In the fall of , Treya Killam was about to be married to Ken Wilber, a prominent theorist in the field of transpersonal psychology, when she was diagnosed. Ten days after transpersonal psychologist Wilber married Terry Killam in , Grace and Grit. Ken Wilber, Author Shambhala Publications $25 (p) ISBN. Treya Killam Wilber is Terry Killam when you first meet her. She is a She meets and falls in love with Ken Wilber in a classic but somewhat bizarre romance.

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Click here for another response to Grace and Grit. There is also a list of different cultures and the meanings or interpretations they would assign to cancer: It’s not my favorite book.

Grace & Grit: Spirituality & Healing in the Life & Death of Treya Killam Wilber

Jun 08, Lorenzo Bovitutti rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is Treya’s story. This heartfelt, sincere and true account is an immensely valuable source of inspiration and wisdom. Apr 22, Lisa Shultz rated it really liked it Shelves: Because I judge myself.

Click here for another response to Grace and Grit You can respond to the author here responses may be posted or on our ien. Summary In the fall ofTreya Killam was about to be married to Ken Wilber, a prominent theorist in the field of transpersonal psychology, when she was diagnosed with a particularly virulent form of breast cancer.


Grace and Grit

It is a beautiful lovestory about Ken and his wife Treya. This is really two books: And right in front of my eyes her body began to change. But the journey of growth and spirituality they took together is compelling.

Sin is not something the self does, it is something the self is. And before I sing it’s praises, I must say I recommend this to anyone with a chronic illness or those caring for someone who has one.

Jul 30, Asia rated it it was amazing. Like my cousin – it has found its way onto my all-time favorite list. It is often said that what women provide for men is grounding, what men provide for women is direction. They divide much more rapidly than any of the body’s normal cells.

Now, just as the human body universally grows hair and the human mind universally grows ideas, so the human spirit universally grows frace of the Divine.

I moved from the particular to the universal, constantly; Treya moved from the universal to the concrete, always. They just hugged and hugged. By the way, my reviews are usually much shorter.

And this is really something to read. Ken is a writer and philosopher and this is quite clearly reflected in the book while the two When Ken and Wibler met it was love at first touch.

It offers such personal insight into the dying process – but even more so into how that process can change ones perspectiv My dear cousin lent me her copy of this book a few months back and at the time told me it was one of her all-time favorite books — now after completing it wilbber — I completely understand why. Halfway through her struggle, around the time she changes her name to Treya, she starts the Cancer Support Community with another Cancer survivor.


What, in any tradition, can Treya do to promote the healing of her body, and what can she and Ken do to hold their spirits together in the face of her worsening prospects? Fear of being needy.

Grace & Grit: Spirituality & Healing in the Life & Death of Treya Killam Wilber by Ken Wilber

Nov 26, Deirdre rated it it was amazing Shelves: Total acceptance and fierce determination. The theme of suffering is of course the major one, and how being open to your suffering can lead you to compassion.

While I had remained where I wanted to be, where I myself am at homeā€”in Heaven, which, in mythology, does not mean the world of Spirit but the Apollonian world of ideas, of logic, of concepts and symbols. If I die, I have to know it is by my own choices.