I have heard it before, on podcasts from Jeff for instance and experienced it myself a couple of times.
You can´t just go out there and give anyone of your friends a Ken Wilber book, any Ken Wilber book, explain what you got out of it, how it changed your life or any other positive affects it had, without a certain or even dramatic, let´s say not so positive feedback. Allergy to growth hierachies somehow is almost always part of the feedback, I guess that already says something about my friends.
So over 15 years, that is about the time I discoverd integral theory, I was not able to “convert”, maybe I better say steer some interest in that topic in any of my friends.
I have to admit, after a couple of pretty difficult conversations, I have reduced those efforts.
Just recently I am sharing a book club with a friend. (well one person suggest a book and the other one has to read it and we discuss it) that worked very well for several books until I suggested “Boomerities” thinking maybe fiction would be more interesting.
Well, the feedback yesterday was, this Wilber guy, I just can´t follow the jumps in the story let alone all that theory involved, I did not read one paragraph in the last 2 weeks…
Basically that leaves me with these questions:
Did you find a way to prepare people/friends enough to find their way into the integral field.
Were you able to “convert” (evolve) a single one of your friends?
I have to admit I live in the countryside of Austria - this might not be the perfect place to look for integrally informed humans.
looking forward to some hints or somebody from my neighborhood