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Here is a concise, comprehensive overview of Wilber's revolutionary thought and its application in today's world. In A Theory of Everything, Wilber uses clear, nontechnical language to present complex, cutting-edge theories that integrate the realms of body, mind, soul, and spirit. He then demonstrates how these theories and models can be applied to real-world problems in areas such as politics, medicine, business, education, and the environment. Wilber also discusses daily practices that readers take up in order to apply this integrative vision to their own everyday lives.

©2000 Ken Wilber (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Francisco Espejo

inspiring, concise, well grounded. An.undeniable contribution to human progression and happiness. you.might not agree with the author's statements.but you will definitely benefit from them

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Enlightening.

Thank you, Ken. I went ahead and bought all of your books, paperback. Great narration.

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Excellent resource.

As someone who has studied integral thought for a decade, I found this short overview an excellent resource to remind me of the most critical aspects of the theory and will serve as a way to introduce others to integral thought.

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Great book

I first read this book over five years ago and loved it. However it took revisiting ToE at this stage in my life to truly appreciate its brilliance.

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Interesting but not riveting

The content reads like a text book. Very interesting stuff. Unfortunately, presented in a way that made it difficult to stay focused.

The narrator was quite good though.

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Not anything I would ever acquire if I have a choice

Nothing like its title implies. I would not use Theoty of Everything which implies Physics NOT Metaphysics

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Not written for the common people - Still great

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I will need to replay again to capture all the information. For the first time in self educating myself in integral visions and readings, this was a little rich. Still very informative and will need to replay to capture more. I think it was written for the academic, not so much for someone like me.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ken Wilber a very knowledgeable person and introduced me to more knowledgeable people with this book.

What three words best describe Fajer Al-Kaisi’s voice?

Just fine.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Probably needs to be a doco...not a movie.

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Fantastic, I need to read it again.

I need to read it again in an actual book to take it all in, but I was on a trip and wanted to hear it so I thought I'd give this a shot. Fantastic book, eye opening is really an understatement. The biggest thing I want to do now is go study all the areas of development he addresses in this book!

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Great introduction to Wilber's thought, one gripe.

Probably the best not-too-long introduction to Wilber's thinking. One gripe I had is that the narrator consistently mispronounced one of the fundamental key words in any of Wilber's work: "integral." Rather than emphasizing the first syllable, "IN-te-gral," he repeatedly, without fail, pronounced it "in-TEG-ral." That's just wrong! It was a constant irritant as I listened.

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Essential

If you are trying to really make sense of the totality of human consciousness and become better able to plug into other people's progress, then you will need this knowledge in your life.

This book could be half the length and would be twice as good.

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  • 06-25-18

A genuine open and truly logical vision.

The narrator, Fajer Al-Kaisi, presented the book very well; I felt his tone executed the message across accurately and precisely.

Ken Wilber, the author, has approached a logical standpoint I hold genuine respect for; a perspective that is understandably difficult for some to fathom, nevertheless one that is so desperately needed and long overdue in this world.

I encourage others to read this with an open perspective; depending on your level, I would (personally) encourage breaks so you can continue to stay engaged. It's potentially a heavy read for some; but incredibly worth it.

I also encourage others not to potentially feel defensive for any personal assumptions within this book, but to feel enlightened for a tangible outlook on the world as a whole. Then again, everyone's entitled to their own opinion; mine enjoyed this and I have already recommended it to many.

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  • Piotr Stankiewicz
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My Personal Best

An incredibly fascinating discussion of the phenomena of the how human evolution. The author successfully attempts to make sense of the worlds diverse views on spirituality, politics and culture.

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  • Mark
  • 03-28-16

Pompous overbearing self-referencing dry & boring

If the author quotes another one of his works one more time as a reference... This book is boring and dry. The reader is flat and uninteresting. It sounds like an academic lecture and tries to scan like an academic work with lots of references. And given nearly all the references are to the author's other works or to works the author claims to have influenced - then it just ends up sounding like bragging, If there is an actual IDEA in this book, then our dear self important writer takes so long to get to the actual point that I have... Ah wait - yes of course - DIED - death of ego - enlightenment - is this what he tries to achieve? Bore the listener to death and hope the ego drops away? I can't imagine what it must be like being this man's poor wife - or maybe "honey I have this idea" is the perfect way to get to sleep every night? Sorry - what is this book about again!

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