Join us for this remarkable interview with Ken Wilber. This is part of a series of recorded interviews that Andrew is doing with major thought leaders as part of his online community called Night Club. The purpose of Night Club is to offer those interested in the nocturnal practices, such as lucid dreaming and dream yoga, a place to study and share with a worldwide like-minded community. Andrew is thrilled to have this interview with Ken Wilbur as the first interview in the series.
Ken Wilber has been referred to as the “Einstein of consciousness studies.” Andrew has know Ken for over 25 years and started studying his work right after his first book, “Spectrum of Consciousness” was published in 1973. Andrew believes that Ken is one of the most important philosophers of our time. His work on the integral stages of human development is comprehensive. He draws on literally hundreds of ancient and modern resources from both the Eastern and Western wisdom traditions. Ken has created a compelling psychological model that includes both the stages of development and states of consciousness. He tracks each of these from the subconscious through to superconscious. Ken is the co-founder of Integral Life. He is a prolific writer with his 25 books translated into over 30 languages.
In this interview, Andrew talks to him about a vast array of topics related to the nocturnal practices of lucid dreaming and dream yoga. Ken begins with an extensive overview of Integral Theory, and the importance of Waking Up, Growing Up, Cleaning Up, and Showing Up.
He then offers an in-depth review of his personal experience with the nighttime practices. He and Andrew also discuss the limitations of “partial enlightenment” – that your path to psychological and spiritual development has to be integrally oriented with a broad spectrum approach. Andrew and Ken discuss the “plastic” nature of reality, and how we co-create the phenomenal world.
This conversation reveals the tremendous natural resources that await us every night as we sleep and dream, and we can tap into those treasures and bring them into daily life. To listen to the entire interview with Ken Wilber, visit Night Club.
“The twenty-first century literally has three choices: Aristotle, Nietzsche, or Ken Wilber.” —Jack Crittenden Ph.D., Author of Beyond Individualism