Spiral Dynamics



One of the later influences in my research came from Spiral Dynamics and while some of the concepts are controversial I think the model proposed by Beck and Cowan may suit our purposes. One of the reasons many of these competing theories have trouble getting accepted is that, while they all have concepts to contribute, they are lacking a coherent focus and none of them can stand on their own. As we so often do, we look at pieces and try to divine the “big picture”.

I believe that by applying Synergetics’ 4 dimensional framework to Spiral Dynamics we can, perhaps bring a portion of the spectrum of human consciousness into focus. For now, if you’re interested, just look over the basic meme colors and the idea of “second-tier thinking”. Specifically, I see Synergetics being able to incorporate the concept of second tier thinking with Holons to give a means of, not quantifying, but evaluating choices. To make it easier to envision real choices and not have to rely on second-hand sources.


Everyone has his or her own window to the Divine; for some it’s a stained glass window in a cathedral, for some it’s an electron microscope, for some it’s a blank canvas or sheet of paper or a stage but, we’re all looking at the same thing.

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