Corey deVos


Corey W. deVos is the Editor-in-Chief of Integral Life, as well as Managing Editor of KenWilber.com. He has worked for Integral Institute/Integral Life since Spring of 2003, and has been a student of integral theory and practice since 1996.

Corey's job is to transform audio interviews from their raw unedited state into what you see on the site—editing them down and often breaking them into multiple pieces, finding or creating interesting imagery that somehow captures the essence of the dialogue, and wrapping some sort of meaningful language around them. He is also responsible for most of the writing and imagery for our videos as well, which are produced by Integral Life's media department. He then publishes everything onto the website, assembles the weekly content mailer, and delivers the week’s offerings to your mailbox.

Born in Pittsfield, MA, Corey initially went to Northeastern University in Boston to study small business management. Two years later, while sitting in his college apartment, a spontaneous spiritual awakening violently seized his entire being, and for the first time the living intelligence of the universe dramatically made itself known. In a single moment, everything he had ever thought he had known about his identity and about the world completely fell apart (in his words: "one night the Kosmic Etch-A-Sketch was violently shaken, and all the lines were wiped clean...") and was replaced with something profoundly more real, yet much more elusive—something which was undeniably always already present, but could not be directly seen—at least not at first. Needless to say, this experience radically altered the course of his entire life.

Fortunately, Corey stumbled across A Brief History of Everything by Ken Wilber just a few months after his initial taste of the divine, and before long he was voraciously consuming everything Ken had ever written. Almost immediately he had fallen in love with the integral world. Through Ken's work, he was able to slowly wrap words around those most ineffable parts of his soul, and to hold all the staggering complexity of his self and the world in a single simple vision. After a few years in Oregon, where he practiced intensive reading, writing, meditation, and contemplation, he decided to move to Boulder, CO with the singular intention of becoming directly involved with the integral movement—which by that point had become the only thing in the world that mattered to him.

After two years in Boulder, while following the same synchronistic path that consciously began that fateful night in his college apartment six years earlier, Corey miraculously found himself at ground zero of the integral movement. A new formation of Integral Institute had just begun, and he was blessed enough to be able witness its birth from its very beginning. He was a founding member of iNext, the now-defunct "integral treehouse" which brought together some of the most beautiful and inspiring souls he has ever known. After so many years of feeling like a lonely integral island, the opportunity to engage and commune with such wonderful hearts and minds was absolutely exhilarating. Within the integral community he had found his family, his career, and his purpose.

While in Boulder, a lifetime obsession with all forms of music culminated in the birth of Corey's alter-ego, dj rekluse, whose "trans-genre hip hop beats" can be heard pulsing in the background of the Rocky Mountain integral scene.


Contributions

Monday, December 30, 2013
Audio

One of Ken Wilber's most beautiful pointing-out meditations, set to a sensual downtempo soundtrack. 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Article
Integral Post

Several weeks ago, Ken Wilber sent you an email about a fundraising campaign for my daughter Evelyn, who was born with a rare liver disease and is currently on the waiting list for a liver transplant. I wanted to take a few moments to thank you all for the overwhelming support that we received from the global integral community, and to offer a small glimpse into how this has affected me and my family over the past year. I also wanted to give you some exciting updates about the campaign, which you can find at the end of this letter.

 

Monday, September 9, 2013
Article
Integral Post

According to Moore's Law, technological advance occurs at an exponential rate, doubling every 18 months or so. Which means that things are likely to get pretty strange in coming decades. Here Integral Life Editor Corey deVos explores some of the implications the so-called "singularity" has for the future of humanity....

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
News
Integral Post

We came across a wonderful article published to minorleageball.com, Integrating Baseball Knowledge by John Sickels, that uses integral perspectives to offer a more comprehensive appreciation of baseball.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Article
Integral Post

This fascinating exploration of the film Cloud Atlas through the integral lens was written by Emily Eakin and published to the New York Review of Books a couple weeks ago, and has been getting a lot of attention from the integral community in recent days. It's a really great article (Ken was particularly impressed that the author spent as much time discussing AQAL as she did the actual film), and we wanted to be sure to share it with you all!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Article
Integral Post

We thought we would take a moment to reflect on last week's election—what we see as significant from an integral view, what our next steps should be, and what kind of implications this election has for America, for the world, and for the dawning of an integral age. Most importantly, we want to know what you think about all of this. Let us know in the comments below!

Friday, October 26, 2012
Audio

A monster mashup for all you trick or treaters, with a diabolical 66 minute, 6 second running time.

Friday, June 22, 2012
Video

In this promotional video, Corey deVos offers a brief overview of a new cultural, artistic, and philosophical movement that is currently taking shape all across the planet. Featuring dozens of breathtaking images from the Integral Life Art Gallery, as well as music by our own Stuart Davis, this video explores a single, simple, undeniable observation: something amazing is happening right now....

Sunday, February 26, 2012
Audio
Integral Post

The Kosmic Slop: a high-energy, hour-long odyssey through space, time, rhythm, and rhyme. An eclectic mix of wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey stuff.

Monday, February 6, 2012
Article
Integral Post

Integral Life Editor Corey deVos explores the fascinating overlap that exists between sports and spirituality, using some basic elements of Integral Theory to discuss both states of consciousness and stages of development as they are experienced in athletics.