Kermit the Frog's Tribute to Ken Wilber
One of the greatest highlights of the recent What Next conference was a very special 3-hour tribute to Ken Wilber on New Year's Eve, where many of us who have been so touched by Ken's work and friendship had the opportunity to express our love, admiration, and gratitude. Today we thought we would share one of our favorite moments with you all: Kermit the Frog's tribute to Ken Wilber.
For a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the Muppets and Jim Henson's legacy, be sure to check out Ken's conversation with Steve Whitmire: It's Not Easy Being Turquoise: Jim Henson, the Muppets, and the Art of Integral Puppetry. Also be sure to check out Kermit's exclusive interview with Stuart Davis: Sex, God, and Deep Fried Flies.
This video is part of the Ken Wilber Tribute, now on sale from Integral Life.
We are fortunate enough to have inherited Ken's unique vision of an integrated world. We can feel this inheritance every day in our hearts, in our minds, and in our souls—inspiring us, uplifting us, and urging us to leave the world just a little bit more whole than we found it.
For those of us who have consumed his work and who wisdom in our own lives, we know that we are now standing on Ken Wilber's shoulders. As Jack Crittenden says, "the 21st century literally has three choices: Aristotle, Nietzsche, or Ken Wilber." As they say, we are standing on the shoulders of giants—and those are some mighty shoulders indeed.
We captured every moment in beautiful high-definition video, and now you can join the continuing celebration of our friend and mentor by purchasing this once in a life time event for your personal collection. It is destined to be a collector’s item for everyone in the Integral community.
The Ken Wilber Tribute is available for just $49.99, or you can get it for free with purchase of The Future of Spirituality: Why It Must Be Integral. Click here for more details!
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For two decades, Steve Whitmire has served as the performer behind the world's beloved Kermit the Frog as well as other famous Muppets and Sesame Street characters. In this two-part dialogue, he discusses the impact the Integral vision has had upon his own life, career, and creativity, and opens the door to a possible future of explicitly Integral puppetry….
In this free video, Stuart Davis sits down with a living legend of the amphibian world—the one and only Kermit the Frog. Have you ever wondered about Kermit's spiritual practice? Or where frogs come from in the first place? You won't believe what comes out of Kermit's mouth in this exclusive clip from Season 2 of Sex, God, Rock n' Roll, airing nationally on HDnet!
We are excited to celebrate one of the biggest and most important intellectual giants around: the one and only Ken Wilber. We are fortunate enough to have inherited Ken's unique vision of an integrated world. We can feel this inheritance every day in our hearts, in our minds, and in our souls—inspiring us, uplifting us, and urging us to leave the world just a little bit more whole than we found it. Which is why we wanted to offer Ken Wilber the public recognition and celebration that he deserves, so we can honor him with our most sincere blessings and gratitude for all he has given to us and to the world.
Kermit the Frog was the star and host of The Muppet Show, played a significant role on Sesame Street, and served as the logo of The Jim Henson Company. He continues to star in the Muppet movies and makes numerous TV appearances. Miss Piggy insists that she and Kermit got married in The Muppets Take Manhattan and that they're very happy. Kermit disagrees, claiming that it was just a movie and that in real life, they have a "professional relationship" (meaning he thinks they're professionals and she thinks they're in a relationship).
Steve Whitmire auditioned for Jim Henson and began his Muppet career in London working on The Muppet Show. He has performed Ernie and Kermit the Frog since Jim Henson's death in 1990 and his other notable characters include Rizzo the Rat, Bean Bunny, Beaker, Statler, Jake the Polar Bear, Andy Pig, Mr. Poodlepants, Wembley Fraggle, and Sprocket the Dog.