Ken Wilber, his Critics, and the Integral: Links


Ken Wilber’s Official Website
News, writings, and multimedia.

Ken Wilber Online
Ken Wilber’s site at Shambhala Publications, his principal publisher. Features chapters from forthcoming books, excerpts, interviews, and topical essays.

Integral Life
Ken Wilber's integral theory applied to major aspects of life.

Integral Spiritual Center
A community of teachers and practitioners of different traditions dedicated to forging an integral spirituality for the modern and postmodern world.

Integral Training
Offers experiential programs for those who want to apply the Wilberian integral approach to their personal and professional lives

Many offshoot organizations and initiatives of Integral Institute.

Bibliography of the Writings of Ken Wilber

See also
Ken Wilber Quotes


Integral World
A very comprehensive website including much criticism of Ken Wilber's integral vision.

Reaching out to the World
A New OnLine Chapter of Ken Wilber: Thought as Passion by Frank Visser

Wilber Watch
Blog dedicated to the integral vision of Ken Wilber, including both his fans and his critics

Open Integral
Blog on integral theory

Wilber's AQAL Map and Beyond
My free ebook on this website

Church of the Churchless
Blog that includes posts critical of Ken Wilber and his integral vision

Beyond Ken Wilber's Bounded Reality
Post pointing beyond the AQAL model

Center for Integral Science
Articles on science and religion including a critique of the AQAL model by Thomas J. McFarlane. Extensive list of links to related websites.

A Critical look at Ken Wilber's Four Quadrant Model, by Thomas J. McFarlane
A critique of the AQAL map

The Integral Sphere: A Mathematical Mandala of Reality (by Thomas J. McFarlane)
A mathematical mandala that in some ways is still more comprehensive than the AQAL map

Ken Wilber (by M. Alan Kazlev)
An overview and critique of Ken Wilber and his work.

Integral Transformation (by M. Alan Kazlev)
A blog devoted to integral issues, including reference to Kazlev’s book in progress on the Integral Paradigm.

A New Integral Paradigm (by M. Alan Kazlev)
A comprehensive discussion of integral issues with many links.

Ken Wilber's Philosophy, and some critical appraisals (by M. Alan Kazlev)
Besides a general criticism of Ken Wilber's integral philosophy, this site includes a critical appraisal of his AQAL map in his phases 4 and 5, pointing out various problems, arbitrary assumptions, and inconsistencies between quadrants and levels.

Integral Mandala and the AQAL representation (by M. Alan Kazlev)
A comparison of Alan Kazlev's Integral Mandala with the AQAL map. The Integral Mandala is more flexible and esoteric than AQAL. However, Kazlev"s more recent work, which is not yet available online, has gone beyond his Integral Mandala.

The Human Odyssey: A Journey of Life from Infancy to Eternity (by Hugh & Amalia Kaye Martin)
The ADAPT model of human development that in some ways surpasses the AQAL model as far as human development is concerned.

The Processes of Human Development. The 33 fundamental Methods by which People Grow.
The ADAPT model, an integral theory for growth professionals (by
Hugh & Amalia Kaye Martin).

How ADAPT Improves on Wilber
Detailed comparisons between Ken Wilber's AQAL map and the ADAPT model. "Of the total 258 comparisons, there are at least 75 positions where Wilber’s interpretation is most in doubt – and therefore most in need of re-consideration and revision"(Hugh & Amalia Kaye Martin).
(see also Ken Wilber, Joseph Campbell, & the Meaning of Life (Volume 2): #1- Beyond Ken Wilber. How AQAL Became ADAPT)

The Big Tube Theory (by Dirk Laureyssens)
This theory integrates holarchy, holism in terms of undivided wholeness, continuum,Yin-Yang, dialectics, and network views through an unbreakable dynamic membrane (the Whole) that creates holons, which are continuous with one another and the unbreakable dynamic membrane.

Slark’s Photosets on Flickr
Many photosets including different versions of the AQAL map and other integral diagrams

Redefining Integral (by M. Alan Kazlev)
A very comprehensive essay on the different meanings of "integral" and their historical origins.

Integral Praxis
A public weblog of the Integral Research Group, which is an innovative and critically informed non-profit research and development venture exploring the potential of integrative approaches. Includes many links.

Integral Review
A transdisciplinary and transcultural peer-reviewed journal for new thought, research, and praxis.

Journal of Integral Theory and Practice
Features articles by integral scholars around the world.

An alliance of three organizations that advance an integral vision for humanity's global future.


Open Sciences
“The purpose of this website is to act as a portal for open-minded scientific investigations that go beyond the dogmas that dominate so much of science today. The main areas covered include consciousness studies, alternative energy sources, integrative medicine and healing, post-materialist approaches to science and new aspects of cosmology, physics, chemistry and biology.”

"Inclusionality is the 'livingness between' conflicting extremes that resolves difference into complementation through understanding.”

The Mandala Project
A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting peace through art and education. Emphasizes unity with diversity that is created through a very large collection of mandalas. Everybody is invited to contribute mandalas to the mandala gallery.

Shinzen Young's Mandala
A mandala that summarizes Shinzen's knowledge and wisdom with emphasis on meditation, a mandala on "everything important that he [Shinzen] knows." For a more detailed explanation of his mandala (or visual sutra or cosmogram) see
5 Ways to Know Yourself.

Taoism - Ageless Wisdom for a Modern World. Part 3: Yin-Yang - The Principle of Harmony and Change
The third of a series of articles on Taoism, pointing out the relevance and fundamental importance of Yin-Yang.

Continuum Movement
Emphasizes the experience of the continuum through breath, sound, movement, pleasure, and includes also reference to the continuum as a scientific, philosophical, artistic, musical, poetic, and spiritual concept, a cosmology, and an advanced state of consciousness.

Kheper - Metamorphosis and Evolution
A comprehensive website that includes physical, biological, spiritual, occult, and technological transformation and evolution on individual, planetary, and universal scales.

Peter Russell – The Spirit of Now
On consciousness and personal growth, with sections on the global brain, mind maps, science and consciousness, meditation, being in the present, and the text of many of his essays and books. Includes a list of over 300 links.

Susan and Bruce Kodish - Drive Yourself Sane
A site on Korzybski's General Semantics that overcomes the many pitfalls of Aristotelian either/or logic. Includes also excerpts from the authors' book
Drive Yourself Sane.

Bruce Kodish - Korzybski Files
A blog on Korzybski with non-Aristotelian sightings and comments.

ThisIsNotThat (by Steve Stockdale)
An enlightening website with much reference to Korzybski's ideas.

Healthy Thinking Skills
Adopting these thinking skills could lead to more sanity and better health.

Awakening into Awareness
Reflections on reality and the experience of realization. Includes an extensive number of links to websites on spiritual teachings such as Taoism and Buddhism as well as many other resources.

Osho World: Vision of an enlightened Master
Includes discourses, meditations, and meditative therapies such as The Mystic Rose that comprises laughter, crying, silent watching and meditation.

All About Osho
A very comprehensive website about Osho

Pure Silence
Written and spoken words on silence.

See also
References of my book Wilber's AQAL Map and Beyond