The Deified Self

  title={The Deified Self},
  author={Kirk J. Schneider},
  journal={Journal of Humanistic Psychology},
  pages={196 - 216}
  • K. Schneider
  • Published 1987
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of Humanistic Psychology
This article is an existential-phenomenological ("centaur level")1 response to Ken Wilber's concept of deified or ultimate consciousness. Ultimate consciousness, according to Wilber, is the supreme expression of human awareness. It is the point at which highly developed people (i.e., mystics) totally transcend space and time, and are aware (at once) of all perspectives in the universe. Three areas of this concept are evaluated and questioned: the human capacity to achieve ultimate consciousness… Expand
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