Ken Wilber is arrogant and egotistical?

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Ken Wilber is arrogant and egotistical?

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jun 22, 2009, 1:28 pm

I've seen people accusing KW of this for a while, and I just don't see it. Maybe I'm just naive, but I don't consider "arrogant and egotistical" the only review posted on LT for Integral Spirituality a legitimate review. Okay, you think he's arrogant and egotistical, but WHY? You aren't allowed to insult someone without defending yourself when writing a review.

jun 22, 2009, 5:58 pm

Hi DeusExLibrus. You might want to check this epic entry at his blog, a couple of years ago:

From: What We Are, That We See. Part I: Response to Some Recent Criticism in a Wild West Fashion

" “It’s gotten to the point that one critic cringes when I simply use the word “simply” (as in the previous paragraph), because it means something horrible is going to follow. In this case, true the horrible thing that followed was this critic’s charge. But simply still, I simply cannot stand this simple criticism of simply anything, let alone “simply”, so simply SUCK MY DICK, whaddaya say?“

…these painfully sluggish critics, dragging their bloated bellies across the ground at a snail’s pace of gray dreariness, can frankly just eat my dust and BITE MY ASS….

“Oh, wait a minute, I forgot to include a VIOLENT METAPHOR. Let me think. Let me think really hard. Okay, Wyatt has got to go back to work now, protecting the true and the good and the beautiful, while slaying partial-ass pervs, ripping their eyes out and pissing in their eye-sockets, using his Zen sword of prajna to cut off the heads of critics so staggeringly little that he has to slow down about 10-fold just to see them…. and then rip their eyes out and piss in their eye-sockets“

Ken Wilber dixit. 'cause he can.

What We Are, That We See. Part II: What Is the Real Meaning of This?

The Unbearable Lightness of Wyatt Earpy. Follow-Up #1.

On the Nature of Shadow Projections in Forums. Follow-Up #2.

His critics' response:

Wilber's rant, and responses:

my personal view on this:

“If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being.

And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?”

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

and a must-read book:

Meeting the Shadow


jul 22, 2009, 10:12 pm

You got me there, but its still not a fair review to say "Arrogant and egotistical" in a review about that book. The fact is, nothing you quote comes from One Taste. I'm not saying I disagree with you, I do think he can be these things. However I don't think he should be discounted for this.

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