- When psychoanalysis was criticized, critics were labelled "sexually repressed".
- When Marxism was criticized, people were told they had the wrong "class consciousness".
- When Integralism is criticized, we are diagnosed as being infected with the "Mean Green Meme".
- Can't anyone see the circularity in these closed, ideological systems?
- Isn't this type of thinking incredibly...boring?
I could go on and on, but Michel Bauwens, Matthew Dallman, Geoff Falk, Frank Visser and others have already done an excellent job of criticizing Ken Wilber. I just can't take the man seriously anymore. He strikes me as immature and childish, hardly someone who purportedly goes into nirvikalpa samadhi in a matter of seconds (for that matter, half the so-called spiritual gurus out there have feet of clay -- just go check out the landscape for yourself). Personally, if I were in his position, I would give up this notion of an "Integral Institute" or whatever entirely. The whole idea is stupid and cultic. Does anyone ever say, oh, let's set up a Rationalist University? Or an Existentialist University? Of course not. An academic institution is a place where you are supposed to have as many different views as possible. That is the point. Intellectual, academic and cultural exchange...