Ken Wilber and spiritual hierarchy

One of the things I’m wrestling with at the moment is hierarchy in spirituality, and the idea of ‘higher’ and ‘lower’.

I’m writing a book that looks at evolutionary spirituality, and its tendency to elitism and authoritarianism. Many leading figures in the New Age of the 1880s to 1930s preached the coming of an evolved spiritual elite which, they sometimes added, deserved to dominate and control the…



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Jules Evans

Author of Philosophy for Life and other books. Honorary fellow, Centre for the History of the Emotions.