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Spiral Dynamics

Description of Levels of Consciousness
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Jud Hendrix

on 13 September 2016

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Transcript of Spiral Dynamics

Spiral Dynamics
Integral Louisville
Evolution
Evolution of Cultural Worldview
The Big Story
The Integral Posture
"Everyone is right...
the question is how."
"Everyone has a place...
the quetion is where"
Eveyone has a piece...
the question is what"
Integral Consciousness
Creativity
According to Peacocke, God continuously creates the world and sustains it in its general order and structure; God makes things make themselves. Biological evolution is an example of this and, according to Peacocke, should be taken as a reminder of God’s immanence. It shows us that "God is the Immanent Creator creating in and through the processes of natural order." (473, original italics) Evolution is the continuous action of God in the world. All "the processes revealed by the sciences, especially evolutionary biology, are in themselves God-acting-as-Creator".
Arthur Peacocke (1924-2006)
Worldview
1. Spiral Dynamics describes systems in people not typologies.
2. Worldviews are not the same as religious beliefs. There is not a Christian Worldview. Worldviews shape the way we express our religious beliefs and practice our traditions. Christianity or any religious tradition will be understood, expressed and practice out of a worldview.
3. The spiral is a framework for how people think about things, not the things they think about. It represents containers that shape worldviews, not the content that fills them (beliefs, values, ect.)
4. There is no direct link with intelligence, gender, age, ethnicity, or other demographics except as those variables influence the world around the person and either contribute to or hinder development. There are environments which are more conducive to movement along the spiral. Regression is also possible and these worldviews are always present within the self and at different times my come on-line as needed.
5. No level is inherently better or worse than another. They do become more expansive as the develop, since each builds on all of the other levels which come before it. All are intrinsically valuable, but the more expansive ones are more valuable when expansiveness and complexity are a greater value.
6. The theory is hierarchical in terms of conceptual space (the inclusion of progressively more factors and ways of understanding), but not in terms of intelligence in the conventional sense.
7. Consciousness and evolution seem to be driving consciousness’ to greater degrees of complexity and awareness. The general trend for human development is towards greater complexity and awareness because thinking in more complex systems and ways offers more degrees of freedom to act appropriately in a give situation because it can discern from more perspectives and options.

Worldview
1. Spiral Dynamics describes systems in people not typologies.

2. Worldviews are not the same as religious beliefs. There is not a Christian Worldview. Worldviews shape the way we express our religious beliefs and practice our traditions. Christianity or any religious tradition will be understood, expressed and practice out of a worldview.

3. The spiral is a framework for how people think about things, not the things they think about. It represents containers that shape worldviews, not the content that fills them (beliefs, values, ect.)

4. There is no direct link with intelligence, gender, age, ethnicity, or other demographics except as those variables influence the world around the person and either contribute to or hinder development. There are environments which are more conducive to movement along the spiral. Regression is also possible and these worldviews are always present within the self and at different times my come on-line as needed.

5. No level is inherently better or worse than another. They do become more expansive as the develop, since each builds on all of the other levels which come before it. All are intrinsically valuable, but the more expansive ones are more valuable when expansiveness and complexity are a greater value.

6. The theory is hierarchical in terms of conceptual space (the inclusion of progressively more factors and ways of understanding), but not in terms of intelligence in the conventional sense.

7. Consciousness and evolution seem to be driving consciousness’ to greater degrees of complexity and awareness. The general trend for human development is towards greater complexity and awareness because thinking in more complex systems and ways offers more degrees of freedom to act appropriately in a give situation because it can discern from more perspectives and options.
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