By Geoffrey Falk
Ken Wilber is the "long-sought Einstein of attention research," having been generously considered as such because the overdue 1970s.Ken Wilber is "a genius of our times."Ken Wilber is "the world's such a lot interesting and premiere philosopher."Ken Wilber's rules have encouraged invoice Clinton, Al Gore, Jeb Bush, Deepak Chopra, Tony Robbins, and a bunch of alternative luminaries, non secular and differently. author Michael Crichton, management guru Warren Bennis, playwright Eve Ensler (The Vagina Monologues), substitute medicine's Larry Dossey, the Wachowski Brothers (directors of The Matrix), and a handful of rock stars have all lent their voices in aid of the "integral" community.Yet Ken Wilber, his celebrated theories of attention, and the more and more unquestioning inhabitants of "second-tier" religious aspirants surrounding him and collaborating in his indispensable Institute (I-I) and critical collage, should not what they seem to be."Norman Einstein": The Dis-Integration of Ken Wilber will exhibit you why the group round Wilber is being more and more referred to as a "cult," even by means of former founding contributors of I-I who've noticeable it first-hand.
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That is shaktipat—the almost instantaneous transfer of divine energy, by touch or word or even look, from the guru to the [disciple] (Brent, 1972). Further, with regard to the claimed power of the mind in healing, as the widely admired sage Aurobindo (1953)—one of Wilber’s evident heroes—himself put it: It is my experience and the [spiritual partner] Mother’s that all illnesses pass through the subtle consciousness and subtle body before they enter the physical. If one is conscious, one can stop it entering the physical, one can develop the 44 “NORMAN EINSTEIN” power to do so.
He himself further weathered a mysterious, exhausting illness (RNase Enzyme Deficiency Disease, REDD) for several years in the mid-’80s, the long-term effects of which, as of 2002, again had him largely bedridden. He also suffered through the aforementioned six-month staph infection, in which he lost access to the always-already One Taste state. Those points are surely not irrelevant to his attitude toward the power of the mind with regard to cancer and other illnesses, as expressed above. It is one thing to disparage New Agers for being “regressive” or “pre-rational” in their reliance on astrology, etc.
Pure nonsense! Skeptics do not regard the “Maharishi Effect” as being a real phenomenon. James Randi, in fact, had given a debunking of that purported effect as early as 1982, in his Flim-Flam! ”) Randi and Gardner were voted as being the top two “outstanding skeptics” of the twentieth century, in the very same issue of Skeptical Inquirer where Wilber’s Marriage of Sense and Soul was given an unduly tolerant review. If you want to know how little Wilber’s name and work are respected in the skeptical community even now, consider this: In the autumn of 2001, I attempted to interest Randi in testing Wilber’s own (2000a) claims, of being able to stop his brainwaves at will.