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Grace and Grit: Spirituality and Healing in the Life and Death of Treya… (original 1991; edition 2001)

by Ken Wilber

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Here is a deeply moving account of a couple's struggle with cancer and their journey to spiritual healing. "Grace and Grit" is the compelling story of the five-year journey of Ken Wilber and his wife Treya Killam Wilber through Treya's illness, treatment, and, finally, death.
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Title:Grace and Grit: Spirituality and Healing in the Life and Death of Treya Killam Wilber
Authors:Ken Wilber
Info:Shambhala (2001), Edition: 2, Paperback, 504 pages
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Grace and Grit: Spirituality and Healing in the Life and Death of Treya Killam Wilber by Ken Wilber (1991)

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Treya was lovely. Ken, insufferable. ( )
  fountainoverflows | Jan 30, 2018 |
This is a deep love story of the author and his new wife battling cancer, understanding life’s meaning and finally death from the world-renowned philosopher and psychologist.
  AmronGravett | Feb 11, 2013 |
The incredible story of Ken Wilber's first wife and her struggle with cancer. Ken Wilber is an innovative philosopher and long-time meditator, and he weaves many fascinating ideas into the narrative. The story is very sad, but an inspiring example of how meditation and other practices can help us remain "well" even when the body is dying. Also, a critical examination of the New Age trope that illness is "caused" by emotional or mental patterns. Recommended for anyone dealing with chronic disease. ( )
  gratefulyoga | Feb 9, 2012 |
When Ken and Treya met it was love at first touch. They just hugged and hugged. A few months later they were married. 10 days after marrying they found out that Treya had breast cancer. This is the story of how they dealt with the cancer, the treatment and Treya's final days. It deals honestly with the pain and the overwhelming work that dealing with cancer can be both for the patient and the caregiver. Ken is a writer and philosopher and this is quite clearly reflected in the book while the two of them try to come to terms with cancer and try to understand why them and why now.

It is a story with deep sadness but the two of them have such a feeling of heartfelt joy in the world and in their lives that it seeps through. Yes sometimes the philosophising can be a bit much, and you would need to know something about Buddhism to get some of what's going on, but still it's an interesting variation on the theme. A book I could only read in small amounts at a time to fully understand what was going on. ( )
  wyvernfriend | Dec 4, 2009 |
This is the story of a couple who finds out about the wife's cancer within months of their wedding. The book is told from the husband's viewpoint with the addition of entries from the wife's journal from the time. It portrays the changes in their relationship and their spirituality as they explore different treatments for the cancer and ways of dealing with the many ways the illness impacts their lives. A remarkable book! ( )
  dianemb | Mar 6, 2007 |
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To Sue and Radcliffe Killam, on the occasion of Rad's eightieth birthday; To Vicky, Linda, Roger, Frances, Sam, Seymour, Warren, and Kati, for being there through thick and thin; To David and Mary Lamar, for carrying on; To Tracy and Michael, for putting up with me; To Zahirudeen and Brad, for holding down the home fort; To the women and men of the Cancer Support Community, Treya and Vicky's child; To Ken and Lucy, for understanding our absence; To Edith Zundel, our mother away from home; And in memory of Rolf Zundel and Bob Doty, two of the most decent men we had ever known, casualties in this gruesome war
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When Treya and I first met, we had the strangest feeling that we had been looking for each other for lifetimes, but I don't know if that is literally true.
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Here is a deeply moving account of a couple's struggle with cancer and their journey to spiritual healing. "Grace and Grit" is the compelling story of the five-year journey of Ken Wilber and his wife Treya Killam Wilber through Treya's illness, treatment, and, finally, death.

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