“Einstein of consciousness"
Ken Wilber is a leading voice in Integral Wisdom and the author of more than 25 books which have explored the frontiers of enlightened living in the 21st century. He is also the most widely translated academic writer in America, with some 25 books translated into some 30 foreign languages. His works have been the most influential in defining Integral Theory, which is an emerging discourse striving for the coherent organization, coordination, and harmonization of all of the relevant practices, methodologies, and experiences available to human beings. His latest work is The Fourth Turning: Exploring the Future of Buddhism which suggests a practical but profound way forward for the Buddhist tradition.
Deepak Chopra calls Ken Wilber “one of the most important pioneers in the field of consciousness.” And Stuart Davis has said: “Ken Wilber is a new kind of genius, a meta-genius, somebody who is a genius in numerous disciplines and has showed us the ways that they can be drawn together and integrated.” Wilber’s oeuvre began in 1973 when he completed the classic book, The Spectrum of Consciousness, which was published in 1977 by Quest Books. The book was hailed as “brilliant,” “the most important book written on consciousness in modern times,” and earned him comparisons to Freud and William James. Later he would even be called the “Einstein of consciousness.” Ken Wilber is–next to Marc Gafni–the initiating Thought Leader and Co-Founder of the Center for Integral Wisdom.