Teach-In Video: Integral Theory and Social Activism

May 10, 2012 in Teach-In, Video

On May 2, 2012, Christopher Mandel delivered a talk that served as an introduction to integral theory and focused on its implications for the Occupy Movement and social activism in general.


Integral Movement and Occupy filmed by Tanner Spendley.
Integral Theory is a broad, all encompassing philosophy developed by Colorado based thinker, Ken Wilber. It is a one of kind, system for putting divergent political, historical, religious, and scientific ideas within a framework which respects both their similarities and differences. It also provides an optimistic vision of the future based on concrete, cross-discipline evidence. Figures who have mentioned integral theory as a major influence on lives and work include Al Gore, Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins, Larry Wachowski (The Matrix, V for Vendetta), and self-help author Deepac Chopra.

Chris is an organizer for Occupy Denver and in a formal life, was part of the “Integral Scene” of Denver/Boulder. He has studied integral theory for 15 years, and has worked with many of the central figures in the integral world.