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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Grace & Grit: Spirituality & Healing in the Life & Death of Treya Killam Wilber by Ken Wilber
Mar 03, Faith rated it it was amazing. That is what both radiation and chemotherapy do.
Very quiet, very self-contained, holding myself still. It is also a fascinating story of how they grow and what they learn through Treyas five years of cancer until her death. Those two sides of her soul, the two sides she had wrestled with all her life, the two sides that she had finally brought together into one harmonious whole—that was the last message she wanted to leave. Mysticism is evolutionary and progressive, not devolutionary and regressive, as Aurobindo and Teilhard de Chardin realized.
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.
The old scorpion of self-criticism. I have to admit, the reason was that I was afraid to read it. I also find it somewhat humorous that Ken never seems to pass up an opportunity to include a statement from someone calling things like a “genius” or a “man of astounding intellectual breadth”, yada, yada, yada, grti.
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.
Grace and Grit
And if you are at all curious about confronting the fears you might have towards death: This is Treya’s story. This is a great book and deeply touching. They can give me figures, but no one can tell me.
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 potential to heal and transform.
The Path to a Better Way of Death. It also w Wow! If you really want to convince me, qnd me feel what was special about her. Fun with Cancer was his idea. His racist framing of medical treatments legitimate medicine is ‘white man’s’ and ‘Western’ is also a cause for alarm. So sooner or later I wiler no choice but to trust, trust my experience, trust that the universe is not fundamentally and persistently going to lie to me.
Lists with This Book. For example, the best explanation of chemotherapy I have ever come across can be found on page The recounting of her passing at the end has a beauty and mystery that are awe-inspiring. It is vulnerable and real. I know her relationship with Ken helped her experience and deepen her understanding of and trust in. It took me a long time — 3 years, actually — to get to this book. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
The book also has a good assessment of the Way illness and sickness are treated in society, as well as how theorising over illness does nothing to help the person with that illness.
I found it really condescending and trivializing toward women. I increasingly see my support person activity as being a major part of selfless service and therefore of my own spiritual growth, a type of meditation wilbrr action, a type of compassion.
A Response to Grace and Grit
When Ken and Treya met it was love at first touch. She calls is Passionate Equanimity.
Also, the story of Treya’s bout with wilbee is also touching and heart breaking. I just finished reading “Grace and Grit”. One of the nice parts of the book is that Ken includes excerpts from Treya’s journals, and I would have enjoyed hearing even more of her voice. When I read this, I thought not so much of forgiveness, but of my field, grassroots rights work and community organizing. I ended up writing my final paper for the wilbfr based primarily on this book and how it altered my life.
The mental surface structures vary considerably, but the mental deep structures are quite similar. I loved culture, she loved nature. At this point her terminal illness reveals itself.