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Spiral Dynamics (SDi) is a theory of human development introduced in the 1996 book Spiral Dynamics by Don Beck and Chris Cowan.
SDi is an extension and elaboration of the biopsychosocial systems concept originated by the late Dr. Clare W. Graves of Union College, New York,
Since the death of Graves, Beck and Cowan have enhanced the theory by drawing from the fledging science of Memetics, the study of "memes."
Spiral Dynamics argues that human nature is not fixed: humans are able, when forced by life conditions, to adapt to their environment by constructing new, more complex, conceptual models of the world that allow them to handle the new problems. Each new model transcends and includes all previous models.
As man solves the problems of existence at a level, new brain systems may be activated and when activated, change his perceptions so as to cause him to see new problems of existence. Clare Graves
There are a variety of different ways the 8 MEME's1 are described. The following is one I liked.
CORAL: The mystery meme. The authors of Spiral Dynamics have identified, as of the 1990s, meme number nine. They call this the Coral meme, but they have not observed it in large quantities of people, so they cannot yet summarize its characteristics. TURQUOISE MEME - Holistic meme - starting 30 years ago Worldview: An elegantly balanced system of interlocking forces Mindset: Experience the wholeness of existence through mind & spirit Manifestations: Holonic, intuitive thinking; global networks for global results YELLOW MEME - Integrative meme - starting 50 years ago Worldview: The world is a chaotic organism forged by differences and change Mindset: Flexibility, functionality, responsibility, and spontaneity have highest priority Manifestations: Integrative structures, systems thinking, "Third Way" politics GREEN MEME - Communitarian/Egalitarian meme - starting 150 years ago Worldview: A human habitat in which we share life's experiences, freed from dogma Mindset: Seek peace in the inner self and explore the caring dimensions of community Manifestations: Human rights movements, communes, Woodstock, multiculturalism ORANGE MEME - Achievist/Strategic meme - starting 300 years ago Worldview: A marketplace full of possibilities and opportunities Mindset: Play the game to win; cultivate optimistic, risk-taking self-reliance Manifestations: The Enlightenment, Silicon Valley, Fortune magazine, corporate states BLUE MEME - Purposeful/Authoritarian meme - starting 5,000 years ago Worldview: An ordered existence under the control of the ultimate truth Mindset: Life has meaning, direction and purpose; enforce principles of right living Manifestations: Puritan America, codes of honor, the Moral Majority RED MEME - Impulsive/Egocentric meme - starting 10,000 years ago Worldview: A jungle where the strongest and most cunning survive Mindset: Avoid shame, get respect, and do what you want Manifestations: Feudal kingdoms, rebellious youth, epic heroes, "terrible twos". PURPLE MEME - Magical/Animistic meme - starting 50,000 years ago Worldview: A magical place alive with spirit beings and mystical signs Mindset: Keep the tribe's nest safe and warm; observe tribal customs, seasonal cycles Manifestations: Family rituals, shamans, blood oaths, magical New Age beliefs BEIGE MEME - Instinctive/Survivalistic meme - starting 100,000 years ago Worldview: A natural milieu where humans rely on instincts to survive Mindset: Do what you must to stay alive. Food, warmth, sex, and safety have priority Manifestations: First human societies, starving masses, African Bushmen, street people Sources: IntegralRising.org Kanzeon Zen Centrum Den Haag - Vorige citaten
Source: Book Notes at www.peace.ca
An Integration of Taxonomies from Various Wisdom Traditions as Linked to the Spiral Dynamics Categories
Source: "Consciousness Models in Action: Comparisons", by Maretha Prinsloo.
vMEMES: vertical differences, such as deep-level belief systems, core ways of thinking.