Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Problems with Ken Wilber's integral vision
Wilber's integral vision underplays the importance of sociobiology in defining human nature, and the social and religious doctrines human nature is harmonious with.
It neglects the Outward Path of evolution while teaching not evolution as is claimed but involution.
Wilber's stages of consciousness are also involution not evolution.
The stages described as egocentric, ethnocentric and world-centric are not a "hierarchy of morals" but a description of real human nature seen from its strongest bonds to its weakest bonds.
The wisdom or mystical traditions of Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and the Jewish Kabbalah, which Wilber claims to integrate, all feature the Inward God of involution, they do not integrate and only mirror the Outward Godhood reached through evolution.