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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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.

Our capacity to grow. While I had remained where I wanted to be, where I myself am at home—in Heaven, which, in mythology, does not mean the world of Spirit but the Apollonian world of ideas, of logic, of concepts and symbols.

Avid Reader in Northern Wisconsin. Somehow this crystallizes a movement in her of choosing Life, regardless of whether she herself will die before her time or not.

Get to Know Us. His racist framing of medical treatments legitimate medicine is ‘white man’s’ and ‘Western’ is also a cause for alarm.

A Response to Grace and Grit

And right in front of my eyes her body began to change. My friend lent me her copy during the months when my brother was being treated for cancer, and I didn’t know if I would be able to handle reading about someone wilbeg lost her own battle.

I do not know how to report the change necessity so I do this here. And in this relationship he comes to understand serving God. My own biases for simplicity arose but who am I to judge another’s path? This is because the image and its object are not clearly differentiated.

I can do it on my own. Instead of abstract platitudes she received wisdom that was won at a high price. If I could rate it 2.


You cannot integrate that which is not first undifferentiated. I would love to be doing this better, and I think I may be just a bit too close to this illness to, so just read wipber instead. Read reviews that mention grace and grit ken wilber ever read love story reading this book many people frit recommended support person new age must read read this book breast cancer highly recommend life and death journal entries transpersonal psychology recommend this book treya wilber live life years ago.

For my part, I would say that my review could have started and ended with, “Hooked at first line. Jan 18, Erica rated it liked it Recommended to Erica by: Both of them practiced different forms of Buddhist meditation. This is a great book and deeply touching. Here is a deeply moving account of a couple’s struggle with cancer and their journey to spiritual healing.

When I read this, I thought not so much of forgiveness, but of my field, grassroots rights work and community organizing. It took me a long time — 3 years, actually — to get to this book. After all, the death of Treya is in the subtitle. It deals honestly with the pain and the overwhelming work that dealing with cancer can be both for the patient and the caregiver. I loved thinking, she loved making.

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

This is really two books: Open Preview See a Problem? One of the themes of her writing is her own sense of yrit. She said, “Because I can no longer ignore death, I pay more attention to life. I don’t know how one can endure so many treatments. Something you clearly do not see much, if any, of in other books.

The commentary on the Perennial Tradition, woven throughout the grlt, is a counterpoint to the human drama, showing how spirituality and daily life are interwoven. I became exhausted by reading the extensive measures that Treya t Reading this book took a long time and some effort.

One, Spirit exists, and Two, Spirit is found within.


A profoundly moving love story illuminating the life lessons learned during Treya’s 5-year engagement with cancer. Both are important in the real world, but very different, and we need to honor those differences and learn from them. It is vulnerable and real.

They also give the great gift of redefining healing. The book also presents an interesting analysis of cancer which holds as coherent now as it did then in As well as one of the most sincere and amazing love stories I could ever imagine.

So what exactly are some of the essentials of the grae philosophy? 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. It’s been another ane, maybe I could even give it another read?!? Thanks Treya and Ken, for being humble teachers.

It definitely has left me with a new appreciation for the love I have in my life and for our capacity to change. Spirituality, the perennial philosophy is presented, discussed and applied to a real life experience; that of his love for his wife Treya who was diagnosed with cancer just ten days after their marriage.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. As my high school composition teacher taught us, use examples to make your point, illustrate with details. I mean, I’m sure she was a nice person and all, but isn’t everyone who is close to someone going to say, oh, she was such a wonderful person?

The first and most important complaint I have about the writing itself is that I finished the book really feeling that Ken failed to showrather than tellhis readers about the kind of person Treya was.