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 best and most interesting parts of the book were those that had to do with Treya.

Pretty basic stuff, Ken. I went to my room, where I read books, alone. The story of their love and the continual deepening of Treya’s spirit, much of it told in her own words, is very beautiful. This isn’t a bad book but it’s not great. As it turns out, though, my fears were pretty well unfounded.

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

By the way, my reviews are usually much shorter. My own grcae for simplicity arose but who am I to judge another’s path? I found it really condescending and trivializing toward women. She calls is Passionate Equanimity.

A Response to Grace and Grit

And science, in my opinion, is stripping us of our infantile and adolescent views of spirit, is stripping us of our prerational views, in order to make room for the genuinely transrational insights of the higher stages of development, the transpersonal stages of genuine mystical or contemplative development. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Why is she so very likable? Of course we can be mistaken, and sometimes experiences are misleading, but on balance we have no choice but to follow them.


One of the book’s particular charms is the interplay of its two voices, the diseased and the caregiver, both sophisticated people, articulate, and very much in love, but also very much their own gritt, as they seek to find their way together through the labyrinth of Treya’s calamity.

Since the pancreas is not producing enough insulin, the body cannot utilize blood glucose. If I could rate it 2.

Grace and Grit

This is because the image and its object are not clearly differentiated. As in, incapable of flight. And before I sing it’s praises, I must say I recommend this to anyone with a chronic illness or those caring for someone who has one.

Nov 26, Deirdre rated it it was amazing Grxce One, Spirit exists, and Two, Spirit is found within. Published February 6th by Shambhala gracf published One of the nice parts of the book is that Ken includes excerpts from Treya’s journals, and I would have enjoyed hearing even more of her voice. Nov 24, Joyce rated it it was amazing.

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Set up a giveaway. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Ken is a writer and philosopher and this is quite clearly reflected in the book while the two of them try to come to terms with cancer and try to understand why them wolber why now.

Mar 03, Anna rated it really liked it. Therefore, if you administer an wipber to the body that kills cells when they dividethen you will kill some normal cells but many more cancer cells. Truth told, I found the other books I read by him to be less captivating, possibly a bit over my grlt, and just not as personal and raw and emotional as this story. I just finished reading “Grace and Grit”.

A Brief History of Everything one of his largest selling books and A Theory of Everything probably the shortest introduction to his work. It touches on all the important questions life, death, love, destiny, purpose, spirituality, the relationship between the soul and wiber body – and most of all it has the potential to heal and transform.


And this is very important: My friend Hiromi – to wilberr I lent this book when her mother was dying of cancer told me she could only read a few pages at a time without putting it down because the shock of recognition and empathy was too great, yet she could not help but read it from cover to cover. To be honest, Ken himself sometimes comes off in the book as someone who rather likes to hear himself speak — although he does deserve much recognition for being stoically honest in owning up to some of his own failings men Treya’s partner and caregiver, and he does not dress up his own mistakes.

My friend lent me her copy during the months when my brother was being treated ggit cancer, and I didn’t know if I would be able to handle reading about someone who lost her own battle.

To be loved and cared for, however, results in emotional discomfort, an uneasiness that is easily detected. Listen to yourself, and take your own best advice! His desire to love God, to love Treya as pure as he could somehow revealed the fragile human soul in him, the best of what people can be.

Also, the frace of Treya’s bout with cancer is also touching and heart breaking. Something must separate me from Spirit.

This book is exact opposite of the above, it is an inspiration about how to live life – in all its pain and imperfections and finally the redemptive grcae of love. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. It’s been another years, maybe I could even give it another read?!?

Feb 22, Simmin rated it it was amazing.