In the fall of , Treya Killam was about to be married to Ken Wilber, a prominent theorist in the field of transpersonal psychology, when she was diagnosed. 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.

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They ad hugged and hugged. It may be an arduous, excruciating process, one that may require many incarnations to realize, but ultimately Spirit shapes matter, not the other way around. It offers such personal insight into the dying process – but even more so into how that process can change ones perspective on how to truly live. I shut the window so I could hear Bach; she turned off Bach so she could hear the birds.

The noble Goethe had a beautiful line: Definitely a strong, nurturing, mothering energy she has. There’s woo and, like I said, Wilber stating ‘facts’ without citing references, so it should be taken with a grain of salt. Open Preview See a Problem?

A Response to Grace and Grit

But Wilber comes off as being highly impressed by his own ideas Quotes from Grace and Grit: A union is two separate things brought together in a higher integration. My life coach recommended this book to me when one of my loved ones was diagnosed with a very rare and aggressive cancer. Yes, I seem to be alone among the jen of religion in this regard. Since cancer cells grow twice as fast as normal cells, then at the end of a successful course of chemotherapy, the tumor is totally dead and the patient is only half-dead.

Whilst easy to give it 5 stars it is difficult to classify and review. No, I assume that people will judge me, are judging me, always have judged me, will continue to judge me. I gave up on this one. The writing itself was good.

However, Treya’s journals and letters are a raw and honest account of someone living with what eventually is an incurable disease. I cannot perceive my own true identity, or my union with Spirit, because my awareness is clouded and obstructed by a certain activity that I am now engaged in.

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Although parts of this book really appealed to me I especially enjoyed the reflections on eastern and western philosophy and religion I couldn’t stand Ken Wilber’s self-importance.

Ken’s love for Treya is apparent throughout has a special authenticity to it. Having said that, since I didn’t actually skip any part of the len, the spirituality parts did spark a few intriguing questions even for me, but it was not what I came to adn book to get. Dec 12, Linda rated it liked it Shelves: The medical world and even sometimes the homeopathic world too often limits healing to getting rid of disease. The discovery of this witnessing center is very much like diving from the calamitous waves on the surface of a stormy ocean to the quiet and secure grih of the bottom.

She calls is Passionate Equanimity. It deals honestly with the pain and the overwhelming work that dealing with cancer can be both for the patient and the caregiver. A good example of this is voodoo. But at the same time, throughout the book women — but not men — are always introduced with some comment about their good looks. Mar 25, Kristen rated it it was amazing.

Grace and Grit

It took me a long time — 3 years, actually — to get to this book. I often found myself wishing I could excise away most of that discussion, and give much more time over to Treya’s story.

So I skipped those sections jen the most part as the author himself suggested people could do without missing a thing.

This is the story of how they dealt with the cancer, the treatment and Treya’s final days. In other words, obsessives do everything themselves.

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

Sep 04, Stephen M. For example, this description of conversations with Treya’s doctor in Germany when asked about particular treatments used in the US: They then naturally lament the rise of modern rationality and science, because modern rationality and science—level five—definitely transcends and dismantles the archaic, magic, and mythic worldviews. To be loved and cared for, silber, results in emotional discomfort, an uneasiness that is easily detected. It definitely has left me with a new appreciation for the love I have in my life and for our capacity to change.


In one of the late chapters of this, they even though this is credited to just Ken Wilber, it is written by both he and his late wife Treya, and at times it is hard to tell whose voice is speaking relate to meditation as practicing for death. Trust yourself, trust your psychic immune system.

She deals with anger, rage, bitterness, self-pity, depression, as well as laughter, humor, trust, and love. Mar 03, Faith rated it it was amazing.

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

I know her relationship with Ken helped her experience and deepen her understanding of and trust in. And before I sing it’s praises, I must say I recommend this to anyone with a chronic illness grir those caring for someone who has one. Was given this book to read by a friend for a curriculum we are devising.

Of course we can be mistaken, and sometimes experiences are misleading, but on balance we have no choice but to follow them. Treya showed me that you can be healed, and therefore free, regardless krn whether you are disease-free or not. The Jnani [knowledge holder] says: And even deeper than this, the important point, is the assumption that they would judge me for whatever they saw, they would have power over me, not that they would have compassion, for if I assumed that, then their insight into me could be the beginning of a deeper love connection.

This sugar accumulates in the blood, causing it, in effect, to become dense and honeylike. One, Spirit exists, and Two, Spirit is found within. Howeve If I could rate it 2. Jan 09, Spencer Maroukis rated it really liked it.

She said, “Because I can no longer ignore death, I pay more attention to life.