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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Something you clearly do not see much, if any, of in other books.

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

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Now, just as the human body universally grows hair and the human mind universally grows ideas, so the human spirit universally grows intuitions of the Divine. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Take this description of one woman, for example: One lesson I hope to remember from Treya’s story is this: Although I had not yet started meditating again, both Treya and I had begun the search for a teacher we could both embrace.

This isn’t a bad book but it’s not great. Yes sometimes the philosophising can be a bit much, and you would wiber to know something about Buddhism to get some of what’s going on, but still it’s an grti variation on the theme.

It is a horribly sad story, but she and Ken embrace it with such joy, even the darkest hours. I just finished reading “Grace and Grit”. I also find it somewhat humorous that Ken never seems to pass up an opportunity to include a statement from someone calling things like a “genius” or a “man of astounding intellectual breadth”, yada, yada, yada, etc. Books by Ken Wilber. This book was thought provoking and beautiful.


I can only say that I one of the few times I have felt truly in awe of a person was throughout the reading of this book.

The noble Goethe had a beautiful line: Wilmer’s lack of citations when making medical claims is alarming. The recounting of her passing at the end has a beauty and mystery that are awe-inspiring.

Like my cousin – it has found its way onto my all-time favorite list. Aug 19, Luis rated it really liked it. The medical world and even sometimes the homeopathic world too often limits healing to getting rid of disease. Lacking introspection, the child cannot independently judge them, and so follows them unreflexively.

Recommended by a good friend I love and respect, a psychologist by profession and warm and sensitive spirit by nature, when she heard my brother was battling pancreatic cancer. But at the same time, throughout the book women — but not men — are always introduced with some comment about their good looks.

Mar 15, Mary Karpel-Jergic rated it it was amazing Shelves: Aug 10, Joan Lieberman rated it liked it. I like being around her, look forward to coming back.

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

Abd was a bit of a drag in a few places but, overall, I am very glad that I read it. After all, the death of Treya is in the subtitle. In short, the actual narrative is fairly engaging. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: One of the nice parts of the book is that Ken includes excerpts from Treya’s grafe, and I would have rgace hearing even more of her voice. Was given this book to read by a friend for a curriculum we are devising. The theme of suffering is of course the major one, and how being open to your suffering can lead you to compassion.


Somehow this crystallizes a movement in her of choosing Life, regardless of whether she herself will die before her time or not. One of the book’s particular charms is the interplay of its two voices, the diseased and the caregiver, both sophisticated people, articulate, and very much in love, but also very griy their own persons, as they seek to find their way together through the labyrinth of Treya’s calamity.

Was it worth it in the end? By the way, trace reviews are usually much shorter. It’s their honesty which bumped me up to living more passionately. I initially read this book for a college course called “Life, Death and Spiritual Development”.

Both of them practiced different forms of Buddhist meditation. Rather than sunning herself in Hawaii she has her breast removed and begins a rigorous round of chemo. Your cancer still seemed cruel at the end. Definitely wi,ber a read! My dear cousin lent me her copy of this book a few months back and at the time told me it was one of her all-time favorite books — now after completing it myself — I completely understand why.