Allan Combs
(United States)

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The Coming of the Integral Being Evolution and Marriage of the Four Quadrants

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The Coming of the Integral Being Evolution and Marriage of the Four Quadrants

Allan Combs of the Wilber-Combs Lattice offers a pictorial review of evolution in each of the four quadrants, illustrating their emergent marriage in the coming integral being.

To be wholly and integrally conscious of oneself and of all the truth of one’s being is what is implied by the perfect emergence of the individual consciousness, and it is that towards which evolution tends. All being is one, and to be fully conscious means to be integrated with the consciousness of all, with the universal self and force and action. (Sri Aurobindo, The Future Evolution of Man: The Divine Life on Earth. 1963)

About Allan Combs:

Allan Combs, of the Wilber-Combs Lattice, has nursed a passion for understanding the history and evolution of consciousness for many years. And has been involved in personal development practices since the 1960s and the California human potentials movement. With over 200 publications on the study of consciousness, he was one of the first members of the American Association for Transpersonal Psychology. Like so many Integral European Conference attendees, his thinking was deeply influence by Ken Wilber, who became a personal friend, aiding and encouraging the writing of his two most important books, award-winning The Radiance of Being: Understanding the Grand Integral Vision; Living the Integral Life, and Consciousness Explained Better: Toward an Integral Understanding of the Multifaceted Nature of Consciousness. He is also the co-author of Synchronicity: In the Eyes of Science, Myth, and the Trickster, recommended summer reading by The London Times Literary Supplement. Professor Combs is the Consciousness Studies Professor at the California Institute for Integral Studies, and co-founder of the nascent Four Rivers Institute in Ecuador.


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