Psychologist and writer on mysticism and transpersonal
consciousness. He was one of the pioneers of transpersonal psychology,
and his early volume, The Spectrum of Consciousness
(1977), is considered one of its classic statements. For several
years, he was editor-in-chief of the journal ReVision, prior to
its acquisition by Heldref Publications.
Wilber has taken a special interest in the study of new religious
movements in the light of transpersonal psychology, arguing
for a non-reductionistic approach that is rooted in a transcendental
structuralism and takes into account the various
stages of human evolution, which culminates in Godrealization.
Wilber is a Buddhist but hailed the mystic Da Free
John as a New Age avatar. In the 1980s he became the general
editor of the New Science Library, published by Random
Anthony, Dick, Bruce Ecker, and Ken Wilber. Spiritual
Choices The Problem of Recognizing Authentic Paths to Inner Transformation.
New York Paragon House Publishers, 1987.
Wilber, Ken. Eye to Eye The Quest for the New Paradigm. Garden
City, N.Y. AnchorDoubleday, 1983.
. No Boundary Eastern and Western Approaches to Personal
Growth. Los Angeles Center Publications, 1979.
. A Sociable God A Brief Introduction to a Transcendental
Sociology. New York McGraw-Hill, 1982.
. Up From Eden A Transpersonal View of Human Evolution.
Garden City, N. Y. Anchor PressDoubleday, 1981.
Wilber, Ken, Jack Engler, and Daniel P. Brown. Transformation
of Consciousness Conventional and Contemplative Perspectives
on Development. Boston New Science Library, 1986.