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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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Like my cousin – it has found its way onto my all-time favorite list.

A Response to Grace and Grit

Over and over again, throughout my life. The theme of suffering is of course the major one, and how being open to your suffering can lead you to compassion.

Time to read up on a little feminism. A love song to the Self, and an intimate glimpse into the heart of an exceptional woman and the heart of a devoted relationship.

This is really two books: All we have to go on is experiential evidence. When I read this, I thought not so much of forgiveness, but of my field, grassroots rights work and community organizing.

I read wi,ber book some 16 years ago and loved it and just now reread it and found it even richer this time, full of precious gems. As level two emerges, and images develop, along with early symbols, the self differentiates from the world but is still tied to the world very closely, in a quasi-fused state, and so it thinks it can magically influence the world by merely thinking or wishing.


Definitely worth a read! My friend Hiromi – to whom I lent this book when her mother was dying of cancer told me she grrit only read a few pages at a time without putting it down wiober the shock of recognition and empathy was too great, yet she could not help but read it from cover to cover. The old scorpion of self-criticism. Hi Ken Wilber is the most widely translated academic writer in America, with 25 books translated into some 30 foreign languages, and is the first philosopher-psychologist to have his Collected Works published while still alive.

Grace and Grit

Even when I played with my brother and sisters, I often felt alone. I loved culture, she loved nature. Sin, in other words, is the self-contraction, the separate-self sense, the ego. Share your thoughts with other customers. The loss of such an amazingly beautiful woman is heart-breaking as is the love story between Ken and Treya which is, frace course, the rich backdrop to all the writing.

Grace & Grit: Spirituality & Healing in the Life & Death of Treya Killam Wilber

It is typical of wolber eclectic and experimental quality of this book that near the beginning of their odyssey Ken makes a long list of alternative treatments to be researched. 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.

My own biases for simplicity arose but who am I to judge another’s path? The Jnani [knowledge holder] says: Imagine 10 days after marring the man of your dreams, starting chemo for the breast cancer they discovered.


Something you clearly do not see much, if any, of in other books. One, Spirit exists, and Two, Spirit is found within. Set up a giveaway. It succeeds as a story of one cancer patient’s experience, as a guidebook for patients and their caretakers, as a love story, as a survey of the world’s mystical traditions, as an examination of death and dying, and as an exploration of relationship as a means for spiritual development. If he did the same thing wklber men, it would sound ridiculous — it would sound as ridiculous as it is.

To be loved and cared for, however, results in emotional discomfort, an uneasiness that is easily detected. It definitely has left me with a new appreciation for the love I have in my life and for our capacity to change.

It is vulnerable and real.

Grace & Grit: Spirituality & Healing in the Life & Death of Treya Killam Wilber by Ken Wilber

Treya showed me that you can be healed, and therefore free, regardless of whether you are disease-free or not. Both of them practiced different forms of Buddhist meditation.

Was given this book to read by a friend for a curriculum we are devising. What I do like about the book is that the love story between Ken and Treya at times is highly touching.

They also give the great gift of redefining healing.