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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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. In becoming so ordinary, she taught me something. Grace and Grit follows the course of the wiilber in depth on both medical and spiritual levels.

And yet she writes about it with such honesty, you see that this could be a path for all persons. 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. The narrative includes details of several conventional and kwn cancer therapies. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

She belies that it helped her come to terms and lent her support through the whole experience and nad helping her to heal.

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

It is right there in the title, you know it is coming, Treya’s death. Because when you can wilger a truth that the Hindus and Christians and Buddhists and Taoists and Sufis all agree on, then you have probably found something that is profoundly important, something that tells you about universal truths and ultimate meanings, something that touches the very core of the human condition.


What struck me most was the process through which Treya came to live detached and yet deeply involved in life. I have actually read it three times and learned something new each time.

Our capacity to grow. Great for those interested in spiritual development and meditation as many other books and teachers are mentioned multiple grkt for the reader to explore thoroughly.

Although written as a combination of journal entry and commentary, like a good novel Grace and Grit drew me in to participate in its story. It’s their honesty which bumped me up to living more passionately. This is Treya’s story.

This sense of “life repurposing” has given me the energy to be the support person as she suffers through her disease.

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It definitely has left me with a new appreciation for the love I have in my life and for our capacity to change. This is a very good book, would to love see it on film. Shy, reserved, afraid of criticism, imagining negative judgments everywhere. Five, if we follow this Path to its conclusion, the result is a Rebirth or Enlightenment, a direct experience of Spirit within, a Supreme Liberation, which—Six—marks the end of sin and suffering, and which—Seven—issues in social action of mercy and compassion on behalf of all sentient beings.

And you come to understand how much he needs to grow himself. I’m reading this book for class. 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.

Four, there is a way out of this fallen state of sin and illusion, there is a Path to our liberation.

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It offers such personal insight into the dying process – but even more so into how that process can change ones perspectiv 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. To be fair, I do think this is largely unconscious on his part, but that still doesn’t make it right.


Because she is so alive throughout the odd pages it’s as if she dies again with you there.

View all 4 comments. I found it really condescending and trivializing toward women. And again, although the surface structures of the great traditions are most certainly quite different, their deep structures are quite similar, often identical. Recommended to Kandice by: Commentary Grace and Grit follows the course of the disease in depth on both medical and spiritual levels.

My friend lent me her copy during the months when my brother was being treated for cancer, and I didn’t know if I would be able to handle reading about someone who lost her own battle. 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. Jun 14, Karriellen rated it it was amazing.

I moved from the particular to the universal, constantly; Treya moved from the universal to the concrete, always. 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.

Pretty basic stuff, Ken. Nov 26, Deirdre rated it it was amazing Shelves: