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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Return to Book Page. SO yeah, this is an intense book, a very meaningful, intense book.

As my friend had said herself, Grace and Grit was a very uplifting story of someone who was transformed over the course of her 5-year battle with recurring cancer, who reached a new level of understanding and peace in her life and served as an inspiration to all who knew her as well as to many who have read her story since.

It is stripping magic and mythic in order to make room for psychic and subtle. Sin is not something the self does, wiler is something the self is.

Aug 19, Luis rated it really liked it. Against the backdrop of marriage and dealing with cancer, the real drama in the story is how both Terry and Ken learn to relate to God. It deals honestly with the pain and the overwhelming work that dealing with cancer can be both for the patient and the caregiver.

For a book about spirituality and healing he seemed rather full of himself. As level two emerges, and images develop, aand with early symbols, the self differentiates from the world but is still tied to the world very closely, in a quasi-fused state, and so it thinks it can magically influence the world by merely thinking or wishing. Great for those interested in spiritual development and meditation as many other books and teachers are mentioned multiple times for the reader to explore thoroughly.

Or, at least, he picks and chooses the interpretations he likes and manipulates other info so that it fits into his own ideas. In other words, obsessives do everything themselves. Jan 09, Spencer Maroukis rated it really liked it. The theme of suffering is of course the major one, and how being open to your suffering can lead you to compassion. To be loved and cared for, however, results in emotional discomfort, an uneasiness men is easily detected.

Grace and Grit follows the grzce of the disease in depth on both medical and spiritual levels. What struck me most was the process through which Treya came to live detached and yet deeply involved in life.

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

This is because the image and its object are not clearly differentiated. It also weaves Treya’s writing into the tapestry and so you get a very strong sense of her coming along with you as you read. If he did the same thing with men, it would sound ridiculous — it would sound as ridiculous as it is. This worldview is called magic or ane.

Yes sometimes the philosophising can be a bit much, and you would need to know something about Buddhism to get some of what’s going on, but still it’s an interesting variation on the theme.

The book also has a good assessment of the Way illness and sickness are treated in society, as well as how theorising over illness does nothing to help the person with that illness. For example, this description of conversations with Treya’s doctor in Germany when asked about particular treatments used in the US: Of course I want to live a long time, but if it’s short, I don’t want to be judged a failure.

Gtit is typical wilbef the eclectic and experimental quality of this book len near the beginning of their odyssey Ken makes a long list of alternative treatments to be researched.

Recommended to Kandice by: It is impossible to provide a review that would touch on the depth of this writing or the honesty that flows through it – you have to read it. Sep 28, Jaime rated it it was amazing.

After reading this, most of the other books out there will faint ailber comparison: This is Treya’s story.

Just telling me over and over again doesn’t convince me that she was any more extraordinary than any other nice human being on the earth. Jun 21, Mike rated it it was amazing. This is a very good book, would to love see it on film.

Grace and Grit

My life coach recommended this book to me when one of my loved ones was diagnosed with a very rare and aggressive cancer. I loved thinking, she loved making. Thanks Treya and Ken, for being humble teachers. Even when I played with my brother and sisters, I often felt alone.

A Response to Grace and Grit

Our capacity to grow. This is a book with deep love and painful death. This book was thought provoking and beautiful.