Gebser

The Faces of Time: Gebser-Lesson 11

The Faces of Time: Gebser-Lesson 11

Whatever you may take Gebser’s Integral structure of consciousness to be, its most striking characteristic is that it entails a radically different approach to ...

The Horse, The Carriage, and the Driver: A Gurdjieffian Slant on a Gebserian Conundrum, Gebser – Lesson 10

The Horse, The Carriage, and the Driver: A Gurdjieffian Slant on a Gebserian Conundrum, Gebser – Lesson 10

In my last post I invited us all to begin thinking more specifically in terms of the gifts and strengths contributed to the whole ...

The Baton Has Been Passed. Can We Now Run With It? Gebser – Lesson 9

The Baton Has Been Passed. Can We Now Run With It? Gebser – Lesson 9

No, dear friends, I didn’t send you off on a wild goose chase to immerse yourself in 450 pages of some of the most ...

Integral as Theotokos: A Western Take on Origin, Gebser – Lesson 8

Integral as Theotokos: A Western Take on Origin, Gebser – Lesson 8

Gebser names his book The Ever Present Origin, and Origin is indeed the center point around which everything else in his in his magisterial ...

What Integral is Not: Gebser – Lesson 7

What Integral is Not: Gebser – Lesson 7

“You Can’t Go Home Again…” Sometimes I wish we could all just declare a temporary moratorium on the term “Integral!!!” What Gebser intended when ...

The Mythic and Magic Structures: Gebser – Lesson 6

The Mythic and Magic Structures: Gebser – Lesson 6

“You Can’t Go Home Again…” Seeing Through the World: Jean Gebster and Integral Consciousness, by Jeremy Johnson, is available from the publisher, here at ...

The Deficient Mental Structure: Gebser – Lesson 5

The Deficient Mental Structure: Gebser – Lesson 5

Structures of consciousness have their own life cycles. When a new structure bursts definitively onto the stage of history, it is typically at its ...

The Perspectival Mainspring: Gebser – Lesson 4

The Perspectival Mainspring: Gebser – Lesson 4

All structures of consciousness have their center of gravity, a core value or “moral mainspring” around which all else is ordered. Often unstated and ...

The View from the Periscope: Gebser – Lesson 3

The View from the Periscope: Gebser – Lesson 3

Gebser’s brilliant unpacking of the structures of consciousness in terms of PERSPECTIVE (as it is understood in the art world rather than in philosophy) ...

Unperspectival, Perspectival, Aperspectival: Gebser – Lesson 2

Unperspectival, Perspectival, Aperspectival: Gebser – Lesson 2

Gebser’s cultural home base was the world of art. He was a personal friend of Pablo Picasso’s, and examples culled from art history dot ...

Stages versus structures: Exploring Jean Gebser – Lesson 1

Stages versus structures: Exploring Jean Gebser – Lesson 1

If you’ve cut your teeth on the Ken Wilber roadmaps, the Gebser terrain will at first look reassuringly familiar. The familiar levels of consciousness ...

An invitation to begin the healing work

An invitation to begin the healing work

Well, the oasis of grace miraculously opened, and now it’s time to roll up our collective sleeves and get on with the healing work! ...