"We hunger for artworks that contain elements that will compensate for our inner fragilities and help to return us to a healthy mean. We crave in art these qualities that are missing in our lives. We call a work 'beautiful' when it supplies the missing dose of our psychological virtues, and we dismiss as 'ugly' one that forces on us moods or motifs that we feel either threatened or already overwhelmed by.' Alain de Botton on Wilhelm Worringer
Level of Consciousness
Cognitive level: Para-mind
Self-Identity: Ego Aware
Stage of Faith: Universalising
'Knowledge itself is now global. The sum total of human knowledge is available to us - experience, wisdom, and reflection of all major human civilizations - premodern, modern, and postmodern - are open to study by anyone.
What if we took literally everything that all various cultures have to tell us about human potential - about spiritual growth, psychological growth, social growth - and put it all on the table?'
- Ken Wilber, Integral Spirituality, 2007