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“There is a ‘Grand Integrator’ within everyone that is capable of integrating all the linked yet differentiated components that make us human.” —Myers

“Wellness is the result of a human being becoming integrated” —Siegel


"The right kind of education means the awakening of intelligence, the fostering of an integrated life, and only such education can create a new culture and a peaceful world; but to bring about this new kind of education, we must make a fresh start on an entirely different basis."

Shikshantar The People's Institute
for Rethinking Education and Development
—from "Intellect, Authority and Intelligence",
by J. Krishnamurti




KFA - Krishnamurti's Biography


"New technology has invited us to become globally connected — to increase our sense of space from local communities, to nations across the world and to the cosmos."

Integral World exploring theories of everything Integral Approaches
that Transform Us and the World
by Nancy B. Roof



Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy

"To live means to look backward as well as forward, and to decide, in every moment between continuity and change." Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, from Speech and Reality, 1970         


Martin Buber

Throughout his life, Buber believed that the means were as important as the end product.

"When I meet a man, I am not concerned about his opinions. I am concerned about the man." Buber

O DonohueJ

John O'Donohue, Ph.D.

"When  one flower blooms, Spring awakens everywhere."

donnella Miller

The Global Citizen: A Column by Donella Meadows



Gabriel Marcel with his grandchildren

He lived at the heart of the cultural, intellectual, political and social developments of the twentieth century, and, his correspondence reveals the respect shown him by people from all stations and walks of life.

The Gabriel Marcel Society: Existentialism and Integration



Eric Fromm

"Our main task is to give birth to ourselves."


An Essay by Einstein -- The World As I See It   


"How strange is the lot of us mortals! Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he sometimes thinks he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people -- first of all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness is wholly dependent, and then for the many, unknown to us, to whose destinies we are bound by the ties of sympathy. A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving. ...

"I have never looked upon ease and happiness as ends in themselves -- this critical basis I call the ideal of a pigsty. The ideals that have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. Without the sense of kinship with men of like mind, without the occupation with the objective world, the eternally unattainable in the field of art and scientific endeavors, life would have seemed empty to me"- Einstein


Ralph Waldo Emerson


We live in succession, in division, in parts, in particles. Meantime within man is the soul of the whole; the wise silence; the universal beauty, to which every part and particle is equally related, the eternal ONE. And this deep power in which we exist and whose beatitude is all accessible to us, is not only self-sufficing and perfect in every hour, but the act of seeing and the thing seen, the seer and the spectacle, the subject and the object, are one. We see the world piece by piece, as the sun, the moon, the animal, the tree; but the whole, of which these are shining parts, is the soul.[5]  - Ralph Waldo Emerson



Nikolai Berdyaev (1874-1948)


Philosophy ... is the creative perception by the spirit of the meaning of human existence.
      -- Solitude and Society

The inconsistencies and contradictions which are to be found in my thought are expressions of spiritual conflict, of contradictions which lie at the very heart of existence itself, and are not to be disguised by a facade of logical unity. 'True integrality of thought, which is bound up with the integrality of personality, is an existential unity, not a logical.'  Existentiality indeed is a controversial conception. Personality is changelessness in change. That is one of the essential definitions of personality.

- Nikolai Berdyaev from Slavery and Freedom, pg 8.

Link to Berdyaev: Berdyaev














If the content of this site is dear to your heart, we are around the camp fire together. If you are a stranger to this topic, it may be more like you are visiting a museum.  The guided tour of this museum of integrative thinkers changes every week and is available on the "Meet" page.  

Seasoned professionals can tell you that before this era of the Internet, out of each decade or so there emerged a group of intellectual stars in the social sciences whose prominence and fame rose and fell like the popularity of a movie-star.   Driven by the publishing trends in academia and the CME seminar training fads luring practicing professionals,  one group of stars followed another.  Each new packaging of the information tended to neglect to reference the earlier contributors.  The Internet has changed the information landscape.  Now the internet provides easy access to brilliant minds across many decades and even across centuries and it is as easy as the click on a link.  The Internet connects across space and time. 

Young scholars need not be limited by the biases of their self-promoting, careerist, academic advisors.  The young scholar need not let their schooling blind them to the range of opportunities for learning and their own capacity to integrate the available knowledge.


"We are ourselves a mystical quality of the Earth, a unifying principle, an integration of the various polarities of the material and the spiritual, the physical and the psychic, the natural and the artistic, the intuitive and the scientific. We are the unity in which all these inhere and achieve a special mode of functioning. In this way the human acts as a pervading logos."-  Thomas Berry


Meet the following contributers to our knowldege about "us" and how we connect:

Academic Integration Academic Integration Page: Home
Ackerman, Diana Diane Ackerman - An Alchemy of Mind   
Akashic Records Akashic records - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia    (NEW) 
Angelou, Maya Maya Angelou - The Official Website
Arlington Institute, The The Arlington Institute     
Armstrong, Karen Karen Armstrong - Explores the World's Religions.( brilliantly integrative)   (NEW)
Armstrong, Karen Karen Armstrong: Biography and Much More from  (audio interviews)   (NEW)
Armstrong, Karen Islam: A Short History (Modern Library Chronicles): Karen Armstrong  (NEW) 
Armstrong, Karen Muhammad: A Prophet for Our Time (Eminent Lives) Karen Armstrong  (NEW)
Arts and Healing Network Welcome to the Arts and Healing Network
Bateson, Gregory Gregory Bateson: Ecology of Mind
Bateson, Mary Catherine Angels Fear: Toward An Epistemology Of The Sacred
Bateson, Mary Catherine Composing Community in a Diverse, Changing World
Baudrillard, Jean Jean Baudrillard (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Bauwens, Michel Integral Visioning - Michel Bauwens: Foundation For Peer To Peer Alternatives Newsletter Issue 63     
Beck, Don Spiral Dynamics Integral - Dr Don Beck    
Berry, Thomas The Mystique of the Earth - Interview with Thomas Berry, 2003
Blaise, Ellen "White Mandingo" (an autobiographical novel) by Maurice and Ellen Blaise (Integrative Authors) "Welcome to Portland, Ellen"    (NEW)
Bly, Robert Welcome to the Robert Bly Web Site: An Integrative Poet 
Bon Studies Bon Studies    (NEW)
Boone, J. Allen Kinship With All Life by J. Allen Boone,Book      
Boulding, Kenneth Boulding's Spaceship Earth
Brockman, John The Connector: John Brockman 
Buber, Martin Martin Buber: "I-Thou" vs. "I-It" relationships
Buber, Martin Martin Buber and Jewish-Arab Peace, by Dan Leon
Bulkeley,Kelly Dream Research - Kelly Bulkeley Ph.D.
Caduceus Magazine Welcome to Caduceus Online!  Healing for People, Community, Planet
Campbell, Joseph Joseph Campbell Foundation - About Our Cultures and Customs and Myths
Camus, Albert The Myth of Sisyphus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Carnegie Foundation Carnegie Foundation: Mapping the Terrain for Integrative Learning     
Cashman, Tyrone Tyrone Cashman: How We Connect with the Earth
Chaudhuri, Haridas Haridas Chaudhuri: Integrative philosophy    
Chodron, Pema Pema Chödrön: Buddhist Nun and Inspirational Teacher   
City Lights Book Store City Lights: World Literature, The Arts. book store that is a symbol of inclusiveness
Club of Budapest Club of Budapest International
Clynes, Manfred Dr. Manfred Clynes: Sentics, the sound of emotions, our universal language
Cohen, Andrew Official Site: Andrew Cohen - Spiritual Teacher and Founder of EnlightenNextt     
Dalai Lama The Website of The Office of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama the home of IMS and BCBS    (NEW) 
Dostoyevsky Study Guide for Dostoyevsky: Notes from Underground
Drury, Nevill Magic and Cyberspace by Nevill Drury      
Einstein An Essay by Einstein -- The World As I See It    (NEW) 
Emerson, Ralph Waldo - The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson
Emerson, Ralph Waldo Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) - Guide to Resources on Transcendentalism and Emerson
Enlightenment, what is it? What Is Enlightenment? - Redefining Spirituality for an Evolving World    
Esalen Esalen
Feiffer,Jules Jules Feiffer Online: An Integrative Cartoonist  
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence Larry Keenan - photographs of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Nancy Peters, & staff at City Lights Books, 2001
Field Center, The The Field Center
Fromm, Eric Eric Fromm
Gibran, Kahlil Kahlil Gibran    
Gimbutas, Marija Marija Gimbutas - Goddess Archeology     
Gimbutas, Marija Learning the Language of the Goddess: interview with Marija Gimbutas    
Gimbutas, Marija Belili Productions: documentary on Marija Gimbutas
Global Oneness Global Oneness - The meeting place for Cultural Creatives - Articles, News, Community, Forums, Travel & Events and much more
Grandin, Temple Animals in Translation: Temple Grandin    (NEW) 
Grey, Alex Alex Grey: Wonderful Integrative Artist
Grossman, David PEN American Center - The Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture with David Grossman
Guest House Rumi Poem - Guest House   (NEW) 
Gurdjieff Gurdjieff International Review     
Gurdjieff Gurdjieff and His School   
Halcyon  THE HALCYON COSMOPOLITAN ENTERTAINMENT: Humanistic, Transpersonal and Quantum Psychology    (NEW) 
Hampden-Turner, Charles Charles Hampden-Turner: Maps of the Mind
Hinduism Today Hinduism Today Magazine     
Huxley, Aldous Aldous Huxley's Integrator Comrades and Affiliates
Huxley, Aldous Aldous Huxley - Biography - The Author And His Times: Integrative Literature
Huxley, Julian The Integration Website of Julian Huxley
INPM International Network on Personal Meaning
Integral Learning Peer Review | Summer/Fall 2005 | Why Integrative Learning? Why Now?
Integral Studies, California Int. of. California Institute of Integral Studies
Interconnectedness IC34 - Exploring Our Interconnectedness
Island of Freedom Island of Freedom
James, Clive A truly remarkable thinker and author: His most recent book is about historical amnesia.
James, William William James: In the Maelstrom of American Modernism: Books: Robert D. Richardson
James, William NPR : Book Explores Intellectual Power of William James
James, William
Johari, Harish Welcome to the Harish Johari Complete
Koestler, Arthur Arthur Koestler Project 
Krishnamurti, J J. Krishnamurti on the Integrated Life
Kronman,Anthony Education's End -Why Our Colleges and Universities Have Given Up on the Meaning of Life
Krzyzewski, Mike Mike Krzyzewski Bio - Duke Basketball Coach. A reference to a leader who truly understands the power and beauty of "we."    (NEW)
Lovelock, James James Lovelock: "Gaia" A New Look at Life on Earth
Lysaker, John T. Emerson and Self-Culture; a narrative, lyrical view of philosophy
MacDowell Art Colony The MacDowell Colony
Macy, Joanna - Welcome to All Beings
Marcel, Gabiel The Gabriel Marcel Society: Existentialism and Integration
Mario and the Magician Mario and the Magician (Mario and the Medium)
Maslow, Abraham Abraham Maslow: Integrating the Full Range of Human Experience
Marty, Martin Martin E. Marty
May, Rollo Rollo May: Important Existentialist Thinker: Integration of subjective and objective   (NEW) 
McLuhan, Marshall The Official Site of Marshall McLuhan
Meade, Michael Mosaic Voices - Mosaic Multicultural Foundation: featuring Michael Meade
Meadows, Donella The Global Citizen: A Column by Donella Meadows
Merrell-Wolff The Great Space Center -- Franklin Merrell-Wolff    (NEW)
Merrell-Wolff A short biography of Franklin Merrell-Wolff at Om-Guru   (NEW)
Merton, Thomas The Thomas Merton Center
MindfulNest MindfulNest: Integrative artistic resources  
Nagarjuna Nagarjuna [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]  (NEW)
Nagarjuna NAGARJUNA   Master of the Middle Way  (NEW)
Native American Home Pages Native American Home Pages - Nations
Nietzsch, Friedrich The Three Metamorphoses. - Free Online Library
Nollman,Jim SENTIENT PUBLICATIONS: Authors- Jim Nollman  Interspecies communiction
Noosphere Noosphere | Main / HomePage, another website for integrative thinking  
O'Donohue, John John O'Donohue: Poet, Author and Integrator of Science and Deep Subjective Experience
Omega Institute Omega Institute of Holistic Studies
Oneness Commitment The Oneness Commitment
Otto, Rudolph Rudolf Otto: numinosity
Palmer,Parker Center for Courage and Renewal
PBS PBS Series on Faith and Reason   (NEW)
Pegasus Pegasus Nest // writing // influences
Poet and Mystics Poet and Mystic Integrators
Popurls popurls: An automated representation of the Popular Hive Mind of the world wide web. 
Ram Dass Ram Dass Tape Library   The Official Ram Dass Website
Ram Dass Independent Lens . RAM DASS FIERCE GRACE | PBS
Ram Dass The Official Ram Dass Website
Rosenstock-Huessy How Speech Integrates Our Reality: Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy and Metanomics     (The Conceptual Foundation for the Structure of The Grand Integrator Website) 
Rosenstock-Huessy Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy: Farewell to Descartes
Rosenstock-Huessy Feringer Notes - On Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy: The Grammar of the Soul and More
Rosenstock-Huessy Feringer Notes - On Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy: SPEECH AND REALITY, How speech establishes relationships    
Rumi Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sahtouris, Elisabet Elisabet Sahtouris: LIFEWEB - Living Systems Design
Schutz, William C Communication Theory: A First Looks: William C Schutz and The Interpersonal Underworld   (NEW) 
Seeger, Pete
Serendip Serendip: A great internet site from Bryn Mawr College (kindred spirits you must visit)    (NEW)
Shah, Idries Idries Shah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Smith, Huston Huston Smith video interview. Transcendence and more...  
Smith, Huston Huston Smith Homepage
Synergetics Synergetics: How to Connect It All
Tamil Nation Tamil Nation: Truth is a pathless land
Tao Te Ching About the Tao - Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching
Thoreau, Henry David Barnes & - Henry David Thoreau - Books: Meet the Writers
Thoreau, Henry David Henry David Thoreau - Wikipedia
Transcendent Experiences TASTE - The Archives of Scientists' Transcendent Experiences
Trudell,John John Trudell, spoken word artist
Vedanta Vedanta: An Overview   (NEW)
Vipassana Northwest Vipassana Center - Onalaska, WA
Vipassana The Art of Living: Vipassana Meditation   (NEW)
von Bertalanffy, Ludwin Ludwig von Bertalanffy (1901--1972) International Science of System Science
Walker, Alice Alice Walker: Afro American Literary Book Club
Walker, Alice VG: Artist Biography: Walker, Alice
Walker, Alice Living By Grace: The Biographical Website About Author Alice Walker
Wall, Josephine Josephine Wall: A subjective experience of art activating mind-body connection
Watts, Alan Alan Watts: Integrator of Eastern and Western Thought
Wells, H.G. The H.G. Wells Society
Wertheim, Margaret Edge: Margaret Wertheim "The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace"       
Wilber, Ken An Integral Theory of Consciousness: Ken Wilber
Wilber, Ken Ken Wilber : Official Website
Wilber, Ken Behind the Scenes with Ken Wilbur 
Wilson, Timothy D. Harvard University Press: Strangers to Ourselves : Discovering the Adaptive Unconscious
Witherspoon,Bill Bill Witherspoon: Land Art - New Dimensions - Science & Nature Audio Download
World Religions: Global Congress Worlds Religions After September 11, A Global Congress   (NEW)
Zukav, Gary The Official Homepage of Gary Zukav


Joseph Campbell

Quotes from The Hero's Journey, Joseph Campbell on his life and work

"Truth is one, the sages speak of it by many names," he often quotd the Vedas. To synthesize the constant truths of history became the burning point of his life, to bridge the abyss between science and religion, mind and body, East and West, with the timeless linkageof myths became his taks of tasks."

"So as Albert Einstein pursued a unified field theory for the energies of the outer realm, Joseph Campbell dedicated himself to forging a kind of unified field theory of the equally prodigious energies of the inner realm, the personifications of which we call "the gods."  Andwhat physicists call the "fabric of reality" Campbell called "the net of gems,"  a sparkling metaphor from Hindu cosmology that is also a keen image for his own unique weaving together of myths, religion, science, and art.  His teachers in those disciplines, he concluded, were all saying essenially the same thing; that there is a system of archetypcal impulses that have stirred the human spirit throughout history.  It is, as  he synthisized it, "one grandiose song."  -  Phil Cousineau from "Introduction" of The Hero's Journey






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