the founder of the Integral Institute
Kenneth Earl Wilber II is an American philosopher and psychological theorist. His work focuses mainly on creating an "integral theory of consciousness" in which the insights of mysticism, postmodernism, science and systems theory come together to form a coherent picture of the cosmos. In Kosmic Consciousness, Wilber states that he considers himself a storyteller and a mapmaker; his stories address universal questions and his maps integrate various perspectives of the Kosmos.
In 1998 Wilber founded the Integral Institute, a think-tank for studying issues of science and society in an integral way. He has been a pioneer in the development of Integral psychology and Integral spirituality. He has also been called the "Einstein of Consciousness," and will "do for consciousness what Freud did for psychology."
Ken lives in Denver, CO where he heads up the Integral Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the Integral Vision into the world through personal training, seminars, and multimedia products.