Treya's Story: In Her Own Words

We very recently discovered this short clip of Treya talking to a live audience about her journey, the only known footage of Treya anywhere in the world. Watch and see Treya like you never have before!

We are very excited to announce that the second volume of the Ken Wilber Life Footnotes collection is available today. In these intimate discussions, Ken talks about his time with his wife Treya Killam Wilber, revealing a vulnerability and a depth of heart unlike anything you have ever seen before.

"It takes grace, yes—and grit!"
–Treya Killam Wilber

In 1983, Ken Wilber met the love of his life. Her name was Terry Killam, or Treya as she later called herself. She was beautiful, intelligent, deeply conscious, and more full of life and vitality than anyone Ken had ever met. She had a wonderfully playful sense of humor, was passionate about nature, art, service, psychology, and spirituality, and radiated warmth and kindness from her very core.

"It was love at first touch." There was a powerful and undeniable sense of familiarity that both Ken and Treya felt when they met. She was the woman Ken had been waiting for his entire life, and before long they were married.

Just ten days after their wedding, before they really had a chance to begin their life together, Treya was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer. For the next five years, Treya and Ken did everything they possibly could to recover from this devastating illness, including a full arsenal of orthodox and alternative treatments, before Treya's life came to an untimely end in 1989.

This is their story. It's a story of incredible suffering, of radical liberation, and of an ever-present love that transcends time and space itself—a love that reaches so far beyond life and death, both seem like very small things in comparison. It is one of the greatest love stories ever told, and once you've heard it, you will never be the same again.

This extraordinary volume of the Ken Wilber Life Footnotes Collection is available as a collector’s edition DVD/Blu-Ray or as a digital download, and includes over 3 1/2 hours of Ken talking about Treya and their life changing years together. Ken speaks spontaneously about:

  • Ken and Treya’s first meeting, and how they fell in love
  • Their first reactions to Treya’s illness
  • Their five year journey searching for a cure
  • How they dealt with the terminal nature of Treya's disease
  • Ken and Treya's last evening together
  • Ken’s life after Treya’s death

Bonus video: A four-minute video clip of Treya talking about her illness and what it taught her, which you can watch above.

Bonus video #2: Ken’s two-and-a-half-hour public reading of his favorite passages from Grace and Grit.

Purchase Ken Wilber Life Footnotes Volume II: Treya's Story today!

Get all Three Volumes for $75!

Volume I: The Early Years (4 hrs, 11 mins)
Volume II: Treya's Story (3 hrs, 54 mins)
Volume III: The Birth of AQAL (3 hrs 25 mins)

Total running time: 11 hours 30 minutes (digital download only)

Price: $75


Digital Download





Volume I: The Early Years

Volume III: The Birth of AQAL