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Psicologia Integral

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The goal of an "integral psychology" is to honor and embrace every legitimate aspect of human consciousness under one roof. This book presents one of the first truly integrative models of consciousness, psychology, and therapy. Drawing on hundreds of sources—Eastern and Western, ancient and modern—Wilber creates a psychological model that includes waves of development, ...more
312 pages
Published 2000 (first published 1999)
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Barnaby Thieme
"The will to a system lacks integrity." - Nietzsche

I would think that a person such as myself would be an ideal audience for Mr. Wilber's ruminations on mind and spirit. Like the Pandit, I have a broad interest in interdisciplinary approaches to the psyche and the spirit. We share a taste for Eastern and Western philosophy, psychology, and the emerging discourses of self-organization and systems analysis. Yet for the life of me I cannot understand what this book is supposed to add to our underst
Jan 27, 2008 Brian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wilber always amazes me with his ability to cut right to the heart of so much of modern thinking on particular issues. I know so little about modern psychology that I feel at a loss to rate the job he does in explaining the cardinal works and major interpretations of those works in this book, but most of the information I had prior knowledge of coming into this book he was spot on with. I really like the approach that Wilber takes to philosophy/spirituality/psychology/etc. but am skeptical of th ...more
Ed Smiley
Ken Wilber is in perhaps a good sense a latter day scholastic philosopher. His audacious intent is to attempt a synthesis of scientific rationality, mystical experience postmodernism, and eastern philosophy. The weakness of such synthesis is that, although interesting, it tends to be schematic, and based on meta-writing, rather than experiential test (scientific experiment, meditative practice etc.*) However it brings forward a wealth of ideas and patterns for your consideration.

* Wilber has sci
T. Sebastian
Jun 25, 2012 T. Sebastian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Started reading Wilber in '97 and developed a profound respect for his writing. Learned a lot about human development. Integral Psychology is one of his best. His work is heavily researched and cited. This makes for pretty heavy reading. It also broadens your knowledge base giving you lots of other works and writers to look into. Wilber's writing is like watching a huge jigsaw puzzle of concepts being put together. There may be some missing pieces though, that's why he writes the next book. And ...more
Jul 26, 2009 Willa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a very exciting book, recontextualising Psychology and exploring formerly taboo-areas like spirituality. From an integral, wholistic perspective it only makes sense that psychology can't be complete without spirituality, but this is still very much taboo. Wilber not only creates a great, easy-to-read overview of developmental psychology but explores its higher dimensions and where we could start to create a completely new view of psychology - one that incorporates our mysterious longing ...more
Nov 25, 2008 Donna is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Hope I get past the introduction before my head explodes! Bless my heart, I keep trying to understand Wilbur...
Jan 03, 2014 David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychology, integral
Having read several books by Wilber I was really looking forward to finally reading this one (first published in 2000).

Ken Wilber drives me crazy

I find so many of Wilber's books seem to repeat themselves and in the same way. He gives an overview of his basic theory (telling me about quadrants, levels, lines, states, inner/outer...) but rarely fills in the details to a level I would like. For example, in this book I was really hoping to get a better description of what he suggests are the most
So this is my second wilber book... but it was exactly like my first wilber book...well, for the most part. THe new thing was the "streams of consciousness" thing that he'd added since "Brief History of Everything." Ok - interesting. But why did I want to read all of the "integral" ideas again? I just felt it was a missed opportunity. with a title like "Integral Psychology", I thought He'd show how to weave together all of the psychological thinkers and their approaches. I guess I'm looking for ...more
Jan 27, 2015 culley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychology, meridian
The big picture has never been so big.

A common refrain in this book is something like "Any psychology which hopes to affect a truly integral approach will need to contain”. Apparently a truly integral approach would contain a huge amount of graphs, charts and footnotes. This book is 75% reference. Ken Wilber has the mental processing capacity of 5 or 6 people— he is clearly a genius. And yet, in describing where the world population falls in regards to the Graves Diagram on page 48, when you add
Aug 20, 2009 Tami rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Integral Psychology is a must have text that examines the history and most pertinent philosophies of psychology over the years. The book begins with a brief history of psychology. Like every social science, from the beginning psychology has been both criticized and praised for its non-scientific foundation. In this way, early on, theorists searched for an appropriate model of consciousness that could provide some aspect of scientific control. Integral Psychology looks at the various models and p ...more
While clearly an important volume in his works, this book didn't grip me the way some of Wilber's others have. Perhaps this is because I am already familiar with the integral approach and with Ken's models. But even read as a general introduction and description of what an integral psychology would look like, the book too often becomes list after list of other authors and their work.

The fleshing out of the Great Nest of Being idea was useful, as was the explanations of the defining features of M
Ricardo Acuña
Aug 30, 2014 Ricardo Acuña rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, psychology
Me pareció una excelente síntesis de Wilber que concilia su modelo del espectro de la conciencia con los modelos de la psicología, la psiquiatría y la espiritualidad. Es un libro pequeño que está muy bien documentado. Resulta muy interesante el intento de llevar a un enfoque integral los sistemas analíticos, psicológicos, psiquiátricos y espirituales de oriente. De manera particular me ayudo a comprender algunos aspectos de patologías psíquicas que no podrían ser explicados completamente bajo ot ...more
Alex Giurgea
May 20, 2016 Alex Giurgea rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
O carte de 6 stele. Este foarte dificil de exprimat in cateva fraze intreg continutul dar o sa incerc. Ken a reusit sa construiasca o harta a hartilor potentialului uman punand cap la cap teoriile pre-moderniste, moderniste si post-moderniste. In aceasta harta apoi sunt integrate principalele scoli de psihoterapie si etapele din dezvoltare in care pot fi utilizate. Este un continut atat de dens, incat ar lua o viata explorarea unui singur topic in detaliu. In acelasi timp ia in calcul liniile de ...more
Giovanni Gigliozzi Bianco
Livro fundamental para o pensamento integral. Nele, Wilber reúne os conceitos de psicologia à luz da quarta fase de seu pensamento (Wilber-IV).
Psicologia Integral é, na verdade, o resumo de uma publicação mais completa e detalhada, que Wilber promete publicar no futuro. Pode-se perceber o caráter lacônico desta publicação pela brevidade com que os temas são tratados e pelos Mapas ao final do volume, que representam uma vasta pesquisa, com correlações entre mais de 100 sistemas e modelos desenvol
Michael Paone
Apr 12, 2011 Michael Paone rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just finished this. All I can say is "Wow." I'm continually overwhelmed by the integral project, and I do believe this type of transmodern thinking is the next paradigm, and a true re-integration of the best of human achievement ancient and modern. We're going to need this paradigm dearly in the days ahead. The first step to solving problems is dispelling confusion and resting on a solid paradigm. But the kicker is this: In order to see from that paradigm, we have look within and do some serious ...more
Nov 15, 2010 Vicky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Integral Psychology" is one of the most complex books I ever read. The book looks at reality and consciousness through the multilayered, multileveled complex system. The main idea here is a unification or integration of different philosophies, views, types of psychologies under one system. Consciousness is understood in a relation with the environment, culture, inner level of development and many other components. It is a fascinating work that opens new horizons and explains many aspects of min ...more
Dec 03, 2007 Rick rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: psychology students
This was probably my favorite of the Wilber books I have read. This may be because I read it within the structure of a graduate-level theory course. Wilber's knack for capturing the big picture is on full display in this book. It helped me to wrap my head around two years of study in the field, and challenged me to think beyond the traditional Pscyology theoretical thinking. This is perhaps the most unique treatment of Psychology that I read in my entire two years of a 2-year MSW program.
Mar 26, 2009 Theodora rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books09
This was, hands down, the WORST book on integral psychology I have ever read. WOW. Ken Wilber has a big head and uses these very very very woo-woo terms that circle around any kind of point he is trying to make. Negative points, again, for saying that in the highest point of spiritual evolution we evolve out of religion. and his ranking system seemed really racist as well. I was glad to let this book go!
Jun 20, 2008 Travis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great, if somewhat derivative work by Wilber. One of his 'worth reading' books. Puts a wide range of psychological contructs and 'theories' in context of eachother, including some seemingly way out stuff that when you match it up with mainstream stalwarts like Piaget, doesn't look so way out.
Suzanne Hazelton
I thought this would be a "heavy" read, but actually found it well written. This may be of interest to you if you're interested in development, and especially understanding where East meets Western traditions. Not hugely practical - although p. 113 describes activities to develop in "all level, all quadrant".
Savitri Mayer
Sep 22, 2012 Savitri Mayer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Otro aporte genial de Wilber, en este caso en el campo de la psicología. Un estudio que incluye todo, como es habitual en él, no solamente los desequilibrios humanos a nivel de la persona, sino también a nivel transpersonal,y las terapias o métodos adecuados para armonizar o sanar esos desequilibrios.
Cate Montana
Sep 22, 2014 Cate Montana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Astonishing book. Lucid, chock full of info, dense, intellectual, sometimes funny and very pertinent to understanding the state of the world today. Can't recommend it enough. And read the footnotes and Appendix!
Nov 27, 2012 Kerry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people interested in the connection betweent spirituality and self
An academic read but amazing! It brings together so many ideas which have influenced me: hypnotherapy, spirituality, anthropology, history. It has given me confidence to use those ideas in my private practice.
Michelle Tannenfolletti
Wilber has taken all my favorite psychologists, and expanded them to their highest point of actualization. I can't deny he is fairly fundamentalist, but I cheer his cause. I am not yet as enlightened as he.
Apr 16, 2010 Jess rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Gets really technical at times, but it was an interesting read.
Mar 21, 2009 Michelle rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
While it was interesting, I did not learn ANYTHING from it that I felt was useful.
Jul 08, 2012 Michelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really good!
Jul 16, 2010 Jenmom22 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Taking a class called "Transpersonal Psych" - this is the 2nd of 3 books assigned. I enjoyed this one more than the first (have yet to work in the 3rd). Wilber is precise and fairly easy to diget.
Apr 03, 2008 Jessica rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychology
I think I would really like this book if I could only understand it. Ken Wilber is too smart for us normal people to grasp easily.
Dr. E
Feb 27, 2011 Dr. E rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favoritos
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