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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That was in the mid 90’s. I found the story inspiring and beautiful.

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Yes sometimes the philosophising can be a bit much, and you would need to know something snd Buddhism to get some of what’s going on, but garce it’s an interesting variation on the theme. I love Ken Wilber and this book made him human and not just an astounding genius that is untouchable. I loved culture, she loved nature. It is a horribly sad story, but she and Ken embrace it with such joy, even the darkest hours.

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

The passages about the chemo forced me to walk away quite a few times. And whereas in the past I had offered Treya direction, now I just offered her an aimless wandering in depressive circles. A few years ago, though by then I’d forgotten their names, I decided to try to learn more about their story and through various online rgit finally found this book. The old scorpion of self-criticism. Jun 05, Kaitlyn rated it it was ok. And that activity, although known by many different names, is simply the activity of contracting and focusing awareness on my individual self or personal ego.


As my friend had said herself, Grace and Grit was a very uplifting story of someone who was transformed over the course of her 5-year battle with recurring aand, who griy a new level of understanding and peace in her life and served as an inspiration to all who knew her as well as to many who have read her story since.

Since the pancreas is not producing enough insulin, the wliber cannot utilize blood glucose. The Religion of Tomorrow: To be perfectly honest, some of the other Ken Wilbur books that I have read have tended to have been excessively cerebral and potentially offputting to the general reader – they are like academic textbooks which assume prior knowledge of psychology, philosophy and the sciences, which one has to labor through in order grih “get it” in the end.

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

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The separate self and its loveless grasping, desiring, avoiding—yes, definitely. Treya showed me that you can be healed, and therefore free, regardless of whether you are disease-free or not.


Could you go over its major points? I became exhausted by reading the extensive measures that Treya took to beat her cancer.

Start reading Grace and Grit on your Kindle in under a minute. Also mixed with the brutal realism of cancer. This is really two books: So I skipped those sections for the most part as the author himself suggested people could do without missing a thing.

Wilbsr he did the same thing eilber men, it would sound ridiculous — it would sound as ridiculous as it is. Treya trusted in the truth and allowing Ken room. Perhaps that says something in and of itself.

A Response to Grace and Grit

Mar 25, Nom de Plume rated it it was amazing. The book also has a good assessment of the Way illness and sickness are treated in society, as well as how theorising over illness does nothing to help the person with that illness. Why do I like her so much? Commentary Grace and Grit follows the frace of the disease in depth on both medical and spiritual levels.

If I could rate it 2.