Ken Wilber, MD

Ken Wilber is an American philosopher and writer on transpersonal psychology and his own integral theory, a systematic philosophy which describes a synthesis of all human knowledge and experience.

His books include A Brief History of Everything, The Spectrum of Consciousness, Grace & Grit (a memoir written with his late wife that is now a movie), Sex, Ecology, Spirituality and The Transformation of Consciousness – and many more.

Ken Wilber has created what is widely considered the first truly comprehensive Integral Map of human experience. By exploring and integrating the major insights and conclusions of nearly every human knowledge domain in existence, Wilber created the revolutionary AQAL Integral Framework. In short, the Integral Approach is the coherent organization, coordination, and harmonization of all of the relevant practices, methodologies, and experiences available to human beings. He is the founder of the nonprofit think tank Integral Institute and co-founder of the transformational learning community Integral Life.

Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D. & Mark Matousek

Your Co-Hosts:

Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D.

and Mark Matousek

Beyond the Fringe is co-hosted by psychologist, author and podcaster Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D. and author and teacher Mark Matousek, these courses herald a new perspective for mental health practitioners, spiritual seekers, and researchers alike who seek insight into the mind, the brain, awakening, relationships, spirituality, and death.

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Mingyur Rinpoche

Mingyur Rinpoche:

How Consciousness Changes Through Living, Dying and Death

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