Thursday, November 30, 2006

An Apology to Ken Wilber

I've never met Ken Wilber, but I've talked to him on the phone a few times, and I consider him a friend. More than that, Ken's writing has had a major impact on my own transformation . I would not have the awareness, such as it is, I have today if I had never found Ken's writing.

I know a lot of people, all around the world, who could say the same thing about Ken and his work. I owe him a debt of gratitude far bigger than I could ever repay, and yet somehow, I doubt Ken would say I owed him anything.

So when I wrote an article a few days ago on what I'm seeing as contradictions in Ken's languaging, and yes, even some integral historical revisionism, I was, and am, unapologetic for what I described. My concern for revisionism being used by someone I love is colored by the repulsive revisionist tactics I've seen the present U.S. adminstration use. That there are apparently problems at I-I is obvious: We all have them, including me, and the organizations I work with, some of them my doing. I remain concerned about what I described in that blog: for Ken, and us all.

So where's the apology in all this?

My apology is to Ken for the graphic I created for the article, that has now been pulled. As a former newspaper editorial cartoonist, I used extreme graphics and images to make a point. The image I used was, I think, cruel and unecessary to make my point.

Ken, I apologize for the graphic.

1 comment:

Tom Mull said...

Oh Well! =)