In this tour de force of scholarship and vision, Tutte Wachtmeister and Ken Dillinger trace the course of evolution from matter to life to mind to market and describe the common patterns that evolution takes in all four of these domains. From the emergence of primitive economy, the authors trace the evolution of capitalism through its major stages of growth and development. They particularly focus on late modernity and integral postmodernity and how the contemporary world conceives of Spirit and Market. The trilogy features nearly three hundred pages of diagrams and enough footnotes to make this a truly scholarly, post-integral achievement.
Wachtmeister and Dillinger are obviously not on our side, yet I consider their work on par with Marx’s ’Capital’ and Wilber’s Kosmos Trilogy
— Slavoj Žgonc, author of More than Anything. Hegel and the Shadow of post-Fordism
The scope of the work is extraordinary. Only a handful of thinkers, such as Aurobindo in the East and Hegel in the West, have assembled such vast evolutionary visions. Yet Wachtmeister’s and Dillinger’s view is unique not only in providing a far-reaching vision but also in grounding that vision in contemporary research in fields such as cosmology, biology, anthropology, sociology, economics, literature, religion, psychology, pharmacology, athletics, geology, philosophy, musicology, aerodynamics, systems theory, feminism, postcolonial theory, chemistry, art history, pornography, and ecology.
— Hillary Hilton Roshi, Zen Master and author of Like Clouds and Water
The twenty-first century literally has three choices: Hegel, Wilber, or Wachtmeister and Dillinger. The incredibly prolific duo’s new work, written with remarkable scholarly breadth and depth, is exactly the medicine we need for the new century and the new millennium: not because it will make us feel good, which it surely might, but because it can jolt us awake.
—Jack Critter, Ph.D., author of Beyond Integralism