The Religion of Tomorrow: A Vision for the Future of the Great Traditions-More Inclusive, More Comprehensive, More Complete

The Religion of Tomorrow: A Vision for the Future of the Great Traditions-More Inclusive, More Comprehensive, More Complete Author Ken Wilber
ISBN-10 1611803004
ISBN-13 9781611803006
Year 2017-05-02
Pages 816
Language English
Publisher Shambhala
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A provocative examination of how the great religious traditions can remain relevant in modern times by incorporating scientific truths learned about human nature over the last century A single purpose lies at the heart of all the great religious traditions awakening to the astonishing reality of the true nature of ourselves and the universe At the same time through centuries of cultural accretion and focus on myth and ritual as ends in themselves this core insight has become obscured Here Ken Wilber provides a path for reenvisioning a religion of the future that acknowledges the evolution of humanity in every realm while remaining faithful to that original spiritual vision For the traditions to attract modern men and women Wilber asserts they must incorporate the extraordinary number of scientific truths learned about human nature in just the past hundred yearsfor example about the mind and brain emotions and the growth of consciousnessthat the ancients were simply unaware of and thus were unable to include in their meditative systems Taking Buddhism as an example Wilber demonstrates how his comprehensive Integral Approachwhich is already being applied to several world religions by some of their adherentscan avert a cultural disaster of unparalleled proportions the utter neglect of the glorious upper reaches of human potential by the materialistic postmodern worldview Moreover he shows how we can apply this approach to our own spiritual practice This his most sweeping work since Sex Ecology Spirituality is a thrilling call for wholeness inclusiveness and unity in the religions of tomorrow