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A Brief History of Everything

Narrated by: Steve Grad, Willow Pearson
Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
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A Brief History of Everything is an altogether friendly and accessible account of men and women's place in a universe of sex, soul, and spirit, written by author Ken Wilber.  

Wilber examines the course of evolution as the unfolding manifestation of Spirit, from matter to life to mind, including the higher stages of spiritual development where Spirit becomes conscious of itself. In each of these domains, there are recurring patterns, and by looking closely at them, we can learn much about the predicament of our world - and the direction we must take if "global transformation" is to become a reality.  

Wilber offers a series of striking and original views on many topics of current interest and controversy, including the gender wars, modern liberation movements, multiculturalism, ecology, and environmental ethics, and the conflict between this-worldly and otherworldly approaches to spirituality. The result is an extraordinary and exhilarating ride through the Kosmos in the company of one of the great thinkers of our time.

©2001 Ken Wilber (P)2018 Random House Audio

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"No one has described the path to wisdom better than Ken Wilber." (New York Times reporter Tony Schwartz)

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  • Bianca
  • Coolatai, NSW
  • 30-08-2018

Thoroughly enjoyed this and learnt alot too!

very eye opening, and heart and mind expanding. well worth the listen. i enjoyed this

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Transcendent

A remarkable overview of life, the universe, and you. Performances are great and engaging, and the sheer density of ideas is somehow communicated in a soft sweet manner. Definitely worth a re-listen

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  • Ava
  • 05-09-2018

A Baseline for Everything

at first I was really confused about the four quadrants and where Ken Wilber was headed with this. However, thanks to the magic of audible books I plugged on through and in the end could grasp his message. That's partially due to his really good writing and his references to other writers and theologians and thinkers. I deeply appreciate his best knowledge and ability to impart it. Again at first I thought that it was a mistake for me to try to listen to this. But in the end listening to it was marvelous.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-01-2019

Profound piece of work.

I will be listening to it many more times. His words are rich with insight.

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  • Malachi Leopold
  • 02-11-2018

Embodied self-organized integration

Listening to this seminal work is like watching/listening to Spirit itself do exactly what this book sets out to do and discusses in great detail - it transcends AND includes, it unfolds and enfolds. This work is the self-emergent quality of a complex system self-organizing and self-regulating. It’s like sitting on a mountain with the entire view of the world, recognizing that you are the mountain and you are also the world that you can go down and play in. And when you’re done, not only will you hear a beautiful summary with ideas for manifestation of this integration in healthcare, business, politics, and so forth, you’ll see that integration is already here, emerging, unfolding and enfolding you back in the Spirit you were in the first place. Enjoy!!

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  • George Larson
  • 07-08-2018

Incredible thinker

First listened to this audiobook some years ago and it was the work which introduced Ken Wilber into my sphere of attention. Very excited to see this arrive on Audible as I'd misplaced my old copy.

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  • Cowlick
  • 31-08-2018

2 intelligent podcast nerds hated this

I was so looking forward to this and couldn't have been more disappointed. the readers could put you to sleep and it had a brain washing tone to it - slow and repeative. worst book on tape I have ever heard.

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