Ken Wilber and the Integral Model
Roger Walsh M.D., Ph.D., professor of Psychiatry, Philosophy, and Anthropology at UCI's College of Medicine, believes:
Ken Wilber is one of the greatest philosophers of this century and arguably the greatest theoretical psychologist of all time.
Jack Crittenden Ph.D. says about Wilber:
The twenty-first century literally has three choices: Aristotle, Nietzsche, or Ken Wilber.
Ever since I was introduced to the Integral Model of Ken Wilber in March 2011 his ideas and theories have dominated my thinking and radically changed the way I examine health, life and everything.
The AQAL (All Quadrant, All Level) framework that Ken developed has become an essential tool for understanding how aspects of people's lives and health are being affected and from what direction it would be best to approach them to regain a greater state of stability and integration so they can get on with the business of growing in their lives.
Wilber explains the need for an Integral Approach in the following way: In our current post-modern world, we possess an abundance of methodologies and practices belonging to a multitude of fields and knowledge traditions. What is utterly lacking however, is a coherent organization, and coordination, of all these various practices, as well as their respective data-sets. What is needed is an approach that moves beyond this indiscriminate eclectic-pluralism, to an "Integral Methodological Pluralism"—a "theory of everything" that helps to enrich and deepen every field through an understanding of exactly how and where each one fits in relation to all the others. Through the Integral approach, we reveal the previously unseen possibilities for a better, more compassionate, and more sustainable future for all of us.
The film is Ken Wilber giving a brief history of Integral, which can originally be found on Integral Life
To understand how having an Integral Operating System can be beneficial you can take a look at this brief article written by Ken introducing the subject
For more information take a look at the Integral Basics found at Integrallife.com
Referencing: some content on this page is taken directly from www.integrallife.com