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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He will most likely be able to experience intimacy only when he is caring for someone else. Over and over again, throughout my life. A book I could only read in small amounts at a time to fully understand what was going on. When I kem this, I thought not so much of forgiveness, but of my field, grassroots rights work and community organizing.

A Response to Grace and Grit

It’s for sure not a feel-good book; he is brutally honest about the toll that Treya’s cancer took on both of them and their relationship, and how two years into their five year journey they almost divorced. The first and most important complaint I have about the writing itself is that I finished the book really feeling that Ken failed to showrather than tellhis readers about the kind of person Treya was.

I can handle it. A few months later they were married. My dear cousin lent me her copy of this book a few months back and at the time told me it was one of her all-time favorite books — now after completing it myself — I completely understand why.

Jan 18, Erica rated it liked it Recommended to Erica by: It feels like some deep karmic trend of mine.

Imagine 10 days after marring the man of your dreams, starting chemo for the breast cancer they discovered. Published Gdace 6th by Shambhala first published I read this book some 16 years ago and loved it and just now reread it and found it even richer this time, full of precious gems.

Click here for another response to Grace and Grit. So sooner or later I have no choice but to trust, trust my experience, trust that the universe is not fundamentally and persistently going to lie to me.

Grace and Grit

A profoundly moving love story illuminating the life lessons learned during Treya’s 5-year engagement with cancer. There is also keb list of different cultures and the meanings or interpretations they would assign to cancer: In some ways the “famous” Ken Wilber becomes ordinary as well, in spite of his brilliant mind.

The child accepts these rules and roles in an unquestioning fashion—what researchers call the conformist stage. Those two sides of her soul, the two sides she had wrestled with all her life, the two sides that she had finally brought together into one harmonious whole—that was the last message she wanted to leave. Both are important in the real world, but very different, and we need to honor those differences and learn from them. As I said before, this was an incredibly hard book to get though.

Jul 08, T. But you find an essentially similar theme in the writings of the Catholic, Gnostic, Quaker, Kabbalistic and Islamic mystics. Why is she so very likable? Definitely worth a read! Pretty basic stuff, Ken. I do not know. They divide much more rapidly than any of ans body’s normal cells.

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.

She calls is Passionate Equanimity. I often found myself wishing I could excise away most of that discussion, and give much more time over to Treya’s story.

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

It ggit typical of the eclectic and experimental quality of this book that near the beginning of their odyssey Ken makes a long list of alternative treatments to be researched. Read Grace and Grit just to ien the voice of this extraordinary human being. I like being around her, look forward to coming back. Because she is so alive throughout the odd pages it’s as if she dies again with you there.

One of the themes of her writing is her own sense grcae vocation. Jul 28, randy rated it it was amazing. Mysticism is evolutionary and progressive, not devolutionary and regressive, as Aurobindo and Teilhard de Chardin realized. Reading this book took a long time and some effort. As in, incapable of flight.

How many profound truths or points of agreement are there? 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.

Wilmer’s lack of citations when making medical claims is alarming. Ken is a writer and philosopher and this is quite clearly reflected in the book while the two When Ken and Treya met it was gdace at first touch. Ken Wilber is the most widely translated academic writer in America, with 25 books translated into some 30 foreign languages, and is the first philosopher-psychologist to have his Collected Works published while still alive.

I don’t know how one can endure so many treatments.