaissance Tapes, A Division of CPU, Inc.

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"The author demonstrates a remarkable ability to examine and summarize disparate theories and to arrive at stimulating conclusions. The book is impeccably read by Denis deBoisblanc, and the production quality is of the highest order." (AudioFile)

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Toward Integrity in Science and Religion

Ken Wilber's Sense and Soul surpasses any other preseentation on the dialogue between science and spirituality. It explains in clear language what has lead to the impasse between these essential elements of culture and how a reapproachment can be made which honors the methods and practices of both. Wilber's unique contribution lies in his thorough knowledge of the Perennial tradition of deep faith and in his encyclopedic knowledge of the philsophy of science.

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Transformative!

An excellently read, significant and motivating book. Sophisticated, deep, yet easy to follow. Worth several listens.

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Maybe a better read than listened to

I think this book, for some at least, would better to read, rather than having it read to them. It is rather dense and you must keep your mind well focused to follow it. Let your mind drift off to contemplate a thought it has provoked, and by the time you re-focus your attention the Audible reader may well have moved on to new territoty.

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Wading through the density of life

This is a great book. For scientists, it will probably enrage them. New agers will probably get nervous. This book will clarifty what living on this planet is really about...and this book just gives a taste of what is possible. Enjoy it and share it!

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integral theory at its best!

for everybody who always thought that there should be a way to integrate the undeniable facts of modern science and the rich truths of the world's wisdom traditions. brilliant, exciting, but nothing for listening to while not being fully concentrated.

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Prophetic, to say the least.

This was my third time listening to this Wilberian classic. I get something out of it every time. I’m certain you will, too. It’s quite heady, but worth the listen if you’re compelled to fully flesh out your philosophical infrastructure. Enjoy!

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Genius awaken

This book takes the reader on the Western Intelectual Journey across the space of thought and the time of understanding. Wilber, my long lost friend and guide through the territory of mind with a map of the soul most of us could never imagined exists without Wilber's magical insights, mythical narrations, mental imagination into the land of vision logic where we become one in the integral depths of aperspectival heights. We love Wilber because he is like a shamanic guide of a new borne tribe that has yet to find its way.

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loved it

cerebral & worth listening to & adding to one's functional way of thinking; ken wilber always has intelligent things to say : )

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Nonsense

He misrepresents both science and religion, then reconciles these misrepresentations by adding more unsupported nonsense.

I listened through to the end, hoping for something of value, but other than his bashing of postmodernism, I found nothing.

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Print Companion Guide?

Any additional comments?

Seeing the comments on the density of the material and growing rather tired of typing notes in bookmarks, I remembered that it is mentioned early on in the audiobook that there is a companion guide to keep track of key points. I had to jump on here to see if there was indeed a printable file provided, but alas, there is not. So, I can get one for I Am a Pole and So Can You but not for this. Bummer.

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