Integral World: Exploring Theories of Everything
An independent forum for a critical discussion of the integral philosophy of Ken Wilber

Ken WilberKenneth Earl "Ken" Wilber II (born January 31, 1949) is an American neoplatonic writer and public speaker. He has written and lectured about mysticism, philosophy, ecology, and developmental psychology. His work formulates what he calls Integral Theory. In 1998 he founded the Integral Institute. Ken Wilber is the most translated academic author in the United States.

Read the 1999 exchange between Heron and Wilber: Heron 1 | Wilber 1 | Heron 2 | Wilber 2

Wilber and Heron: The Invitations

August 4, 1999

Hello John,

I believe Frank Visser is more than willing to post links to all of your material. I think, however, he is tired of our bickering and doesn't want to post entire essays. On the web, links are the same as being there, and thus readers will have a direct access to your response to my response, which seems fair.

But whatever comes of that, you and I are both tired of wrangling, I'm sure. So the next time you are in the States, particularly in the Denver area, please stop by my house and let me make you a cup of tea, and we shall start our relationship on the friendly basis that is more characteristic of both of us.

I shall look forward to that!

Warm regards,

August 4, 1999

Dear Ken,

Honour is satisfied. I have just checked the set-up of links in Frank's reading room.

Thank you for your kind invitation.

It is warmly reciprocated. So if you are ever exploring the extraordinary treasures of Florence, Pisa or Siena, drop by for a Tuscan lunch. I am halfway between Pisa and Siena, on a cypress-fringed promontory that looks out over a landscape of ravishing charm.

With affection,


John Heron moved to New Zealand in January 2000 to run the South Pacific Centre for Human Inquiry. On 6 June 2000 he extended the above invitation to his new address.

Comment Form is loading comments...