- 1 Introduction to Spiral Dynamics
- 2 Don Beck the Original Meme Tale 1
- 3 Don Beck the Original Meme Tale 2
- 4 Don Beck the Original Meme Tale 3
- 5 Ken Wilber on Integral Politics
- 6 How to Stage a 2nd-Tier Protest
- 7 The Global Brain
- 8 Don Beck's participation in the #SpanishRevolution
- 9 Note that ...
- 10 Hazel Henderson
There are so many great videos on this subject that once again, we've compiled a cine-night for you ...
when you get a free evening .. get the popcorn ready & enjoy!
Also see related class 1.8 The Integral Model
Also see a Spiral Dynamics Introduction in slides
Don Beck uses music to illustrate the value systems across the spectrum. Because the spiral dynamics model is so intuitively understandable, often it is used as an shorthand in Integral model. I am sure many of you will enjoy the musical multimedia accompanying such theoretical approach
See under Integral Model in this e-book, very interesting discourse which explains how this model can be used to understand history & the present situation.
an amazing film by Peter Russell illustrating the evolution of consciousness
- visit www.peterrussell.com for more
if video disappears, search here
Peter Russell's award-winning video, based on a live audio-visual presentation in 1983. He explores the idea that the Earth is an integrated, self-regulating living organism and asks what function humanity might have for this planetary being. It suggests that we stand on the threshold of a major leap in evolution, as significant as the emergence of life itself, and the essence of this leap is inner spiritual evolution. Moreover, Peter Russell maintains that it is only through such a shift in consciousness that we will be able to manage successfully the global crisis now facing us.
Also - http://www.facebook.com/PeterRussellAuthor
this is part of a wider perspective we present in classes 1.9 & 1.10 where we emphasize that none of these models BY THEMSELVES can possibly explain the complexity of how and why the destructo-culture got created or functions.
For example in 1.10 we give two models from the novel Ishmael, which clearly suggest that the destructo-culture is simply one branch of humanity that split off some 6-10 thousand years ago (civilization, imperialism, capitalism ... there are different words you might know this by: the current systems we want to change to perma-cultures) starting with agriculture taking root in the 'fertile crescent' (which is now desert).
Meanwhile, many and very varied human cultures have grown, evolved & developed from some 10 million years ago - some of which continue to the present day despite being under constant attack from Taker cultures) as 'native cultures' or sustainable cultures, which in Ishmael are called 'Leaver cultures'.
These are dismissed by 'Taker cultures' usually as 'primitive' or parts of 'pre-history' but in fact contain & express (we are increasingly finding out) much higher complexity than then beige or purple memes in this model could possibly encompass. They are more akin to the turquoise & coral memes this model suggests we (Takers) are evolving towards (see article on Avatar as a vision of a Teal future for an interesting perspective on this).
So in essence this is simply a natural succession model of ONE BRANCH of humanity, but it can be very useful as such since it maps some critical points that are now holding us back, possibly, from evolving to 'catching up' with 'primitive' cultures.
An interesting historical fact ...
This image is dated "Copyright 1960 Hazel Henderson" but is very familiar to students of Spiral Dynamics (compare to other images, above).
Yet Clare Graves, who is usually credited with the original "Levels of Existence" idea, published his work in the 1970s, & the book that launched Spiral Dynamics in the 1990s.