written by Corey deVos
Just a couple weeks ago we concluded our extraordinary What Next conference here in Colorado. When we were promoting the conference, we said "we want to look back on this in years to come and remember it as the beginning of a new chapter in the integral renaissance." I absolutely think we met this goal. I feel like I have emerged on the other side of this event as a completely new man, living in a completely new Integral world, and I have never felt so inspired in my life. This was the most extraordinary event I have ever been a part of. It raised the bar to an unbelievable degree, and I think it will have major reverberations in the months and years to come—both for Integral Life and for the wider integral community. We look forward to unpacking this experience with you all over the weeks and months to come.
One of the greatest highlights of the conference was a very special 3-hour tribute to Ken Wilber on New Year's Eve, where many of us who have been so touched by Ken's work had the opportunity to express our love, admiration, and gratitude. Today we thought we would share one of our favorite moments with you all: Kermit the Frog's tribute to Ken Wilber.
For a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the Muppets and Jim Henson's legacy, be sure to check out Ken's conversation with Steve Whitmire—It's Not Easy Being Turquoise: Jim Henson, the Muppets, and the Art of Integral Puppetry
Also be sure to check out Kermit's exclusive interview with Stuart Davis — Sex, God, and Deep Fried Flies
As you may already know, we are in the midst of a crowd-sourcing campaign to create the definitive Ken Wilber biography, chronicling the life and work of this brilliant man—the "Einstein of consciousness," as some have called him. The goal of the Ken Wilber Biography Project is to shift Ken's status from "the most important philosopher you've never heard of" to "the best known philosopher on the planet."
We need your help in order to reach our goal of $100,000, which will be enough to get us started on this monumental and ambitious endeavor. Take a look at the KWBP campaign page for more details, and to see how you can help us bring Ken's bold and beautiful vision to a world that is so hungry for it.
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Ken Wilber (b. 1949) is an American author who has written about mysticism, philosophy, ecology...